Raging Water

The ephemeral beauty of both youth and cherry blossoms. This young woman wears a kimono with a pattern of raging waves. Fragile cherry blossoms and raging water patterns are a traditionally pairing. The combination expresses the Japanese perception of nature and enhances one’s enjoyment of the season.

North cherry blossom
blooms soft.
Here chill mist begins bone cold.

Northern hemisphere hearts welcome the unfurling cherry blossoms. Pretty fleeting beauty gladdens souls tired of grim winter. My cherries glow autumn bronze, golden through misty rain. Another flood on the way. Nearby, Emergency Service volunteer’s wives pack sandwiches. Calls for help will take the men away soon.

Frank at dVerse https://dversepoets.com/ requests a haibun.

He describes haibun: ‘The form consists of one to a few paragraphs of prose—usually written in the present tense—that evoke an experience and are often non-fictional/autobiographical. They may be preceded or followed by one or more haiku—nature-based, using a seasonal image—that complement without directly repeating what the prose stated.’

I particularly like the haibun form. You can read some admirable examples by dVersers here: https://www.blenza.com/linkies/links.php?owner=dversepoets&postid=27Mar2022&meme=12489

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