Sighing for Spring: Haibun

In between nor’easters, we take a spur-of-the-moment day trip. We look at paintings of people now gone and places that no longer exist except in memories. We see landscapes of lush verdant woods that contrast with western desert landscapes featuring windmills, swimming pools, and ranch hands. Outside the museum, we walk around the patches of snow. Suddenly I notice the glowing forsythia bushes vibrant and defiant, rising from the white blanket at their roots to greet the sun. Though it’s fighting to remain, winter will soon be gone. We only need to wait a bit longer.

 

Golden yellow sighs,

whispers of a spring time song—

flowers in the snow

 

Grounds of the Mercer Museum, Doylestown, PA

 

I wrote more about the exhibit we saw at the Michener Museum on Monday. This haibun is for Frank’s haikai challenge, using the kigo, or season word, snow. This is also for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge, where the prompt was to use synonyms for patience and green.

It has been a busy week with work and news. Now it’s time for poetry. Watch out for sharp objects today!  🙂

 

 

 

26 thoughts on “Sighing for Spring: Haibun

  1. LOL! The forsythia bush is one of my favorites! I’m thinking of putting some in at the front of my house. I love how you incorporate your everyday life in your poetry. It’s fun seeing the world through your eyes. ❤

  2. Pingback: #Haikai Challenge #25 (3/17/18): (Spring) Equinox (higan) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga – Frank J. Tassone

  3. Ahhh, so happy to see the yellow forsythia bush so brave and stalwart against the cold snowy root base. Thanks for the pretty view and lovely words: “golden yellow sighs.”

  4. Pingback: #Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 75 RECAP, “Green & Patience,” #SynonymsOnly – Colleen Chesebro – The Fairy Whisperer

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