Frühjahrsmüdigkeit – – haiku

morning haze…

snowflakes drifting

to bare branches



blossom haze…

how weary I feel after




For Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge – blossom haze – (hanagumori). In response, I compare the skies of blossom time to the snow-filled skies here, just a few days ago. (Cherry blossoms are expected to bloom in Toronto next weekend.) The second poem (and perhaps the first) addresses another kind of spring haze.

©️2019 Ontheland

15 thoughts on “Frühjahrsmüdigkeit – – haiku

    1. I finally made the connection…it feels odd to experience depletion when I can get outside and work the soil…but there is a pattern and I think it is as you say: ‘winter drains’. I discovered that in German there is actually a word for it: ‘fruhjahrsmudigkeit’.


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