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Winter – a Haiku by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Lisa is hosting Poetics with an invitation to engage with the Japanese (derived for the Chinese) seventy-two seasons comprised of: Major season – Sekki; Minor Season within – Ko. See the link below for more info.

dVerse Poets – Poetics – One of Seventy-two Seasons

Photo: from soothingrelaxation.com

“Rain is the language of flowers”. Emily Dickinson

In this attempt Sekki is early winter as shown in soft droplets, and Ko is shown in how the snails respond in the arrival of moisture.

Winter

Soft droplets splatter
all rivers convergence
snails slowly swim up


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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.

Spring

Damsel flies buzzing
sadness and joy are intertwined
fireplace is empty


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