The Four Seasons

By Survivor

Original link: https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/the-four-seasons.aspx

Tags: haiku, nature, seasons, harvest

Added: 21 Feb 2013 Views: 2645 Avg Score: 4.92

A suite of Haikus, read by our own Daisy.

SPRING

Dripping from the eaves,

Snow melts slowly while it turns

The hard sod to mud.

*****

The dog barks hoarsely,

He echoes in vibrations

As the moon shines down.

*****

Up through the green turf,

Crocuses lift heads of pearl

Into buoyant air.

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SUMMER

Sunshine comes with force,

As the days grow languorous

With burdensome heat.

*****

Seeds become green plants,

The crops are bearing their fruits

As farmers tend them.

*****

Sporadic rain flows,

The earth turns and grows cooler

With the passing days.

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AUTUMN

Happy the growers,

Watching as the earth becomes

The Mother of all.

*****

Fecund and boundless,

Drunkards fall into deep sleep

Waiting for harvest.

*****

Reapers bear armloads,

Grateful for abundant growth

From plentiful earth.

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WINTER

Dreadful the weather,

The drops of rain turn to ice

And soil freezes hard.

*****

Warm within their homes,

The peasants dream of the spring

Flowered and fertile.

*****

Harshly the wind blows,

Cold will seep into their bones

But soon life quickens.