Morning Haiku

The following haiku, all on the subject of morning, have been published in numerous journals and anthologies and occasionally translated into other languages. The last poem also won first prize in the 2002 Drevniok haiku contest sponsored by Haiku Canada.

morning bird song—

my paddle slips

into its reflection + +

morning sun—

frost melted

where the robin pecks

distant train . . .

in the morning mist

the loon stops paddling

autumn morning—

old neighbours

trimming the hedge

mountain morning—

all over the red berry bush

snow in tiny heaps

morning sickness—

the patter of spring rain

on our new roof

morning chill—

the bag of marbles

shifts on the shelf

chilly morning—

the moss springs back

after my step

morning stillness—

the ferry turns

through a patch of sunlight

clinging to the cat

at the roadside

morning frost

the lost scrabble piece

turns up this morning

in the vacuum cleaner

morning sun—

a patch of frost

in the holstein’s shadow