Spring Festival.....

In a suburb not far from where I live, they have a Cherry Blossom Festival every year. [Although it has been cancelled the last two years due to Covid.] The streets are lined with cherry trees and the locals put on lots of events to entertain etc. Even some of the tree trunks have colourful knitted garments wrapped around them. All in all, a lovely way to celebrate the arrival of Spring.

In the cooler climates, way down South, the orchards are ablaze with pink cherry blooms, heralding a bumper crop of fruit in time for Christmas. Dark luscious cherries ~ yum!


Pink tutus dancing,

clustered on supportive limbs,

announce Spring has sprung!




Let's write haibun that allude to cherry blossoms! [Thank you Frank for the prompt.]

New to haibun? The form consists of one to a few paragraphs of prose—usually written in the present tense—that evoke an experience and are often non-fictional/autobiographical. They may be preceded or followed by one or more haiku—nature-based, using a seasonal image—that complement without directly repeating what the prose stated.

Here is the link: Cherry Blossoms

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