Written for:  Carpe Diem #1653 passing spring (yuku haru)

“At the end of spring we are longing for summer, spring has passed by and has spread new life all around us. Nature is in full bloom and the bare branches are covered with blossoms and young green leaves. The meadows are sprinkled with the most beautiful flowers on earth … isn’t it exciting? Finally we can say … the light has returned to us and now we may celebrate summer.”

lying on the beach
dreaming away in a midday nap
departing spring

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Spring passes
and the birds cry out—tears
in the eyes of fishes

© Matsuo Bashō (Tr Sam Hamill, taken from “Narrow Road Into The Deep Interior”)

Here is my attempt:

daffodil heads droop
lush blossoms burst with color
Spring waves good-bye

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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