writeALONG! 01 March

host: Muskaan Ahuja

guest editor: Neena Singh

"Winter passed away; and spring, led by the months, awakened life in all nature. The forest was dressed in green; the young calves frisked on the new-sprung grass; the wind-winged shadows of light clouds sped over the green cornfields; the hermit cuckoo repeated his monotonous all-hail to the season; the nightingale, bird of love and minion of the evening star, filled the woods with song; while Venus lingered in the warm sunset, and the young green of the trees lay in gentle relief along the clear horizon."

--- Mary Shelley

March arrives, the first whisper of Spring. Slowly spirits reawaken, along with the natural world, from winter’s slumber. Deep within us, we feel stirrings of hope. Let’s turn over the earth in our inner garden and plant fresh seeds of haiku. Dip your pen in this soil to pen some new Spring haiku and share their beauty with us.

Here’s a haiku by Masaoka Shiki to get you started:

Hira hira to/ Kaze ni nagarete/ Chou hitotsu


floating in the breeze a single butterfly


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