haiku for winter sleep

This photograph by an unnamed photographer of a ladybird in the ash of Mount Etna seems appropriate


Heavy heart and
head yet the house fills
with ladybirds

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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.

18 thoughts on “haiku for winter sleep”

  1. This is both so delicate and so weighted Jane. It makes me want to cry and cover the tiny wings of the ladybird.
    Defiantly ladybird and not bug Merril. She’s far to fancy to be a bug- all she needs is a hat and she’s off to a party

    1. I love these little critters and never know whether it’s better to try and catch them and put them back outside or leave them indoors.

      Bug has derogatory connotations here 🙂

    1. We get loads of them in the autumn and I used to round them up (where possible) and put them back outside until I read that they hibernate. This year I’m trusting them to know what they want 🙂

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