so still – haiku

sharp greens of spring

just right with

April’s grey

among the firs

a birch tree

sunrise tinted

last rags of autumn

yellow flutters on

a black bough

four o’clock

cows stand on their shadows

far below

awaiting the light

closed red lips

of tulips

white cloud cover

each and every lamppost

gains a gull

old bridge

its railing held together

with spiderwebs

in the garden I see

right through her head — sunlit green

of the cat’s eyes

    swords appear

green slash of spring so sharp

it hurts my heart

so still, so still

despite the helter skelter

pelt of flakes

Haiku  by Susan Lee Kerr, some first published in Blithe Spirit, the journal of the British Haiku Society. swords – June 2010; in the garden – May 2015; old bridge – Dec 2011; white cloud cover – Aug 2013; awaiting the light – June 2010; four o’clock – Aug 2016; last rags – Nov 2015; among the fir c2017; sharp greens – Presence #27 2005