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Sighing for Spring: Haibun

#Haiku Happenings #3: Merril’s latest #haibun for my current #haikai challenge!

Yesterday and today: Merril's historical musings

In between nor’easters, we take a spur-of-the-moment day trip. We look at paintings of people now gone and places that no longer exist except in memories. We see landscapes of lush verdant woods that contrast with western desert landscapes featuring windmills, swimming pools, and ranch hands. Outside the museum, we walk around the patches of snow. Suddenly I notice the glowing forsythia bushes vibrant and defiant, rising from the white blanket at their roots to greet the sun. Though it’s fighting to remain, winter will soon be gone. We only need to wait a bit longer.

Golden yellow sighs,

whispers of a spring time song—

flowers in the snow

Grounds of the Mercer Museum, Doylestown, PA

I wrote more about the exhibit we saw at the Michener Museum on Monday. This haibun is for Frank’s haikai challenge, using the kigo, or season word, snow. This is also for Colleen’s Tanka…

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