Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Haiku: Spring

By California suburban standards, our house sits on a very large lot. It's about a half-acre. There is no grass -- at least that isn't wild -- and there is no rhyme or reason to the hilly lot. It is filled with trees and ivy and wildflowers and wild grasses. Oh, and plenty of poison oak. It is gorgeous, and we love our "tree house" in the woods. There is one dogwood tree which blooms magnificently yet ever so briefly each year. This is how I know it is spring.


Magical blossoms
create glorious carpet
then vanish quickly


[Many wonderful poets laud spring at One Single Impression this week.]

15 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

You have beautifully captured spring's ephemeral beauty. I love it!
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Daniel J Santos said...

excellent moment, well done.

Raven said...

Lovely poem... Your description of your yard is wonderful and captures your joy in its beauty.

Jolene said...

Sounds like the perfect place to raise kids. Our lot is boring and the only carpet that we have is one of pine needles and/or dandelions. Both I could do without.

spacedlaw said...

Almost a peek-a-booh feel to the image. Nice.

Sian said...

A lovely description of your garden and I love the magic carpet of blossoms, what a beauty that one must be.

OneMoreBeliever said...

dogwoods are like heaven...

Andrée said...

It's a shame those blossoms feel a need to disappear so quickly. (I wouldn't know poison oak if it bit me: is it awful like poison ivy?)

tumblewords said...

Lovely words and imagery! I'm a little envious...:)

Teri C said...

Love the image of blossoms creating a carpet!

gardenpath said...

Oh, I almost wrote about dogwood this week, too! isn't it just one of the prettiest signs of spring? I have lived at the edge of the Ozarks in Oklahoma, where it blooms wild in the spring.

Lovely poem and very special to me this week.

gautami tripathy said...

Creating a carpet..a great visual!

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Rivergirl said...

Here in Missouri that is one of the sure signs of spring also. Before the leafs come out, the forests are flooded with white dogwoods. i really like the imagery, spring does vanish so quickly!

qualcosa di bello said...

just gorgeous!!! it perfectly captures the all-too-fleeting beauty of spring's peak. i do love those blossom showers in a spring breeze

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