Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cherry Blossom Haikus

The leafless cherry,
Old as a toothless woman,
Blooms in flowers,
Mindful of its youth.
From all directions
Winds bring petals of cherry
Into the grebe lake.
On a journey,
Resting beneath the cherry blossoms,
I feel myself to be in a Noh play.
From all these trees-
in salads, soup, everywhere-
cherry blossoms fall.
A lovely spring night
suddenly vanished while we
viewed cherry blossoms.
The oak tree stands
noble on the hill even in
cherry blossom time.

Photos, courtesy of our cherry blossoms, haiku courtesy of Basho.

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