over the neighbour’s fence ?
purple lilacs

8 Responses

  1. Merrill Says:

    Your poem evokes a beautiful image. For some reason it makes me recall lilacs seen as a child, although there never was such a licac on our property.

  2. Marie Shimane Says:

    the empty lot
    my neighbor labors and leaves

  3. Heather Butler Says:

    Thanks, Merrill. I'm glad mu haiku struck a chord with you. HB

  4. Heather Butler Says:

    Marie Shimane, I love your haiku! It works so beautifully! HB

  5. Alison Hedlund Says:

    Very evocative poem. Love love love it.

  6. Heather Butler Says:

    Alison Hedlund, Thanks so much! HB

  7. haikuapprentice Says:

    Magical haiku, Heather.
    I love the ambiguity you evoke – are the lilacs escaping the neighbour's yard, or do they carry our own yearnings to flee?


  8. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I also love this one. Brought a smile to my face. :)


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