Left over from the fall, set free from the weight of winter’s snow and ice, leaves scamper on the tail of the wind across my yard. April is playing havoc with her emotions once again. From 70° to 30° overnight with ice and rain in the forecast, at times I liken her to a lascivious woman with no restraint. More again, in a holding pattern. Both are  signs of one not learned. She takes full advantage of the lengthening of days while we wait for her to simmer down. We do know that Spring will win.

A rebellious child
Winter wrestles Spring
Our eyes on the sun

dVersepoetspub.com Haibun Monday.
A Japanese word, CHIJITSU, means LINGERING DAY, or LONG SPRING DAY: a Kigo that, in a way, can apply to both Spring and Autumn—one that invites poets from both hemispheres to write a Haibun from their unique perspective. That is our prompt for today’s Haibun. You may choose to use it in reference to a season, or even metaphorically.




About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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10 Responses to Tug-of-War

  1. Mary you are speaking my heart and several others I have come across. I posted one called Praise His Sky, turning my lament of winter into praise for all weather. Keep writing, keep speaking hope, my dear sister. I did a live guided meditation today geared for those who are carrying burdens of others. It will be there if you need 🙂

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    • I started to listen this morning and it cut off in the middle. Could have been the internet though. I will listen again when it is quiet this evening. Thank you for your words. After I posted this, I thought I could have done better. I am blessed by your words.

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  2. Oh, that lascivious woman. Fickle as she is she drives us crazy this year. Love the metaphor.


  3. Vivian Zems says:

    April certainly behaves like a recalcitrant child. Lovely.


  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice sentence: “April is playing havoc with her emotions once again.” Spring will win, but it did snow that night here.


  5. Jo Aylard says:

    Lovely and so perfect for our April this year!


  6. Grace says:

    Very fickled weather as if spring is still in hiding ~ We had ice storm over the weekends ~


  7. kim881 says:

    I love your description of those leftover leaves, Mary, and the personification in ‘April is playing havoc with her emotions…a lascivious woman with no restraint’.


  8. I also know that spring will win… mischievous child is a perfect description.


  9. There IS quite a wrestle this year! I know who I am rooting for. I liked the “lascivious woman” metaphor


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