Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Haiku--By Elizabeth Howard--United States

spring wind  
the wild geese’s course
hits turbulence

crack of thunder . . .
yellow tulips cascade
from the split poplar

April rain
landscape gravel washing
into the goldfish pool 

out of the sunrise
a dark swallow curving
with the river’s ess

mid step
a timber rattlesnake coiled
in the barn shadows

Elizabeth Howard lives in Crossville, Tennessee. She writes poetry and fiction. Her poems have appeared in Comstock Review, Big Muddy, Appalachian Heritage, Cold Mountain Review, Poem, Still, Mobius, Now & Then, Slant, and other journals.


  1. I love seeing ku that hold to the real tradition rather than thinking it's a matter of counting syllables

  2. nice collection, thanks for sharing!

  3. Beautifully written - loved your imagery.

  4. Hi Elizabeth. Nice haiku. Thank you for sharing them and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  5. Elizabeth,
    I liked these. The April rain one is my favorite.
    Your friend,
    David Fox