blossoms – – haibun

Two years ago in May we travelled to Toronto to see the High Park cherry blossoms, joining hundreds of others in a spring viewing. This May the blossoms may thrive in a more peaceful setting, in the wake of COVID19…only time will tell.

northern springs . . .

the scent of cherry blossoms



Both photos: Toronto, May 2018

Haikai Challenge #131, first cherry blossoms

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13 thoughts on “blossoms – – haibun

  1. Thank you, Susan. Yes there is a wonderful grove of cherry trees in Toronto’s High Park. I lived in Toronto for years (well before I got into haiku) and was unaware of them. Two years ago we travelled to the city for a medical appointment in May and took the opportunity to see the blooms.


  2. Es un hiku delicado y hermoso.
    Aquí en España lo estudiamos así:
    5/7/5, sin rimar.
    Como sabes, en la construcción japonesa se compone de 17 sílabas métricas. La distribución de las mismas, en la métrica española la hemos distribuido como te indico al principio.


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    1. Thank you 🙂 English haiku has evolved so as to be less concerned with the classic 5/7/5 structure…one factor being that English syllable units are longer than those in Japanese. Do you write haiku?


  3. Gracias, Janice.
    Sí, escribo haikus.
    Tuve la suerte de conocer a mi maestro, Francisco Basallote, del cual aprendí cuanto sé. También, como es lógico, he leído a los grandes maestros/ as japoneses.
    Desde que leí el primer haiku de Bhasso, quedé fascinada por este arte minimalista y tan profundo.
    Es un placer leerte.
    Saludos cordiales.

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