Tag Archives: Spring

Hunger Haiku

(Photo from Norththrop.org) sudden striped creature hesitates toward the seed bin thinned by harsh winter

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Dandelion Haiku

gold-crowned windblown blooms bees’ first food after long cold – dandelions glow

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Potato Tanka

House wren, building now, Sings up new potato vines From the deep, dense soil– As your music sings me up To reach for light from darkness.

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Resurrection

Sunlight and sweet breezes tickle the trees While leaves shimmer with laughter; They know they are soon to fall, To turn to compost in the bin. They laugh anyway, Snorting, giggling, twinkling. They know, as sometimes we forget, They will … Continue reading

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Junco Haiku

Squirrel-colored junco Mends Winter into Summer With a simple song.

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Another Spring Tanka

Faint wash of sea scent From well-fed young tomatoes Melds with tulips’ glow– Is there more to want than this? Just life in the nesting box.

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Haiku for Birdsong in Spring

(“Twittering Machine” Paul Klee, 1922) It’s Klee-world out there! Chirps, chirring, sliding octaves – Twittering machine.

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Warning (Song of the Gardener)

Lily-of-the-valley first plays gentle piccolos While later tiny bells will sound each time a soft breeze blows. But wait a while, and trumpets grow above sharp, flexing blades: Daylily makes replacements for each instrument that fades. Forget-me-nots in chorus sing … Continue reading

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Good Morning Tanka

That half hour spent Sitting with the stunned fledgling I got no work done– Laundry and pineapples wait The day begins with fresh flight

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Nesting Box (tanka)

House wren’s moving in! Stick by tiny stick, she builds There goes my morning– Helpless watching in wonder At these singing dinosaurs!

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