Three spring haiku


wind blows a hornpipe

through gusty boughs

sky ocean rocks


tree sighs

in the wind for lost leaves

thrush finds a snail


beneath dewdrops

frogs blink sun-dozing

a restless spring stream

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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.

36 thoughts on “Three spring haiku”

      1. “Rowdy” squirrels made me laugh 🙂. Trees are good … remember Simon and Garfunkel (El Condor Pasa): “I’d rather be a forest than a street / Yes I would / If I could / I surely would”

      2. I always thought that line was I’d rather be a forest than a tree. Funny the miss hearings we have of lines from songs. You remember Roxy Music’s ‘Love is the drug’? We used to think ‘catch that buzz” was ‘catch that bus’. Not quite so cool 🙂

    1. It is here! Glorious. Btw WP ate my comment on your last blog post unless it tucked it away in spam. Sorry to hear you’re still not getting anywhere with the school system. Seems completely counter-productive to me.

      1. It definitely ate it. My Spam has been empty ever since I made my blog private. I kind of miss links to porn sites and viagras.
        Thanks, Jane. What’s even more frustrating is that kids get rejected from course meant for kids. Who the hell are these people and how on earth are they always in charge in places where they shouldn’t be? It’s like in politics, the fight for a better position rather than the one for the right cause.

      2. As you say, like politics, it’s a job. Whatever else you say about the French education system (and the French never stop complaining about it, teachers do anyway) it copes with any amount of traumatised, non-French speaking, not speaking at all, war-torn mixed up kids from the age of three. We only ever spoke English at home but children absorb a language passively just by being in contact with it. No need to make many allowances for them, wind them up, put them down and they’re away.

    1. I took nature for granted when I was growing up in a rural area. Since age 18 I lived in cities until two years ago when we moved her, ‘just to see’. It’s been a revelation. There’s always so much going on, and although there are plenty of people who don’t really notice any of it because they’ve chopped their piece out of the farmland and woodland and are proceeding to disinfect and sterilise it, there are plenty of country people who love watching and learning as much as I do.

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