before first frost
visiting the garden
more slowly

—Ann K. Schwader

About the author: Ann K. Schwader, schwader at, lives & writes & gardens in Westminster, CO. More about her work (including haiku!) can be found at

Responses to the haiku for 17 December 2001 by Ann K. Schwader

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-05 07:27:18

    frost on the ground
    the last ...
    this seasons crop

    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-02-05 23:35:14

    eve of marriage
    the Chinese girl sheds
    last tear in her family

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-05-24 18:29:49

    before bedtime
    visiting the web ...
    less stress