春の前触れ harbingers of spring – tanka 短歌,

"Robins" free illustration by John Burroughs, 1876

“Robins” free illustration by John Burroughs, 1876

春の前触れ Haru no maebur
Robins in my yard
Running chirping seeking worms
Thin layer of snow
Dissipates under their feet
In their chirps the sound of spring

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