Rainwater & Young Buds

Seasonal Haiku Double

Windstorm warnings sound
dusk to dark: tornadoes bud
down shelters

Rainwater’s morning
dawn uncovers damage done
new buds color scene


Featured original photo by C.E. Price via PIXNIO (CC0)

Written for Naturalist Weekly‘s mini-season/micro-season prompt to write a haiku or senryu that references buds or young plants—via Goff James Art, Music, Phototography, Poetry, and Quotations.


From the ice

In spite of blue sky
fresh air chills our bright sunshine
wintry aggression

Poem written for today’s Japanese micro-season “fish emerge from the ice“, or “fish rise from the ice“. Today could have been a spring day, if not for the icy winds coming down across the southern plains of North America . . . a good winter day.

Featured image “ice flower” of the public domain via Hippopx.

Winter Brain

Bright, frigid wind bites!
Smarting winter sensation
freshens perspective.  

Image shows a home base of roofed shelters isolated and fenced in among ice-covered trees and snow-covered ground, denoting hibernation or protection from the elements
Featured photo accompaniment (representing hibernation) by Ioan-Dan Plesa on Pexels.com

Micro-season poetry inspired by the traditional Japanese calendar


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Did You Know: Calendars

Most people in Japan use, or are familiar with, the Western calendar (seireki), but the traditional calendar is used for official documents. The traditional Japanese calendar is based on reign periods of emperors. Each time a different emperor began rule, a new counting of the years began and the period acquired a new name.
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