“Hello, Canada” – a series of haiku

2015CanadaDay-AnnaYinin cool morning air
crisp birdcalls
kick off this special day

glittering diamonds
roll on a green blanket
children hooray all the way

parade ahead –
cartoon figures from floats
blow kisses and dance along

music far and near…
lilacs scent and sweetness spreadsbanner_canadaday2014
bubbles from bottles of beer

by the City Hall, the Mayor
waving to cheerful crowds…
peace spreads

brushes touch up
flags on fresh faces
…O, Canada…in unisonfirework

sun shines candy clouds
carnival at Celebration Square
new and old friends meet

caring for the needy
young and old gather to share
…triple sweet

this is Canada, our Canada
fireworks bloom on night sky
a sound and sweet dream

Note: this poem was written upon the request from our city as my post of Mississauga First Poet Laureate (2015-2017). I was glad to read it at Celebration Square during the official ceremony for 2015 Canada Day.

Here is the link for An Introduction to Advanced Haiku, hope you enjoy it.