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March 20, 2007

equinoxally yours

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu — David Giacalone @ 1:27 pm

     Law-schmaw.  Despite the forecast for record low temperatures tonight — or, maybe because of it — the f/k/a Gang needs to celebrate the Spring (Vernal) Equinox with a few haiku from some of our Honored Guest friends.


expecting a night
of spring…
night frost


to one side
of my paper lantern…
spring’s first dawn


half of it
is flitting snow…
spring rain


……… by Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue (500 more on spring) 


umbrella vert  

spring equinox
moonshadow deepens
the creek

spring-like day
the cat grapples
with a catnip bird

spring longing
the man
in the three-quarter moon

…… by Carolyn Hall
“spring-like day” – The Heron’s Nest (2004)
“spring equinox” – The Heron’s Nest (2000)
“spring longing” – frogpond XXVIII: 1

the widower
coaxed to the dance floor
spring equinox


the gardener’s sleeves
rolled to the elbow
spring equinox

….. by Tom Painting – from A New Resonance 2 (2001)     raindropSF raindropSF
“gardener’s” – Frogpond  XXI v:2;
“the widower”- Modern Haiku XXXI: 2

first day of spring
all the fly-fishing books
out of the library

higher and higher
on the trampoline
spring rain

“first day of spring” – A New Resonance 2 (2001)
“higher and higher” – tug of the current; Haiku Canada Newsl 


the hood back on my coat –
spring arrives

last day of winter –  raindropSF raindropSF
ice smothers
the early buds

spring arrives —
new snow bleaches
old snowbanks


mid-March winds –
a too-warm coat
suddenly too thin



Spring arrives —
peeps melting
on the dashboard

the lawn crunches
Spring’s first bocce match

…………………… by dagosan
” last day of winter” – Nisqually Delta Review (Winter-Spring, 2006)
” new snow bleaches” – Haiku Harvest (Spring/Summer 2006)
“mid-March winds” –  Clouds Peak #1 (July 2006)
“peeps melting” – Simply Haiku (Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter 2005)
“the lawn crunches” – Simply Haiku haiga (Vol. 5: 1, 2007) 

first spring day
the chatter
of the starbucks staff

another spring
a tumble of stuffed bears
in the divorcee’s bed

umbrella vert  ………… by Pamela Miller Ness
“first spring day” – haiku sequence The Can Collector’s Red Socks
“another spring” – Modern Haiku (Autumn 2003)

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