An April Haiku

First butterfly seen
A fall of cherry blossoms
Tea amid them both



Song Choice: Sakura Saukura
This poem was created from a prompt offered by Magaly Guerrero for NaPoWriMo (Day 14: Favorite things to do in April)

33 comments:

  1. Ooooo, very nice haiku. This is a good example of what haikus are supposed to be, a little perfect moment of beauty. Huzzah Rommy!

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    1. I was pretty pleased with the finished piece myself. It makes me want to get my colored pencils out. :)

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  2. Wishing you many cherry blossom moments this month!

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    1. They're a bit late this year, because of the long winter, but they'll be welcome when they arrive :)

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  3. There is no such thing as a Rommy spring... without tea and cherry blossoms. ♥

    Love the colors (and the tea ;-)

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    1. There are some things I just gotta have

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    1. Among the prettiest of things there are

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  5. Beautiful, Rommy! It brought back a piece I saw in the news. The cherry trees in Japan are in full bloom and undeath the trees people had spread cloths and were having picnics while the petals floated gently through the air. They went on to say that the first calligraphy the children learn in school are the two symbols that form the word, Sakura.

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    1. Yes, it's tradition to have a picnic while the cherry blossoms are in bloom. There's a specialized form of tea ceremony that can be done just for that occasion. I haven't learned it yet - but I want to!

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    2. I saw that same bit of news. I also liked the cherry blossom desert that the chef made. Yum! It was funny to see business men in suits having a picnic under the trees.

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    3. Oh man, I've had those deserts at tea ceremony. I have developed quite the taste for Japanese tea sweets, and this is a lovely time of year for them.

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  6. Wow, seventeen syllables to create a whole scene. I love this! And well done in including sakura. I know there's a wealth of symbolism attached to cherry blossom that we, as westerners, struggle to see.

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    1. Indeed. There are several ways this could be read because of that. I leave you to choose your favorite. :)

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    1. Thanks. This is one of my favorite times of year.

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  8. Such a splendid write :D thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. Thank you for yours and your enthusiasm for the art of poetry writing. It's downright infectious!

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  9. Tea with butterflies? Oh, yes please!

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  10. It still taste yummy, the second time around. ♥

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    1. Thankee! I think so too. This year I was lucky enough to get a gift of cherry blossom tea from my dear hubby. If I can't enjoy the blooming, at least I can still have the tea!

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  11. an exquisite moment perfectly captivated....

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  12. Tea amid them both is the icing on the cake of this gorgeous haiku - it somehow brought the possibility to life

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    1. LOL, this is one of my favorite things to do in spring, enjoy tea under a cherry blossom tree. The freakish storms have done in so many of the blossoms still not quite at peak bloom, but the tree nearest my house is literally a late bloomer, so I'm holding out hope that I'll get a chance for this in the next week or so. Either way, tea outside will be nice!

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  13. oh such a beautiful haiku

    happy Sunday to you

    much love...

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  14. Wonderful haiku...thoughts of a moment..ephemeral... :-)

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    1. Exactly, I felt the form was particularly suited to the topic. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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