Desire for Spring


forsythia buds
long to bathe in warm sunlight
desire for spring



This month at Carpe Diem Haiku we’re working on kigo ( season) words. That is, words that in this form of poetry is referring to the time of year.
In this episode the prompt words are ” desire for spring” .

Inspired by these examples by Jane

eaves dripping
the candle flame

winter days
a heart runs without panting
to the beach
© JaneReichhold

& these by our host

after the darkness
I am longing for the young leaves
and cherry blossoms

the blooming cherries
watching them in the moonlight
it’s magical

For Carpe Diem Haiku



One of four forsythia bushes at ‘Ole Rickety’, the space I run away to. This is what it looked like today, yes buried in snow, past my knees and not a bloom in sight. And no, I’m not loosing it. I just really like this pic so I’m using it twice..with this one, it was sunnier.


Forsythia bush

Curves curves still bare under snow drift

Spring slightly delayed