March 9th

first cherry blossoms –

you surround me as I walk,

your scent spirits me away

February 24th

walk the streets, sit in the sun,

eat outside, laugh in the park –

enjoy that spring’s begun

February 23rd

it is bright, it is warm,

murky skies at early dawn

it’s serene…

February 22nd

white haze, going grey,

dissolves slowly; then floats above

like a soft empty cloud

February 21st

someone said today

they saw their first butterfly;

my heart leapt with joy

February 20th

the delight I feel

when early evening is still bright;

softly coloured spring light

February 19th

tiny, green, tender,

strong, weak, growing hope in a pot –

I’m raising bonsai