Garden Variety Haiku

1

Backlit finch in flight

reveals the structure of wings

I so wish to have.

2

Mrs. Bluebird sits

away from the nest singing

her babies to flight.

3

In a Dixie cup

by the sink a single seed

opens, roots and grows.

4

Honeybees hover

above the lavender blooms

tasting the scent first.

One thought on “Garden Variety Haiku

  1. You are getting very good at this. Is this your new form? I love the first two best: the backlit wings that make you wish for your own, and the bluebird’s farewell to the chicks that evokes your recent poem about finding a box big enough for the memories. You are growing–fast–in your ability to distill a complete image into a single, tightly disciplined phrase. I am envious. Beautiful work.

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