Gogyohka for spring waters

For Frank Tassone’s haikai challenge.


spring waters

water springs

bird sings a song of rain and sun

such sweetness seeps

into bud and root

Published by

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.

28 thoughts on “Gogyohka for spring waters”

    1. Thank you. The sound of running water isn’t so noticeable now, we haven’t had proper rain for a while, but the thrushes are singing and their song is so repetitive! Lovely that they are putting in the work, but I can’t wait for the blackbirds to take over 🙂

      1. If I remember this correctly, your robins are closely related to our blackbirds, so maybe they start singing at the same time, when the weather gets warmer and they’ve stopped squabbling about property rights 🙂

      2. Yes, I think some winter here, maybe not all because they suddenly seem to have multiplied, and they aren’t as territorial as European robins. I will see lots of robins on the grass together.

  1. I’m happy that the pleasure, the “sweetness,” of birdsong gets into the firm and flowering parts of trees and other plants. Nourishing like water of the springtime!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s