Bud and Bonnet | Haiku

Good morning folks,

the bells and whistles of spring are starting to sound. As such, seasonal haiku generated as below…

Bud

Huddled through winter

In a homespun cloak of bark.

Swelling buds of spring

Bonnet

Marigold bonnets

and nodding, baby-blue bells,

Serenading spring.

Things I’ve read this week…

Chris Hall’s opinion piece ‘Why I Think I’m a Feminist‘ is a really thoughtful discussion of her own experiences in the world of work. I’m a regular reader of Chris’s and enjoy her writing so I am perhaps biased, but I thought this was so quietly powerful and understated.

Another author whose work I go back to again and again is J.R. Gaskin. There is never a word wasted in his atmospheric pieces of flash fiction, and ‘Hybristophilia‘ is a perfect example of this.

*Thanks for reading, folks. Images courtesy of Pixabay and Stocksnap. My recent writing includes ‘The Stretch‘ and ‘The Rectory‘.


Matthew Richardson is a writer of short stories. His work has featured in Gold Dust magazine, Literally Stories, Close to the Bone, McStorytellers, Penny Shorts, Soft Cartel, Whatever Keeps the Lights On, Flashback Fiction, Cafelit, and Shooter magazine. He is a doctoral student at the University of Dundee, a lucky husband, and a proud father.

Not necessarily in that order.

13 thoughts on “Bud and Bonnet | Haiku

  1. Two splendid haikus heralding your spring. I love the sound of those words, especially the second line of the first haiku: ‘…homespun cloak of bark…’

    Also, many thanks for sharing my feminist piece, Matthew. 🙂

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  2. Ah, hurray. 🎉🎉 Both beauties, and gorgeous photos too! Bud is my particular fave. “Homespun cloak”! Yes looks like that! Thanks for the daiku fix. :)) 🌿🌿👌

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