In our garden we have green daffodil leaves, a small clump of snowdrops, buds on the cherry tree and honeysuckle tendrils. I’ve seen catkins dangling from branches and fuzzy pussy willow buds on my way to and from home. And we have cock pheasants strutting about noisily, facing up to each other.
Mother Nature hums
her green footprints everywhere
new cycle’s begun
Kim M. Russell, 3rd February 2020
My response to dVerse Poets Pub Haibun Monday: Spring
Frank T is our host this week, asking us to put a little spring in our steps and enjoy that first taste of spring. He says that Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring on Ground Hog’s Day, and we seem to be having something closer to spring temperatures, even here in the UK.
Frank reminds us that spring begins in February, according to traditional lunar calendars, and asks what better time to anticipate the season of rebirth in spring haibun?