April 20, 2011 08:54

Springtime haiku

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(photo by Kevin Rosseel)

Paradox

Spring air like warm bath
But ahhh-choo! Pollen torments
Grab morning paper — JG

River Run

Wife sips coffee at
4th Street café between films
The wind wants my hat — JG

Stream clean

Ripe women, boosters,
College students, all pulling
Garbage from the creek — JG

Primavera

Springtime is about
Riding in pick-up truck beds,
Trespassing in pools. — EG

The tower

The water tower
Looks over the empty mill,
Cooking in May heat. — EG

Recess

Dandelion wine.
Cookout shakes and fireflies.
School’s out forever. — EG

Allergen

Flowers bloom and spread
Icky yellow pollen, then
Watery eyes hurt — DS

Clean rain

Spring showers help wash
Winter’s stagnant funk off and
Wet hopes for happy summer — DS

False spring

Strange storms roll through town
Spring roaring with wet fury
A difficult birth — BC

To seed

Weed killer on lawn
Reveals distinct imbalance
‘Twas mostly crabgrass — BC

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