topsy turvy – – haibun

In May, just days ago it seems, I felt summer on my skin, inhaled its warm scents and, responding to familiar cues, started pulling out summer clothes. Now early June feels like spring again. What a topsy turvy time this is…after winter before summer.

between the rains

tall grasses blowing

in a cool breeze

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©️2019 Ontheland

Haikai Challenge #88 – summer-like – natsumeku

wild roses – – haiku

Gardening or keeping potted plants was not for my mother as I grew up, but in later years she tended an hydrangea bush and tidied her yard. Everyday I remember her, sometimes pondering the things she left behind.

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wild roses

on a pair of coffee cups

her unknown dreams

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©️2019 Ontheland

spring-light – – haibun

In my corner of the world, spring progresses slowly. Grass is greening and mowers are being pulled out of garages. Bulbs show leaves above the brown debris of dormant flower beds and above…the blush of red, pink and green buds wash the sky.

Where else do longer daylight hours go?

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forsythia…

a dazzling glow

for weary eyes

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Forsythia by JillWellington

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roadside willow…

cascading yellow

spring-light

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Weeping willow in spring by Tama66

©️2019 Ontheland

April moon – – tanka haibun

It’s six days before Easter. Around the house all traces of snow are gone, replaced by puddles, hints of new green, grey, yellow and brown. Today by the porch, the first tulip tips are peeking from the earth and two roads away, red tree buds are out.

to the east

a torn white wafer

in robin-blue sky

April moon calling

all to rise

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©️2019 Ontheland

The prompt this week for Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge is Pink Moon, one of the names for April moon, which is waxing to fullness this Friday, 2019’s Good Friday.