Gogyohka for spring singing

A gogyohka for Frank Tassone’s weekly haikai challenge.


winter stills the songs

too cold to waste breath singing

food too scarce

when roots stir beneath a tepid sun

winter recoils to bird-twitter

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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.

25 thoughts on “Gogyohka for spring singing”

  1. They’re not entirely still, but it makes me happy when I hear the bird choirs in the spring. We’ve had a fairly mild winter so far. I hope we don’t get blasted in February and March.

  2. There are lots of them around here. I often wonder where they find hiding places, especially on the cold days. I guess they’ve morphed in being city birds:)

    Love your poem Jane.


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