It Will Come, It Will Come… – #haibun #haiku


It Will Come

The wind bites my face.  I shuffle on, glancing up when the weather allows.  A blanket of white is drowning the land.  The calendar is playing tricks, mocking us with one blizzard after another while my Facebook shows me reminders of the flowers I saw on this day in the past.  I know, I need a little self-control and wait it out.  The lush plant life will return, recreating the landscape around me.  A strong gust makes me duck my head again.  I am not sure if I will preserver.

The world born again
Endurance over winter
Bloom to emerald

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This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  The key words today were “Patience” and “Green”.  Following her suggestion, I didn’t use the words, I used only synonyms.

We are having our third Nor’easter in two weeks.  This one will be the biggest, with well over a foot for snow.  The weather forecast shows some of the coldest weather of the year coming later this week and another snow storm next week.  Every day for the last week there have been pictures coming up on Facebook reminding me that by this time every other year we’ve had flowers.  I want winter to be over!

22 thoughts on “It Will Come, It Will Come… – #haibun #haiku

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong

    I sometimes get this mental image of it being June and instead of flowers and trees, we are still buried in snow. That is probably irrational but these days, the irrational seems perfectly reasonable.


  4. Corina

    Our winter started late this year and is really hanging on. We had one spring like day yesterday. We still have bit had our first 70 degree day here in Portland. This week will be very wet and low 50s, if that. But you guys take the cake for nasty winter weather!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Back in February we had a couple of 50 degree weeks with temps pinging out in the mid 70s for a few days. This week we’ll have a few days that don’t get above freezing… Just odd, odd weather.


      1. Colleen Chesebro

        Trent, if we got a total of 6 inches here in Colorado Springs since last November, I would be surprised. We are in drought conditions. The storms roll north of us or south of us. We’re so dry the Yucca are brown. :( Hope you fare well. A day off for you I hope? <3

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          We had been in a drought for a few years, but broke out of it last year. But this winter the majority of our snow has been since the beginning of March…

          I’m teleworking, so no day off.

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  5. Joanne Sisco

    Those of you on the northeast coast have been hammered without mercy the past couple of weeks. You have my condolences with a 3rd one in the forecast 😕

    This is where faith that spring is coming helps!🌱🌾🌷

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