Monday, April 17, 2006

Under the raindrops

under the raindrops
scented violets quiver —
urgency of spring!


Blogger Sky said...

:) springtime is so delightful! we had chilly rains for a couple of days, but now it is back to the welcome sunshine which entices us to stay outside and drink the warmth. i can't seem to stay put - reminding myself of days when my mother would say "either stay in or stay out, but stop coming in and out!"

4/17/2006 1:14 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

The tremendous, tremulous energy of Spring, yes, indeed! Beautiful.

4/17/2006 1:26 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

The first violets, I can still remember running along the railway lines to find them, a confirmation that spring was here.

4/17/2006 2:21 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Love it!

4/17/2006 6:00 PM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Alas, we're having 90 degree F + heat and lots of "no rain" down here, and the only violets to be found are those old-lady candies.

So I take spring solace in this lovely poem.

4/17/2006 7:30 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

Love this -
we have rain and sun still alternating, no violets yet but - I can dream

4/17/2006 8:59 PM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

This is so delicate and fragrant, the urgency startles just as it should.

4/17/2006 9:41 PM  
Blogger alan said...

Beautiful; makes me wish I could get some raindrops without sirens and funnel clouds!


4/18/2006 12:38 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Sky, things are still a little chilly for that kind of behavior here, but I'm looking forward to the time they warm up just a bit ... so I can be like you!

Brenda, you got it! Thanks.

Sue, they're all over here. They seem to spread everywhere. One of the things I love about early Spring.

Jennifer, welcome! I enjoyed your photographs. Thanks for stopping by.

Lori, wow, you are already into the full blown heat! Not here, not yet. We'll get there soon enough, I expect, but it's still quite chilly for now.

Endment, may your dreams become reality soon. We, too, have alternating rain and sun, along with the violets.

Thank you, Patry. I'm gratified you caught that thread.

Alan, stay clear of those funnel clouds, my friend! We don't get them here but I remember them well enough from my childhood.

4/18/2006 1:20 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I love a good haiku, and they are difficult to write well. Yours is wonderful; it has both the kigo (season word-- "violets" or "spring"), and satori--the moment of awareness or enlightenment--the narrator's sudden realization that spring has appeared.

(If it were me, I'd nix the punctuation, but you're the author.)

Great job. I'm picky about haiku.

4/19/2006 1:38 PM  
Anonymous yllstonewolf said...

this is lovely. just like spring, poised trembling and tender and waiting to burst forth!

4/20/2006 8:55 AM  
Blogger kate said...

great poetry... I am drawn to this poem beause I am just itching for spring. Finally we have had a week of lovely weather and it feels like it is REALLY here!


4/21/2006 7:05 AM  
Blogger garnet david said...

gorgeous little gem.

4/21/2006 7:26 PM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

isn't it the beauty of spring, the delicacy and the power, intermingled! Your violets say it all!

4/21/2006 11:42 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Amy, I appreciate that very much, especially coming from you!

Anne, thanks.

Kate, welcome! Lucky you to have such fine weather.

David, thank you. Glad you enjoyed it!

TIC, I'm glad you picked up on the power as well. Hard to pack it all into 17 syllables! Thanks.

4/24/2006 9:26 AM  

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