evening birdsong
the storm clouds that came
to nothing


6 Responses

  1. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    Wonderful haiku!

    after rain light shines through tears on windows

    Ellen

  2. Mary F.Ahearn Says:

    Lovely poem – fears and expectations and – birdsong!

  3. Brandon Bordelon Says:

    I like the line break after "came." It leaves us expecting the worst. I'm reminded of the old saying, "Our worst fears lie in anticipation." Such is the case in this haiku. The storm clouds pass, nothing happens, and the relief we feel floods us like an "evening birdsong." Very nice.

    Baton Rouge sunset–
    they say it's pollution,
    but how beautiful!

  4. Lynne Says:

    I like this so much. Lovely contrasts of image and emotion.

  5. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    There is a definite feeling that clouds have just lifted, that there has been silence during a dark period but now the birds are singing once again and all is well. Lovely!

    marion

  6. Alan Summers Says:

    evening birdsong
    the storm clouds that came
    to nothing

    —Thomas Powell

    I like the atmosphere that is evoked here for the reader, that's always very generous.

    Alan, With Words

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