Poetry – Haiku – Beneath Grandad’s Shed – A Poem by Goff James


A poem inspired by Mark S @ Naturalist’s Weekly prompt reference – ‘Spring Insects’

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Poem Attribution – Goff James – Beneath Grandad’s Shed

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Spotlight Writing Challenge – Haiku or Senryū – Micro-Season: “Leaf Insects Turn Into Butterflies” – Prompt Reference ‘Spring Insects.’ – Hosted by Mark S. @ Naturalist Weekly

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We have entered the micro-season of “Leaf insects turn into Butterflies”. This is the third micro-season of the mini-season of Awakening of Insects. All the micro-seasons within Awakening of Insects are:

  • Hibernating Creatures Open Their Doors (Mar 5 -Mar 9)
  • The First Peach Blossoms (Mar 10 – Mar 14)
  • Leaf insects turn into Butterflies (Mar 15 – Mar 19)

These seasons were established in 1685 by Japanese astronomer Shibukawa Shunkai and are specific to Japan. However, just because the calendar focuses on Japan doesn’t mean it isn’t applicable to others. No matter where you live you can use these seasons as a starting point for your personal exploration into the world around you.

To celebrate this season, we will learn about the life cycle of butterflies and read haiku by Basho, Buson, and Issa. 

What Are Leaf Insects?

The authors of the 72-season app explain that “Leaf Insects” are…

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