Haiku for Hikers (Haiku 24) by Lori Lipsky two hammocks hang along the wooded trail stay away, bears!
At The City Park by Lori Lipsky Mothers push strollers joggers pass them by lovers walk hand in hand children swing in swings vendors sell hot dogs to workers on break but the shift change comes at dusk— while some hurry out others slither in, and even the police keep away after dark
After Mother’s Day robins will get their worm flowers will have their turn eternal winter will finish firm— after Mother’s Day No Doubt Before the end of Winter Eternal the robins sang a deceptive song crocuses poked up their greens the Midwest smiled, then more snow fell…and more but Midwesterners know without a doubt eternity ends without a doubt and it’s safe to plant without a doubt since winter dies until next year without a doubt— after Mother’s Day *****
I was raised in southern Wisconsin, and I descend from a line of Iowan farmers. Growing up I learned that it’s never safe to plant until after Mother’s Day (and even then, you might be smart to wait a bit). These two poems are dedicated to my northern friends who’ve experienced snow this week. ~Lori
heavy spring rain
soaks last year’s flowerbed—
by Lori Lipsky
I can’t wait to see roses around my Wisconsin neighborhood. It’s been an almost-eternal winter, but it won’t be long now…the crocus and tulip greens are up in front of my house.
Your comments over at the Barn Door are appreciated. Thank you friends for your support! ~Lori
Haiku 19 Heavy snow weighs down Our backyard evergreen— Lost dignity ***** by Lori Lipsky