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Haiku: Awakening Spring

Updated on July 26, 2017
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Catherine's haiku reflects her life-long love of nature. She advocates for sustainability and respect for all living things.

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Graceful arching boughs

Awaken to warming rays

Buds about to break.

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Bees buzz busily.

The woodlands echo with song.

Old oaks bear witness.

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So easy to miss!

This sleepy-eyed trickster waits.

Damselfly, beware!

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Spent camellia blooms

Litter the damp forest floor.

Springtime parade confetti.

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Tempting perfection.

My imagined confection.

Ah! cool peppermint.

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A bluejay beckons

From his festive,blossomed perch

Shreep, shreep, shreep! It's spring!

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© 2011 Catherine Tally

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      Catherine Tally 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      chamilj- I am delighted that you enjoyed reading my haiku collections and appreciate your nice comments! Thank you for following me :>)

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      Catherine Tally 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Sun Pen, Thank you for your kind compliment. I am so glad that you enjoyed my haiku. :>) I appreciate your following my writing.

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      chamilj 6 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Great. Beautiful collection. Thanks sharing.

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      Sun Pen 50 6 years ago from Srilanka

      Thank you very much for sharing such a lovely haiku. Great! I hope to read all other haikus. Voted up/awesome

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      mannyrolando 7 years ago

      Very lovely... I also did a "welcome spring" hub of photos of flower buds... but I don't have your talent for poetry... wish that I did! Thanks for sharing!

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      Catherine Tally 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thank you, Gajanis. I'm glad you enjoyed them Happy Spring!

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      gajanis786 7 years ago

      Excellent and very cool......keep it up.Thanks.

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      Catherine Tally 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Hi Arb! I'm happy that you like the image of confetti. It came to me as I was walking through the camellia forest in nearby Descanso Gardens and thinking that the floral dispay was as pretty as a Spring parade. There is a sweet beauty in the green tips of bare branches that hold the drops Of Oregon rain. You have much to enjoy before full bloom! Thank you for your kind remarks:>)

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      arb 7 years ago from oregon

      Hello cat! "Parade confetti" what a delightful and descriptive notice. Still a month away from full bloom here in Oregon, but you have wet our appetites. Beautiful poetry. well done.

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      S Franz 7 years ago

      Your images of spring are stunning - Thanks for sharing

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      Catherine Tally 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      LedToolz- You're welcome! Thank you for the nice compliment. I'm glad you are following me :>)

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      LedToolZ 7 years ago from Memphis, TN

      so beautiful!!! I absolutely loved it! thanks for welcoming spring in such a graceful way :)

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      Catherine Tally 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thank you, Kathi. I think Spring cheers us all up! I love being out with my camera.

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      Kathi 7 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      You cheer us up with lovely thoughts and images of Spring

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      Catherine Tally 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Epi,

      Thank you for such a sweet compliment!

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      Tantat-Tartan 7 years ago

      it was a pleasure reading these lovely spring haikus!

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      Catherine Tally 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Larry,

      I value your praise all the more because you are such a talented haiku poet. I have been so inspired to get out my camera this Spring and write about the images. Thank you!

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      Catherine Tally 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Vickie: I'm glad you enjoyed my hub. I'm glad to discover yours too! Come by again:>)

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      ..such lovely words .... such lovely images - is there any doubt that they could come from anyone else ....but you!!!!

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      I loved this..Reading it out loud pulled me into this beautifully configured Spring soliloquy...Thank you...Voted up and beautiful...Larry

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      Vickie Bovender 7 years ago from Southeastern US

      WONDERFUL!

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