Spring Rain, haiku

Mark S. from Naturalist Weekly shares this week’s haiku invitation is to write a haiku or senryu that references the spring weather. My #TankaTuesday prompt was to describe the view outside your window. What a great combination!

Plus, NaPoWritMo begins tomorrow. My goal is to write a haiku a day… fingers crossed, I can keep that up through the month, so it becomes a habit. 🤞🏻

heavy spring rainfall
cat's eye view from my window
rocks glisten below

© Colleen M. Chesebro

Chloe is our watcher-cat. She spends hours observing the neighborhood goings-on. Squirrels, doves, sparrows, and robins all stop by to drive her crazy. Today, she’s watching the rain.

Yesterday, the landscapers worked on the garden beds that surround our house. They regraded the soil away from the house and added river rock around my plants. I’m thrilled with how it turned out. I’ll share photos when they have finished.

I love spring!

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

50 thoughts on “Spring Rain, haiku

    1. Chloe has Sophie doing a bit of watching now, too. She really loves it. I will try to stop by you and Jane to read your poems. I’m still working on books for clients, so I can barely keep up. Ha… I love being busy. Plus, I will have a surprise poetry announcement soon.

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      1. Thankfully i don’t have as much work in April because I will be busy with poetry and Passover. April does get very busy!

        I will be waiting for your poetry announcement!

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  1. I love the cat’s eye view! I’m doing NaPoWriMo too. It’s been a long time since I posted every day–last April in fact. We’ll see how it goes…(K)

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  2. Hi Colleen, Thanks for sharing your work! What a wonderful haiku that will sound familiar to many cat lovers. Have a great weekend and best of luck with the month of writing!

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      1. I generally write something everyday – so I don’t partake in any month long thingys.
        With the exception of one host who sporatically shows up with challenging prompts for a whole month.

        Do your best, but have fun!

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  3. Our cat, Callie, loves to watch the birds and squirrels. She’s also a great watch cat. We had a slew of noisy spring storms rumble through our area this morning, and now the sun is shining.💖

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    1. Aww, Merril said she had a cat who liked to watch outside as well. We got those storms last night. Lightning, thunder, torrential rain… then the winds. It was a long night. We have rain showers now but tomorrow it clears out.

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