Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #82, Basho’s first haiku (1662) “has spring come”

spring

has spring come
or the year gone away?
second last day
© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

apple blossoms in full bloom
on such a beautiful day

winter birds depart
swallows and house martins sing
birdsongs in the air

ornamental cherries in bloom
blossoms create magic sight

carpets of blue bells
found in woodlands at their peak
pretty wild flowers

daffodils are popping out
cheerful bulbs burst into life

so called “mad March hare”
these shy creatures can be seen
boxing in the fields

all the signs of spring are here
rejoice and let’s welcome it

http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/carpe-diem-tan-renga-challenge-82.html

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