dVerse Poets: Open Link Night #169

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copyright kanzensakura

Spring Haiku

my new kimono –
shamed by the tender green of
willows fresh foliage

unable to sleep – the
stars and I listen to the
frogs singing at night

Night haze softens bare
trees – plum blossoms secretly
begin to unfold

spring wind comes blowing
tossing sparrows to the sky –
wind chimes clang loudly

32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda Kruschke
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 15:51:59

    What a beautiful collection. I think I like number IV best, though if you asked me tomorrow I might like another better. They are all such wonderful mini-pictures of spring.


  2. MarinaSofia
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 16:01:37

    You do have spring fever, haven’t you? I think I like the frogs’ song best – it’s that hectic time of year, when love and babies are in the air…


  3. Sanaa Rizvi
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 16:14:56

    Such a wonderful look into Spring ❤ ❤
    Beautifully expressed!


  4. Mary
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 16:21:44

    Really a nice set, Toni. I love the idea of the stars and you listening to the frogs at night. And I can just see the wind tossing the sparrows to the sky.


    • kanzensakura
      Apr 04, 2016 @ 14:25:13

      They really did remind me of little brown kites or leaves swirling in the wind. I am often awake at night and the frogs and I have become good friends through the years. I keep silent and they sing – perfect arrangement.


  5. Grace
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 18:20:40

    Love all specially the frog singing and blossoms secretly unfolding ~

    I can’t wait for spring here in my part of the world ~


  6. Arcadia Maria
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 19:48:50

    Great collection. The first one is my favorite.


  7. Ayala
    Mar 31, 2016 @ 20:40:42

    Lovely share!


  8. Sumana Roy
    Apr 01, 2016 @ 02:19:17

    “tossing sparrows to the sky –”…what lovely image!….beautiful set…


  9. kim881
    Apr 01, 2016 @ 02:43:05

    Just delightful. I am looking out of my window at willow buds at the moment. I think my favourite is:
    ‘unable to sleep – the
    stars and I listen to the
    frogs singing at night’


  10. lillian
    Apr 01, 2016 @ 10:06:26

    I do love nature’s sounds….and your words! Especially like the line about plum blossoms secretly unfolding. Did you know there are tiny tree frogs that come out at night in Bermuda, and make very big peeping sounds???


    • kanzensakura
      Apr 04, 2016 @ 14:19:14

      It is good to know about creatures in other places. I truly love all the frogs. Down here in the south, we have tiny tree frogs as well. Right before a rain, they make a tremendously loud noise. Otherwise, they just do a small quick croak. Very shy creatures but I often find them making their slow deliberate way across our living room window. The bricks of the house are too coarse for them but they love to go from the shrubs to the window. I love seeing their tiny feet with the suction toes and their big eyes.


      • lillian
        Apr 04, 2016 @ 14:24:31

        Ah….we are kindred spirit!


        • kanzensakura
          Apr 04, 2016 @ 14:32:34

          I think so. Add our Victoria to the list of kindred spirits as well…I truly do view the passing, changing seasons with the Japanese view point…or of a farmer. Right now, the thick reddish-brown buds of beginning leaves are turning spring green. Many of the trees are a lovely smear of green and reddish brown. And overnight, the trees will be all bright new green.


          • lillian
            Apr 04, 2016 @ 14:46:06

            ah that I could see the green and buds right now….meander to my site and see my thoughts on the cruelty of April (especially when one has only returned from Bermuda six days). Snowing here still — Temptress Spring is fickle indeed!


            • kanzensakura
              Apr 04, 2016 @ 15:14:17

              We are in the 70’s today, bright sun and achoo! Pollen everywhere! but the next few days will be cool. I am hoping no frost to kill my plum and pear blooms so I will have fruit from them.


  11. navasolanature
    Apr 01, 2016 @ 10:44:27

    Beautifully wrought haiku and your photo adds to the delicate nature of haiku and Spring.


  12. Glenn Buttkus
    Apr 01, 2016 @ 12:15:03

    A lovely quad-salute of Spring in the perfection of your classic haiku. Like Grace & Mary, I dig the frog cantata; used to live near a creek in the country, & their serenade, like waves at the ocean, lulled me into slumber.


  13. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala)
    Apr 01, 2016 @ 12:47:27

    A beautiful run-up to Spring, Toni! All nicely set in haiku. So much to look forward to.



  14. Jennifer Wagner
    Apr 01, 2016 @ 13:34:39

    Lovely, all.


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