pretty May Baskets
deliver secretly to love
tradition of making and giving May Baskets:
and decorated with crepe paper in pretty colors
May baskets are small and light to hand on
the door knob of the entry door…
I understand, if it is a school age “crush” it is
hung on the door knob, door bell rang
and the person delivering runs and hides,
watches the person come to the door to see
.Sharon Hawley photo from the Tanka on Site prompt
(You may read all about her biking adventures in her blog: Pedaling West II –http://sharonbybicycle.blogspot.com/2013_02_01_archive.html
a dusty town
the largest of western legends
dying along the river
the nightingale no longer sings
time for a trek over dusty plains
photo spring of 2013…(c) The Art of Sigrid Saradunn
still have snow in the garden this year..into April.
pause in March…found a slew
not posted so here goes my
spring cleaning getting cobwebs
out of my mind
grandma found her man
a bit shy, he stayed a distance
he swooped ~ hanky drop
darkest winter days
sunshine surrounds kitchen
spring time strikes the nose
Plop plop fizz fizz
that old pollen feeling
teepee hats for plants
protective ring around sprouts
sun ~ water do the work
time to down size
forty-three years fills the house
autumn of my years
constellation of tests
“virus” “call in morning”
tea on lawn by Pond *
tea and scones ~ popovers
today’s step back in time
*Jordan Pond House,
Acadia National Park.
Remembering past in
brides want lasting love
pro con lists go on and on
forever love ~ crap shoot
warming hearts cockles
heart thumping beats faster
warm fuzzy feeling
high maintenance spouse
caterwauls, bellyaches, whines
rude neighbor lady
kids cut across lawn to school
deaf ears to anger
“CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER”
tea party magic
secret garden found
stream and lady slippers greet
bench with shaded roof
“high tea”…three tiers
finger sandwiches ~ tasty cakes
deer watch from pond
In the thirty years we have lived here,
one of the highlights of spring is waiting for the first color on our Queen –
a fourteen foot rhododendron we have nurtured from a princess less than four feet.
This year, that color happened over the weekend inside the bush barely visible.
I happened to be gone.
Today, the first streaks of color showed on several outside buds –
with sun they should burst forth tomorrow of the next day.
Makes me really happy.
We anticipate new in many ways –
in flowers such as lilacs or rose buds,
the first grapes,
the first home baked cookie,
breaking of the ice.
These are not always momentous occasions such as graduation;
they can be mundane – the first dandelion bloom.
What “bursting forth” do you anticipate?
What first color?
How will your tanka celebrate this first?
April 22, 2014 prompt: first color – anticipation
yellow primrose peeks
winter’s wilted cover hid
spring’s delightful gift
spirits lift at the sight
new greens bright ~ spring colors delight
Tanka Poets on Site
Before the winter storms, the St. Dunstan Espiscopal Church’s willow tree, Ellsworth Maine, USA
Which one? Well … the haiku has to follow the syllables-count 5-7-5, the classic rule.
The first line you have to use is:
“under the willow”
Have fun, be inspired and share your classical (counted) haiku
under the willow
hiding for the midday-heat
newly wed couple
After the winter storms, the St. Dunstan Espiscopal Church’s willow tree, Ellsworth Maine, USA
Flora records indicate wisteria has been known to live up to 100 years and even older
A great wisteria (藤, fuji) blossoms at Ashikaga Flower Park in Ashikaga, Tochigi, Japan.
.(c) 2014 Saradunn
play one’s in the center
children’s up to any age
… dice game for all
====rolling on river
high and fast roll the dice
river vultures drool
winter road decay
beware sink holes and pot holes
roads winter wear
cars undersides salty rot
rims bend, tires tire
spring prom gowns
couples have new dance moves
chaperons gutter minds
daybreak peaks over distant hills
starts much to early
horizons first light
pink yellow orange parfait
mother looks at clock
bain of old age
dump man’s delight
all dressed up ~ window shopping
stiletto heels tapping
back in the day,
a young lady or a woman of any age,
would dress up to go shopping…
white gloves and all.
Hard to imagine how times have changed,
but will always remember the sound
of steel stiletto heels on the sidewalk
written for facebook page.
NaHaiWriMo facebook site encourages
other than the standard 5-7-5 haiku forms.
It is a place to have fun, play creatively,
experiment, try something new, practice
writing haiku daily.