A Haiku Each Day

Sixty-two hundred and five Syllables a year.

Archive for Plants (Shokubutsu)

Flirt

Layers of pink tulle
Double-flowering cherries
Flounce their underskirts.

Bejeweled

The first rays of dawn
Set each grass blade glittering
Dewdrops en pavé.

Anew

Urban detritus
Heaped in a small garden plot
Still – white crocuses.

Royal Icing

Another spring snow
The daffodil’s golden crown
Capped with ermine white.

Stolid

Rainy winter day
Geese stand like statues of geese
On the sodden lawn.

Alchemy II

A light sheen of frost
Turns dull yellow winter grass
Into sparkling gold.

Recycling Day

Ice on the sidewalks
A discarded Christmas tree
Shelters the sparrows.

Blush

Warm spots of deep pink
Bring a flush to winter’s cheek
December roses.

Out of Season IV

Pink cherry blossoms
Don’t they know it’s December?
(Shh! Nobody tell!)

Festivities

Early Christmas treats
Red finches pluck the berries
From a holly wreath.

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