Snatches—better known as haiku. SIX In these new March windsI wax poetic and meltAll over the ground. SEVEN Little birds retortTo my doubt that Spring will come–“Yes it will! It will!” EIGHT Last Fall’s dry oak leavesSuddenly swept up by gusts–Making Spring whirlwinds NINE Three phases mark Spring:Meteorological,Equinox, and flowers.
As the poems I have to offer you today are brief, I am thinking of this as a brief , and I hope welcome, visit. –Brief, to reflect the brevity of haiku. Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry. Traditionally there are three lines, in the format of first 5 syllables, then 7, then 5