Friday, December 20, 2013

Poetry Friday - Poems from CRICKET NEVER DOES

Knowing I would be hitting the road this holiday, I finished my shopping ages ago. This means that while everyone around me is whipped into a shopping frenzy, I can relax and browse. That's just what I was doing earlier this week (while procrastinating on my grading) when I stopped into my favorite used bookstore and treated myself to this little book.
CRICKET NEVER DOES: A COLLECTION OF HAIKU AND TANKA, by Mrya Cohn Livingston, is a seasonal collection of poems beginning with spring and ending with winter. Here's one of the winter poems.

Here we are, Winter,
just you and I in the snow,
freezing together

And because I love the book title, here's the poem those words come from.

Not wishing to stop
his chirping the whole night long,
Cricket never does

Check out other poetic things being shared and collected today by Buffy Silverman at Buffy's Blog. Happy Poetry Friday all! And best wishes to each of you for whatever holiday you celebrate this season.


  1. Cricket Never Does is now on my to-read list--thanks for sharing it!

  2. You are a lucky woman to have found this, Tricia! They are not easy to find. Thanks for sharing both poems, but I love the winter one, just right, isn't it? Merry Christmas!

  3. Isn't it funny how a chirping cricket sounds so lovely in a poem, but if he's in your bedroom at night you just want him to stop!

  4. I've been meaning to get more intimate with Myra Cohn Livingston's poetry, hopefully 2014 does that for me. Thanks for sharing this, Tricia!

  5. Thanks for sharing the poem the title came from -- I was wondering! And I love it!

  6. How fun to find this treasure! were rewarded for procrastinating. That might not bode well...(says she who has a whole mountain of school and at-home work she thinks she'll get done over break...)

  7. I *love* the cricket haiku! Thanks so much for sharing it, Tricia. All the best in the new year!

  8. I'm envious of your terrific find! Thanks for sharing these little gems.