February – week 3

sun on willow catkins…

the robin’s throat

pulses with song

~

moonrise

the stillness of bamboo…

the salt taste

of his tears

before they well

~

February rain…

winter jasmine cascades

over a garden wall

~

the stem of life

pulsing at her milk-white wrist

the granddaughter

you never knew

nurtures your love of snowdrops

~

the humbled voice

of the snowdrops

in their first spring…

we are here

no matter how small

~

a touch of spring…

in two shakes of a lamb’s tail

hazel catkins

~

listening

to the brook’s riddles

a moorhen and I       *

~

reading

a history of tanka…

against the window

each swollen raindrop

bursts with birdsong

~

* Amy heard this week that she had won first prize with this haiku in a world-wide competition for 4-18 year olds :

http://secretlivesofpoets.blogspot.com/p/competitions.html

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2 Responses to February – week 3

  1. Dena says:

    I thoroughly enjoy your poetry. Thank you.

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