hanging branch

Snow covered treetops

a cherry blossom dreamland

until the branch falls

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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



fresh snow
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!

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Snow globe world


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.


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