Spring – a Haiku by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Lisa is hosting Poetics with an invitation to engage with the Japanese (derived from Chinese) 72 seasons and to write a haiku based on – Sekki as major season and Ko as minor season within the major. For in depth information click the link below for dVerse and further links.

dVerse Poets – Poetics – One of Seventy-two Seasons

Image: from behance.net a slice of the 72 Japanese seasons.

“The night air was soft and laden with the redolence of impending blossoms.” Meeta Ahluwalia

My choice of major and micro season are: Sekki – Spring; Ko – Risshun (beginning of spring). Damsel flies are an early sign of spring, there is both joy in the coming of spring and sadness that winter is going (because it is fleeting – which means, ergo, that spring is also short lived). The fireplace empty means spring is here, a different nuance.


Damsel flies buzzing
sadness and joy are intertwined
fireplace is empty

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Filed under awareness, Haiku, life, nature, poem, quote, seasons

32 responses to “Spring – a Haiku by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I guess there is a sort of bittersweetness with each season’s passing. Excellent haiku.

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  2. Ain

    A touching piece, with very nice haiku…


  3. wow ~ “damselflies” are new to me, Paul ~ I had to look them up! A beautiful haiku too! ๐Ÿ™‚


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  4. Paul, such a neat image of part of the 72 season wheel, I would like to find the whole wheel, frame it, and put it on the wall as artwork. There is something quiet and potent about the ko you’re describing, where change is discerned with the fragrance in the air. Lovely ko โค

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  5. Like everyone else, I think your haiku is excellent. A concise but lovely piece.

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  6. Rob Kistner

    Excellent Paul!

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  9. Hello! Love your bog here. โค๏ธ
    I tried my first Haiku recently, would love for you to check it out and let me know what you think. ๐ŸŒธ

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