A glup of cormorants, a what of haiku?

Posted: March 22, 2016 in Poetry
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Groups of animals have some intriguing and unusual names, such as a gulp of cormorants and others I mentioned several years ago in my post, “A Fine Kettle of FIsh.”  In “The Three Amigos”, El Guapo tells Jefe that he has  a “plethora of pinatas.”  (If you haven’t seen the movie, do, but also go to the link and read the first quote, which will clue you in on the pinata line.)

It’s spring, so I went to the file of haiku I’ve written over the years I’ve had my blog and pulled out the spring verses.  But what would I call the group?  A happenstance of haiku?  I’m partial to that.   A handsomeness of haiku?  A beaucoup of haiku?  At any rate, here are my spring haiku and you’re welcome to chime in on what the aggregate of them should be called.

 Spring Haiku

Are robins ever
Babies or do they emerge
Fat and red-breasted?

While we slept soundly
A spring fairy flitted ‘round
Tapping with green wand

In the dark of night
A green spring bomb exploded
Everywhere outside

White dogwood petals
Fall gently in spring snowfall
Wind shovels for me

Earth waits patiently
Watered by the melting snow
Ready for new growth

Frozen life unfurls
Green leaves stretch toward pale sunlight
Children play outside

  1. I like an aggregate of Haiku

  2. The storm has abated it seems, the roof on the house is still intact and we have moved from images of naked J and the porn pornography to mother nature. Al hamd’allah – as we say over these parts (thank God).

    As for the Haiku, MB is thinking that there must certainly be some connection to the Haka dance of the Maori people of New Zealand – on account of the spelling of course J. Future Indiana Jones types will prove this fact I have no doubt. So I am suggesting –


    Please confirm that I am the winner and I will forward my bank details for the transfer. Thanks a bunch J. Keep up the good work. Your mentor of sorts (& cuz). MB

    • It seems that this aggregate isn’t humongous, so perhaps just a haka of haiku? As my former rugby-playing husband and I are both All Blacks fan, that might be appropriate. Hopefully it wouldn’t intimidate people the way the AB’s haka does or is meant to.

      Keep checking your bank account.


  3. ksbeth says:

    excellent heap o’ haiku.

  4. good morning.
    Nice haikus.
    Inspired me:

    Season my living
    green orange white chill wet lush
    unchanging changes

    Happy Tuesday


  5. These are all wonderful, Janet. A blossoming of haiku, springs to mind. 🙂

  6. Happy spring! I’m no good at crafting haiku, or any poetry for that matter, so I can only marvel at your perfect pros . Beautifully stated!

  7. pommepal says:

    So clever, I’m always amazed at the creativity in Haikus, maybe harmonious haikus…

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