The Path toward Spring: Haiku Kai

Path in the woods in winter

past barren trees
path leads toward evergreens,
spring in infancy

earth still hard from winter’s cold
pine needles soften, endure

tender green shoots
entwined with fall memories
struggle toward sunshine

dream of golden summer warmth
tiger lily hearts leaping

Lilies as green shoots in spring

Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham

Note: These two tanka are inspired by the Carpe Diem Haiku Kai,
and I dedicate them to Kristjaan, on the birth of his new grandchild.

24 thoughts on “The Path toward Spring: Haiku Kai

  1. A lovely dedication 🙂
    With a brief show of sun, some of my daffodils burst open.

    Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Photo Fiction piece. I am having fun with that series. 😉

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    • Bill, Yes, we have to overlook the mud and focus on the beauty. 🙂 It’s been pouring here, no end in sight, and everything is muddy. But joyful: spring has arrived. Hugs, Brenda

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  2. Beautiful words and certainly an appropriate time of year for such wonderful insights… I always love your words… I get the feeling of the great old Masters of Poetry’s Past when reading you…. Great job well done, Thank you, claudy

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    • Thanks! I’m jealous of all that beauty in your wilderness, but here, we are still looking at muddy, brown grass and dirty patches of snow. And yet, green is coming!

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