Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #82, Basho’s first haiku (1662) “has spring come”

has spring come
or the year gone away?
second last day         © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

has spring come
or the year gone away?
second last day

icy rain falls
yet birds still twitter

hellebore’s first blooms
leaves ravaged with frost burn
crocus hide

snow drifts
in early April

birds flock to the feeders
tulips bow their heads
I grab a sweater

torrential  rains
pool around new plants

spring has come
playing foul tricks
this second month

warm weather creeping
iris opening at las

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