Spring Season

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – “Season Your Poetry”
(posted by Toni)

“What I am going to do is to ask you for a brief (and I mean brief) poem about a kigo in spring. the form is your choice. The subject is your choice. Just make it about spring. Here is a list of spring kigo. This is from an extensive list of which many kigo have been deleted or apply only to Japan. I have translated the kigo from the Japanese. Please pick one or several and write a poem or, even a haiku. Remember: haiku must use a kigo and a kireji (a cutting word), be in the moment (sort of like a photograph) and have three lines: 5-7-5 syllable count or, short-long-short lines. Please write no more than 10 lines.”


uncertain weather
crocus are undecided
is it Spring yet?


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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18 Responses to Spring Season

  1. I love it. Once they pop up, there’s no turning back.


  2. Carrie V. H. says:

    The weather has been quite uncertain this year. Lovely haiku Sara!


  3. Kerry says:

    The crocuses know best.


  4. The crocuses are tricksters I think…


  5. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar says:

    Oh… this is humorous. Yes, indeed – I’d like an answer to that question!


  6. Vivian Zems says:

    Let’s hope they don’t have to ponder for too long 🙂


  7. kim881 says:

    We have frost again this morning but the spring plants are popping up everywhere – crocuses don’t care about frost.


  8. Jim says:

    Lovely poem, Sara. We’ve been having Spring in the Houston area since the last week in January’s frost, the only one this winter. Our plants didn’t know what to do but they’ve kept on blooming.


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