HAIKU 3 BY RASHNA WALTON

early spring morning
the house too chill to sit inside –
the sun warms my back
in the distance sounds a buzzsaw
honey-bees work, undeterred
birds are so busy
chattering and nest building –
no more of that for me
a big orange cat
pads across the rockery –
what shall i do to day?

 

 

witch-hazel
holds a basket of branches to the sun –
my thoughts turn to shopping

 

 

trimming the acer
fresh green leaves go limp in my hands –
i become older

 

 

the tulips say –
see! we have come dressed in yellow
the forget-me-not cry –
blue! blue!
the brown earth just smiles

 

 

flag-pole peony
overshadowed by larch –
is she ready to hoist her colours?

 

 

flax filtering sunlight
makes a spiky green smoothie –
my coffee cools

 


Also see: Haiku Poems and Haiku 2