(g) Finally, Spring? (3.20) wp

Observing 20
Finally, Spring?
(haibun-type with Elfje)

Six twenty-eight this morning was the official time;
however Spring may be delayed as Winter hangs
on to the petticoat of warm hopes, like a child clinging
securely to their mother not wanting to let go for
fear of being forgotten, not ready to move forward.

Winters’
Tight grip
Seeks attention as
Mother Nature moves towards
Spring

©JP/dh

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(g) Spring Sigh (3.5) wp

Observing 5
Spring Sigh
(haibun with tanka)

How does one celebrate spring
When in the winter of their own life?
Difficult as it is to remain independent
The neighbor in his nineties, finally is
Accepting help from those who may yet
Become closer than living relatives…
Knowing and accepting limitations also
Means knowing when to ask and accept help.
So yesterday he allowed her to take him
To the local barber…maybe Monday for groceries…
Once home he’ll return to the reverie of youthful springs

age is a number
days are marked off as they pass
soon spring will arrive

even though the weather hangs
tightly onto winter’s cloak

©JP/dh

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(g) Spring Sentinel (3.1) wp

Observing 1
Spring Sentinel
(haibun with tanka)

Yesterday at the old farmhouse in the
Middle of the suburban neighborhood
At first glance I thought some debris
From the almost a tornado had precariously
landed on one of the chimney stacks
On closer inspection it was fowl…
A large black vulture to be exact!

The large American Black Vulture
Almost looks like a lost knight ~
With a helmet, short cuisse
And sabaton all of silver grey
not quite gleaming with a black cape;
Ready to bring winter to a close and
Rebirth spring about two weeks early

amid clearing mist
resting on a high perch to
survey the valley

solitary knight, ready
to defend against winter

©JP/dh


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_vulture
To the Mayan mind the vulture was observed as a death eater.
As a consumer of death, the Mayan felt the vulture could also
convert death to life. So, the vulture was considered a symbol
of cleansing , renewal and transformation.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Components_of_medieval_armour
https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/heeding-haiku-with-chevrefeuille-march-1st-2017/
Because it sort of fits…I don’t have a favorite poem. I write poems…

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(g) Love 3 Revolutions /MLMM (2.3)

Love 3
Revolutions
(haibun)

Our hearts beat like that of the sun. A constant pulse –
Occasionally overshadowed by our racing brains.
blood a brilliant hue of red – if bled.
Who could possibly walk upon the sun? Though –
Too often we allow others to trample upon our souls…
Yet for those who are kind – we open our arms wide.
Ever careful to keep just a few secrets, for sanity’s sake –
Like what is it that is really at our core?
Are we really adventurous or a total bore?
That twisted traveled road sometimes in circles tread,
As only we can master our shifting often fraying thread –
Those burning dreams, oft forgot – once hot
Fade like burnt off morning fog once we raise our head

rising, setting disc –
a steadfast beat; even when
there are cloudy skies

©JP/dh

“Always there remain portions of our heart into which
no one is able to enter, invite them as we may”
Mary Dixon Thayer (b 1896 -)
American Poet

The Book Of Hearts: Visions of Love in Word and Image
Running Press * Philadelphia / London
© 1994

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/heeding-haiku-with-chevrefeuille-february-1st-2017-rising-sun/
See link for a photo

Note: Chosen quotes not in page order.

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(g) QKJ 27/ Just so I don’t have to cook, t’is all (1.27) wp

Just so I don’t have to cook, t’is all
(haibun)

Maybe when he returns,
though he’s been eating out –
He’ll be willing to take me out?

Though with winter returning
I’d have to bundle up –
We wouldn’t have to go far

We could return
To the local place, maybe not a
Favorite…no mess to clean

We can be found returning
To our two stools to the left
Of the bar – watch soundless TV

Then after we return
Payment for the bill, we can
Go home – and enjoy our reunion

cooking can be fun,
in my own space, but tonight
no chef’s role for me

©JP/dh

https://imprompt.wordpress.com/2017/01/27/qkj-27/
Write about your favorite restaurant.

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BE35 November 2016 wp

BE35: Retro?

Memory can be a handy tool to learn many lessons.
To overcome the challenges of doubt fed to us by
others or ourselves. Some things we simply cannot
control, we can control our own choices and how we
process the treasure that each new day brings.

look back at the past,
glean the harvest of ‘good’ to
share with the future

©JP/dh

Good Fortune

Though we all suffer life’s challenges,
it is equally true that almost all of us
are more fortunate than others in some way.

The Breathe Easy Deck by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber (in no particular order)

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BE25 October 2016 wp

BE25: Captivating View

There is a slightly hilly section that I sometimes stroll –
There are no sidewalks and the mature trees on either
side of the road give a forested feel. The road is used,
but hardly a thoroughfare so there is a about a mile and
a half of – or about a half an hour that I can concentrate
on the sounds rustling in the flora and fauna.

within the old stump
cavity large, protected
small mushrooms mature

©JP/dh

Enchantment

We are enchanted and enchanting when we appreciate all
of life’s miracles, big and small, and share our sense of awe
and wonder with those we care about.

The Breathe Easy Deck by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber (in no particular order)

http://www.fs.fed.us/nrs/pubs/gtr/gtr_nrs79.pdf please see page 27
These may be what I saw… but mushroom identification for me is at best a guess.
The link is its own enchantment with the variety of mushrooms displayed.
Warning: Many wild mushrooms are inedible.

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