22 thoughts on “Spring Lanterns

    • When I read your comment, it occurred to me that my poem could be referring to lighting cigarettes! I guess it was your ‘lighting up’ that penetrated my addled brain. I did not intend for it to be read that way at all. Is that how you took it? Just curious. Thanks for reading!

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        • Alice, I didn’t think so but all of a sudden, I had this sinking feeling I had posted something altogether different than what I intended. Your interpretation is right on the mark. Thanks so much for reading and responding!

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      • 😉 Until I read this, smoking wasn’t an image that occurred to me. Now that you mention it, the use of “buds” might imply something other than tobacco… *** Just joking! *** Really, that tug of imminent spring lights me up.

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  1. With a mere handful of words, you generated a lengthy conversation between yourself and Alice—which is what literature is meant to do. Wondrous to behold!

    Tiny Lanterns

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    • It is a picture of one of the trees about to flower before leafing out. I have no idea what kind of tree it is. When I return to that spot in a week or two, I’ll see if I can figure it out. I’m delighted you were ‘illuminated’ by my words!

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  2. I love this. You have a gift for words. Adorable haiku. Always a thrill to see what you come up with.

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  3. aloha Wabi Sabi. i like this. it brought a smile. very cool the way you’ve allowed the viewer to find their own reason why these forest buds would do that to someone. way cool. aloha.

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  4. Such a different yet wonderful take on the prompt! And those forest buds got me wondering; I never seen anything like that. Nature’s lanterns, there are so beautiful 🙂 and go so well with your wonderful lines. It’s always a pleasure to read your haiku 🙂

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