Friday, January 27, 2012


For the: short-story slam of Bluebell Books
I have gotten an invitation to write for Bluebell Books Short story slam week 19. I am glad they invited me, so I will try to write a haibun (prose and haiku) on "Springtime".


When the dark period of the year goes by and spring is coming I become happy. Spring is my season. After hibernation nature begins blooming and comes to live. As I see the Snowdrops come in bloom I feel how Mother Earth is reborn again.
The Cherry- and Plum-trees begin blossoming and especially when the Cherry tree in my backyard is starting to bloom I am so happy.
I have to give a party when the first Cherry blossom blooms. I call all my friends and family to tell them that my Cherry tree is in bloom again and that's worth a celebration. I love that moment. I feel a little child again and come to live after my hibernation.
Springtime ... nature comes to live once again. It's worthy to celebrate when the Cherry trees are blooming, especially mine of course :-).

I have written a lot of haiku about Cherry trees, but I have never written , as I call it, "my masterpiece" on Cherry trees. Maybe this is the one. In this haiku I hope that spring is present.

on winter's edge
the first Cherry blossom blooms
rain falls softly

Well ... did I succeed in my goal to write "my masterpiece" on Cherry trees? Maybe not, but spring is surely present.



Helena said...

I have to admit, winter is my favourite season but I do love walking under cherry trees on windy days when they are blooming. Magical mother earth confetti!

Maxwell Mead Williams Robinson Barry said...

your haiku is lovely.


Elizena said...

I don't hate any of the seasons, but I will admit that Fall is my favorite. Spring and Summer is spent looking at the beauty of blossoming trees and blooming flowers and just enjoying the gift that God has given us.
I enjoyed reading your haiku. It was very sweet. Be blessed!

Anonymous said...

Pas mal !

Chèvrefeuille said...

Lovely comments you have given me. Thank you so much.
I love to share these haiku with the world.