To celebrate National Haiku Day (today, April 17, 2023!) we invited Press contributors to write haiku! Ultimately, three people wrote 10 poems. Enjoy…
Forget-me-nots bloom,by theirprofoundbond
a happy riot of blue
sweeping through the green.
Noise unrelenting,by Nina Waters
then nighttime blankets the house
and, at last, quiet.
Lacelike white blossomsby theirprofoundbond
are bursting from the plum tree:
Rain falls on my skin,by Tris Lawrence
Lingers on my lips – your kiss…
Regret tastes of spring.
Working together,by theirprofoundbond
a pair of sleek black jackdaws
build a brand new nest.
I fell one spring mornby Tris Lawrence
I drowned and breathed you in so
I could live anew.
Little slime on my ranch,by Nina Waters
please eat more cubberies
and make many plorts.
The robin sings likeby theirprofoundbond
a lovely jewel brought to life,
flitting through the trees.
Finally afterby Nina Waters
I read seven hundred pages
these morons have kissed.
Some simple magic:by theirprofoundbond
A frost-sparkled spider’s web
glitters at sunrise.
Happy National Haiku Day, Everyone. We’d love to read your haiku, too – drop one in the comments, if you’re so inclined!
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