My Poetry

Spring Storms?


Spring is not a season one experiences in the south of India. We just experience varying degrees of heat. As a result, we do not wholly understand the nuances of spring, the emotions that the season appears to evoke in those who live it. We only borrow emotions, explore the season through the sayings and writings of others. I would not have thought much about it, except when asked about ‘spring storms’, I realised I had no idea what they were. Does one have storms during the spring? I have always pictured it to be a rather mellow season — pretty, dainty, with young colours and grey-blue skies. Younger generations have no idea that spring is a season that symbolises rebirth and awakening — the hope after a hard, cold and bleak winter; the colour after a blanket of white. I realise now, as I write, that I too could be wrong, and merely assuming many things from what I have read.

spring storms —
all I know, the latter springs from the sea
swirling into chaos

4 thoughts on “Spring Storms?”

  1. An apt description, even if you have not experienced ‘spring’
    Where I live I have four seasons of about three months each – though some debate that our spring and autumns have shortened in length. All seasons have their nuances of new beginnings. I think though your haiku is well stated since those who believe in climate change think chaos is what will arrive for humanity in the near future.

    I went with what I know… We have had almost too much rain in the last year. I wish I could gift you some – here is a link to my post of spring rain or Haru no arashi

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    1. I tried to make a play on the word ‘spring’ in my haiku. Three years ago we experienced a storm/cyclone that felled down two/thirds of our trees, and just a few months ago, the interior of our state experienced a similar happening. Very destructive, these storms!

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