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Spring Rain Haiku

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 rapt as he plays in a shining puddle of fresh rain water.

A young boy rapt as he plays in a shining puddle of fresh rain water.

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 presented to celebrate children's natural appreciation of rain.

Pink Rain Coat

A child wears her matching pink and green rain gear on a very wet day.

A child wears her matching pink and green rain gear on a very wet day.

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.

Haiku #3

Puddles of water

Small rubber boots cover feet

Splashes of spring time

Tree Reflection

A toddler is amazed by the splash he creates in a puddle.

A toddler is amazed by the splash he creates in a puddle.

Haiku #4

Puddle vibrations

Chasing the tree's reflection

Rain makes spring time fun

© 2017 Janis Leslie Evans

Comments

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on February 03, 2020:

Thank you, Brenda. Glad you enjoyed them. If I recall correctly, I picked the topic, then the pictures, then wrote each Haiku. Appreciate your visit.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 31, 2020:

Janis,

I just recently tried my hand at Haiku.

Yours are very good.

I so enjoyed the pictures you posted. They fit your Haikus wonderfully.

Thanks for sharing.

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on November 04, 2019:

Thank you so much. Very generous of you, thanks for stopping by.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on October 30, 2019:

Beautifully expressed, loved your haiku verses.

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on November 18, 2018:

Thank you for the lovely comment, Mark. Rain can be beautiful in any contexts. I appreciate your visit.

Mark Tulin from Santa Barbara, California on November 17, 2018:

Beautiful images of rain. I miss all that you wrote about living in California. When I think of rain, I think of Gene Kelly dancing in it.

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on June 06, 2018:

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

Rinita Sen on June 06, 2018:

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

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on March 18, 2018:

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

CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on March 18, 2018:

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

Cheers!

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on January 17, 2018:

Thank you kindly, good to see you!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 17, 2018:

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

Thanks for sharing this excellent work!

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on May 18, 2017:

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.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 18, 2017:

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

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on May 02, 2017:

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

Audrey Howitt from California on May 02, 2017:

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

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on April 16, 2017:

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.

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on April 16, 2017:

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

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on April 14, 2017:

(Smiling) Thank you much.

manatita44 from london on April 14, 2017:

Excellent work!!

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on April 14, 2017:

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

threekeys on April 14, 2017:

These poems are delightful. I love the pink raincoat!

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on April 13, 2017:

Thanks, John. Grateful for your vote of confidence.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 13, 2017:

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

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on April 13, 2017:

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

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on April 13, 2017:

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

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on April 13, 2017:

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

Tim Mitchell from Escondido, CA on April 13, 2017:

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.

Mark Tulin from Santa Barbara, California on April 13, 2017:

You elicit wonderful memories for me of the rain. Thanks

RTalloni on April 13, 2017:

Your haikus are delightful! :)

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on April 13, 2017:

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

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on April 13, 2017:

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

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 13, 2017:

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

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on April 13, 2017:

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

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on April 13, 2017:

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

whonunuwho from United States on April 13, 2017:

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