Did you set your intentions?
I am trying to find a spring Haiku for you, from my beloved anthology edited by Robert Hass but I keep running into “spring leaving” poems or full moon poems or winter is here poems and that will not do. I need just the right poem before I leave you for a few hours.
Ah. Here we go. This one from Basho
The spring we don’t see/on the back of a hand mirror/a plum tree in flower.
And this, also from Basho:
Spring rain/leaking through the roof/dripping from the wasps’ nest.
And I love this one:
A cold rain starting/and no hat–/so?
I am breaking up the poems this way because my wordpress gives it funny spacing when I give each line its own line. I think this works fine though and doesn’t distract. And as I search for poems I realize that any poem mentioning rain is most likely a spring poem unless another season is mentioned. And poems about blossoms too…
Sickly/but somehow the chrysanthemum/is budding.
All of these are from Basho. Here is one more:
Spring!/a nameless hill/in the haze.
Wait wait! This one too:
Another year gone–/hat in my hand/sandals on my feet.
Do you read or write poetry? Does your chart show that you’re a writer?
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