In the north country,
May showers bring June flowers,
Anticipation!

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Snow slid off the roof
Sakura portends Japan's spring
Ours is avalanche!
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The snow is slipping
Falling from sun warmed spruce boughs
Not spring yet, but close!
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Rose skies, east and west
As dawn lights up the arctic,
Fine winter morning!
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I had my coffee.
Next, off to the polls to vote
Time to change the world!
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It is today here
In Japan it's tomorrow.
Were is yesterday?
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Early Saturday.
The sun hasn't come up yet
Lighting the wood stove.
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The sun's in my eyes
and the wind is at my back,
walking through the snow.
****
You see it yourself
Some days are warm some days cold
$cience is $ettled.
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Brown leaves are buried
'neath a layer of white snow,
Bare branches lament.
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Seventy eight years
I've observed the passing days
Emerge from winter.
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Gabby Gabriel
Gave Gordy green gruesome grubs
Gord gave Gabe glum gawks.

OK, not really haiku but some days seem to start this way.

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Green red and yellow
Leaves covered with frost crystals.
Autumn frost magic!
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Had a frost last night
All my flowers are wilted
Autumn in August.

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A few yellow leaves
The nights are getting longer
My firewood's stacked.

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We've more rain today
Rain means it's spring in haiku
Endless springtime here!
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Large trees floating past
The river is at flood stage
Nature's spring cleaning.

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Rain in Osaka
I head to Kansai Airport
Leaving storms behind.

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Almost deafening.
Calling through the morning mist.
A heard of ravens.
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Early summer rain
The low clouds obscure the view
Mountains are hidden.

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Cool rainy weather
At Takanoko Onsen
Hot soak and sauna.
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Hooligan Ravens.
Five O'clock in the morning.
Challenging the day.
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At Sea Mount Castle
Watching rains sweeping Seto sea
Misty memories.
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Down by the water
Sakura in my sake
At Tanukii's shrine.

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Light dusting of snow

Only fresh tracks I can see

Are mine and the squirrel's.

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Bright crystal islands
Ice floating on the river
Soon all will be still.
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Walking in birch woods
Golden leaves fall behind me
I'm leaving no tracks.

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Rain on a tin roof

A monotonous refrain

Remember summer.

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Down at the river
Not one person notices
When the frog jumps out.
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Big moose on the trail
Thinks that he has right of way.
I agree, turn home.
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Yellowed leaves dropping
More and more each day as we
Rush in to winter.

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Rain runs down my neck
Still this job need be finished
Before the snow falls.

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Light frost on the grass
Smell of wood smoke in the air
Nice autumn morning.
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Chopping firewood
Bit of summer exercise
For next winter's warmth!
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A blanket of snow

Hides all my summer mistakes

Now I can relax!

I thought it was spring
But the groundhog disagreed
Winter's six more weeks.
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Sit sipping sake
Watch the rabbit in the moon
Above the gate tree.
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Strong winds blew all night
Rainy day in Senrioka
No more Sakura.
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Japan's sakura
Alaska's pussy willows
Harbingers of spring!
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It's a lot of work
Getting ready for winter
but I enjoy it!

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