Monday Morning #Haiku 147 — Ladybird

Hibernation ends
Lone ladybird emerges
Spring around corner

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

14 thoughts on “Monday Morning #Haiku 147 — Ladybird”

  1. What would a Monday be without your haiku? Emptiness comes to mind. 🙂 Sign of spring popped up this weekend here in Olympia, and welcomed they were.

    Have a Marvelous Monday!

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    1. Ah, now I know where you live. Thurston County, Washington, which makes you seven hours behind me. I like to get my bearings, and know where my special blogging friends are situated. I’m glad my haiku make your Mondays fuller and that Spring is showing its face in your neighborhood, too.
      Wishing you a wonderful week 🙂


  2. Just perfect–the tone, the freshness of the stalks, the colors of the ladybug, the last line of your haiku. I will keep it all in mind when we get smack with the blizzard that should hit NYC tomorrow morning. Spring’s around the corner… yes, it is. 🙂

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    1. Sometimes, your weather hits the UK a fortnight later. Please tell your blizzard to stay away from us 😉 I’ll think of you being sustained by my haiku, but hope greatly that your weather forecasters are as inaccurate as ours can be sometimes. Those stalks in my photo belong to some narcissus plants that are almost in bloom. I’m quite excited, as I think the ladybird had 5 spots, although I wasn’t able to check, as it had flown away by the time I read online that 5-spot ladybirds are very rare.

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  3. Oh, this does my heart good for many reasons, but especially to see a real ladybird after so many years. Where I live, they have all been supplanted by another species of spotted Asian beetle which is a faded orange colour and not the cheerful red I remember. I’m so glad they continue to thrive in your corner of the world!

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      1. That one is wonderful — thank you for pointing me to it! And I would very much covet a clockwork ladybird… 🙂

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  4. Nature is the best topic for me in poetry. And it’s good to see, that we have a different field in poetry which entirely focused on nature. The Haikus. And it feels even better when I get to read such beautiful Haikus. The picture was as beautiful!

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