Past glories

White thistle-heads nod,

Solitary buttercups –

Reflected glory.

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Impermanence:

Lights dance on the sea,

Sand martins leave their burrows –

Washed-up jellyfish.

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Secrets:

Behind a white screen,

A song for absent parents –

May blossom, Cuckoo.

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Entering the stream:

With circular wave,

A raindrop enters the stream –

Irises tremble.

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All in the mind.

Silence, clunk, silence,

Breathing in the warming breeze –

The diaphragm door.

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A slow race

On the sun-warmed tarmac,

Snails glide towards cover –

Where pink blossom falls.

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Stream of Consciousness

Well, it’s been a while since I posted anything – more like a few haiku a year now, rather than a haiku a day. Anyway, here is my first spring haiku for this year.

Returning warblers,

Sing like there’s no tomorrow –

The stream is silent.

 

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Gratitude/Ritual:

With three gentle notes,

A dove bows to the morning –

Wood smoke and shadows.

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Darkness:

Cold city morning,

Strong breezes fanning the flames –

The lights have gone out.

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Cause and effect:

A blizzard of seeds,

Drifting across the reed bed –

Blown by a strong wind

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