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Almost Spring Haiku

Updated on September 10, 2014
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Slyly returning

a wild shivering wind whips

bare branches shrieking.

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      mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      hello snakeslane. So much atmosphere in so few syllables.

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      Hi mcbbks, Thanks, winter is getting its last licks in here. :(

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I need it to arrive soon. :) Thanks for picking up my mood. I will fake spring until I make it.

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      billybuc, Yes, please I am ready! Every day is a little brighter, and then a massive storm roars through. The nice days are really nice. The bad days are rough. Enough already! Thanks for stopping by.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      So much said in so few words snakeslane;the sign of a gifted poet. Here's to so many more for us both to share on here. Thank you for this one and enjoy your weekend.

      Eddy.

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Haiku, thank you. I loved your poem and the Fleetwood Mac tune which I had never heard. We're getting the first glimpses of spring here with white buds on the Bradford pears and small fists of green on the Arizona ash trees. I love spring.

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Awesome and profound.Up

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Beautiful haiku! So glad Spring is near. I was mowing my lawn without a jacket yesterday, and kids were running around in shorts.

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      Vickiw 4 years ago

      Yes!! I just can't wait! Managed to get out in the garden for a brief spell this morning, but still struggling to recover from a WINTER cold. Lovely Haiku. You are so lucky to be able to write them.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Nice one! It is spitting snow here today, temp. 32..Spring is around the corner..Yea...

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Now that is a real haiku, 'm dear. Lovely one, too! You've restored my faith!

      I like your illustration & music, though my computer is breaking up u-tubes. Had it in to the Apple Store where it worked just fine; but they did some adjustments which they hoped would fix it. Obviously it is not fixed! It's a new MacBook Pro, too. ;-[ - Well, I'll listen to the song on another computer! :-)

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      It's fun 'chillin' with you and listening to this 'cool' song as we wait for Spring...

      Your poetry is fabulous! Hugs, Maria

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Good job! Jamie

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      Thank you all so much for reading and commenting. I love you guys! I'm having a technical glitch, so sorry not to answer you individually, tried 3x and lost the comment each time, verlie PS I think it was spring today. I was up a ladder cutting branches, and it didn't rain.

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Miss seeing you in the tree house, Ms. Lane. Hoping you'll climb the ladder and visit.

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      Hi Peg, So sorry I've been off the radar. Spring time make work projects are getting most of my time and attention, but I will try and get back to the tree soon. Miss you guys!

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      Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      “Slyly returning…” How perfectly this describes the wind…we think it has left, only to return in ways we cannot predict or control as we patiently wait for spring. Wonderful imagery and metaphor in this Haiku. :-)

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      Genna, Thank you, a Haiku looks so simple, but it's not. I'm still not completely saisfied with this one. It's getting a little neurotic, but I'm pleased you like it.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I think spring is possessing all our thoughts.

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      Hi Jackie, Yes indeed, I am appreciating the longer days. Thanks for dropping by.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Hello my dear Snakeslane - how are you feeling these days? How are your computer woes? Are things back to normal for you in that department?

      Thank you for your lovely comment and the tip on the Jim Carey video - I hear he makes fun of gun owners in this one - is that right? How about making fun of people who hate poetry? They are the ones we really got to watch out for - lol.

      I love your words here because they are so sublime and artistic - another nice lady who writes like this is Audrey Howitt.

      I am sending you my sincere warmest wishes my fellow Canadian and spring seems just around the corner and my two cats were out on their deck for a good part of this day having the same feeling.

      Lake erie time ontario canada 12:51am

      Always nice to have a chat with you and please take special care and keep in touch too.

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      Hi Epi, Thanks for the visit. I am still hitchhiking on my neighbour's WiFi, I'm doing alright, good to see you. I see you've been writing up a storm.

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Snakeslane,

      I can hear those bare branches shrieking, "where are my leaves."

      Voted up and away

      Happy spring :)

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      Still waiting for those Spring temperatures...the shivering wind is a stubborn one here....great imagery in this Haiku :-))

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      'slyly' is one word...lol..

      slowly another..

      sigh...i'd give my kingdom for a blade of green!

      (welllll...my condo, anyway...)

      well done haiku!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      a perfect grouping of words :) voted awesome

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      Hi Sue, Thank you, Happy Spring to you!

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      Thank you Valleypoet, Hope that wind turns around soon. Things are warming up here finally. Today was as warm as it gets some days in the summer...

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      ImKarn, Yes, the Manitoba winters are pretty extreme I understand. Hang in there lady! Thanks for the visit...

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      Hi Frank, Thanks for reading, much appreciated...

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      I so love haiku and this was so beautifully done!

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      This is quite wonderful and so evocative.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      It's almost here too. Beautiful!

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      Hello Audrey, Thank you, glad you like...

      Thank you phdast!

      rajan, many thanks...

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      This one nails this spring! We've had some beautiful days, but now another chchchill. Almost spring, spring we think, now almost spring again. :)

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      snakeslane 3 years ago from Canada

      Hi RTalloni, Yes, spring has sprung here, I am happy to say...The tulips are blooming, it's now officially the merry, merry month of May! I hope you get yours soon, and thanks for the visit. :)

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Cool Haiku.

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      snakeslane 2 years ago from Canada

      Thank you manatita. It's almost autumn now. I see my music video has disappeared due to copyright issues. I probably wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't left a comment. Thanks!

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