I love the ease of perennials in the garden. Coming to life, year after year, with no effort or expense on my part. Except to water now and again, especially if rainfall is sparse.

in the spring
they come to life
just like Christ


Jennifer Gurney lives in Colorado where she teaches, paints, writes and hikes. Her poetry has appeared internationally in a wide variety of journals, including The Ravens Perch, HaikUniverse, Haiku Corner, Cold Moon Journal, Scarlet Dragonfly and The Haiku Foundation. Jennifer’s haiku has recently won the 6th Basho-an International English Haiku Competition.