Haibun Monday – d’Verse Poets Pub


The Spring season’s chilled breath holds back the inevitable procession toward summer. I button my over shirt until the sun makes its intention known and coaxes me to strip that layer. Even the robin fluffs itself as it bops in the thickening grasses rewarded with tender newly awakened worms. This moment of ‘just right’ fills me. I wouldn’t mind elongating this period to put off the advent of dog days.

Green is my season
Relishing the temperate
Sublime revival

Haibun Monday 4-26-21: The Present Moment | dVerse (dversepoets.com)

36 thoughts on “Haibun Monday – d’Verse Poets Pub

  1. Beverly Crawford 04/26/2021 / 7:02 pm

    Acceptance of Spring and it’s place in the progression toward Summer.

  2. Jen Goldie 04/26/2021 / 7:33 pm

    I agree. There’s nothing worse than “The Dog Days” of Summer. Spring is the best time of the year. 🌞🌼🌸💜🦋

  3. Lucy 04/26/2021 / 8:17 pm

    Ah, I resonate with this. I prefer the in-between of spring and summer. Not so much summer itself. Very well-written and expressed.

  4. revivedwriter 04/26/2021 / 8:39 pm

    I really like the description of “chilled breath” holding back summer.

  5. Truedessa 04/26/2021 / 9:31 pm

    Spring has been unsettled with the temperature changes. I look forward to summer days. I liked the image of the fluffed robins.

    • Susan St.Pierre 04/27/2021 / 7:22 am

      It’s beautiful that we have different weather ‘tastes’. Summer needs love too. Thanks!

  6. Ron. 04/26/2021 / 10:51 pm

    Our “Dog Days” up here on Vermont’s Canadian border are those in which we put away our parkas and go around wearing nothing but flannel.

    Can’t wait!!

    Cool Haibun.

    • Susan St.Pierre 04/27/2021 / 7:21 am

      😀 Going North is something I’ve had my sights on for years. Save a spot ’round that campfire for me. 😉

  7. ben Alexander 04/27/2021 / 3:41 am

    This moment of ‘just right’ fills me.

    You conveyed that so well in your haibun, Susan!


    • Susan St.Pierre 04/27/2021 / 7:24 am

      Thank you David. That was my feelings encapsulated. Glad your felt it.

  8. kim881 04/27/2021 / 4:38 am

    I love the opening phrase, Susan, the ‘Spring season’s chilled breath’, which describes this morning in a nutshell! I also love the image of the robin, a familiar visitor to my garden too. And I agree, I wouldn’t mind elongating spring – I’m definitely not looking forward to dog days.

    • Susan St.Pierre 04/27/2021 / 7:26 am

      High five! Spring is darn near perfect for me. Thanks for commenting, Kim.

  9. K.Hartless 04/27/2021 / 4:50 am

    I like the stretch of spring and how it seems just sublime this in-between season.

  10. Dale 04/27/2021 / 8:51 am

    Ahhh, the loveliness that is spring with it’s on again, off again jacket inspiring weather. I love it, too. Well done, Susan!

  11. The Lonely Recluse 04/27/2021 / 9:27 am

    Gorgeous piece of haibun, the haiku at the end really captures the wonders of spring. Thank you for a delightful read

  12. rothpoetry 04/27/2021 / 9:29 am

    Isn;t spring a wonderful time fo the year! Very good haibun! Love the haiku!

  13. Helen Dehner 04/27/2021 / 11:42 am

    Your haibun brought a smile to my face … green is my season too. Well done, well done.

  14. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) 04/27/2021 / 3:43 pm

    Spring is my favorite season, even though the dog days of summer aren’t so exhausting up in the far north were we live.

    • Susan St.Pierre 04/27/2021 / 3:55 pm

      That’s wonderful. There are far worse places than New England, U.S.A. for dog days but they’re never welcomed just the same. 😀

  15. Jaya Avendel 08/02/2022 / 9:51 am

    What a fabulous ending reflection! Love the imagery. 🌳

    • Susan St.Pierre 08/02/2022 / 10:09 am

      Many thanks! I feared that the tongue-in-cheek humor might obscure my message in the Haiku. Glad for your perspective.

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