When we bought the house, the yard was covered in snow, but you could see where a leafless rosebush was making promises about the future, and the snow was revealing ridges where the low brick wall enclosed the flowerbeds. I resolved to wait the seasons out, push my thoughts forward to the beginning of spring.


after the torrent
green pea tendrils


7 Responses

  1. janewilliams Says:

    A lovely haibun.

    spring cleaning shadows come and go

  2. Magyar Says:

    … and as Autumn now approaches, 'tis warming to dream ahead to Spring.
    Your nifty haibun caused me to dream of this:

    vines search
    reaches for the morrow
    warm wine.

  3. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Lovely. I particularly like the word 'curious' – what a great way to describe pea tendrils! :)


  4. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    Wonderful – thank you and blessings

  5. haikuapprentice Says:

    An elegant haibun, Charles, topped off with a delicious haiku! I also loved the choice of "curious" – it evokes for me all those David Attenborough documentaries and time lapse photography.

    I look forward to enjoying more of your verses in the future.


  6. top uk writing help Says:

    Tendrils come from the area of romanticism! Nice associations arise in mind!

  7. rickie Says:

    snow covers everything

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