Being Dressed

 

buds changing to leaves
thanks to the waters of spring
bare branches being dressed

Pat R

2/23/20

For Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge where the phrase to be used is  ” the waters of spring”

 

Glimmer

a glimmer of spring –
once bare branches
of the pear tree
now clad in buds and
a smattering of sparrows

Pat R

2/08/2020

A Gogyohka for Eugenia’s Weekly prompt where the prompt word is “Glimmer”

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Nearly Spring

effects
This winter felt like a misnomer for most of the time. It has been marked with extraordinarily picturesque skies. Everytime I turned my camera skyward there was that little voice. Nature reminding me that at the very heart of such beauty, may be global warming.

As spring creeps in, I keep waiting for the charm of a proper snowfall. This unseasonably warm winter  seem to have fooled no one but me. The young leaves of the butterfly bush takes a stand. They look sturdy and healthy. They’re not going anywhere, despite their encounter with a transient snowfall. They’ve suffered no harm.

spring comes alive
plant pots at the garden’s edge
wore winter like clutter

Pat R

2/03/2020

Dverse Poets Pub where Frank Tassone is hosting Haibun Monday and the prompt is “Spring”

For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt words are “Charm & Harm”

For Eugenia’s Challenge where the prompt word is “Alive”

 

Embracing Spring

deep in the hedges
the first sparrows twittering –
the embrace of spring

Pat R

1/27/2020

For Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge
To write a poem that states or alludes to first sparrows twittering (hatsusuzume).