Haiku is a form of poetry that focuses on a brief moment in time, it does not rhyme. It often has a nature subject. The most commonly known aspect of a haiku is its 5-7-5 form: 17 syllables divided into three lines of five, seven and five syllables.

Rain falls from grey clouds
Floods over the muddy fields
Lambs in macs

Celandine sunburst
Pungent white Ransomes explode
Bluebell rug

Lamb Springs
Lambs frolic in gangs
Racing along the field’s edge
Springs for legs

Longer days return
Feel warmth again on my skin
My mood lifts

Fells still mist hidden
beck is brim full, sky clay-grey
While pink blossoms dance

Today soft slant rain
displaces days of downpour
blackthorn heralds spring

Buds become flowers
lambs’ tails lengthen
Spring is approaching

Spring has sprung, hoorah!
chance to dance your blues away
Live your life today.

Daffs glow golden light,
Crocus, purple, yellow, white
Snowdrops shining bright.

Bright nights, bright mornings,
Spring flowers bloom all a-knowing
herald Spring, no warning.

Spring to your feet, meet
Spring’s coiled energy and
Spring’s showers retreat.

Lambs in woolly vests
Baby birds in cosy nests
Young bunnies, leverets.

Spirits lift, sun warmer,
Birdsong rising, nests thriving
Brings Summer longing.

The crows catch the wind
They hurtle across the sky
What fun it must be

Spring is sprung,
The grass is riss,
I wonder where my mower is?!

The Nature of Cats
Urgent mews downstairs
A fieldmouse rescue required
Time for the cat’s bells.

First Signs on Crook
Lone clumps of frogspawn
Bitter wind. Can it be Spring?
The first skylark sings.

Here, March Equinox
Bumble bee and railway arch
Sunshine lifts spirits