Haiku : spring


spring blossom budding
lull afore desert’s dog days
nature ablooming

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Spring is a very short season here before the summer heat hits. In a few weeks what passes as winter’s cold leaves us with spring dropping by to say hello before heralding in the blasting furnace winds of our desert summer.  I love spring.



Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #23 Kamishibai, the art of story telling
A haibun and haiku for Panneman’s springtime challenge.  Not sure if my haiku counts as a classical haiku as the flip is in the middle instead of at the end.  Ah well, I really wanted to finish with “ablooming” as I hope to see some flowers soon.  I do want to practice haibun’s more — short one paragraph lyrical prose — as I hope to do a haibun project this summer.

Weekend Writing Prompt #45 – Spring
Sammi Cox
Poetry Challenge – Write a poem in no more than 10 lines that including these words

  • spring
  • blossom
  • bud
  • nature
  • bloom

Note:  used “ablooming” which is a form of the verb “bloom” used in Victorian poetry

sunflower photograph by ©2017 M. LaFreniere, all rights reserved

8 thoughts on “Haiku : spring”

  1. Love the flower…so bright and cheerful. Great haiku, too…very “classical.” Haibun is something I should work on, too…so much to try/do!


    1. thank you! I think you would be awesome at haibun. I’ve been reading some of your early posts and you have a great sense of humor that shines through your prose.


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