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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Spring, Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

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 Tiny spring peepers
Chirp love songs from the Cypress
Bull frog bass back beat

Mayapple leaves spread
Catching cool raindrops falling
Umbrellas for toads

Ethereal mist
Blankets buds, warbler takes wing
Traveler on Earth

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 19 – February 19th – Theme: Seasons Type: Kigo

18 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice...the first is my fav...i could sit and listen to natures music for most of an after noon...

Grace said...

I like the nature references....very nice haiku set....Do I smell spring in the distance ~

Someone is Special said...

Ethereal mist.. I loved your Haiku set a lot Lolamouse..

Chèvrefeuille said...

I love the last one "ethereal mist" wonderfully composed. Thanks for sharing these tine little 'mouse dropping' :-)

Laurie Kolp said...

These are lovely haiku... hard to pick a favorite but I really like the image I get from the second one. Thanks for taking part.

Fireblossom said...

Do toads really need umbrellas? :-)

Kerry O'Connor said...

How lovely! These seem to usher in Spring in your part of the world. I love the Bullfrog's back beat!

Amber said...

I love the last one. "Ethereal mist" --> WOW.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Nature's music is like balm for the soul! Love the idea of "ethereal mists"!

☂☆ Vållῐ ★♬ said...

Wow!...Awesome description of spring! Beautiful :)
Seasons ~ Avatars of mother nature

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I haven't seen (or eaten!) mayapples for years...and I never thought of them as umbrellas for toads. Delightful image!

Winter

Thanks for not using Blogger's word verification. It is really annoying.

becca givens said...

Loving this and the anticipation of a beautiful spring when natures awakens from her slumber. Nicely done!! Not familiar with mayapples, and love "umbrellas for toads"

Day 19

darev2005 said...

Mmm... I can feel the cool dampness. Love it!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love your haiku - especially the Bear Haiku to the right. Hee hee!Great wisdom in the bubble comment :)

zongrik said...

these are true Haiku

Terri / CloakedMonk said...

I love the first one! Nature can be a symphony.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Mayapple leaves spread
Catching cool raindrops falling
Umbrellas for toads

Love this!

Grace O'Malley said...

These three haiku are well-counted and offer vivid imagery. I confess, though, I am having trouble pinning down your kireji.

Thanks for contributing!