Liz Garton Scanlon (liz_scanlon) wrote,
Liz Garton Scanlon

National Poetry Month -- Haiku Three

We spent a lot of time outdoors today --
it's that time of year here.
We potted some pretty spring plants (with a bias toward pink zinnias),
dyed Easter eggs in a friend's backyard, 
and walked the dog more than once. 
(Which is unnecessary since she's fifteen, but who could resist?)

Most of what I notice right now is the smell of grape hyacinth in the air, the almost-perfect non-tempature and the birds, nesting. But today there was also a little something in the air...

Haikus Three

Try to catch your breath,
the air yellowed with pollen
and heavy with spring.

Again this morning,
oak droppings on the front stoop;
I reach for my broom.

Trees reproducing
with sticky vigor and lust;
blatant and straight-up.
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