Late Spring Snow, haibun

My day began with swirling snowflakes, a delightful combination to share with my first cup of coffee. The temperatures hovered at a chilly 32 degrees F. Thick flakes piled up on rooftops, while green grass glistened below.

The sump-pump failed after the last rainstorm, and the plumber was on the way to install a new one. Of course, this was the day the irrigation folks would service our sprinkler system for the upcoming summer months. Like a true comedy of errors, both workers arrived at the same time amidst the swirling snowflakes.

late spring snow showers
pear blossom petals settle
ice in the bird bath

© Colleen M. Chesebro

I’m late for the dVerse haibun prompt from Linda Lyberg. I never had a chance to snap a photo of the pear tree’s blooms mixing with the snowflakes. It was impressive, as two weeks ago we had the air conditioning on because it was so hot!

Late Spring Snow in Michigan April 25, 2023

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 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.

40 thoughts on “Late Spring Snow, haibun

  1. New life, complications idem. But as they say, it happens even in the best families. A very funny story and your haiku is perfect for the occasion.
    Manuel Angel

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  2. It was impressive, as two weeks ago we had the air conditioning on because it was so hot!

    This seems to be a trend in lots of places, including here in Israel… we had warm weeks – then very cold weather and torrential rain and now… the weather is warming up again…

    Much love,

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    1. It’s definitely climate change. There’s a storm drain at the corner of our property. After the last rains, it looked like a river flowing between our yards. There’s no telling what we’ll get next. Stay safe, David. You’ve got your hot season coming soon, don’t you? xx

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    1. It’s been a wet spring so far, which is good. Last year we had little rain and it remained that way into the summer. I hope this year we continue to receive rain so I don’t have to water so often. I bet Japan is lovely right now, Selma. xx


  3. Yes, it seems there is always at least one of those days where winter says…um…no, I’m not done! Here in Ontario, we share the same wishy washy weather. A fun read, Colleen. 🙂

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