Haiku are even shorter than tanka, though in some ways they are easier to compose. Herewith, two versions of a haiku moment, both in draft form.

I began a longer piece this morning but could not complete it…maybe tomorrow…or another day.


bluebird on fence post
tree frogs calling–
insects have wakened


bright bluebird
under overcast sky
an April day



Eastern Bluebird-4299_Laurie Lawler_Texas_2013_GBBC_KK

Eastern bluebird photo thanks to Photo: Laurie Lawler/Great Backyard Bird Count Participant, Audubon Society website.

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