spring haiku and tanka

Tehachapi wildflowers in spring

spring haiku and tanka

early spring rainfall
soaks into dry claylike soil

scattering seedlings
diverting mountain waters
interference criticized
let spring bloom naturally


Written for:

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

This week’s theme is: Spring

Also written for:

Prompt #143 – hour

Also written for:

#318 – Wild

Also posted on:

haiku my heart

Also Posted on:

Wordless Wednesday

Photos credits: Wall Street Journal Online

Photo credit:  Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2010 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please.

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on May 5, 2012, in Haiku Heights, haiku my heart, Poetry, Sensational Haiku Wednesday, Sunday Scribblings, You Know that Blog and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. I see the similarities in our photos….great poem

  2. Yes, spring will arrive, eventually, of its own accord.

  3. I like the natural regeneration ~ let spring bloom ~

  4. I am all for natural blooms. We have fields of poppies at the moment, really beautiful.

  5. let spring bloom naturally :), great!

  6. been there…among the spring wild flowers of Tehachapi and your tribute is excellent.

  7. Amazing colour – love wild flowers in the spring. Well done!

  8. Yes, I would criticize the interference too. Spring is wild and it will always bloom.

    Thanks for visiting the pages on my blog. 🙂

  9. regeneration is such a hopeful word. spring nicely depicted.

  10. The haiku is lovely. I always am excited to find the ideal 5-syllable word for the final 5-beat and regeneration fits perfectly.

  11. What a contrast between the heat fuelled landscape and the fuel of water..quite beautiful..Jae

  12. The last line makes me feel optimistic! I love that! Thank you for sharing!

  13. Well spring has arrived. Mother Earth becomes renewed. Nice haiku and tanka.

    I would like to introduce and invite you to my new haiku cahllenge “Tackle It Tuesday”. Join the fun.

  14. Great haiku to accompany the photo!

  15. beautiful poem and picture!

  16. Great photo and poem.

  17. wow, that’s pretty special. both are interesting today. thanks!

  18. The ‘No Help Wanted’ sign is clearly out from this blog. The picture too, with that foreign looking man build house cluttering God’s perfect landscape.
    Wonderfully written, Tammy.

    See my ‘Depression’ Senryu tripplex for the ultimate in man’s helping outcome:

  19. Love the picture and poem.

    Happy WW!

  20. Great picture!!! Happy Wordless Wednesday!

  21. I agree, let spring bloom naturally 🙂 Very nice haiku and great photo 🙂

  22. Lovely haiku! At first glance, I thought the photo was digitally altered – I didn’t realize until reading the caption that the magenta was coming from flowers!

    -:¦:- Featured Photo: Peach Rose -:¦:-

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