learning to flow

I woke up to the sound of chuckling rain. what a relief, a break from the urgent calls of the sun: come fork mounds of straw off the garden beds! come plant seeds–it’s early spring! come let the seedlings under indoor lamps breathe outside air! come out to mow the grass! I raise the blind and see young blades rising from the earth … they’ll be twice as hard to mow after their feast but what can I do? my body has rebelled, compelled me to rest and so I must.

Easy advice

put to the test again

slow down

Later sunlight returns, fresh leaflets shimmer, birds twitter…no be-twixt and between for them…nor for the cardinal calling from the highest branch.

Kitty cat purrs

Sprawled on resting legs

taking it easy

~

Today Lillian at dVerse invites us to write any kind of poem incorporating two or more brand names. I chose the chocolate category: Chuckles (chuckling rain), Mounds (mounds of straw), Twix (be-twixt) and Kit-Kat (kitty cat). I folded these references into a haibun about my current experience of spring. I am also linking to Haikai Challenge #33: spring rain.

©️2018 Ontheland

22 thoughts on “learning to flow

  1. oooh…chocolate! I have used this rain, this week to transplant some ferns and forsythia… I hope they take.
    Good luck with your resting and gardening. If the rain holds off or the sun comes out I may have to mow my front lawn for the second time in the same week… At least between the rain I was able to get most of my gully… I have to divide my lawn to conquer it 🙂

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    1. Ferns sound beautiful…I like forsythia too 🙂 Our grass is growing like crazy while both of us of have ailments that prevent us from getting out. Thanks for your wishes… I should be out there soon!

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