filling a patch of blue –
sudden squall

rising tide
a blue heron lifts
the dawn

autumn rain . . .
and still the creek
is silent

a cloud
drifts across the moon
 . . . autumn chill

melting snow
the first daffodil
turns to the sun

Susan Constable has been writing and publishing Japanese forms of poetry in both print magazines and on-line journals since 2006. In 2010, she received first place in the Porad Haiku Contest, third in the Tanka Society of America Contest, and a Sakura Award at the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Haiku Festival. She lives with her husband on Canada's beautiful west coast.