Spring

 
 
 


Old Willow Woman
 
wakens the frogs with her song—
 
shimmering green notes.

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35 comments on “Spring

  1. JazzBumpa says:

    Old Willow Woman
    in Spring when she was young
    knew Tom Bombadil

    Cheers!
    JzB

  2. Alice Keys says:

    I like the narrative flow in your haiku. Short fiction with a fairytale feel.

  3. Beautiful! A more personal approach!

  4. like the ‘shimmering green notes’ ~ dancing delightfully! ^_^

  5. 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.!

  6. WabiSabi says:

    I want Old Willow Woman to stop by here soon! so I can shimmer with the green!! Thanks for this delicious taste of spring!

  7. malinymohan says:

    the lines are so beautiful . brimming with freshness !

  8. Spadoman says:

    Frogs. Not yet here, but just over the brightening horizon.

    Peace

  9. Beautifully composed Mark.

  10. Marit says:

    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!

  11. Dana says:

    Beautifully done. I see the start of a nice story here… 🙂

  12. Gracy says:

    What a lovely haiku! Beautifully scripted 🙂

  13. leaves me longing for more

  14. Sue Fox says:

    We have old willow woman’s daughters by our stream waiting for spring and frogs to spawn!

  15. Karen says:

    I am listening intently for those shimmering green notes!

  16. 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.

  17. Green Speck says:

    This is a wonderful image 🙂

  18. annie says:

    That video is sooooo funny. Incongruous with the haiku but is that just like life anyway?

  19. pritilisa says:

    Everything shimmers when spring dances in…♥

  20. gemma says:

    Very descriptive… a lovely painting from your words.

  21. jrbsays says:

    “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…”

  22. rebecca says:

    i always marvel at your haiku. you paint entire vistas with your thoughtfully chosen words.

  23. Old Willow Woman – a charming figure, isn’t she? 🙂

  24. phil says:

    a little masterpiece.

  25. Nonnie says:

    love the image of the notes having color!

  26. Judy Roney says:

    What a lovely scene you create here in three lines. Old Willow Woman, wonderful images.

  27. dsnake1 says:

    i can imagine the ripples in the waters. nice image!

  28. Mary says:

    Send Old Willow Woman over! If she could awaken the frogs, perhaps she could bring on spring! (I enjoyed your poem & the image.)

  29. This was a fun verse. And I love willow trees and frogs.

  30. Dana Leah says:

    yes, i want more. x

  31. Akila says:

    wondeeful..notes so akin the frog!!

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