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Seasons Change--Haiku

Updated on March 11, 2018
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As a lifelong reader and writer, Liz writes articles and poetry. She also enjoys watching and reviewing movies.

Almond Tree Beginning to Bloom


Blustery wind blows;

Spring, Winter: battle to the death.

Bright sunshine; blue sky.

About This Poem

When I wrote this in February of 2011, I was trying to come up with a visual of Spring transitioning from Winter.

I did do that, but after looking it over, I noticed it deviates from the strictly traditional format of 5/7/5 syllables, there being 8 syllables in the second line.

Maybe I'll fiddle with it some more; maybe I'll just leave it alone, and call it artistic license. ;-)

© 2011 Liz Elias


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  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    10 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi, Lisa HW!

    LOL.. I know what you mean!

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    Lisa HW 

    10 years ago from Massachusetts

    It sure looks like Winter is winning from where I am right now. :/

  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    10 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Thanks much, erthfrend! I'm glad you enjoyed this bit. And thanks for the compliment on the photo! It was taken by my younger daughter...last a corn maze with my grandkids. ;-)

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    10 years ago from Florida

    A haiku! I love haikus and am working currently on some myself! This was beautiful. Haikus have such a way of getting right to the point in such a creative way, using so few words. By the way, I love your new profile picture!

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    Liz Elias 

    10 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi there, Erin LeFey!

    Thank you very much. That is an interesting comparison you make. I am in the process of studying the pagan ways in history, and had not yet heard that story.

    Thanks for adding to my education.

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    Erin LeFey 

    10 years ago from Maryland

    Beautiful rhythm. And such a true sentiment for this time of year. Reminds me of the old religion (pagan)story about Winter Solstice when the Oak and Holly kings duel to see who would rule the next half of the year. Of course the Oak king wins so Spring and summer begin to rule and the light half of the year begins. Namaste.

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    Liz Elias 

    10 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Thanks, Nell! This one just came to me. ;-)

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    Nell Rose 

    10 years ago from England

    Hi, perfect exact words to describe the seasons! loved it, cheers nell

  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    10 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi, Seeker7 and Fossillady!

    Thank you both for stopping by. I'm glad you both liked this tidbit. What is ironic is the shorter poems often take more work, thinking, tweaking and editing than the longer ones. ;-)

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    Kathi Mirto 

    10 years ago from Fennville

    Sometimes few words carry the most weight! Thanks for the thoughts! Sweet!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    10 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    To the point and profound. Thanks for sharing.

  • DzyMsLizzy profile imageAUTHOR

    Liz Elias 

    10 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Thanks, shygirl2! ;-)

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    10 years ago

    short, but true Ms. Lizzy : D


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