Spring snow haiku


Snow feathers dancing

where brown birds trail their first songs,

spring waits in bare buds.


Six-pointed crystals,

clotted cloud speckling the sky,

trailing from the stars.


Such bright little things,

the green shoots that pierce the snow—

I hear white bells ring.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

8 thoughts on “Spring snow haiku”

      1. The ones we brought from the north decided not to bother here, so we planted some new ones, a stonking German variety that produces lots of green leaf, but no flowers.

      2. I only recognize them because I planted them! The leaves aren’t striped like ‘proper’ snowdrop leaves. They’re broad and bright green like bluebell leaves.

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