Haikus

The natural cosmetics company Burt’s Bees is doing a haiku-until-Valentine’s-Day thing and asked for people to write haikus according to their chosen theme every day.  The theme today was supposed to be Love of Nature and Earth, but I have transformed it to Boy, I Need Spring!

The wind is cold, but
Budding magnolia trees
Say spring is coming.

Chilly winter winds
Cannot withhold buds of spring
Or God’s new-life plan.

Summer: joy and warmth,
Golden light and healthy earth,
Happiness abides.

Autumn: harvest full,
Brisk breeze, spicy warm comforts,
Encroaching sadness.

Winter: joy AWOL,
Withered by gray rain and cold,
Hope for spring sustains.

Spring: joy creeping back
With upward-pushing life through
Hardened earth.  It grows.

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