I remember, as a child, going to Sunday school and receiving a cross made from a palm leaf on Palm Sunday. On Easter Sunday, I would go to church with my grandmother, where I would receive an Easter message in the shape of a cross, usually with a picture of a lamb or spring flowers, and return home to a brightly packaged Easter egg. These days, however, I am content with watching the activity in the garden and relishing the longer days. Although it has been grey and drizzly this Easter, there is a sense of hope in the buds on the willow tree and glossy new leaves on the honeysuckle.
a froth of blossom
tangled in hawthorn bristles
speckled eggs in nests
Kim M. Russell, 2018
My response to Carpe Diem #1401 Easter
It’s Easter and today is the first regular episode of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai in April 2018, when we are focusing on haibun.
Chèvrefeuille reminds us that Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as well as new life and spring, when nature awakens from hibernation and light returns after a dark period. He says that Easter is a joyful theme to inspire a haibun with a maximum of 250 words (including the poetry).