Ready for Spring

Day 15  #SOL17

Shinto is the religion of Japan where spirits are found within nature; Kami are the spirits of nature.   Haikus were generally written for the spirits of nature as openings to set the tone for the renga or renku (a Japanese form of a poem).

“In the 1900s haiku influenced James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Amy Lowell, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg and William Carlos Williams. R.H. Blyth’s four-volume Haiku became popular from the mid to late 1940s and attracted the attention of Beat poets Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder and Jack Kerouac.”  (http://iaforhaikuaward.org/what-is-a-haiku/)

During the day of snow and wind, I came up with my attempt at Haikus.

Snow, icicles melt

Revealing colors below

New life within

Winter winds blowing

Goodbyes to the winter skies

Hello spring delights

The grays, the whites pull

Apart to open the skies

to the birds of spring

snow and winds freeze

the sadness of winter days

the thaw awakens

spring buds waiting to

burst open to the splendor

of the bright spring sun

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for the background on Haikus. Your poems are lovely. They definitely speak – or sing – of spring!

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  2. You are such a teacher- I love learning from your posts! Your haikus are very visual!

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