the cherry tree waits
gnarled limbs breathe in April mist
spring splendour that brings the bees
first the leaves then blossom clouds
A tanka in response to Haikai Challenge #26 First [Cherry] Blossoms. I have always enjoyed blossoms when they appear but never before had I wondered when they would show up. Now I know that here, at 44 degrees North, cherry trees bloom in late April or early May. The photo is courtesy of Pixabay.com.