Monday, April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Sequence

Sunlit stump
chips of a chipmunk
deepen the stillness

The children’s game
whispering around me
quiet rain

Last night’s spring runoff
the quiet river carrying itself

Voices of unseen geese
fade north
I hold my breath

Child’s bedtime
the blanket that grew
on a sheep we know

Good Friday service
a branch of pussywillows
throws spiky shadows

     c. p.
Early Spring flowers - Glory of the Snow

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Poems for Spring

Double rainbow over Woodslawn Farm. March 28, 2016. Photo by George Gutierrez.

Driving past too quickly
to name its aroma -
that crimson bush

Harsh warnings
from a vivid jay
the low barometer drops lower

Early spring fields
under a double rainbow
as the old man dies

From woods to garden,
from garden to feeder
a speck of goldfinch

I think these haiku have never before been on this site. They were written new for Farm Song, which is now making amazing progress, with transcontinental help from Nancy.