Tree frogs . . .

you remind me
how it felt that night we met . . .
our universe
filled with possibilities
and the soft hum of tree frogs
                       Simply Haiku, vol. 9, #1

I never get tired of listening for tree frogs.  Here, in what my husband has dubbed “Lizard Holler,” the tree frogs signal the return of spring, raising their heads from sleep to lend their voice to our world in early March.  The sound, tentative at first, grows in volume as the season emerges and courtship begins in earnest.  By summer the frogs’ song crescendos into a fevered pitch that dies back down with frost.  And returns again the following spring.  A joyful–and sometimes desperate–sound, it reminds me of love . . . and life . . . and possibilities.



About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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6 Responses to Tree frogs . . .

  1. Great tanka, Margaret! Congrats on the publication!

  2. Alegria Imperial says:

    So really and truly wonderful! Congratulations, mi hermana!

  3. those are beautiful Margaret – outstanding – aloha and congratulations. and wow too.

    your frog world is fascinating. in it i found my way back into memories i like. thank you.

    with the company tonight
    mosquitoes whine

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