barely spring now
like fresh magnolia buds
the heart can refresh
So now, that is what is taking place, now that my heart is refreshing, moving onwards and hopefully upwards, it is time for change in my blogging habits. I have known for a short amount of time that this must be so. However, I cannot take credit for the changes that you will see in my blog (that is once I master the technicalities). I have been working on these technicalities all day and yet, they go un-mastered. Never mind. I wish to acknowledge and thank a fellow writer, friend and mentor to many, Jaime Dedes for the changes that I am making. Her blog can be found here:
1) I will be turning off the comments section. This will allow me more time to read and enjoy your work. This will also give me more time to tighten up my own writing.
2) I will create a page where you are welcome to communicate with me.
3) I will be going by my given name: Liz Rice-Sosne (this is needless to say, my idea).
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kite strings – mother robin weaving her nest
june bug upside down – six weeks early
I have been instructed to use as my prompt a spring animal. I am also to allow this use of a kigo to flow from both my experience and my imagination. Today, after having seen a real June bug I sensed it’s terrible earliness. Then on the news tonight there was the mention of this phenomena … and yes, the June bug is 6 weeks early. Personally I find this quite fightening. So, I have a summer kigo word ( found in the June bug) appearing 6 weeks early … in spring.
fog reshaping trees – shrouds of spring mist
This month of April we are prompted to pay attention and utilize traditional “kigo” words in our haiku. There are what I shall refer to as banks of kigo words to draw from. Today’s word translated into English, that I have chosen is “spring mist.” The photo came first. I walked out upon my deck mid-level with the trees to find myself enshrouded in fog. I thought again about “Sunday Trees” and took the photo … one to be used for both Sunday Trees and April 1st’s haiku. Sunday Trees are a tradition begun by Isabel Doyle of Written In Exile and shared in by myself and Becca Givens of On Dragonfly Wings With Buttercup Tea as a tribute to the importance of trees.
hard rain hail – no spring bunnies seen today
spring day warm breezes
clouds in west warning
night time snow flakes
june darkness settles
lightening bugs flit stir
deep heat of summer