By the Old House in Mid-March


Unpainted, the garden gate lolls, awkward as a schoolboy at a first dance. Irises once stood along the wall. Yellow day lilies uprooted. I wonder why. The lone ponderosa pine peers over the roof, as if expecting our return.

In Springtime sky, lone
chickadee’s sing-song bright
as cherry blossom

©2021 S. Michaels
As The Crow Flys – Haibun

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5 thoughts on “By the Old House in Mid-March

  1. These words took me to a place I’ve never been but would long to go. I’ve never experienced, before your writings, simple words that can bring such vivid thoughts to mind. I thank God I happened upon your words. Thank you.

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  2. Susan, this is delightful in many ways. Brings my mind and heart back to the simpler days of irises and wooden homes of the pioneers ❤️ I love the visiual of Hope in the new birth of Spring. Expect growth in the days to come🐣🌷

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