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In Spring

Driving home from work, I watch the darkening sky and the trees along the streets bending in the wind. Big drops of rain begin to splatter against my windshield until suddenly, my entire car is being bombarded. As the moaning wind picks up, the downpour increases and I adjust my windshield wipers accordingly. Nearing my neighborhood, I glimpse a foretoken of spring.

behind their mother
young quail scurry in a row. . . 
March winds scatter rain

Soon I am pulling into my driveway, wondering vaguely where the baby quail were bound for and relieved to be escaping the onslaught of cold wind-tossed rain. My spirit has been lifted by the sighting of the quail family, for I know better days are ahead. . . 

A few weeks pass, and I find myself becoming excited as I always do after April has arrived. I begin noticing the various plants and trees of my small city, in particular, the burgeoning buds of my own front yard  pear tree, and then at last it happens; I awake one fine morning to my favorite augur of the season:

outside my window
myriads of white blossoms. . . 
the trill of birds

For the Spring Haibun Poetry Contest of Debbie Guzzi

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  1. Date: 3/7/2013 11:48:00 PM

    As always, it is a pleasure to read your work, Andrea - so effortlessly elequant. Congratulations on your win. Love, Su

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 6:31:00 PM

    congrats on a fine win Andrea

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 11:13:00 AM

    I also remember this one..Congrats on your great winning work..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 7:34:00 PM

    As always, a gem. Congratulations on a beautiful poem.

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 5:39:00 PM

    This is as beautiful as I would have expected from you! Congratulations, Andrea!

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 3:05:00 PM

    Congratulation on your win. Nicely written. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 1:41:00 PM

    I knew this was going to be very close, if not at, the top....Congrats, Andrea!

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 10:49:00 AM

    Beautiful images and story. Congratulations on the win.

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 9:49:00 AM

    Wonderful story of Spring arriving and watching it through nature !! Love the haiku !! Congrats on your win !!!

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 8:47:00 AM

    I knew this would be a winner! Your second haiku is exactly how I picture spring.

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 7:08:00 AM

    This one, the Haiku, like Heathe'rs, pull the story together and add to it, beautiful write Andrea!

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 4:36:00 AM

    Big congrats dear Andrea on your great win!

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 9:39:00 PM

    Andrea, ;-) Congratulations with your nice winning poem in Debbie's "Spring haibun" contest... xox~LINDA

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 9:20:00 PM

    Evocative and powerful poem, Andrea. It really sets the senses into action and it has a sparkling sort of kinetic energy that moves steadily throughout. I likeee it a lot.

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 6:59:00 PM

    Just lovely Andie a pleasure to read. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 10:24:00 AM

    Love this nice descriptive write Andrea. love phyl

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  1. Date: 2/21/2013 5:12:00 AM

    very nice job on this.

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 1:01:00 PM

    Love it Andrea,,, I hope you win. I've posted two new "old" poems ;}

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 4:40:00 AM

    amazing write

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 8:41:00 AM

    GORGEOUS. I can't wait for spring! Do you write short stories or novels in addition to poetry? Your writing style is beautiful. And do you really have a pear tree?? (Jealous over here in Canada!)

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 6:29:00 AM

    A beautiful Haibun on Spring here by you Andrea.I like the 2nd haiku very much!!

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  1. Date: 2/13/2013 7:52:00 AM

    awesome entry for the contest, Andrea - a sure winner. Am playing catch up and have to go out in about an hour and a half for Twelfth Night - promise to come back tomorrow and catch up on all your recent posts : )

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 6:29:00 AM

    This is a cute work that shows craftsmanship of a very high order, Andrea, and should do well in the contest. Thnk you so much for your kind gesture of going over some of my not so recent writes:) Jag

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 4:59:00 AM

    Reads like a winner to me..Very uplifting to read about spring..Enjoyed the viewing the Quail family through your eyes..Thanks for stopping by..Was our ice storm the same year?..I know here in Georgia it was something that we had not experienced in our livetime but our parents had experienced something similar..Sara

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 7:04:00 PM

    Thanks for reading my writes, I have enjoyed yours this evening. [You nailed it my dear I new you could] Light & love

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 6:13:00 PM

    Girl, you can write up a storm! I do believe that you can make everything comes alive with your pen. Great job, Andrea. Perfect story.

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 6:12:00 PM

    This is a pleasure to read, Andrea. I'll have to look into this contest as I don't really understand what is all going on here...but I love it nonetheless.

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 5:27:00 PM

    It sounds beautiful..Spring brings hope for a new season and change....Really nice descriptive write. Thanks for your comments on Oliver! xx Holly Moore