Thursday, August 20, 2009


spring is promising
some fine weather and I am
intending to bloom

This is my contribution to Confident Writing's Mission (Im)Possible Group Writing Project.

I chose haiku because I was drawn to the security of the framework it provides while allowing one to explore how much can be said in a few simple syllables. I was surprised at what came up! I wrote about spring because we're reaching the end of a long (but thankfully reasonably mild) winter here in New Zealand and spring is starting to show signs of returning. Of all the seasons, Spring seems to hold the most possibility and promise. After a winter of restful hibernation, spring is a time of new beginnings, good intentions, light and growth.

The photograph was taken on a walk around our local neighbourhood. There are already many trees covered in beautiful spring blossoms but this one caught my eye. Covered in tight buds, its branches reach towards the sunshine as it filters through the wintery cloud. I can't wait to go back in a few weeks and see it in full bloom.
Thanks to Joanna for inspiring me to explore new possibilities and for giving me the courage to share my writing!