First Swallowtail

Here in my garden I sit admiring the fruits of my labor. It’s been a busy morning of cleaning, raking, weeding, sweeping, and planting french breakfast radish seeds. The solitude and peace is marvelous, and the only sounds I hear is a distant lawn mower and birds singing.
Spring arrives in my part of the world early; it is my favorite time of year.


vivid green leaves sprout
white blossoms unfurl sweet scent-
swallowtail nectars

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: These are all photos of my garden, taken today.

Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge # 77 March Equinox

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20 Comments on “First Swallowtail

  1. Pingback: #Haikai Challenge #78 (3/23/19): swallow (tsubame) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga – Frank J. Tassone

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