Spring lingers long….

It feels as though it is winter that has lingered. I look around me daily and wonder at the daffodils just peeping through and everything seems to be a month behind where it was this time last year. The order is the same, but the flowering has been delayed, the rosy red tulips are only just nodding their heads toward the sun and yet April is past midway and almost done.

Then just a sprinkling of sunshine and an early evening stroll and we have stolen moments of pleasure to treasure as the daylight lingers and the smell of spring scintillates the soul.

Pebbles underfoot

Ripples of lingering spring

Sunsets in the west.

 

© Alsion Jean Hankinson

This is for d’Verse haibun monday.

 

 

The other woman.

It was a lacklustre marriage

A bouquet of flowers on a spring day

Followed by shortcomings and oversights.

“I don’t hound you Joyce…What do you mean

I am the perfect gent, always there to stand at your side.”

I wanted a man not a dog.

 

He had carried me across the threshold

Love danced in his eyes-It was a breath-taking moment of becoming

Then the colour of roses faded

His skin lost the scent of sandalwood

And we were dead in the water, his love had shifted upstream.

 

She had crystal blue eyes and a wanton smile

He was mesmerised by her moodiness

She pulled him in with her powerful and ardent amour

and summoned his presence on a platter of platitudes

Served with a side order of shipwrecked marriage.

 

It was a lacklustre marriage

Followed by shortcomings and oversights.

He had carried me across the threshold

before the colour of roses faded

And his love went astray.

 

©Alison Jean Hankinson

 

This is for d’Verse.

 

 

Spring calls

800px-bird_amidst_cherry_blossomsBird takes spring steps- sings

Love songs from bare bough of tree

Winter is long gone

The stilted shrill calls her home

To nest in cherry blossom.

Alison Jean Hankinson

 

Tanka for Carpe Diem #1091 Sonata in E, Op. 1/3 by Cecilia Maria Barthélemon

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