Haiku for April 15

Today’s haiku is by Kiyoko Tokutomi (1928-2003), and I first found it in Patricia Donegan’s Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness & Open Your Heart (Shambala, 2008). I’ve since read a bit more about the poet here, and ordered my own copy of her book Kiyoko’s Sky: The Haiku of Kiyoko Tokutomi. 

the packet of seeds
asking, are you still alive?

All of which to say, I don’t have an original haiku of my own to share for April 15, 2018. Some days are like that. 🙂

You might also notice I’m behind in posting. It’s school vacation week in New England, and I’ve been distracted by the fun things a vacation week can hold. But stay tuned, because today is all about catching up.