cherry buds
the blue tit’s beak
stuffed with string


11 Responses

  1. Marjie Fitterer Says:

    cherry blossoms
    dreary fog

  2. Mike Schoenburg I Says:

    Like your blue titted to haiku!

    mute swan
    circles the pond
    ripples abound~~~

  3. Alan Summers Says:

    Love that line about their beaks being stuffed with Spring!
    all those red apples amongst the blue tit

    Alan Summers

    Publication credits:
    Bones – a journal for contemporary haiku Issue 0.1 2012 reissued 2013
    Roadrunner 12.3 MASKS 4 (2012)

    Does Fish-God Know (Yet To Be Named Free Press 2012)

  4. Alan Summers Says:

    I love the fact I misread the haiku:

    cherry buds
    the blue tit’s beak
    stuffed with string


    Now on revisiting and reading it correctly I get two wonderful haiku for the price of one!!!

    warm regards,


  5. Helen Buckingham Says:

    …..then I went and misread your comment (as string) Alan, and gave it a like! D'you fancy a joint trip to the opticians?!

    Lovely ku, Katrina – a great twist, beautifully executed – really jumps off the page.

  6. Alan Summers Says:

    Ah, but it is string, and very neatly and nicely clever play on spring/Spring. :-)

  7. Helen Buckingham Says:

    You really do need that trip to the optician's Alan! You wrote spring – I thought you wrote string, and gave it a like! Check your diary, I'll give the optician a ring in the morning…..xx

  8. Alan Summers Says:

    Yes, spring and Spring and then it was how long is a piece of string. :-)

  9. carol jones Says:

    muddy waters…
    all dressed up
    nowhere to go

  10. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I read this as stuffed with spring which is a wonderful image! ?


  11. aniketnikhade Says:

    I liked the last line "stuffed with string". It speaks of so many things that seem simple and common and yet most of the time we fail to notice them.

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