green with envy

Joining Frank J. Tassone‘s haiku challenge: ataka (warmth)

 

some(where?) spring has sprung

if only could, i’d migrate

soak in ataka 

 

bench-garden-grass-evening

 

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first blossoms

Join Frank Tassone‘s haiku challenge…

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cherry trees will bud

float like soft pink petal clouds

hatsu hana spring

cinquain in pain

A cinquain is a five line poem with first line as title and final line restates it. Syllable count: 2-4-6-8-2.logo-napowrimo

 

 

calving

farmer midwife

gets up at night to check

first time heifers need help birthing

spring push

 

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photo by lynn

slightly cracked

 

you may

call me egg-head

for trying to write a

spring quadrille of eggs

-actly forty-four words (now

you know that forty-four counts

as one word, right?) and also for

making this poem egg-shaped,

(simply eggs-ceptional) just

don’t egg me on to pen

more yolks!

 

 

 


Kim hosts an “egg” quadrille prompt for dVerse Poets this week before Easter…

chillin’

Writing prompt at Ramblings of a Writer using words “arrived” & “breeze”.

 

wet flakes fall steady

spring arrived without a breeze

robin hops in snow

 

 

weathered pastels

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai inspires “springtime haibun” challenge…

Two years ago we invited our five grandchildren and their parents for Easter dinner after Resurrection Sunday worship. We already enjoyed warmer spring temperatures and tulip bulbs sprouted in the garden. A delicious meal was planned featuring honeyed ham with favorite side dishes. The mothers laid out their children’s best clothes with frills and bowties in anticipation of the next day’s celebration.

During the night, it snowed a wet blanket on the greening lawn and dirt farmyard. Plans for our first annual Easter egg hunt had to modified over the protests of the children, who were soothed by the fruity taste of jellybeans. The rabbit tracks across the waiting garden disappeared with the melting snow. New life persists and now nine grandkids are budding on the branches of our family tree.

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photo by lynn

 

wet snow on easter

spring’s resurrection muddied

hide the eggs indoors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Later the same year, our weathered, fifty-year-old kitchen cupboards were re-done (resurrected) in “espresso” with distressed brass hardware  🙂

singing in rain cinquain

Cinquain is a 5-line poem with a pattern of 2-4-6-8-2 syllables. The Weekend Writing Challenge is to include these words: spring, blossom, bud, nature, bloom.

 

trees bud

spring rains softly

nature’s fresh bloom of praise

hungry bunny nibbles crocus

blossom

 

 

sweet surrender

 

scent of spring rides zephyr

snowman has fallen

battle of seasons

scent of spring rides zephyr

sleet dissolves to rain

winter’s last stand

scent of spring rides zephyr

snowman has fallen

 


A triolet for Weekend Writing Prompt, “fallen”. A triolet consists of 8 lines. Lines1,4 and 7 are the same line repeated. So are lines 2 and 8.

 

lion’s tooth in sun’s face

A tan renga written for challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


 

dandelion dandelion
on the sandy beach
spring opens its eyes                           © Ogiwara Seisensui
 

warm salty sea breezes blow
…dandelion sneezes seeds                     lynn__

 

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photo by lynn

japanese spring (I)

Andromeda Flowers

Andromeda flower – CDHK

 

andromeda suite

flowers cascade, stars twinkle

galactic music

new life on the farm

tulips point skyward
pregnant buds open up life
colorful prayers

_______

speckled easter eggs
killdeer cry out distraction
spring clutch nests on ground

_______

raindrops kiss clover
walk barefoot across wet lawn
holding hands with spring

_______

straw bedding in barn
cows moo news of fresh spring calves
maternity ward

_______

mews, purrs, stretches paw
mama nurses new kittens
fur balls’ eyes closed tight

_______

blossoms pop purple
rhododendron awakens
spring resurrection

 

seasons flow

 

warm weather thaw

spring is winter’s changeling child

ice water gurgling

 

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

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