Spring Rain Haiku

Updated on July 10, 2018
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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 young boy enjoys play in a shining puddle of fresh rain water.
A young boy enjoys play in a shining puddle of fresh rain water. | 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 on a wet day.
A child wears her matching pink and green rain gear on a wet day. | Source

Haiku #2


Pools of heavy rain

Pink coats cover little girls

Play time in spring rain


Yellow Boots

A young girl steps out with umbrella and boots.
A young girl steps 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 in a puddle.
Toddler is amazed by what he creates in a puddle. | Source

Haiku #4


Puddle vibrations

Chasing the tree's reflection

Rain makes spring time fun


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    © 2017 Janis Leslie Evans

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      • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

        Janis Leslie Evans 

        3 months ago from Washington, DC

        So glad you enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed your exquisite offering. Thank you for that gem. I really appreciate your visit, Rinita.

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        Rinita Sen 

        3 months ago

        Pitter patter splash

        Let's join hands and play outside

        Spring rain beckons us

        I love Haiku and yours are breathtaking! The children's pictures add to the charm

      • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

        Janis Leslie Evans 

        6 months ago from Washington, DC

        Cheers to you, too! Thanks for stopping by, CrisSp.

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        CrisSp 

        6 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        I enjoyed the feelings and the colours this collection of haiku conveys. Can't wait for actual springtime.

        Cheers!

      • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

        Janis Leslie Evans 

        8 months ago from Washington, DC

        Thank you kindly, good to see you!

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        8 months ago from New Delhi, India

        What a delightful hub! Loved your haikus, and the pictures are adorable. So nicely matched with each poem.

        Thanks for sharing this excellent work!

      • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

        Janis Leslie Evans 

        16 months ago from Washington, DC

        Thank you much, I love that one, too. After writing the first three, I looked for pictures to go with them. When I came across that last pic, I wrote a fourth haiku just to add that amazing pic. It says so my much.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        16 months ago from Central Florida

        These are wonderful, Jan. The last one is my favorite!

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        Janis Leslie Evans 

        17 months ago from Washington, DC

        Thank you, Audrey. And you just made mine. Always good to see you.

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        Audrey Howitt 

        17 months ago from California

        Love, love this--it made my day! So very joyful and uplifting!

      • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

        Janis Leslie Evans 

        17 months 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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        Cynthia B Turner 

        17 months 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 

        17 months ago from Washington, DC

        (Smiling) Thank you much.

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        manatita44 

        17 months ago from london

        Excellent work!!

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        Janis Leslie Evans 

        17 months ago from Washington, DC

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

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        threekeys 

        17 months ago

        These poems are delightful. I love the pink raincoat!

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        Janis Leslie Evans 

        17 months ago from Washington, DC

        Thanks, John. Grateful for your vote of confidence.

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        John Hansen 

        17 months ago from Queensland Australia

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

      • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

        Janis Leslie Evans 

        17 months ago from Washington, DC

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

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        Janis Leslie Evans 

        17 months 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 

        17 months ago from Washington, DC

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

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        Tim Mitchell 

        17 months 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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        Mark Tulin 

        17 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

        You elicit wonderful memories for me of the rain. Thanks

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        RTalloni 

        17 months ago from the short journey

        Your haikus are delightful! :)

      • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

        Janis Leslie Evans 

        17 months 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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        Janis Leslie Evans 

        17 months ago from Washington, DC

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

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        Bill Holland 

        17 months ago from Olympia, WA

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

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        Jamie Lee Hamann 

        17 months ago from Reno NV

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

      • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

        Janis Leslie Evans 

        17 months ago from Washington, DC

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

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        whonunuwho 

        17 months ago from United States

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

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