Haiku: Spring Rain

Oh, how I love spring rain! Although heavier showers can ruin a gorgeous display of blossoms on my fruit trees and drown my helpful earthworms, there is the invigorating freshness and the smell of damp earth that soothes my soul. The birds are glad to leave the shelter of the thickets to forage and do so with happy chatter. I like to wander among my garden beds and get inspired.

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Cool rain's refreshment

In generous droplets cling . .

I lick my parched lips!





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Pivoting with grace,

A fragile snail slithers.

Trails of silver.

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In my birdbath's bowl

Water rings expand outward.

Drops fall rhythmically.

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The colors of dawn

Captured in petals, to love

For a few more days.





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Feijoa blossoms

Punctuate silver hedgerows

Birds flit among them!

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© 2011 Catherine Tally

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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Awesome with such perfect pictures to compliment this piece. Nice work!

Sharyn


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cat on a soapbox 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

Thank you, Sharyn! I really appreciate your kind comments.


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

wonderful photos great piece


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cat on a soapbox 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

Thank you, writer20. I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures. There is much to inspire both me and my husband this time of year!


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

I'm originally from the U.K. Tonbridge, Kent. My Mum used to have a wonderful garden like yours, but today she's 92 and you know the rest. Happy gardening


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cat on a soapbox 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

Writer20,

How wonderful that you had a beautiful garden to grow up in! Do you share her love of it? Sometimes we lack confidence in our "green thumbs" when another family member is so good with plants. Bless your mum!


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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

Your haiku matches your beautiful images - lovely to read and view.


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

My eldest sister got all the green thumbs in our family and she is amazing like you with plants


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cat on a soapbox 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

Thank you, Fennelseed, for the lovely compliment. I am glad to have you following me :>)


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cat on a soapbox 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

writer20, Aha!I figured someone in your family has a pronounced green thumb. If you love gardening, just jump in and go for it!


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dixoncircle 5 years ago

Your writing capture all the colors of fall and your words bring them closer to my heart. LUV IT!


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cat on a soapbox 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

Dixoncircle,

Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. It is so nice to hear that my words found a way to your heart!

I hope you visit my hubs again.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

Beautiful poem and beautiful photos. Good Hub.


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cat on a soapbox 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

Thank you for the nice compliment! I hope you will enjoy my other haiku series as well. I'm glad that you are following me too.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

You really as a master with this form--just lovely!!


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cat on a soapbox 4 years ago from Los Angeles Author

Audrey, Thank you for your generous compliment! I greatly admire your talent for poetry and feel very encouraged by your comments. I'm so happy you dropped by!


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d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

What a beautiful hub, both the prose and the pictures. I enjoyed this very much.


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cat on a soapbox 4 years ago from Los Angeles Author

Thank you, d. william! Your appreciative comments and enjoyment of my haiku mean a lot. Glad you stopped by!

Cat :)


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dixoncircle 4 years ago

A mastery of words, join together by an awesome picture!

Thank you so much for sharing.


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cat on a soapbox 4 years ago from Los Angeles Author

My pleasure, Dixoncircle. Thank YOU for stopping by and expressing your appreciation!

It means a lot.

Cat:)

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