Now that winter has
left, an eager sun brightly
blares its yellow song…
waking tree buds and flowers.
Spring enters, waves its green wand.
munch leafy lunches
until their sides split.
pierce the softening
soil, push up
search for spring’s warm face.
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CRICKET NEVER DOES:
A COLLECTION OF HAIKU AND TANKA
Written by Myra Cohn Livingston
Unfortunately, this poetry book is now out of print. Look for it in the library—or get yourself a used copy…if you can find one. Cricket Never Does is a collection of seasonal haiku and tanka written by one of America’s most respected children’s poets and anthologists. The book includes five fine examples of tanka written by a master poet.