Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May Morning Haiku

April showers
coming down by buckets full
in May

blackberries
white blossoms disguising
sharp thorns

blackberries
white blossoms predict
cold snap

small birds
clustered on feeder
brilliant yellow

large poplar trees
reaching skyward wearing
yellow flowers

new growth
springing out of cold ground
bamboo shoots

brilliant morning
radiant golden sunrise
hidden by clouds

Paulownia tree
sweet scented purple flowers
washed away by rain

wild flowers
glowing in verdant grass
after rain

hybrid iris
giant exotic blossoms
rain shattered

1 comment:

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I like your Haiku poetry. Much, much better than my third grade attempt, which I won't scare you with. :o)

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