Spring Feb28 by Mark M. Redfearn Old Willow Woman wakens the frogs with her song— shimmering green notes. Advertisements Related Post navigation ← Pheasant Frost → 35 comments on “Spring” JazzBumpa says: February 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm Old Willow Woman in Spring when she was young knew Tom Bombadil Cheers! JzB Reply Alice Keys says: February 28, 2013 at 1:41 pm I like the narrative flow in your haiku. Short fiction with a fairytale feel. Reply Adriana Dascalu says: February 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm Beautiful! A more personal approach! Reply artmusedog and Carol says: February 28, 2013 at 3:06 pm like the ‘shimmering green notes’ ~ dancing delightfully! ^_^ Reply typewriterpoet says: February 28, 2013 at 5:05 pm i wonder if her notes will float like shimmering rainbow when singing to the dragonflies? you could create many more haiku from this lovely single haiku.! Reply WabiSabi says: February 28, 2013 at 8:02 pm I want Old Willow Woman to stop by here soon! so I can shimmer with the green!! Thanks for this delicious taste of spring! Reply malinymohan says: February 28, 2013 at 11:45 pm the lines are so beautiful . brimming with freshness ! Reply Spadoman says: March 1, 2013 at 4:07 am Frogs. Not yet here, but just over the brightening horizon. Peace Reply Chevrefeuille says: March 1, 2013 at 5:07 am Beautifully composed Mark. Reply Marit says: March 1, 2013 at 5:08 am Aahhh, scenes come to my eyes, fairytale-images (and not the ‘sweet ones’ but the more darker pictures… an old willow woman – must try to sketch her) Enjoy the weekend! Reply Mark M. Redfearn says: March 1, 2013 at 6:29 am If you actually sketch Old Willow Woman, I’d love to see what she looks like through your eyes! Reply Dana says: March 1, 2013 at 5:37 am Beautifully done. I see the start of a nice story here… 🙂 Reply Gracy says: March 1, 2013 at 5:48 am What a lovely haiku! Beautifully scripted 🙂 Reply Emma at LLM Calling says: March 1, 2013 at 5:57 am leaves me longing for more Reply Sue Fox says: March 1, 2013 at 6:51 am We have old willow woman’s daughters by our stream waiting for spring and frogs to spawn! Reply Anthony North says: March 1, 2013 at 7:01 am love that last line. Reply Karen says: March 1, 2013 at 8:31 am I am listening intently for those shimmering green notes! Reply Laura Hegfield says: March 1, 2013 at 10:26 am beautiful Mark! Reply Lisa at Greenbow says: March 1, 2013 at 10:40 am A beautiful picture you have painted here with your words. I can especially see this because the willow trees here are turning yellow at the end of their stems and I have heard tree frogs croak. Happy Spring to you. Reply Green Speck says: March 1, 2013 at 11:23 am This is a wonderful image 🙂 Reply annie says: March 1, 2013 at 11:28 am That video is sooooo funny. Incongruous with the haiku but is that just like life anyway? Reply Björn Rudberg (brudberg) says: March 1, 2013 at 11:36 am Wonderful 🙂 Reply pritilisa says: March 1, 2013 at 12:30 pm Everything shimmers when spring dances in…♥ Reply gemma says: March 1, 2013 at 1:10 pm Very descriptive… a lovely painting from your words. Reply jrbsays says: March 1, 2013 at 2:53 pm “The leaves fall, the tree cracks, the axe flashes. O Ryu, the willow-tree woman, shivers, trembles in pain as her last days are reached…” Reply rebecca says: March 1, 2013 at 8:09 pm i always marvel at your haiku. you paint entire vistas with your thoughtfully chosen words. Reply Hazel Anastasia says: March 2, 2013 at 3:02 am Old Willow Woman – a charming figure, isn’t she? 🙂 Reply phil says: March 2, 2013 at 8:26 am a little masterpiece. Reply Nonnie says: March 2, 2013 at 12:13 pm love the image of the notes having color! Reply Judy Roney says: March 3, 2013 at 5:08 am What a lovely scene you create here in three lines. Old Willow Woman, wonderful images. Reply dsnake1 says: March 3, 2013 at 7:47 am i can imagine the ripples in the waters. nice image! Reply Mary says: March 3, 2013 at 11:34 am Send Old Willow Woman over! If she could awaken the frogs, perhaps she could bring on spring! (I enjoyed your poem & the image.) Reply jessicalynnlang says: March 3, 2013 at 3:05 pm This was a fun verse. And I love willow trees and frogs. Reply Dana Leah says: March 3, 2013 at 6:04 pm yes, i want more. x Reply Akila says: March 5, 2013 at 9:54 pm wondeeful..notes so akin the frog!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.