Winter Haiku

Icicles are poised

to stab, sharp as my lancets.

Our winter lingers.


Finally May


The world is changing, these first weeks in May.

Trees unfurl their leaves, green and rust.

The first flowers of spring punctuate the landscape with purple and gold.

Colors drop from the sky.

Tiny warblers leave their flock, staking out new territories.

Colors come in different sizes, ruby red hummers, cerulean blue warblers,

golden flickers and the rosy breasted grosbeak.

Brown goldfinches have shed their feathers for gold.


A lone turkey, separated from his flock,

joins the cardinals, redbirds at their brightest,

beneath our bird feeders.

The turkey pecks and busily scratches up the ground.

A squirrel takes a dirt bath in our garden,

the soil prepared to welcome rosemary and parsley.


My diabetes changes in May as well.

Insulin needs plunge downwards.

Turning the soil and planting the seeds,

walking golden dogs along the Maumee,

hiking the still muddy trails,

mean lows, almost welcome lows.

Spring brings the glory of pleasure after the weariness of winter.



(Added three months later)--
As Summer Ends...

I watched the Hummers,
heard Warbling Vireos.
Diabetes stays.

My daily chores never change:
test and shoot and count my carbs.

Two young Hummingbirds
search my garden for nectar.
Costa Rica calls!

Don't leave--wait for the hostas!
Summer's end is so abrupt.

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Tags: DBlog, poetry

Comment by Jen on May 13, 2014 at 5:39am

Great writing - I love all these poems being posted! I enjoyed writing poetry, too, which I don't do often.

Comment by Trudy on May 13, 2014 at 11:28am

(foolishly grinning) Thanks, Jen! In fact I read your entry and enjoyed it, and I congratulate you on trying a new form for it.

Comment by Karen Graffeo on May 13, 2014 at 3:09pm

I love the gorgeous pictures you painted with words. Fantastic!!

Comment by Trudy on May 13, 2014 at 3:47pm

Thanks for the kind words, Karen! And thanks for giving us DBloG Week.

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