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Spring Rain Haiku

Updated on April 13, 2017
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A creative writer at heart, Janis was first published at age 11. Most of her poems express core issues of love, loss, trauma, and healing.

Puddle Play

A boy plays in a shining puddle.
A boy plays in a shining puddle. | Source

Haiku #1


Water puddles shine

Sidewalks fill with pouring rain

Lit by spring time sun


Rain Through the Eyes of Children

To embrace the rain of spring time through a child's eye is delightful. It reminds us of the forgotten freedom of play and wonderment experienced in our childhoods. The freshness of that first rain of the spring season is an invitation to recall and witness the purity of children at play.

Let us remember the blessings that come with a nice heavy rain and how it often leaves behind one of nature's favorite playgrounds.

Four haiku are offered celebrating children's appreciation of rain.


Pink Rain Coat

A child wears her matching pink and green rain gear.
A child wears her matching pink and green rain gear. | Source

Haiku #2


Pools of heavy rain

Pink coats cover little girls

Play time in spring rain


Yellow Boots

Young girl stepping out with umbrella and boots.
Young girl stepping out with umbrella and boots. | Source

Haiku #3


Puddles of water

Small rubber boots cover feet

Splashes of spring time


Tree Reflection

Toddler is amazed by what he creates.
Toddler is amazed by what he creates. | Source

Haiku #4


Puddle vibrations

Chasing the tree's reflection

Rain makes spring time fun


© 2017 Janis Leslie Evans

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      whonunuwho 12 days ago from United States

      Very nice reflections of the Spring, my friend. Well done. whonu

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      Janis Leslie Evans 12 days ago from Washington, DC

      Thank you, I wanted to try more traditional haiku. Glad you liked them, thanks for visiting.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 12 days ago from Reno NV

      I love your hub. What is a puddle but to jump in! Jamie

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      Bill Holland 12 days ago from Olympia, WA

      That was a fun read, Jan, and the pictures were adorable.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 12 days ago from Washington, DC

      Yes, absolutely, Jamie! Thank you for grasping the wonder. I appreciate your visit.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 12 days ago from Washington, DC

      Thanks, Bill. It was fun to write. I was lucky to find perfect pics after the fact. Nice to see you.

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      RTalloni 12 days ago from the short journey

      Your haikus are delightful! :)

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      Mark Tulin 12 days ago from Santa Barbara, California

      You elicit wonderful memories for me of the rain. Thanks

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      Tim Mitchell 12 days ago from Escondido, CA

      Still today I like stepping into a puddle watching the ripples. It is kinda' magical in its own way. Wonderful haiku sharing the magic of puddles.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 12 days ago from Washington, DC

      Thank you, Tim. Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for coming by.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 12 days ago from Washington, DC

      Wonderful, Mark! My job here is done then. (smile) Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 12 days ago from Washington, DC

      Awww, very sweet of you to say. Thanks for coming, so glad you enjoyed them.

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      John Hansen 12 days ago from Queensland Australia

      Wonderful haiku describing the joys of spring rain. The images are perfect. Well done, Jan.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 12 days ago from Washington, DC

      Thanks, John. Grateful for your vote of confidence.

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      ThreeKeys 11 days ago from Australia

      These poems are delightful. I love the pink raincoat!

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      Janis Leslie Evans 11 days ago from Washington, DC

      Thanks, threekeys. Glad you liked them, thanks for stopping by.

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      manatita44 11 days ago from london

      Excellent work!!

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      Janis Leslie Evans 10 days ago from Washington, DC

      (Smiling) Thank you much.

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      Cynthia B Turner 9 days ago from Georgia

      I like the playfulness of your haiku. Very much like the raindrops and the children. You chose great pictures. Have a great day.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 8 days ago from Washington, DC

      Thank you much, Cyndi. Finding the right pics took longer than writing the each haiku. I was lucky to find them. I added the fourth haiku after coming across the picture of the toddler. The other three were written before I found the pics. I made some edits after finding pics of pink coat and pink boots.

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