#Haikai Challenge #131: first [cherry] blossoms* (hatsu hana)

The brilliant red Nakabashi Bridge in Takayama, in Japan’s mountainous Gifu Prefecture, stands out against its winter backdrop.
The brilliant red Nakabashi Bridge in Takayama, in Japan’s mountainous Gifu Prefecture, stands out against its winter backdrop.

Grey skies, white blankets
Cherry trees dream of blossoms –
Spring in name only.

3D winter cherry tree model https://static.turbosquid.com/Preview/2019/08/07__16_59_35/WinterCherryTreec4dmodel001.jpg96FD3A7E-1100-46DA-A75F-D36EB2C1E6A7Default.jpg
cherry tree

Audiences wait
Silent, for the Spring showing –
Star is dawdling.

Hawk flying under gray sky
hawk flying under gray sky

Hawks cry our thoughts,
recalling memories of
bursting pink perfumed dots.

Chipmunk in the snow
chipmunk

Chipmunks munch pine nuts
like popcorn, watching previews –
cherry blossoms sleep.

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green comes before pink

Before the glory
of pink blossoms must come signs
of green on branches.

My haiku series today is about the lack of cherry blossoms. There is no hint of any spring flowers, on earth or in tree, at this point here in MI. We even got some snow last night.

Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:
This week, let’s ease our anxious minds and appreciate a classic Spring kigo, first [cherry] blossoms* (hatsu hana).

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Like your interlinking poems.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

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  2. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #8: Jade Li’s latest haiku #sequence for my current #haikai challenge!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Pam. Good to remember.

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  3. memadtwo says:

    Nice sequence. I especially like the first one.
    Our weather can’t decide what season it is. Cold and dreary today, but last week it was 70 degrees. Not that I can experience it except through my window…(K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, K. You just gave yourself an idea for a poem!

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  4. memadtwo says:

    I did and will post it later!

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  5. I like the series. I am actually collaborating with another blogger to do a type of series also with Haiku.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks and happy to hear you’re working on a haiku series. Looking forward to seeing it.

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