Haiku Spring

28 Mar

Blog Post #339

The snow has melted
trees stand stark against the sky
spring rain falls softly

Puddle Jumping

Our long, cold winter is over and even though spring has brought more rain than sunshine, we’re happy because the snow has disappeared, the air is warmer and we can feel the promise of summer. Yesterday, on my way to work, I noticed that the trees and shrubs were beginning to bud! I even spotted a few rhododendrons blooming, their vibrant red petals ablaze in the dull morning light.

And at last, the cherry trees are burgeoning with the fresh, delicate pinkness of a thousand flowers just in time for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2017. This annual event includes many activities including the popular VCBF 2017 Haiku Invitational  which is now open for submissions. You have until June 1st, 2017 to enter — so grab your pencils and start writing!

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2 Responses to “Haiku Spring”

  1. Donna Kirk March 29, 2017 at 7:06 am #

    I love your Haikus’!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. cgjohnston March 30, 2017 at 9:26 am #

    Thank you, Donna! I’ll never be a Haiku master, but I enjoy trying my hand at writing them. 🙂

    Like

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