Michael Edwards




(With a nod to the Haibun format: a short prose with a juxtaposing Haiku)



 Buds slowly wake in the muted sun of early dawn; they

splash the barren branches with shades of parsley green.

The nodding heads of snowdrops line the slopes to the

sylvan pool where croaking frogs peer out, wide eyed, from

the still water. The trickle of a distant brook, once the

only sound in winter’s embrace, is now accompanied

by the chorus of a thousand birds declaring territories

and serenading partners. The magic of nature is

all around us: a legacy to be nurtured and preserved.




A changing climate

Compromising habitat

Species endangered