Catkins Quiver

Catkins Quiver

A Poem by Chris Shaw
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(Abundant and lovely to see)

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like lambs’ tails in spring
pendulous on limbs of birch
trembling in a breeze

© 2023 Chris Shaw


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Beautiful Chris and full proof that the trad 5-7-5 retains its magic. Some folks on the Cafe seem to think that free-form and trad are at loggerheads and it is some kind of war. Nothing could be further from the truth. Whatever floats your boat, as the guy said.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Dear Tony, please accept my apologies for my belated response to your review. Hope all is good with .. read more
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dear Chris… this is a beautiful Poem of extraordinary Myrrh… I can see the Catkins quiver on the Lambs Tails… softly, Pat

Posted 4 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

And another thank you Pat. So pleased this haiku has given you so much. The inspiration was indeed b.. read more
I have only just found this gorgeous little haiku...and true to form as well.
What a lovely image :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much Stella. I remember seeing this so well. Near the marina on a cold day. Caught my e.. read more
Stella Armour

4 Months Ago

it is a little gem of a perfect haiku .... so glad i found it Chris :)
Reminds me of p***y willows on the Rivers Bend. My Mother would add them to a bouquet of Spring flowers in Ohio where we lived for a couple years before moving to Maryland. softly, Pat

Posted 4 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you dear Pat. Your share is delightful. Pleased my efforts reminded you of your beloved mother.. read more
very nicely described

Posted 1 Year Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Many thank yous Dave. Have a lovely Tuesday.

Chris


Quite the little gem and fluffy as clouds too 🌻

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Neville. Catkins look pretty but the downside is hay fever from the pollen.

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Beautiful Chris and full proof that the trad 5-7-5 retains its magic. Some folks on the Cafe seem to think that free-form and trad are at loggerheads and it is some kind of war. Nothing could be further from the truth. Whatever floats your boat, as the guy said.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Dear Tony, please accept my apologies for my belated response to your review. Hope all is good with .. read more
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1 Year Ago

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Even before I looked to see what they were I pictured them from your words. That's the mark of a good writer. Excellent haiku, Chris. :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thanks Tim. You are so generous with your review. I appreciate you. All the best.
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I had to google Catkins firstly then your haiku made more sense to me. They do look like lamb tails. Quite a unique type of tree, summed up well in your three lines, Chris. Nice observations.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thanks Makhabat for stopping by. Catkins are very pretty to look at but aren’t so good for those w.. read more
reminds me of one of my favourite Spring things to do...flick the catkins when they are coated in yellow pollen and watch the clouds waft away...

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Ha! Now if I did that it would trigger my hay fever:) Thank you SkinlessFrank for stopping by. Pleas.. read more
I haven't written a Haiku in years and after reading yours I see how you'd have to be a practiced writer to bring forth such a vision with three lines of 5-7-5 syllables. I had forgotten the skill it takes to write a Haiku until I read this. Nice job!

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Babette. You are right of course. Thought has to be given when composing a haiku. 17 sylla.. read more

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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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