clearing skies–
in the marshes, cabbage
fully grown

first day of spring–
daffodils flown in
from Ireland

spring equinox
a field of fresh manure
around the bend

warmer days–
reflections on the pond
between ice floes

April dawn . . .
on the gray horizon,
the promise of blue


Adelaide B. Shaw lives in Millbrook, NY with her husband. She has three children and six grandchildren. She writes haiku and other Japanese short form poetry and has been published in many journals. Her collection of haiku, An Unknown Road, placed 3rd in the Mildred Kanterman Merit Book Award for 2009. A sampling of her work may be found on her blog: