On my way home from a wedding in Tokyo when this month's challenge was announced, I assumed my March entry would celebrate the Japanese spring. Alas, the words did not want to cooperate and so my wedding haiku is a poem separate from challenge #3 (see below).
Instead my haiku and accompanying artwork are about arriving home to find winter still firmly entrenched where I expected to find at least the hints of changing seasons.
In the spring parade
March is a month out of step
Sunshine trips on snow
For the artwork I took a photo of bare trees in the snow on a sunny day and arranged them in a kaleidoscope and then reduced the image, printed it out and encased it in resin to form a pendant. I included the original larger image as it is hard to see the details on the smaller pendant in the photo.
For my Japanese wedding haiku I offer the following:
Tender cherry buds
Unfold in sweet modesty
Like a young bride's smile