Haibun: Blue Sky Blue Flowers

For Mish’s prompt on dVerse Poets Pub. Today is quadrille Monday. A quadrille is exactly 44 words and uses the prompted word which in this instance is sip or variants there of. A haibun in the manner of Basho. NOTE: I am home from the hospital having bullied my doctor and promised to take a boatload of meds *wink*.  For Tuesday Platform with Real Toads

Blue Sky Blue Flowers
“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound” Edwin Curran

Our lawn is covered with tiny blue flowers, always the first flowers to bloom. Overhead the sky is a clear blue. I sip at them like a bee, from sky to flower.
cloudless blue sky –
blue flowers covering the lawn –
sky is twice reflected

Haiku: Rice Planting

For my prompt at Real Toads, writing poems to spring kigo.  Please keep the poems brief and with minimal description in the manner of Basho.  It is still cold here but not as bitter as a few weeks ago. Daffodils are pushing up their spears and my front yard is blue with tiny blue violets.

Haiku: Rice Planting

gentle cold spring rain –
cherry trees will soon lose their blooms –
rice is planted

Planting Rice by Hiroshige (1797 – 1858)

Hazy moon – おぼろ月

posting for Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #20, hazy moon.


Black spring night sky – I
descry through blacker branches



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