Haiku and Tanka by Carol Purington

These poems by Carol Purington first appeared on this site on March 22, 2011.  Please visit Woodslawn Farm for more information about her work.

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
 

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Haiku are from FAMILY FARM Haiku for a Place of Moons,
by Carol Purington.  Winfred Press (1999, 2015).

Haiku and tanka are copyrighted by Carol Purington.

The cover of Family Farm is featured in the first Gallery of Cover Art at The Haiku Foundation, which I helped begin.

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