seasons flow

 

warm weather thaw

spring is winter’s changeling child

ice water gurgling

 

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s “yukidoke” (thaw) theme.

the feather

Inspired by Ese’s beautiful haiku at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and Hans Christian Anderson’s classic The Ugly Duckling.

 

left behind

in the frozen pond

white feather

© Ese

 

winter pond freezing

young duckling missed migration

white swan escapes ice

lynn__

 

klompen prints in snow

snow tulip

tulip festival

snowfall surprises tourists

may not so merry

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may not so merry

frosted flowers weeping ice

parade is cancelled

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parade is cancelled

bakery sells hot koffie

windmill park empty

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windmill park empty

nature’s moods are capricious

tulip festival


Linking this cascading haiku with Carpe Diem Haiku Kai today…

april fools’ pantoum

 

Winter’s final assault of triple fury:

freezing rain, glazed ice, heavy snow,

worse than a typical blizzard’s flurry

deals a vengeful, destructive blow.

 

Freezing rain, glazed ice, heavy snow

covers fences, rooftops and trees;

deals a vengeful, destructive blow

to spring’s warmer, mellow breeze.

 

Covered fences, rooftops and trees

break under weather’s weight, or melt

to spring’s warmer, mellow breeze.

as seasons’ changing moods are felt.

 

Break under weather’s weight, or melt,

a snowman kneels, then dies on grass

as seasons’ changing moods are felt

by robins confused after blustery blast.

 

Weather reports could not predict

worse than a typical blizzard’s flurry;

soon sunshine returns to contradict

winter’s final assault of triple fury.

 

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