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

  1. 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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    1. 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!


  2. 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. 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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