Spring Rain–Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #33

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Rain Dance–Haibun

The bipolar weather does her spring dance. Early this week she offered temperatures in the high 80’s. Today, I glance outside my office window and watch drops of rain fall uncertainly on the fully developed leaves of the ornamental pear tree. Temperatures in the 40’s early morning.

This tree brings so much joy. She offers niches perfect for robin nests and in the autumn extends her arms, heavy with small, hard pears, pears more like berries than the fruit we know. Flocks of cedar waxwings and the occasional chickadee stop by to be nourished on their journeys south.

So welcome sweet spring rain. Bring life to this high desert.

spring rain droplets hang
from dancing leaves (like old breasts)
carmine hooded finch sings

Linked to Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #33 where the Kigo is Spring Rain, harusame.

7 thoughts on “Spring Rain–Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #33

  1. […] 1. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr 2. Xenia Tran 3. Jane Dougherty 4. Reena Saxena 5. Victoria Slotto […]


  2. I enjoyed this, Victoria. I also enjoy the rain.


  3. Jules says:

    Bipolar – yep. And the haiku – I can see it. 🙂
    I did end up doing some mowing during a break in the weather when it was so hot that even that brief period out I was drenched in my own perspiration.

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  4. Love the description of those rain drops…

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  5. rothpoetry says:

    Very good Victoria. Loved your sagging raindrops on leaves!

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  6. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #4: Victoria Slotto’s #haibun for my current #haikai challenge!

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  7. Sue Vincent says:

    With temperatures like those, I too would welcome rain 🙂

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