The Pacific Northwest Forum
Volume 2, Number 2-3, Page 53
Spring-Summer, 1977

Springtime in the Cascades: Four Haiku

By Grant W. Smith

"reaching the high meadows"
Green winds brush the slope,
And enibriate coolness
Dances on my chest.

"intimations further on"
Glacial cliffs I see,
But this hollow bridge of snow
Hides what lovely flowers?

Trickles under the ice
Soften earth for the flower's
Catapulting bud.

"echoes of an avalanche"
On the soggy trail
A distant rumble turns me
To a cloudless sky.