Saturday, 31 March 2007


not yet Easter
jingle of an ice-cream van
round the estate

gerald england

Friday, 30 March 2007

illness gone -
at the window her bright eyes

night rain

night rain
in the place where children play
leaves drip

photo by dijah
words by mandy smith
cool afternoon
moving into the sun
to plant flowers

maple seeds

maple seeds
swirl and spin in the breeze~
packing up sweaters
on still water
yellow swirls congregate -

- Stephanie Roberts

Thursday, 29 March 2007

Spring Time

It’s certain
neighbour on balcony
funfair in town
morning dew -
every blade of grass

high street sun -
wishing I’d left
my jumper at home

Wednesday, 28 March 2007

spring dawn -
the young birch
turns pink

aube de printemps -
le jeune bouleau
no snow this morning
on the mountain peaks
dawn mist
ahead - two companions
my shadow
my granite reflection
Walking from the parking lot
towards the theater
Blackbirds talk about spring.
derelict churchyard
headstones toppled...still
the daffodils remember
in one day
neighbor's dogwoods in full bloom
over red petunias

in one day
purple and orange pansies
float in new black mulch

in one day
daffodils lift their heads
to sing of spring

Tuesday, 27 March 2007

spring buds .... the headache only background

Sunday, 25 March 2007

New leaves
shine brightly
from old branch.


spring colors
brighten my thoughts~
river walk

Saturday, 24 March 2007

snowmelt —
the neighbors’ trash
in our yard
day off
the banker
counts his daffodils
first light-
spring rain spilling from pansies
under cherry tree

Friday, 23 March 2007

on the windowsill
hailstones waiting
for the next shower

sur l'appui de fenêtre
des grêlons attendent
la prochaine giboulée
very quick
spring walk -
cooler than winter
azaleas, rose, & camellia shrubs
abandoned garden

smell of time
fragrance from
yesterday, today, tomorrow

flat sky
hangs so low
I stoop


garden center run
mobile garden supplies
filling back porch

Thursday, 22 March 2007

after the storm
inches of spring rain
in the trash can
dead rabbit -
...all those fur-lined
first light in back yard
new grass sprouts
peeking through the mud

Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Wellesley Square —
a jogging couple’s
matching wool mittens
first day of spring
smiles bursting out
Spring's Eve

day before spring
freshly filled flowerpots
sitting on the stoop

morning walk
single forsythia bloom
waving in the wind

afternoon commute
new grass poking through
sidewalk cracks

equinox —
a lawyer faxes me
a copy of the Will

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

bristly flowerbeds
of daffodils -
at night stealthily

plates-bandes hérissées
de jonquilles -
la nuit à pas de loup
warm afternoon
first wave of mobile garden
potted pansies

Monday, 19 March 2007

on stubbled grass -
the young girl’s delight

- Stephanie Roberts

Sunday, 18 March 2007

first snow
on the warm branches
neighbour's thin smile...
his forsythia yellower
than mine?
moonless night -
the magnolia enlightens
the street

nuit sans lune -
le magnolia
éclaire la rue

Saturday, 17 March 2007


two magpies fight
from the roof opposite
a third watches

gerald england

over clouds
always heavenly treasures
always creation

Photo: Gabriel Ivanescu
Text: Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

The Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM invites you to visit Comet McNaught Haiku
"Kiss Me I'm Irish!"
the button on the snow
shoveler's parka

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
five days till spring-
slush blankets the lawn
under dreary skies

Friday, 16 March 2007

Many city buses' engines were filled with water after Hurricane Katrina.

Other cities donated their older buses, including DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit), which have yellow and white buses.

The New Orleans buses are white, yellow, green, and purple.

DART bus
now New Orleans resident
with new green and purple stripes.
refractions off
car windshield and sunglasses
I see my tiny rainbow
today's mail
rosebush that was ordered
new plant catalouges

March day

March day
out of the greyness

photograph by phill deason
words by mandy smith

Thursday, 15 March 2007

early morning mist
softens the start
of my day
mid March heat
a woman's painted toenails
at the check-out
In the new New Orleans -
funeral home
now a double-wide trailer
the little bee
dances in my shopping cart
hungry for spring

Wednesday, 14 March 2007

once again
spring brings green grass
to open fields
but where are you,
my memories of love?

Tuesday, 13 March 2007

spring cleaning –
my spider web

Monday, 12 March 2007

In other words part one

Spring laughter
and running feet
through the garden
warm wind and sunshine
in the hair of my neighbours’ kid

In other words part two at this place
bramble bush budding
deep down
the fruit's juices gathering
by life after death~
spring grass
lost daylight...

I'm looking
under the couch,
for an hour.

Sunday, 11 March 2007

village life
French Quarter girl
in Uptown girl's hood
dark clouds roll away
a crow drinks
from glittering tractor-tracks

sunday sun -
a lawnmower
springs to life

pale legs into a square of

of the whole forest
remembering the tiny
ring of daffodils
the old lady chats
deftly handling her walker
the sunny side

Saturday, 10 March 2007

daffodil sprouts
a spring
in her slow step

daffs in the lawn

daffs in the lawn
everytime we count them
another total

words and picture by gerald england


smug in your sunscreen
bare legs with iPod on skates
Minnesota watches and waits

...for my other poems of season and more
see River Tree Whispers.
tractor ruts
softened by rain
first buds

Your Haiku in Northern Louisiana

Click here for the details:
a wild wind
tatters the ears of corn
under a castanet of hail


Friday, 9 March 2007

staring at stars
imagining the scent
of jasmine
Philly Bound...

weekend plans
losing myself
in a remote Ireland*

* Philadelphia Flower Show
wash me, wash me
finger written words
on dusty car

Thursday, 8 March 2007

new spring flowers,
blooming near the rocks
by the oak-
the same place as last year
and the years before
frosty morning
icicles encasing
new rosebush growth

Wednesday, 7 March 2007

Tuesday, 6 March 2007

On my window
the rain taps her fingers.
Musical day

And did you see this haiga on Wikifray? Isn't Sandy one of Spring Haiku's own Haiku poets?
In like a lion...

afternoon winds
bend evergreens toward the ground
flinging empty trash cans

Monday, 5 March 2007

March winds --
traffic breezes along
until the tunnel

* * * *

storm backs of sprouts
late bloomers
poinsettas and
Christmas cactus

surprise -
through mild air
the icy bite of raindrops

Plump buds
longing to burst forth
must be patient
peeking over
from cracked demitasse
green sprouts

Sunday, 4 March 2007

spring wind -
the smile of a small
trisomic girl

vent de printemps -
le sourire d'une petite
total eclipse —
the dog
has all the blankets

March night

March night
it isn't just the clouds
covering the moon

gerald england

A post-eclipse picture and links to other photographs can be found on Ackworth born, gone West.
my hand print
covers the moon-
lunar eclipse

Saturday, 3 March 2007

March —
a broken umbrella
crosses the street
spring morning
a man

Friday, 2 March 2007

Tossing aside
February's blanket,
March opens one eye
Fluffy orange kittens
swatting at daffodils
sigh...torn to shreds
Friends are friends forever...

late night adventure
sending flowers overseas
to cheer up a friend
morning commute
bound forsythia branches
waiting to wave free

Thursday, 1 March 2007

cold returns -
shielded by your big hand,
my heart
march winds
lightening, darkening