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Haiku: Spring Rain

Updated on April 22, 2016

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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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

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

      Sharyn

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      Catherine Tally 5 years ago from Los Angeles

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

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      wonderful photos great piece

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      Catherine Tally 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      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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      Joyce Haragsim 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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      Catherine Tally 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      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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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

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

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      Joyce Haragsim 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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      Catherine Tally 5 years ago from Los Angeles

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

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      Catherine Tally 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      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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      Catherine Tally 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      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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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Beautiful poem and beautiful photos. Good Hub.

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      Catherine Tally 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      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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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

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

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      Catherine Tally 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      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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      Catherine Tally 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      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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      Catherine Tally 4 years ago from Los Angeles

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

      It means a lot.

      Cat:)

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