only ice
in the plastic birdbath
scattered feathers

—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 10 January 2003 by Ann K. Schwader

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-23 23:46:56

    tracks in the snow
    in search of the next meal food ...
    a covey of quails

    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-02-03 11:01:20

    crack in gemstone
    i try imagining
    it's a lucky blackhole

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-12-31 09:42:47

    flapping of wings
    two, fluffy feathers, drift to earth
    leaves shiver


    yearlong ...
    sun breaks through greying clouds