Spring wedding

Posted: April 22, 2015 in Nature, Poetry
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At work yesterday, the constant, wailing wind spread white blossoms past our windows in a parody of winter snow, prompting this seasonal haiku.

Fierce wind spreads blossoms
Like petals at a wedding
Adorning earth bride
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Comments
  1. Simply beautiful, Janet!

  2. Touchingly sentimental and strongly visual.

  3. Beautiful, Janet. Perfect imagery.
    And take heart: my azaleas are bursting forth into a riot of color even as we speak.

    • Good morning, Sandra. Blossoms are popping up all over, but the wind is still with us today and the temperature is more like winter than spring. But that IS part of spring, so I’ll just enjoy the visual beauty while keeping warm. πŸ™‚

      • You’re up fairly close to Chicago, aren’t you? If so, I’m probably about 400 miles south of you. Our temps have been cooler than last week, but still pleasant enough. Of course, I generally have my white azaleas blooming a second and third time — once in October and once in December. Although they don’t bloom all over the bushes at those times — just hear and there.

      • Yes, we’re in the Chicago metropolitan area, although not in the city itself. Those 400 miles make all the difference. πŸ™‚

  4. Nice. Two strong images in opposition. Well done! I like it a lot.

  5. I took a picture of the petals spread across our lawn this morning after a late night windstorm. πŸ™‚

  6. Jan Morrill says:

    Beautiful haiku–lovely imagery!

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