Hello, beautiful readers! This week, we move into the season of Risshun, or Early Spring, for our 24 Seasons Syllabic Poetry Challenge. Colleen Chesebro reminds us that early Spring can bring false starts before true Spring begins. Mother Nature is being quite bipolar in my area right now.
This past weekend, I had a gorgeous day at the beach. The water was still a bit too cold to swim to the buoy and back, so I went for my walk to the jetty and back, which is about 1.5 miles, I think. I spent the whole day there with friends and only left when the sun started setting. Two days later, I was back to being bundled in a sweater and leather jacket, freezing my butt off.
I enjoyed writing a bussokusekika last week, so I decided to write another one this week. This poem has six lines with a 5-7-5-7-7-7 syllabic pattern. My kigo words are bolded and italicized.
(courtesy of @Vaivography on Pixabay)
oh, lingering cold
crisp breeze chills me to the bone
Mother Nature laughs
beach one day, sweater the next
such indecisive weather
eager to sunbathe again
I thought I'd share some pictures of the beautiful day I had at the beach. I'm hoping to be there again this Saturday if the weather stays in the high 70s. Fingers crossed!
Watching the waves break upon the shore before receding again
On my walk to the jetty and back
Has Mother Nature been having a laugh in your area? I'd love to hear from you.
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