Micro-Season: “The Springwater Holds Warmth” (2023) — Naturalist Weekly

We have entered the micro-season of “The Spring Water Holds Warmth”. This is the second micro-season of the mini-season Minor Cold. To celebrate this season, we will learn about springs, aquifers, and read seasonal haiku by Basho, Issa, and Shiki.

Micro-Season: “The Springwater Holds Warmth” (2023) — Naturalist Weekly

My response…

giant snowflakes fall
—soft carpets of bright green moss—
hot springs melt each one


Author: Mary Jo Malo

Christian, mother, grandmother, and poet of occasional worth.

26 thoughts on “Micro-Season: “The Springwater Holds Warmth” (2023) — Naturalist Weekly”

    1. Hah! Giant snowflakes as warriors and hot springs their defeat. I see them as beautiful, more like frozen rain returning to the springs coming up from the ground and watering the whole land. (Genesis 2:6) Even when the land is covered in snow and green moss! Each individual or snowflake returning to its source in God the Creator of all. Whether to oblivion or sweet, eternal companionship is the question. Thank you for responding, Silvia. 🙂

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    1. I really appreciate your comment, Liz. The “Naturalist Weekly” is a treasure trove of information on traditional haiku and challenges for readers. The little details within each season really resonate with me too!

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  1. Thank you, Mary Jo – you are a constant inspiration to me. Every time I stop by I learn something new. I had never heard about the 72 Seasons so I went scurrying to find out more. The “Naturalist Weekly” is a wonderful source of information. I also discovered the app: 72 Seasons, which provides a rich depth to each of the season. When I was walking in the rain (rain has warmed the snow, which has disappeared) a few days ago, I sensed there was activity deep within the ground. This is confirmed by “The Springwater Holds Warmth” of your post. The natural world is beginning to prepare for welcoming spring. I am excited.

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    1. Thank you for visiting that wonderful blog, and thank you for your enthusiastic comments! I would, however, like to have some real winter before spring returns. My internal seasonal clock feels off this year. 🙂

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      1. Here we have macro seasons. The weather is normally good, but distinct. The differences between day and night temperatures are extreme.


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