Spring Waters


Spring waters running

crystal clear // transparent // clean

Plants view reflections


Photo: Dwight L. Roth.

Written for this week’s Haikai Challenge spring waters.

Join us at: https://frankjtassone.com/2020/02/22/haikai-challenge-127-2-22-20-waters-of-spring-haru-no-mizu/

Early Spring

crucus bloom

Spring came early this year. Feels like March rather than February. Flowers are blooming in all their glory. More cold weather is predicted. Will they last? Only time will tell.

Fingers of sunshine

Petals of lavender-blue

Spring beauty soon gone


Photo: Dwight L. Roth

daffodils at mailbox


Still Cold

Punxsutawney Phil Makes Annual Groundhog Day Appearance

Grumpy old ground hog
Winter sleep interrupted
Still cold // spring will come
No dark shadow to scare him
Who would believe such a tale?


Frank Tassone asked us to write a Haikai poem for this ground hog’s day. Even though he did not see his shadow, it is still very cold in many parts of the country. So our prompt is “still cold”!

Come join us at: https://frankjtassone.com/2019/02/02/haikai-challenge-71-2-2-19-still-cold-yokan-haiku-senryu-haibun-tanka-haiga-renga/

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