Blossom Delight – Haibun by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Frank is hosting the Haibun (prose plus haiku) with an invitation to write about Cherry Blossom.

dVerse Poets – Haibun Monday – Cherry Blossoms

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“What a strange thing! To be alive beneath cherry blossoms.” Kobayashi Issa

Blossom Delight

The beauty of cherry blossom carries and obvious feminine comparison. So many possible metaphors of bloom, petals, pastel, limb and fruit, and not least strong roots. And what a spectacle it is, the few we have here catch my eye and set my heart alight every spring and summer.

But not my palate. While my lover loves to gorge on cherries, I prefer just looking at the blossom as the fruit is not to my taste, though I admit, it looks fabulous and feels good too it is not a fruit I enjoy. And that is so true of many things, as is the reverse. My lover is my delighting fruit, but there are many blossoms to appreciate along the avenue of life.

Cherry had beauty
smooth limbs budding before me
rising love blossoms



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19 Comments

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19 responses to “Blossom Delight – Haibun by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. So beautiful Paul! 🌈💖

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  2. A very insightful haibun.! I enjoyed it.

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  3. Eloquent and luscious! Bravo!

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  4. I do love both the flowers and the fruit… but I know that many only looks at the bloom… and sakura I think carry no fruit.

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  5. This is a great response to the prompt, Paul.

    Like

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