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Thursday, 29 March 2012

April Challenge

In Australia in April we are deepening into autumn. In Adelaide it is still warm weather. The quinces are ripening on the trees, the shops full of the harvest of summer fruits. Autumn foliage is beginning to appear on the exotic European trees we have planted along our streets. Shops are filling with warm clothes for winter. The car race and the Fringe and Adelaide Festivals have finished bringing to an end the rush of Mad March. The blocked traffic is now flowing freely once more, interstate and international visitors have flown away.

In Japan the cherry blossom season should have reached Kyoto.

Challenge: customs of autumn or flowers of spring. Senryu, haiku, tanka. Please use your imagination.

27 comments:

  1. Pretty flowers bloom

    Red, blue, purple popping up

    Fragile and precious

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    1. fallen leaves
      snowflake blossoms unfurl
      petals with green tips

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  2. I like to sniff things

    Bees protect the new flowers

    Please don't sting my nose

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    1. indoor cat
      watching a butterfly
      from the window

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  3. feather dusters
    brushing the lake
    pampas grass

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  4. magic carpet
    under tourists' legs
    peacock run

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  5. white blanket
    native gum trees
    drifting in the mist

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  6. directing water flow
    amongst rain trees
    burnt logs

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  7. snap, crackle, pop
    brunch on the deck
    with the beatles

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  8. When autumn time comes

    The leaves fall off the big trees

    Why not put them back?

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  9. Trees are very tall

    Although I can't climb them

    I watch all the birds.

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  10. touch of sadness
    in autumn perfection
    thoughts of
    wind snow and rain
    as winter is approaching

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  11. warmer duna
    fetched down
    fresh autumn morning

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  12. in my brown mapped out hands
    I crush autumn leaves
    in sympathy
    green leaves will return
    my green hands will not

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  13. even the birds sing more sweetly in autumn
    the honeyed season

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  14. the delicate endings-
    crimson maple
    leaves
    mark the end of us
    arguing over simple things

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  15. Syrup comes fom trees
    Maple makes my breakfast good
    Thank you, pretty trees.

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  16. Springtime brings flowers

    Red, yellow, white and purple

    I will sniff them all.

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  17. In spring I go out

    And pretend I am a bird

    As I watch birds fly

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  18. on branches
    fanta maple leaves
    clinging
    to your every word
    in search of a spark

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  19. riding on the back
    of a mature agave
    three treelings
    without trepidation
    wildly into each other

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  20. in the gully
    a rainbow shower
    startles magpies
    from a maple tree -
    a skeleton of itself

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  21. I watch tree branches

    Bend in the fresh gust of wind

    They wave like fingers

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  22. april fools’ day 

    the crows and magpies 

    at war



    rushing to see 

    the eagle that isn’t there 

    april fooled

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  23. from the Bindii ginko in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens


    alarmed

    breeze from the ducks’ wings 

    on my cheeks

    in the dampness 

    a fern frond unfurling 

    me

    in the shade house 

    four boys 
talking
    spiders

    botanic garden
    
the scent of something 

    that I can’t see

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