After Days of Frost


after days of frost

a mild dew hangs on the grass

waves of bird song


This poem was inspired by the brief cracks appearing in the winter, and by the struggle to remember the knack of finding haiku.  And, to finish, here’s Grant Hart –

Swaying in the Sun


swaying in the sun

you were right when I saw you

in the deep frost, snowdrops


This poem was written in response to March 18, 2018: Ostara, another great prompt at Seeds and Sand. The prompt and poems can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Utah Saints, Kate Bush, and some gratuitous slo-mo t & a –



twilight frost gets ignored

in a doorway, in a basque

in December


working in Soho

the street’s damp blooms

in the twilight frost



This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #124, Richard Wright’s last haiku of this month, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.  Admittedly, the prompt took me a long way from Richard Wright’s haiku this time, but ah well… here are The Pogues.