Haikus! continued…

Now the maple leafs
Recovered from days of gales
Blowing red buds off

Rain in a dry spell
Remembering the low ponds
Is worth a gray day

If I had a cat
I would give him hearth and milk
And I have. I do.

Poetry can say
Without saying, or saying
Elsewise than you thought

Deer ate red tulips.
Do they taste like strawberries?
Yellow ones remain

Feathery greening
Slowly, across wide landscapes
Full Spring takes its time

I saw you, star points
Before day’s dawn obscured you
Grounding me from space

Brief declarations
Can reveal something hiding
Perhaps under words

Olive trees, grey-green
Rich olives, black, green, spotted
–Most prized olive oil


Azaleas blossomed

Wildly purple, airy, light

Calling Winter old



In these new Spring winds

I wax poetic and melt

All over the ground



Best sight this morning:

Bumblebees in flow’ring tree

As if flow’rs weren’t best



Last Fall’s dry oak leaves

Suddenly sweep up in gusts

Making Spring whirlwinds



Flower, vine, and bush

Softly sound in rain and breeze

Green chimes of summer



8 thoughts on “Haikus! continued…”

  1. What a calming, beautiful image these little snippets of your creativity produce.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Love you.

    1. I could not hope for better than a calming, beautiful image– thank you, Cherie. Love back to you. I for one reach for beauty, story, and wonder more than ever in these pandemic times.

    1. Haiku is a form of poetry originating in Japan. In Haiku, there can be no more than 17 syllables in only 3 lines, 5 in the first line, 7 in the middle, 5 in the third. Syllables are not beats! So the constraints condense, simplify. Thank you for your comment.

  2. 21 and 22 capture my current Spring feelings perfectly! I’m visualizing them right now. Thank you my friend. You never cease to amaze me.

    1. What true Newness to this year’s Spring! Contrasted against the emotional, mental darkness of the blows from Covid19. Thanks be to God. 💓 Your heart is generous.

  3. Thank you Deanna for these Haiku.
    NOW I remember why they used to speak to me with their
    sparse wording…
    Less IS more. 😉

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