Sakura (桜) blossoms are flowers from Japanese cherry trees called sakura. They are native to many Far East countries such as China, Korea and Japan. There are over one hundred varieties of the cherry tree in Japan. Many of them are cultivated by humans over the centuries for decorative use. Petal count can range from five, twenty or even hundred petals. Various colors can include white, pink, yellow or green. When a cherry blossom blooms, it signifies that spring is upon us. These are my attempts to capture the beauty and essence of the sakura blossoms in haiku, even though they aren’t true haiku (they’re actually senryu). My apologizes.

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Sakura blossoms
Blushing sweetly in delight
The romance of spring

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Pink cherry blossom
Sprouting upon woody sprig
Sweet bouquet of spring

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Pink tissue paper
Delicately unfolding
Upon festooned boughs

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Pink and white petals
Unfurling cherry blossoms
Awakening spring

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Whispering petals
Caressing upon branches
Cherry blossom kiss

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Cherry spun petals
Embracing brittle branches
Cotton candy bliss

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Flowering ivory
Over-looking the lakeside
Canopy of snow

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White cherry petals
Drifting upon woody sprigs
Branches kissed by clouds

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Clusters of blossoms
Clutched upon by sylvan boughs
Springtime upon us

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Pretty pink posies
Watching over the lakeside
Springtime sentinels

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Petals cascading
Pink cherry blossoms weeping
The season of spring

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Flower buds unfold
Branches swaying in the wind
The rebirth of spring

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  • Starpisces on Apr 22, 2011

    I also love to write haiku.
    Your these haiku (whether true or not true), they are lovely, and I also love the pics a lot, dear dear.

  • Stable on Apr 22, 2011

    wow, they are beautiful. We have some cherry blossom in our garden though not quite as pretty as the pics above.

  • CHIPMUNK on Apr 22, 2011

    This is awesome

  • Guy Hogan on Apr 22, 2011

    Cherry Blossoms really do make you think of spring. The photos and the poems have me in a very relaxed state of mind. Thank you.

  • sanataryal on Apr 22, 2011

    Wonderful article.keep it up.

  • Martin Kloess on Apr 23, 2011

    good work.TY.

  • Melody SJAL on Apr 23, 2011

    Oh, this is such a delightful read… and the photos make me yearn to see cherry blossoms in full bloom.

  • Shirley Shuler on Apr 23, 2011

    Hi Lady Sunshine, so beautifully written, I love cherry blossoms and the pictures are beautiful, thank you!

  • Erin Miller on Apr 23, 2011

    I say it is all haiku. Lovely HAIKUS by the way and beautiful pictures to go with it. :)

  • Sharif Ishnin on Apr 24, 2011

    Beautiful cherry blossoms and lovely haikus
    Definitely enchanting words coming from you.

  • UncleSammy on May 7, 2011

    Thanks For Sharing

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