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It’s National Poetry Month

What’s inspiring you?

Apple Blossom HAIKU bas 2015


Here in Central Maine the snow is melting at last, leaving bare ground and brown grasses in ever-growing patches where new tints, tones and shades of greens are magically appearing each day. Lilacs and apple trees will soon be budding. I can hardly wait for apple blossom time. We have six varieties of apple trees here at the farmstead and their blooms are more than enough to regenerate this winter-laden soul. Of course, the real blooms won’t arrive until May, but since April is National Poetry Month, I thought I would check out Wikimedia where I found this perfect picture (before my photo and text edits) to inspire the blooming muse inside a little early. We’re finally enjoying some spring sunshine, but ready for some April showers to bring us those May flowers, too. ~ Happy Spring! ~ Bette A. Stevens

What’s inspiring you this spring?

Comments on: "An Apple Blossom HAIKU by Bette A. Stevens" (17)

  1. Lovely poem and picture, Bette! I can imagine that when all those apple trees begin to bloom it’ll be like a dream. 😀 xx


  2. Exquisite! Thank you so much for sharing and the follow too! Hope you will keep sharing your talent with the Haiku Hub! Best wishes. TJ


    • Hi, TJ. Thanks so much for the lovely comment and for the invitation to share as well. The inspirational photo was taken here at our farmstead in Central Maine. Have a wonderful day, my Haiku Hub friend. 🙂


  3. Hi,
    I love the picture. It radiates serenity and expectation. I didn’t know this is National Poetry Month. This is also the month of the A to Z Blog Challenge in which I participate.
    Wishing you all the best.


  4. We are coming up to Jackman on May 10th. I’m counting on it being spring by then. Please tell the weather we are coming and we want it to be BEAUTIFUL and full of flowers. Lunch would be nice, too.


  5. That is so beautiful and absolutely true.


    • Thank you, Michelle. Still searching for our first crocus…sure to appear any day. We’ve had three 50-60 degree sunny days that feel like heavenly. Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend! ❤

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  6. So true…we are having a beautiful spring day today, to be followed by one of rain showers tomorrow.


  7. Hi Bette, very apt and lovely Hiaku poem on spring.. Thanks for the heads up on poetry month.–need to dif mine out :).

    Hugs, Micki


    • Hi, Micki. Thanks for much for stopping by for a chat and for your thoughtful comment. Spring is starting to spring up here in God’s country and most of the snow is gone. Looking forward to our interview. Meanwhile, have A HAPPY DAY! Blessings & Hugs, Bette ❤


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