HAIKU sample poems from Hidden River

26 Feb

A sample of my haiku from my second collection, Hidden River: Haiku:

Spring haiku

spring forest
bare branches and blossoms
that awkward time

plowed fields—
an irrigator sends up
drifting rainbows

hidden river
the willows cannot help
but tell

Summer haiku

dangling my feet
in this river once again
a turn of the wheel

velvet black night
pulsing with frog song
and fireflies

in fading daylight
farmhands in silhouette
the fragrant hay bales

Autumn haiku

frosted maples
blush in the heat
silent sunrise

October rain—
the boulevard paved
in red and gold

deep night
the barred owl talks
to the moon

Winter haiku

ceaseless creaking—
the dry woods moan
in the night wind

shifting its weight
lake ice booms in the night
the owls applaud

all day
trickling snow melt—
noisy teapot for company

From Hidden River : Haiku ©2006 Denis M. Garrison.

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