Posted by: John Looker | 10 May, 2020

A haiku for Spring (2)



The bluebells are back.

Their caravan pauses here;

they know this place.



© John Looker 2020


  1. Hi John, love your spring haiku with its unusual take on bluebells. Combined with the photo, you have a delightful shahai.

    The bluebells are out here, on Halkyn Mountain too. Along with Welsh poppies, naturally!

    Such beauty to uplift our hearts at this extraordinary time.

    Keep safe and well,



    • Thanks a lot Paul. It sounds as though you are truly blessed by Spring flowers! Uplifting, yes!


  2. Shared on the BB FB page. I love this use of the word ‘caravan’. It inspired me to investigate its origins – apparently derived from the Persian ‘kārwān’ – different meanings to uncover 🙂


    • Thanks so much Bennison Books. Yes, we have lost sight of the original ‘caravan’ of camels or other beasts of burden travelling with precious goods for miles, stopping briefly in recognised spots, oases or those caravanserais across central Asia. We can rely on Bennison Books to pick up on word usage 😊

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  3. Each line gave me pleasure with an instant smile as I read the final line. Thank you.


  4. very apt, John. Love it.


  5. I understand that Bluebells are gradually becoming extinct. The house that I grew up in had a wood at the bottom of the garden. Every spring it had a thick generous bluebell carpet. I seem to recall a heavy perfume – am I right or is time and my imagination playing tricks on me?


    • I had not read of any threat to bluebells, Jane. They are plentiful around here, but we live in the Surrey Hills and Surrey is said to be the most wooded county in Britain. We know of plenty of thickly carpeted bluebell woods near us, and one in particular which offers about ten minutes of uninterrupted walking through a haze of subtle blue – and, yes, a pervasive perfume. Utterly beautiful.


  6. lovely spring Ku, John , to enhance the bluebells.

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    • Thanks Francina. There’s high ku, there’s low ku, and there’s spring ku! 😊

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  7. This is awesome!


  8. John can you give me you email address. T on and I have been communicating via zOom and it’s proving we to be
    Fun. M
    You need download zOom. And I LLP will try to con on
    Contact you tomorrow. Let me know if you have any questions Jim

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  9. Ny email is


  10. We had wonderful displays of bluebells here in East Sussex too, John. Balm for the soul in troubled times; as are your words. Trust all’s well with you. N.

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    • Yes, we are fine thanks Nick. It’s good to hear from you!


  11. John, sorry I missed this post until now! It’s so lovely….I have a special fondness for bluebells.

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  12. Hello again, John! Love this!

    I am a fan of your work and I would love to nominate you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you and congrats 🙂

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    • Lynda — hello. I owe you a massive apology. I have only this minute found your comment. You are very kind, and I would not want an award thank you, but it is wonderfully encouraging to receive such a suggestion. That’s the only reward I want really – that and being able to follow your writing also. Thanks again and please excuse my long radio silence. John


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