|Photo courtesy of my barn's manager, Jamie|
Enchantment unfolds -
daffodils dot the pathway
and bees bumble by.
Dew's upon my face -
Robins plunder pasture's breast
Gentle beasts slumber.
Shamrock-green fields sprout -
Big Dipper awaits moonless sky
behind eggshell blue.
by Margaret Bednar, April 17, 2015
This is linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Nature's Wonders - Haiku" Haiku usually aren't titled (but who am I to follow the rules) and I tried for a trio that describe April. I might come back to this using a different form, but I find the brevity and tight word count an interesting challenge. I did add "Big" to the last stanza and the count is off - but I hope it makes people think of the constellation a bit more...
I'm back from a couple of vacations and getting back into the swing of things took longer than I expected! It's been about three weeks since my last poem and boy do I feel rusty. Haiku is not the easiest thing for me to write ... but I gave it my best effort.
My Photoshop CS5 is giving me a few hick-ups. I updated to the newest Mac operating version and I seem to have "killed" my CS5. So frustrating. So... my smudge beneath my sweet boy is my iPhoto attempt to take out what is always in a horse pasture... poop.
I believe the Big Dipper is brightest in the sky in April - and we have been getting quite a bit of rain here in NC - it makes for dewy mornings and overcast days - but the days the sun does come it is well received.