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April 22, 2014 prompt: first color - anticipation</p><br /><br />
<p>yellow primrose peeks<br /><br /><br />
winter's wilted cover hid<br /><br /><br />
spring's delightfull gift </p><br /><br />
<p>spirits lift at the sight<br /><br /><br />
new greens bright ~ spring colors delight<br /><br /><br />
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(c) 4/2014...Saradunn
(c) 4/2014…Saradunn
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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. 

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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. 

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We anticipate new in many ways – 

in flowers such as lilacs or rose buds, 

a newborn, 

the first grapes, 

the first home baked cookie, 

breaking of the ice. 

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These are not always momentous occasions such as graduation; 

they can be mundane – the first dandelion bloom. 

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What “bursting forth” do you anticipate? 

What first color? 

Shoot? 

Taste? 

Event? 

How will your tanka celebrate this first?

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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
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(c) 4/2014…Saradunn

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