Snow covered treetops
a cherry blossom dreamland
until the branch falls
My haiku is a ‘revision’ of this haiku written by 18th century Japanese poet, Yosa Buson:
a branch snaps under snow
waking me from a dream of the cherries
flowering on Yoshino
© Yosa Buson 1716-1784
Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #28 Revise that Haiku
Photo of snow trees is from Pixabay.com
only chirps of robins
break the silence
a robin chirps!
not even blowing snow
will stop spring
I am linking these two haiku to Frank J Tassone’s Haikai Challenge: Snow.
As I wrote these poems I was also thinking about Carpe Diem’s new Crossroads feature. For this feature we are invited to write a new haiku including elements of two given poems. Whether my haiku achieve this sufficiently I am not sure, but since they do borrow elements (words, tone, structure) I am providing the link so that if you are interested, you can read about the details and perhaps give it a try!
our garden nestles
in a snow-feather duvet
as vernal sun bends closer
her vitality quickens
A tanka for Frank J Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #24: Snow
in early spring
crystal clusters floating
lace petal clouds drifting…melting
sad world…if only snowflakes could
banish greed and hate…sow
Ten line poem challenge: mirror cinquain
this spring morning
mirage of pussy willows
in snow caps
The first photo is mine, taken this March 8 morning, showing snow-capped chicory stems. The second photo is of real pussy willows from the Pixabay collection.
no wind, no storm
disturbs the falling snow
this snow globe world
I laughed yesterday when I heard a radio host say “I feel like I’m living in a snow globe”. He was confirming that snow will continue falling for the next few days. I too feel like I am living in a snow globe. I took the above photo while driving home and the image below, showing a snowman in a snow globe, is from Pixabay.