Haiku and Tanka by Carol Purington

Earth’s roll:
tractor and plow turn over
a new spring

 

Bounded by strand
above strand of song
– the robin’s acre

 

Sudden shower –
leaving open the window
nearest the lilacs

 

Tell me how
the sky’s color is changed
by a cello note
and I will sing you
a sunrise


Faith
the shine of a firefly
in my room
the shape of a hermit’s hut
beside a mountain path
 

 

Haiku are from FAMILY FARM Haiku for a Place of Moons,
by Carol Purington.  Winfred Press (1999).

Haiku and tanka are copyrighted by Carol Purington.

Morning Song: Poems for New Parents, a poetry anthology edited by Susan Todd and Carol Purington, will be published on 4/26/2011, by St. Martin’s Press.  www.morningsongpoems.com