Monday, June 13, 2011

May gardening haiku

may gardening
starlings circle a blackbird
with a worm

may gardens
silver birch weeps the lake
lilies catch her tears


may breeze
foxgloves freckled lips quiver
whistling a tune

herb garden
parsley passing thyme
In the sunshine

may noon
choir of campanula bells
buzz with bees

may gardening
starlings circle a blackbird
with a worm

may breeze
purple lupins point
dancing towards the sea

cloudless day
love in a mist
mirrors the sky

trees swish and sway
each leaf a different sound
breezy symphony

may afternoon
bees gather nectar
in honey sunshine

gardening break
in my mug of tea
the sun

grass cuttings
a swarm of bees nesting
in the compost bin

may sunshine
foxgloves freckled lips quiver
whistling the breeze

garden weeding
the scent of fennel still
on my hands

hedge clippings
in the wheelbarrow
autumn mixed with spring


  1. A feast here, Maire with every one of them a mini picture of that lovely garden.
    Thankyou for sharing XX

  2. Barbara, thank you for taking the time to visit and comment, you are very kind. Hope you are well. Maire xx

  3. AnonymousJune 14, 2011

    I'm getting more and more confused the more Haiku I read...I thought initially it was written in 5-7-5 form?!!!

  4. AnonymousJune 14, 2011

    I mean initially I thought it was not initially Haiku was lol!

  5. Rachel,
    I put a workshop on haiku on our new site today. Have a look at it. The traditional haiku is 5, 7, 5 but non traditional haiku which is less than 17 syllables is the modern day haiku in the English language anyway. Less is more is the norm now. As long as you stay within 17 syllables with three lines, two linking, one setting the scene with the seasonal word, you are fine. Maire

  6. You are a gem, Maire...

  7. Thanks Barbara, it was fun putting it together. Enjoy your time away, Jim is on his way home:)) XXX