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National Poetry Month is coming to a close and spring has finally arrived here at The Farmstead in central Maine. After three consecutive days of sunshine with temperatures in the 50s—followed by two days of rain—blossoms are sending out official invitations. Needless to say, we’re dressed for the occasion and heading outdoors to attend the reception.

These glorious daffodils (photo) in our front garden inspired me to write “Springtime Reception” and we’re more than ready to join the party.

Happy Spring!

~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author

Springtime Reception

Haiku by Bette A. Stevens

Beguiling blossoms
Address the  invitations
“Springtime Reception”

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Comments on: "Springtime Reception (Haiku) by Bette A. Stevens" (76)

  1. Beautiful Bette, your poem and picture.
    I agree, just head out there and partake in the celebration Spring has laid on.
    miriam

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  2. A lovely invitation to join Spring’s reception. … A beautiful haiku and alluring photo, Bette! ❤️ Wishing you a wonderful weeknd. 🌺🌻

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  3. Reblogged this on BOOK CHAT and commented:
    Join the party! Bette A. Stevens has penned the invitation to Springtime with her lovely haiku.

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  4. So very pretty, Bette.

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  5. I’m accepting the invitation! Lovely haiku, Bette!

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  6. See how nature has arranged these daffodils for the reception of spring. Beautiful thoughts Bette! Enjoy the Spring and its fragrance! 🙂

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  7. Beautiful, as always, Bette! Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

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  8. words wonderfully
    embrace
    Spring 🙂

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  9. Another perfect combination! Happy Spring, Bette! 😊❤ xoxo

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  10. Lovely daffodils showcased by a lovely haiku. Brightened my day. Reblogged on mallie1025

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  11. Beautiful, Bette. Spring has finally arrived. 🙂

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  12. Aren’t daffodils so welcoming? I love spring, but in California we joke how spring only lasts one week. I guess that’s why I treasure it so.

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    • Daffodils are our first profusion of blooms her at the farmstead, Jen. We lived in California (Mojave and Lompoc) from 1994 through 2001, so I can truly appreciate the thrill of your short season too–oh, how glorious it is! ❤ Nature's gem bedazzle us wherever we are… ❤ Enjoy the glory of that California Gold. We did get out to the Poppy Preserve one year and that was quite a lovely adventure. Happy every day, my friend. xo

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      • Oh, yes! The poppies are truly a sweet sight in the spring-ish summer. 😉 I found a stash near my house one day and delighted in telling my children all about them.

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  13. Bette, you write such inspirational haiku—lovely to look at and feel.

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  14. I love it! Daffodils are the first flowers that bloom here in the spring. In fact they have already come and gone, so it’s refreshing to see your photo and read your poem. Blessing to you! xoxo

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  15. Lovely, Bette! Yes, I think spring has finally awoken and now trees and flowers are responding by sending out their buds and shoots. I love it! Happy spring! 💕😘🤗

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  16. Gorgeous daffodils, Bette. Your Haiku is a lovely invitation.

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    • Thank you, Miriam! 🙂 It’s been a long time getting here, but well worth the wait…Happy Spring! xo

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      • Happy spring to you, Bette. I haven’t planted any daffodils yet, but I will for next year. My husband gave me a pot of tulips when I was in the hospital for some emergency situation. It would be my first time planting tulips also, it’s done flowering. 🙂

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  17. It’s beautiful. It’s Spring!

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  18. Gwen Plano said:

    Absolutely beautiful, Bette. Maine in the Spring is lovely, and you’ve captured that well. ♥

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  19. Glorious – your daffodils and your haiku. Every year when the daffodils first bloom, EVERY YEAR, I release a sigh and realize I shouldn’t have complained so much about winter. Really, I shouldn’t have. Look what we get for our pains…. the incredible mighty beautifully yellow daffodil. xo

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  20. Lovely haiku and what gorgeous daffodils!

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  21. And a very happy Springtime to you, too! The poem expresses it beautifully:)). That said, it’s blowing a hoolie outside and the wind is knifing through woolies and coats, instead of having the good manners to blow around them…

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  22. I can feel Spring’s gentle beauty in your words. ❤

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  23. So lovely, Bette, both your haiku and photo. Spring’s reception is quite an event, I’m sure, as most of us were ready for her arrival. 💕🌼🌻

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  24. Gorgeous, Bette! The Haiku and image made my heart sing ❤️

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  25. Poetry isn’t my thing normally, but I do like haiku. Well done. 🙂

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  26. Lovely haiku Bette, you captured the spring beautifully.

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  27. Daffodils to me personify Spring. Thanks for sharing @ Senior Salon

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  28. Beautiful Daffodils and words.. Nothing beats that feeling when Spring finally has arrived.. Many thanks Bette for your own lovely visit..
    Wishing you well..
    Sue 🙂

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  29. I’m not so far from you and have been enjoying this tardy spring at about the same time you were. FINALLY. I’m looking forward to following your blog.

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  30. I have a yucky headache (again). This is just what I needed.

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  32. The daffodils are lovely, as is your haiku that you wrote to accompany them. And really, does anything say spring quite like a daffodil? 🙂

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    • Oh, those daffodils! 🙂 Ours are dancing to spring’s tune along the walkway… We’ve had rain and sunshine and the world is looking glorious and we’re singing along. Have a spectacular weekend, Cathleen! xoxoxo

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