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Spring

Spring!
The empty milkweed pod
Fills with sunshine.

Donna


Cold days;
buds on the branches
open so slowly.

Cynthia
 

Snow melt trickles
into the dry river bed--
Spring begins.

MaryJane

                                              

Spring cleanup--
under decayed leaves
a forgotten crocus.

Adelaide


Morning mist;
A grindstone and the axe edge
Meet with sparks.

Donna


A spring breeze;
The cut miscanthus
Lie in the compost.

Donna


Gray skies;
Water droplets remain
On a broad leaf.

Keith


After the rain
Birds sing unseen--
So many notes.

Keith


Fat buds
turning to purple blooms;
the lilac.

Cynthia


Wild poppies sway
by the old corral gate--
A slow day.

MaryJane

Almost spring;
a line of ants coming out
of the cracked molding.

Kim

 

The first day of spring:
coming in the open door
a loamy dampness.

Adelaide

 

Billowing clouds;
a calligrapher's first stroke
against the white.

Wendy

 

A cloudy sky...
Even the poppies stay
curled up.

Carole

 

 

 

 

Ripe figs
splitting on the branch--
distant thunder.

Wendy

 

Heavy rain--
collecting cheery blossoms
with each step.

Adelaide

 

The creek;
fast flowing water--
day after day...

Cynthia

 

Twilight rain;
the strong scent of lilacs
through the window.

Adelaide

 

An early spring morning:
the damp smell of wet earth
warming in the sun.

Adelaide

 

A spring walk--
The sound of snakes
awakening.

Carole

 

Cold spring rain--
In the woods five deer nibble
on new growth.

Adelaide

 

The uncut lawn;
White and violet wild flowers
Here and here...

Kamern

 

O--
the open mouths
of koi!

Wendy