Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spring Haiku





After reading yesterday's slices from all the folks that were having a snow day, I began to think about how lucky I am to live where the flowers and birds are out already and the days are not too chilly any more. I would also like to thank Christy Rush-Levine for the inspiration she gave with her haiku featuring her sweet puppies playing in the snow yesterday. These thoughts inspired the two haiku that follow.
Buttercups

Lemony yellows
Slightly nodding in the breeze
Bowing to their friends

Source:  http://chesterfieldpagans.org/2010/03/25/cumbria-in-the-spring/





Robin

Genial sign of spring
Symbol of new life to come
Usher in the warmth








Source:  http://blog.duncraft.com/2010/06/09/the-american-robin/

6 comments:

  1. "And then my heart with rapture fills/ And dances with the daffodils."
    Wordsworth

    Seems like there is nothing more inspiring than those daffodils for poetry, huh? I am not a gardener myself, but I always look forward to buying them at Trader Joe's each spring (lol)!

    Are these stock pics? They really added interest to your post, but if they are yours, you are an amazing photographer : )

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    1. Thanks, Lorelei. I had forgotten to go back and credit the source of the pics! Definitely want to give credit to the folks who captured these beautiful images. I am a good photographer, but not that good! There is something about those first daffodils brightening up the bleak, gray landscape that is worth celebrating!

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  2. The robins and daffodils are out here, but I don't think anyone noticed today because the icy wind today made everyone duck their heads and run for warmth! Thanks for your spring time haiku.

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    1. Spring is coming. I love the signs!

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  3. I particularly like the word choice in the robin poem-usher in the warmth. You give me something to look forward to! Thanks for the credit- it is so much fun to be immersed in a community of writers!

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  4. Lorelei is spot-on -- somewhere Wordsworth is smiling at your buttercups! You verge personification into metaphor, making your buttercups elegant gentlemen that nod and bow. Beautiful!

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