I love that moment
When I realize what
The gentle tapping outside
My patio door
Is …

I love how soft
It falls
To the Earth
Quiet as a whisper
In my ear
Words of love
By a lover
To the dry Earth


Jennifer Gurney lives in Colorado where she teaches, paints, writes and hikes. She is a newly published poet with more than 350 poems published in 2022 and 2023. Jennifer’s poetry has appeared in a variety of journals, including The Ravens Perch, HaikUniverse, Haiku Corner, Cold Moon Journal, Scarlet Dragonfly and The Haiku Foundation.