Daisy Chain Haiku by the Poetry Sisters

The Poetry Sisters and I did a quick collaboration a couple of weeks ago. I am out the door in three minutes, so I’ll just share the verse. To see who’s who and read a bit of the background, please visit Andi Sibley and show her some poetry love!

The Poetry Sisters’ Daisy Chain


fall leaf in April
wearing last season’s fashions–
shunned by the green crowd

nature’s first green is gold
progeny emerge in flame

white melts into green
gardens blush Crayola proud
blooming shades of spring

strolling down the pebble path
rose-cheeked dreamer lost in thought

palest pink dogwood
April breezes whisper by
petals flutter down

ink dries on palest pages
garden rows plow down sillion

Brash green garter snake
Hoe laid beside June daisies
Book and tart limeade

serpent jewel, puckered words,
work abandoned, glory claimed

afternoon drifts by
wispy clouds, half-closed eyelids
distant playground sounds

cloud congestion, dully pewter
petrichor from distant patters

tapped on leaden skies
rain’s persistent percussion
arrhythmic ad lib

a morse-code chicken scratch
a fresh start too hard to resist

the rain leaves its mark –
such an inscrutable plot
begs to be re-read

red again so soon and down
persimmon fingers shiver

Elaine at Wild Rose Reader has the Poetry Friday Roundup today.?Go enjoy!

28 Responses

  1. I’ll write here what I wrote on Andi’s blog–So fun! I really felt time passing as I was reading. It was like reliving the spring. I definitely want to try this.

  2. I’ll write here what I wrote on Andi’s blog–So fun! I really felt time passing as I was reading. It was like reliving the spring. I definitely want to try this.

    1. Thanks. Um, I wrote that when we just talked about haiku, not a kind of narrative connected thing. Then I felt kind of bad for starting out on a downer:>/

    1. Thanks. Um, I wrote that when we just talked about haiku, not a kind of narrative connected thing. Then I felt kind of bad for starting out on a downer:>/

  3. Really wonderful to see the movement. I’d love to try this with older students. It’s fun to get connected with others in writing sometimes. Thank you Laura, & love that first verse, so true!

    1. Collaborative poetry is SO amazing (though a little intimidating sometimes). I hope you try it with your students–and thanks!

  4. Really wonderful to see the movement. I’d love to try this with older students. It’s fun to get connected with others in writing sometimes. Thank you Laura, & love that first verse, so true!

    1. Collaborative poetry is SO amazing (though a little intimidating sometimes). I hope you try it with your students–and thanks!

  5. The more I make my way around Poetry Friday and re-read this, the more fun I have. I am definitely going to try this one out with my sixth graders.

  6. The more I make my way around Poetry Friday and re-read this, the more fun I have. I am definitely going to try this one out with my sixth graders.

  7. Now wait a minute here! You didn’t start on a downer, you started the way spring does — life entwined with death. It was a BRILLIANT start!

    1. Thanks, Mary Lee. Life entwined with death–that would be in my artist statement, if I had one. I seem to go there a lot.

  8. Now wait a minute here! You didn’t start on a downer, you started the way spring does — life entwined with death. It was a BRILLIANT start!

    1. Thanks, Mary Lee. Life entwined with death–that would be in my artist statement, if I had one. I seem to go there a lot.

  9. Just read this on Andi’s site. Wonderful! Ruth (thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com)

  10. Just read this on Andi’s site. Wonderful! Ruth (thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com)

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