Friday, March 9, 2012

Haiku My Heart, the blossoms return

Also published for: The Gooseberry Garden's Poetry Picnic week 27

Haiku My Heart

The blossoms return! Yes ... I have seen that. In my garden the first cherry blossom has been spotted, so yes the blossoms return ... finally Spring is coming after a long cold winter. As I walk through the park that's near my house I see the crocuses bloom and the narcissus, but also the flowering Trees are coming in bloom. It's a wonder .... I love the sight of these fragile blossoms and flowers and all the pretty colors. It makes me very happy.
Today I have written a blog about the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival it's a great festival in Vancouver (Canada) to celebrate their 40.000 cherry trees coming in bloom. You can read that blog here They have a haiku invitational to write haiku about cherry blossoms. I have contributed two haiku for that haiku invitational.

Today's Haiku My Heart haiku is about cherry trees. It's an (as I call it) an Impromptu verse, just written without a 'trigger' to write it.

ah! sweet perfume
of the young cherry trees
first time blooming

on an old branch
a young sprout of cherry
blooming again

See you next week ... for another Haiku My Heart

Blessed Be

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival haiku invitational

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

Good day my dear visitors,

Every year in Vancouver (Canada) there is a wonderful festival, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, to celebrate the 40.000 cherry trees of Vancouver coming in bloom. It's a great festival, although I have never been there, celebrating the Cherries.
Every year during the festival there is a Haiku Challenge to write haiku about Cherry Blossoms and Cherry Trees and of course their beauty. I have participated in that, so called Haiku Invitational,  several times. It's lovely to write haiku about Cherry Trees and their beauty. And in 2010 my haiku won a honorable mention in the International category.
When you will participate in this Haiku Invitational you have to write two haiku about Cherry Trees, Cherry Blossom and all other themes on Cherries. Maybe it's something for you my dear visitor. Try and write a haiku or two about Cherries and contribute them to the Haiku Invitational 2012. Look for more information on the website of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.

I have contributed my haiku for the Invitational today ... maybe I win this time ... if not ... doesn't matter I love to write haiku and share them with the world.

the spring breeze
caresses the Cherry Blossoms
ah! that perfume

Another Cherry Blossom haiku, not one of the two I have contributed to the Haiku Invitational, but just a new one. If you will contribute to the Haiku Invitational ... than you may contribute only not published haiku.

Well ... I hope that you, my dear visitor, will be part of the Haiku Invitational of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Cherry Blossom

Thursday Poets Rally

It's almost Spring and in my garden the cherry tree starts to bloom. I love the cherry trees. I love their fragility and colors. It's wonderful to sit down beneath the cherry trees with my family and friends. It's always great to be outside when the cherry trees are blooming.
I have written a suite (a set) a haiku to celebrate the cherry blossoms.

cherry blossoms bloom
in the fading light of day
looking fragile

cherry blossoms
looking even more fragile
in the moonlight

in the moonlight
leaving me in awe
blooming cherry trees

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Mag 107

Published for: Magpie Tales
Well ... a new Sunday to write a haiku to accompany a picture as published today on Magpie Tales. Last week I couldn't write a haiku for the picture, but this week's picture is lovely ... so let's do it.

What do I see? I see a guy standing for a picture of a woman's face ... her eyes staring at him. What does this picture ... bring to me ... how to write a haiku that can accompany this picture.

mysterious eyes
working like a magnet
I am possessed 

I am possessed
through the eyes of my girl
nailed to the ground

nailed to the ground
I wonder what she's doing with her
mysterious eyes

This is called a cascading haiku. It's a haiku form I am exploring.

See you next time.