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spring showers-- amid the flowering plants a barren pot Sitting in the gleaming plush waiting room of a high profile doctor, she imagines herself as that flower pot of her terrace garden whose seeds failed to germinate. At this IVF and gynecology hospital she cannot help but notice the little to large baby bumps of expectant mothers all around her glowing with anticipated pride. Ah! the maternal ache in her empty life again fills her with a sudden sense of loneliness. gust of spring breeze-- tinkling of the wind chime in a silent home She thinks of the evenings spent alone in her beach facing pent house, all the while dreading the ones to follow. After three failed cycles of IVF, the las semen sample of her deceased husband is the straw of hope she is desperately clinging to. She taps her touch screen cell phone and longingly gazes into his loving, laughing eyes in the picture. Oh! How she longs to spend the rest of her life loving someone that so "him"! When he was diagnosed with a terminal illness they'd managed to store four samples for her conception just in case... And the worst fears came true. Now before proceeding for the final cycle she almost beseeches her lady doctor to ensure that all possible means of a success are employed correctly this time. The doctor smiles and assures her. Ready to endure all pains and procedures, she completes her treatment and returns home, a silent prayer in her heart at all times. blossoms sway-- the bee hovers on a sun kissed bud As if signifying anything, the long dormant seeds of her barren pot sprout. her heart fills with hope each day for the next month as she watches it grow rapidly with every sunrise. Yes, blossoms blooming marking the onset of spring. Spring in her garden and spring in her life, so the doctor confirms. Yesha Shah

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  1. Date: 11/28/2013 3:58:00 PM
    Yesha So very good to read this wonderful poem today. I was checking to see if you had posted . This really is a winner. Your friend Anne.

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 6:21:00 PM
    great write Yesha...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 7:27:00 PM
    This is just too beautiful for words, Yesha! I always say Thanks to God for every blessing and what a great blessing...a child! Congratulations ...twice! : ) including your wonderful poem! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 5:35:00 PM
    Such a heartfelt story...just beautifully sad and so real to so many who long for a family! Well told, Yesha

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 4:11:00 PM
    wow, I am seeing you were number ONE. Awesome!!

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 3:02:00 PM
    Yesha congratulations on your big win. Well deserved. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 2:37:00 PM
    I don't know your placement yet. Just came here and realized it was the one I had seen before, but I bet you did really well,so congrats on your win. Whatever you placed, you really deserved to be on the winners list.

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 10:44:00 AM
    Congratulations on a great win.

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 9:31:00 AM
    Wonderful !! This just touched my heart...So blossums the child as the petals blossom...!! Congrats on your win !!

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 8:45:00 AM
    Oh, this is wonderful! I love that you used the theme of spring as a metaphor for conception and pregnancy. Beautifully written. Very well-deserved 1st place!

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 7:45:00 AM
    Congrats on your great win..Way to go..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 7:02:00 AM
    Wonderfully and thoughtfully constructed poem Yesha! And well deserved 1st!

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 1:14:00 AM
    Big congratulations on your super win and amazing write my dear friend, Yesha! You're highly creative. I have enjoyed reading your Haibun! Thank you so much for sharing! love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 9:38:00 PM
    Yesha, ;-) Congratulations with your nice winning poem in Debbie's "Spring haibun" contest... xox~LINDA

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 6:56:00 PM
    You see WE know when we see perfection ;) so happy all your hard work on haiku has paid off, so, pleased to have been PART of your process, congrad's on your win dear yesha! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 5:33:00 PM
    wowowowow, one of the BEST I've seen. THis is truly a song of hope signified by spring. new life and great poetry.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 10:54:00 AM
    An excellent poem!!!Very good haiku!A top winner here Yesha!

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 6:58:00 AM
    Is spring arrived to you Yesha ...... hope it comes here too soon , I long for the sun and heat ...... SPRING! - Thanks for your lovely poem today. - Have a restful weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)