Sunday, March 23, 2008

Prompt 4: Spring

As we enjoy the official beginning of this season, our prompt is spring.

Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Sick and feverish
Glimpse of cherry blossoms
Still shivering.

Kobayashi Issa
In my old home
which I forsook, the cherries
are in bloom.

spring's begun--
the sky over my house too
like old times

Shrikant Varma
The first shower of rain
The sky has thrown
Its roots on earth

Photo credits:
above: Tree by Lissa of Just Words
below: Daisy by Jem of A Longing for the Impossible
Thank you!

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  1. I am glad I found OSI! I am really enjoying writing the prompts!

  2. Thanks for the inspiration! Here's my Spring In New York Haiku.

  3. Lovely.

    The Kobayashi Issa one brings me to the verge of tears.

  4. spring is actually rather wintry here this year and confusing

  5. This is a quiet place for me to come relax and enjoy the thoughts of others.

    Thank you for pulling this together and making me feel welcome.

  6. I wrote mine before this prompt, hope it's okay to make it my One Single Impression.

  7. Sorry Linky got my link for Sunday Scribblings.

    Spring is here (not exactly spring, but the link is here)!


  8. It was spring here three days ago, but not today!

  9. Hi everybody! I am late late late today (grading midterm exams!). Hope everybody is a bit warmer this weekend.

  10. I have so enjoyed the contributions but it seems that some folk are taking the opportunity to use this place as an opportunity for free advertising. Is it small of me to find that annoying?

  11. Once again thanks for this prompt. It is such good practice for me and I'm learning to love to write haiku. But, oh how I wish spring would come through winter's door here.

  12. I like the calendar idea:
    It gives me time to hunt for a photo (this week has given me the hardest time, I kept on looking for a picture of puddle which I knew I had taken but could not find).
    Thank you.

    I too resent people using the link tool for another purpose than that intended, but I suppose there isn't anything we can do about this?

  13. What a great idea! Thanks for putting this together for all of us to enjoy.

  14. what a great prompt this week... spring is fast approaching though the air is still cool ... all the early spring bulbs are starting to appear.. Waiting Blooms

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  16. Well this was a nice prompt.

    my poem


  17. Happy to join in this week - spring is sprung at "a wrung sponge"!

  18. Spring is especially wonderful this year! Until last night... we dipped back down into the 30's. Oh, my poor little seedlings!!

  19. Sorry for all the links that don't work, my blog is acting weird....

  20. Sigh. Sorry for all those links to my page that don't work!!!! I think I've got it figured out now.

  21. I was so inspired last week that I could not pass this week by without an entry. Love this group!

  22. Because I was so very late with my entry for Circles, I've tried to be more prompt with this week's entry and I intend to do one for each of my blogs ... so today's is a light-hearted 'twist' on the theme because my brain is thinking laterally today. It's here: Spring
    Hugs and blessings,

  23. Back to leave a link to a more 'traditional' response to this week's prompt: A Colorful Offering especially for those awaiting Spring's arrival.
    Hugs and blessings,

  24. Sorry to miss last week, but I am back for this week.

  25. I am very late joining in, but anxiously anticipate reading all of these entries.


  26. It actually felt like Spring today!

  27. It's not Spring in Australia at the moment. So I didn't really feel I could capture the spirit of the season.

    So I translated the word another way!

    Hope you like!


  28. a spring in my walk
    for i am the spirit of spring!