The Missed Poem #poetry #blogging #friends

Like a cherry blossom

you fluttered on my cheek

with a waft of fragrance

the smell of pink

you lingered for a day

perhaps it was two

tried to catch up

with the poem and you

you vanished with the sunset

you flickered out of sight

no sign of the poet

you had taken flight

Reflecting on a dear talented poet Jackie Dick who passed several years ago. We met in the blogsphere and I am glad we had a cherry blossom moment. This poem is dedicated to her and other poets who have taken flight.

Since Cherry Blossoms… #haiku

Inspired by Basho:

since the cherry blossoms
I’ve waited three months to see
the twin-trunk pine

Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

cherry bouquet

memories spill over

cherry blossoms line the path

counting the days

*

cherry daydreams

soft pink decorates the sky

never sated

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Photography: Moondust Designs 2015

 

This episode of Carpe Diem Haiku “Since Cherry Blossoms” is a reminder that they will return.

Cherry Blossom Hope #spring #photography #haiku

Our host Kristjaan at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai enjoys to challenge us as we write haiku – “It’s my pleasure to present a new episode of our Haiku Writing Techniques. This time it’s all about “comparison”. Here is what I found about “comparison” in Jane Reichhold’s “Bare Bones, school of haiku”:

In the words of Betty Drevniok: “In haiku the SOMETHING and the SOMETHING ELSE are set down together in clearly stated images. Together they complete and fulfill each other as ONE PARTICULAR EVENT.” She rather leaves the reader to understand that the idea of comparison is showing how two different things are similar or share similar aspects.”

a spring nap
downstream cherry trees
in bud

blossom winter

cherry blossom path

hidden by the snow

sun’s memory

petal walk

 

sun kissed

cherry blooms beneath my feet

spring hopes

 

Cherry Blossom Smile #haiku #photography

a touch of cherry

Now that they end
There is no flower that can compare
With cherry blossoms

© Iio Sogi

Reaching toward spring

touching peaceful waters

cherry blossom smiles

blossom

The Carpe Diem Haiku Kai prompt for today is the beautiful work (above) by Sogi.

Blossoms in the Breeze #poetry #haiku #photography

dew kissed haiku

As the seasons turn

we await beauty’s face

 open to the sun

jubilant  welcome

*

we close the door

release winter’s icy cling

let us celebrate

the warmth of spring

This week at Poet’s United the prompt is Happy Birthday (to something or someone) . Tomorrow, I celebrate the birth of spring and the removal of my cast!

poets united

Leaning #atozchallenge #poetry #cherryblossom #napowrimo

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Leaning Tower – Robby Hayton

You lean too far

you drop

nuances

into my hands

like cherry blossoms

too heavy for the bough

you are not strong enough

at least not for now

****

cherry-blossom

Graceful you reach toward the sky

in an upward spiral you grow

touching the clouds upward so high

graceful you reach toward the sky

touching the clouds upward so high

one weakness you have that we know

gracefully you reach toward the sky

in an upward spiral you grow

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Nautilus

The Leaning Tower of Pisa – a campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt to one side. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa’s Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo) after the Cathedral and the Baptistry. The tower’s tilt began during construction, caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support the structure’s weight. The tilt increased in the decades before the structure was completed, and gradually increased until the structure was stabilized (and the tilt partially corrected) by efforts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. took 20 years to build because of war.

Its the time of the year to breathe in the beauty of the cherry blossom. There are many activities to enjoy at the cherry blossom festival in Washington DC.

thanks for the photograph by Robbie Hayton of the Leaning Tower in Pisa

and to Crimson Corvus for the Cherry Blossom photograph

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