Monday, 14 May 2007

Frog Haiku

I kneel on the path
to move the frog to safety
but cannot catch it.

(Cross-posted at But Wait, There's More!)

Friday, 4 May 2007

Summer Haiku

If you would like to join a new summer haiku group, let me know. Some of you already have. Also, if anyone would be prepared to co-host such a group, please let me know that too!

between spring and summer -
a unicyclist wobbles
through the park

Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Changing seasons...

Spring haiku 2007 is now closing

Thank you all for your contributions

Tuesday, 1 May 2007

weekend treasure
bright orange Scotch broom
beginning to bud

Monday, 30 April 2007

seeds and petals
scud across the pavement
laundry morning
above the dead daffodils
apple-blossom -
on and's shapes

Sunday, 29 April 2007

moonless night -
strongly smelling
the latest iris


nuit sans lune -
humant à plein nez
le dernier iris

Saturday, 28 April 2007

cherry blossom
showers down -
polite applause from the crease

(cricket match)

Friday, 27 April 2007

spring wind
mother and daughter
tangled in each other's hair
fiddle head ferns unfurling spring

[photo of "New Born Fiddle Sticks" by Orbital Joe on Flickr.]
spring rain
cherry and dogwood blossoms
rushing down the street

Thursday, 26 April 2007

spring illusion -
on the bare dogwood
white blossoms

driving to work
pulling over to enjoy
neighbor's garden

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

cherry blossom
floats on the stream
...plop of a trout
afternoon commute
weeping cheery tenderils
dancing in the wind

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

the didjeridu
croaks gloriously
late spring shower
stars perch
in budding trees
the walk home

Philly Road trip
cherry blossoms and sake
with new friends
spring evening
the blind Tarot reader
sees a future
beneath green leaves -
plump fingers clutch
warm strawberries

- Stephanie Roberts

Monday, 23 April 2007

two starlings
steal a piece
of the seagull nest


April sun
all across the park
life sprouts

words by mandy smith
photo by lori bierly
last exam...
the unpredictable flight
of the plum petals

Saturday, 21 April 2007

cherry blossom drifts
dandelion clocks
run out of time

Friday, 20 April 2007

warm spring morning
chillin' with the dandelions
on the back porch
broken clouds —
our dog sniffs
the front door

Thursday, 19 April 2007

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

shout of a blackbird !
a flower falls down
from the forsythia


le cri d'un merle !
une fleur se détache
du forsythia
knees weakened
by the horrendous news
of the massacre:
the instinct
to pray

[written Monday, April 16, 2007 about the Virgina Tech tragedy; in response to One Deep Breath's writing prompt about energy or the lack thereof around us]

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

spring headache
the full trash bag of
old files
after huge rain
pansies shimmer in the lawn
next to dandelions

Monday, 16 April 2007


K-Fed wanna-be
to Irish tune

pub time

on the tram
happy fans
singing a Chelsea song

seeing blue sky
inside Manchester
train station

Wigtown, Scotland

on public path
cow and calves approaches me
I scream!

not graffiti
on the hillside
spray-painted sheep

curious old lady
wants to know
my martial status

along the winding
Bladnoch River
whiskey distillery

slowly browsing
for books

Sunday, 15 April 2007

sleeping shadows
the garden starts to hum

Saturday, 14 April 2007

View from window

the evergreen tree

has company
of bushes
in spring mode.
sidewalk sorbet
pink cherry blossoms
against red brick
morning surprise
new growth on rosebushes
first dandelions

Friday, 13 April 2007

a dilemma -
on the shortcut path
spring wildflowers

Thursday, 12 April 2007

Easter Sunday -
my Jewish friend shares
the hymnal

- Stephanie Roberts
Paris in daisies
Birds trill in Romanian
Minnesota snow

(It started again this morning. Maybe next month.)

--Ardi Keim
. longs for the green .
lazy morning
watching the pansies
blowing in the wind

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

cropped lawn -
slowly a daisy
raises head

pelousetondue -
un pâquerette lentement
redresse la tête

Tuesday, 10 April 2007


We have located
your bag and are making plans
for delivery.

(Crossposted at But Wait, There's More!)

cow pissing -
it splashes into
the wagtail's nest
time travel
crossing old Thames
on Millenium Bridge

finding my hero
1924 book about
Ernie Shakeleton
still in the outfield
boys fumble for the ball -
the batter slides


Little League baseball opening day is quite a sight.

- Stephanie Roberts

Monday, 9 April 2007

spring morning -
all the trills I could sing
if I was this bird

Sunday, 8 April 2007

On Vacation

blue seude shoes
Elvis rides
Victoria Line

floating on Regents Canal
colorful houseboats
red billed ducks

Cameden Market
80s flashbacks
mohawk 'do

mind the gap
and dancing to
techno Bhangra
Easter Sunday
snowflakes sparkling
on trumpet lillies

Friday, 6 April 2007

the escapee flies
in goalless circles
ringed turtle dove

Thursday, 5 April 2007

insomnia -
the moon already
a little less round

insomnie -
la lune déjà
un peu moins ronde


Sunroof rolled open
to invite the warm spring air
instead lets in rain.

(Talk about making lemonade from lemons...
my poor car!)

so-called spring
cut to shreds
by a bitter wind

I blush -
woodpigeons mating
on our fence

spring rain
dripping from hyacinths
onto black mulch

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

at the boy’s hand
dangling from the stick -
brave caterpillar

- Stephanie Roberts
earlier shift
walking to the window
to watch the day pass

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

orange rhyming

The Avon Gorge, Bristol, South West England

I was up at 5am for an early bird walk, catching the pre-dawn (blackbirds) and dawn birdsong of robins, wrens, blackcaps, chaffinches, and dunnocks. All this was finished off with a big mug of steaming Rosy Lee and a bacon or veg. butty!

new boots,
and a rhyme with orange-
copper sunrise

Can you identify the speeding bird?

(all photographs by Alan Snappy Summers)

crime scene-
a witness speeds off
as I call in his car I.D.

P.S. everyone is welcomed to the Haiku Hotel Spring Kukai Competition! A link can be found at Area 17, on the side bar:
Spring Kukai details & link to The Haiku Hotel!


Opening Day

Garage doors gape wide,
spewing mitts, bats, and baseballs –
it's opening day.

(Cross-posted at But Wait, There's More!)
spring sunshine -
bee wakens me
banging at the window
warm spring morning
enjoying the blooming dogwoods
on the scenic route

Monday, 2 April 2007

that crying baby?
a siamese cat
April fooled

[4-3-07 changed "child" in first line to "baby," which is what that squalling siamese cat sounded like :-D]