Haiku happens

I wasn’t sure if I should post this one, but here’s a haiku on how I came upon the first snow drops last year:

snowdrops in the grass

if not for scooping dog poop

would have gone unseen


(I like the way life can surprise us with beauty even in the most mundane and unpleasant moments — and throw those moments into new light.)

Note: I just realized this haiku sounds very similar to the raven haiku of a few posts ago. So much for originality (I guess it’s a repeating pattern in my life: constantly being surprised by the unexpected within the ordinary and marvelling at how easy it would have been to miss). . . . Did that make any sense?


5 Responses to “Haiku happens”

  1. Crafty Green Poet Says:

    I like this and the previous haiku – the sudden surprise of beauty where its least expected!

  2. Dean McCuaig Says:

    Hey Jackie…JP sent me the address for your blog. I just got his letter today. Congrats. The true path to happiness is perserving your natural wonderment for life and the path it charts for you. I don’t scoop for poop because I have no dog, but even though I am determined to remain “pet free” I find myself living in a city where around my home I seem to care for racoons, birds, the resident ground hog, and a stray cat which has adopted me. I have named the cat Mongah, a play on the french term for my boy. He comes in to warm up, eat, and watch me clean my house, but remains loose in the neighborhood, I suppose the way he was born to be. The people we meet in life can change our behaviours but, we always remain who we were born to be. Not a bad thing.

  3. Jacqueline Pearce Says:

    Nice to hear from you, Dean! That’s an interesting thought: “The people we meet in life can change our behaviours, but we always remain who we were born to be.” I guess the key is keeping the sense of wonder and joy that we were born with afloat (and reflected in our behaviours) and not letting it sink under the influence of life’s difficulties and changing circumstances….

  4. J-P Antonio Says:

    I’m not sure what the netiquette is. Is it OK to respond to a blog’s photo and haiku with another haiku? I hope it’s alright.

    I looked at your snowdrops picture and thought about it for a few days while listening to old jazz. Then last night, while walking to the video shop, I wrote a few lines.

    Be cool floral friends
    BOOM-BOOM goes Spring’s bongo beat
    Dance diurnal dance.

    Well, it seemed sort of fun last night and it does express how I feel about the arrival of Spring.

  5. Jacqueline Pearce Says:

    Love it!

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