Poetry Friday: A tiny little spring poem

h1 April 10th, 2009 by eisha

First Snow

(Photo: “First Snow” by Andrew Ross Phoenix.)

Hey. I’m keeping it very simple this week. I’m sharing a lovely little haiku that perfectly expresses my mood as I start to see little hints of green peeking out in the pauses between slushy snow showers. I hadn’t realized how starved my eyes have been for GREEN.

Here’s Kobayashi Issa, translated by Robert Hass:

The snow is melting
and the village is flooded
with children.

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This week’s Poetry Friday Round-Up is being brought to you by the letter G, the number 4, and by Carol at Carol’s Corner.

13 comments to “Poetry Friday: A tiny little spring poem”

  1. Oooh I love this one! And it’s perfectly paired with the photo. Thanks!!

  2. Ah, our hill is flooded with children AND green. A few more daffodils, lovely.

  3. I just flooded a vase with tulips. I bought myself TWO bunches, one orange and one purple. Yay, spring!

  4. Go, G!

  5. I love spring! Great poem! My kids are excited to play outside on our playset the last few days!

  6. Thanks, Andi! I thought you’d dig the photo.

    tanita, sounds beautiful. We’re still mostly brown and gray here. But there’s hope.

    Sara, what a perfect indulgence. Very springy. I approve.

    adrienne, G thanks you. And it’s going, going, gone!

    Thanks, Kelly! We’re still pretty cold and wet, and most kids are still all bundled up like little Michelin men in their snowsuits. But yes, playground weather is coming!

  7. What a dandy and quirky and wonderful blog you have here. I’m so glad to have found you.

    This Comment Is Sponsered by Instant Coffee with Cool Whip, Three Children Gone For the Day, and Husband Is Watching TV

  8. Why, thankee-kindly, Maggie May. Please pass the Cool Whip.

  9. Oh!
    That is the whole point of haiku, right there…

  10. Liz, isn’t it, though?

  11. The photo makes me laugh. Typical of spring. Only thing better would be snow atop forsythia!

  12. I know! If only we even HAD any forsythia blooming yet…

  13. Nice little poem about spring!
    well done!

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