Haikai Challenge 136: late cherry [blossoms*] (osozakura) & dVerse OLN

Cherry Blossoms, Cherry, Blossom, Bloom, Spring, Tree
Michael Gaida photo

A sunny clearing
deep in the woods — a small tree,
cherry: May blossoms.

Apple buds wait for
first act’s cherry’s dance —
sweet petals on wind

Late cherry blossoms —
I smell them before seeing
tender sweet blushes.

Honeybee’s secret
stash behind the hedge —
cherry promises.

Mourning doves lament
under the cherry tree as
May’s last blossoms fall.

Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:
Are there any cherry blossoms left? Has the rain, and progression of season, ended them all? Or do some late-bloomers remain? As the world struggles to return to open society, surely we would all welcome one last sign of spring?  This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to late cherry [blossoms*] (osozakura).

Kim from North Norfolk is today’s host for dVerse’Open Link Night.

32 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    What a sweet poem. Unfortunately here all the cherry blossoms have blown away.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you like it, Sadje. I never got to see even one cherry blossom this spring 😦

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      1. Sadje says:

        Aww, well there is next year. All being well.

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  2. I always wanted to go to Washington DC to see all of the cherry blossoms.

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  3. Gina says:

    very sweet, very beautiful

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  4. memadtwo says:

    Hope and melancholy combined. A fitting reflection of the season. (K)

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  5. Pradeep says:

    Wonderful poem. Liked it 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  6. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #1 (4/27/20): Jade Li’s latest haiku sequence for my current #haikai challenge!

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  7. Such a sweet one and evoking beautiful images!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Punam 🙂

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  8. Irene says:

    What a lovely poem, MsJadeLi! My cherry tree is just reaching its blooming peak this week; I plan on sharing some pics soon.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Irene. I look forward to the pics.

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  9. Jules says:

    Most of my neighborhood Cheery trees are ornamental and bare no fruit. Or fruit that is not for human consumption… I like your history of order here. 🙂

    May the birds and insects feast!

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  10. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the lament of those mourning doves for the blossoms.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Frank.

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  11. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Five sparkling haiku putting a smile on my corona-whiskered puss.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glenn, knowing your smiling as you read them makes me smile ❤ I need to find out what is happening with Buck, Johnny, and The Crew and am heading there in just a few!

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  12. Beverly Crawford says:

    Fallen cherry blossoms … my daughter calls them pink snow. Beautiful write.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Wonderful name for them. Glad you enjoyed the pink snow 🙂

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  13. calmkate says:

    Most picturesque, so lovely ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kate.

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      1. calmkate says:

        my pleasure Lisa!

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  14. Beautiiful! Loved it❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, glad you enjoyed them.

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  15. kim881 says:

    A lovely series of spring haiku, Lisa! We still have some cherry blossoms left, although the ground is covered with pink confetti, but they won’t last long with the wind and rain, and the colour has been rinsed out. But we have honeysuckle blossoms ready to take their place, and our apple trees are already blooming.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you like them, Kim, thanks! After the drenching rain of the last couple days, today is full sun and warm enough to open doors and windows. I swear every living thing is in celebration today. Blooming apple trees: YES!

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  16. -Eugenia says:

    Delightful poem with beautiful imagery.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Eugi!

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