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by Lynn Norton

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by William Greenhut

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by Gene Groner

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Haiku for Spring

By Gene Groner, Marines

Writing Type: Poem

By Gene Allen Groner

VA Medical Center--Prescott, AZ


Daffodils in bloom

Yellow trumpet corona

The flowers of Spring.


When all nature sings

And sunshine rains on great lakes

Sky, earth, wind rejoice.


The hills come alive

With wind and rain and sunshine

Souls soar heaven-bound.


Green is everywhere

Gentle falling of the rain

Happiness is here.


Easter lilies bloom

Making all the world so bright

Arise and be glad.


Notes: The Haiku is a form of poetry that developed in 17th century Japan. It consists of three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the third line. It usually follows a nature theme, and because I love nature so much I love this form of poetry. I hope you like it as much as I do. God bless you as you read this never before published poem of mine. Thank you for permitting me to submit it to Veterans' Voices Writing Project. I feel it will be soothing and helpful to all veterans everywhere. Gene Allen Groner, USMC Retired 1945 South Lake Terrace Independence, Missouri 64055

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Poem


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Poem


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by William Greenhut

Prose


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Poem