Five Seasons in Haiku

Snow melts into rain

flowers bust out like convicts

breaking through the mud.

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Like flowers we rise

open naked to the sun

summer sets us free.

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Fall. We do, we fall

in love with the vibrant leaves

falling to the ground.

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Snow covers the leaves

death wears white, not black

like Hindu widows.

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Even Death must die

in this Renaissance of Spring

we all live again.

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4 thoughts on “Five Seasons in Haiku

  1. granbee

    I really loved you “closing the circle” from winter back to winter, making this a five season haiku set. Life really is a circle, a wonderful circle to enfold us if we allow it to do so!

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    1. cottonbombs Post author

      Rose! Thank you for seeing the poem`s cyclical nature. I appreciate that you read that it starts and ends with Winter. I read a different season, but, it doesn`t mean either of us are more right. If everyone read the poem the way I saw it in my head, I`d stop writing poetry and start writing `How To` manuals.

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  2. Betty Hayes Albright

    Peter, once again I’m so far behind in blog reading! I’m enjoying these lastest poems of yours and wishing I had time to leave longer, more thoughtful comments. Just know that when I “like” a poem it means I really love it! 🙂

    Reply
    1. cottonbombs Post author

      Betty! Thank you for your comments, always. I appreciate all your visits to my site, and hope you feel no pressure to give more than you so generously give. I know what it’s like to write, live and comment on others’ sites. If a day was the length of a week, maybe I could get some real work done.

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