dVerse — Haibun Monday — cherry blossoms

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Last year’s cherry blossoms were ghosts and pixelated. The grove at the gardens were off limits due to the pandemic. Instead I toured them in Washington, D.C. and Toronto, Canada via youtube. It was pleasant to do so, and better than nothing, but not quite the same.

This year the gardens is opened and advance tickets are required. I’m ok with that. About a month ago I took a tour of the grove to reacquaint myself with the path leading to it. At the beginning of last week it seemed as if the weather was moving in the right direction for sooner rather than later blossoms. By week’s end snow and heavy clouds returned with a denial. This week’s motions predict further adjournment of bloom.

A visionary
walks through pink snow, inhaling
tomorrow’s heaven.

Top image is a painting by Jane Small.

Frank J. Tassone is today’s host of dVerse’ Haibun Monday.  Frank says:
Let’s write haibun that allude to cherry blossoms!

43 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh, you are so early at your place… it’s still months until cherry blossoms are here.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Bjorn, we still have a ways to go. Certainly not months though! Wow.

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  2. Carol anne says:

    this is beautiful Li, it tells a story in only a few lines! Love it!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Carol Anne 🙂

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  3. Beautiful haibun, Lisa. I walked with you! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Colleen ❤

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      1. Always a pleasure, Lisa. ❤️

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  4. K.Hartless says:

    Your haiku is divine. 💕

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    1. msjadeli says:

      K, thank you ❤

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      1. K.Hartless says:

        You are very welcome.

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  5. The haiku brought everything alive…Spring at least blossomed a touch early ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ain. Hope you are doing ok.

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  6. Your prose brought me with you. Your haiku is a breath of pure delight. Brava, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Frank, glad to oblige. Thank you.

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  7. Rob Kistner says:

    Beautiful Lisa, very moving. Enduring the cyclical nature of life is frustrating at times, sometimes quite often — but the choice to do so at the cause of the changes you must make, rather than at their affect, makes one a victor!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Marial 🙂

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      1. marialberg says:

        I hope you’ll read mine. It was a timely prompt.

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  8. rothpoetry says:

    Beautiful Lisa. I guess the latitudes to make a difference in blooming time.
    Loved the gorgeous video you posted!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dwight. I hope things start moving towards warm by the end of the week, but we’ll have to wait and see.

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  9. ‘A visionary
    walks through pink snow, inhaling
    tomorrow’s heaven.’ ~ a visionary full of hope perhaps. Nice work Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Carol, thank you very much.

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  10. memadtwo says:

    My daughter and I once stumbled by accident on the cherry blossoms in DC on her spring break–yes, always better in person. We are back to winter weather here too–I suspect our blossoms are at least a few weeks away. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe, if you are ever going to stumble upon anything, there cannot be anything better than cherry blossoms in bloom en masse. Oh I can only imagine the fragrance and the thrill of it.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        Thrilling–that’s just right. And discovering that all the Smithsonian museums are free! I never knew that.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Wow! I didn’t either. Would love to go to DC someday and check them out. You know what I’ve always wanted to see there? Archie Bunker’s chair.

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          1. memadtwo says:

            We were there for 4 days, and didn’t even begin to scratch the surface. Of course we were also visiting the outside monuments. I had never seen the Vietnam memorial except in photos. I was not the only one there crying.

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  11. Sadje says:

    Love your poem Li. I hope you can visit the gardens in full bloom.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje. I do also!

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  12. inhaling
    tomorrow’s heaven.

    I hope they bloom soon by you, Lisa! This is beautifully phrasing!

    -David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Can’t wait! Thank you, David ❤

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  13. Very beautifully written ❤🌹

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much. Sorry for the late response I found your comment in my spam folder.

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      1. You are most welcome!❤️
        Ah yes…the joys of technology… 😌

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  14. writingwhatnots says:

    The painting is a beautiful accompaniment to your hopeful Haibun – fingers crossed for blooms soon, ‘tomorrow’s heaven’.❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Marion, thank you very much, and yes ❤

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  15. I love this Lisa and so happy you get to see it up close!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Mary, thank you, and I hope I do! Just have to keep tabs on them at the website.

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  16. Misky says:

    Simply gorgeous, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Misky.

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  17. If you have that opportunity to wander through cherry blossoms, I envy you. I don’t have have anything like that close by.

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