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Haiku - The Spring Collection

Updated on May 8, 2020
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Russ writes on relationships, people management, music, and poetry. He is originally from South Africa and now lives in the UK.

George Harrison wrote, ‘Here comes the sun’ at Eric Clapton's Hurtwood Edge House in the UK. This meant a lot more to me when I came to live in the United Kingdom. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the grey winter that seems to permeate the British culture.But I know that I will never tire of the wonderful excitement that stretches for a while, providing colourful bright promise - Spring. Little darling, it's been a long, cold, lonely winter.

as the weather turns

snowdrops the promise of spring

in february

the promise of spring

flowers colouring the path

towards a new day

overwhelming joy

colours and light evoking

spring is on the way

this concept called time

it sneaks up in a minute

as your life ticks by

clouds surround my heart

seasons come and pass on by

empty without you

awakening world

beautiful twilight shadows

early morning treat

many years gone by

seems like only yesterday

a long time ago

the turtledove sings

good morning good morning Russ

I rise happily

cows in the butter

amongst yellow in the field

the season’s flowers

petals silky white

you flower in my morning

sunshine in my night

his mind is now calm

yellow orange marigolds

he has walked through peace


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      Russ Baleson 

      10 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Vladimir, your remark sounds so very British.

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      Russ Baleson 

      10 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Larry my friend, thank you! Go well.

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      Vladimir Uhri 

      10 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Absolutely marvelous.


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      Larry Conners 

      10 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Beautiful poetic imagery complimented by well-chosen stills that relate perfectly with the words...A Victorian critic, Bagehot, has said that poetry should be brief, memorable, intense, and soon over...Haiku does exactly this, and you, my talented friend, are its master...My favorite:

      " petals silky white

      you flower in my morning

      sunshine in my night ".

      What a lovely thought to take to bed at night...Thank you, Larry

    • Russ Baleson profile imageAUTHOR

      Russ Baleson 

      10 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Sage, I appreciate you dropping in and especially for your supportive comments. Thank you!

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      Russ Baleson 

      10 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Howzit Tony, thank you. I get really motivated when the days get longer. One of the things that keeps me sane during the grey time(this sounds crazy), is that I fly to places like Glasgow, Belfast, Manchester etc. on business and am always comforted as soon as we get above the clouds - the sun is always shining and the sky is always blue.Go well my friend. Love, Russ

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      Sage Williams 

      10 years ago

      Russ - Delightful, I must say. One of the nicest Haiku's I have seen yet and the pictures are absolutely breathtaking. Very nicely done.


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      Tony McGregor 

      10 years ago from South Africa

      Ah, Russ! What a beautiful collection of Haiku and pix. Spring is a wonderful time of year in most parts of the world, I think. The promise of a new beginning, "flowers colouring the path." So beautiful, my friend. And we are just about to get into autumn here.

      Thanks so much for brightening up my evening as I prepare for bed.

      Love and peace



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