Full Circle (CarpeDiemHaikuKai Special#1)

Cherry Trees/High Park © Sara Desjardins Photography

Cherry Trees/High Park
© Sara Desjardins Photography

High Park’s cherry trees
 blossoming midst rustling leaves
spilling a soft breeze.

summer solstice looms
lovers kiss on moonlit beach
make love thru the night.

lovers’ departure
last rendezvous’ send-off,
magic mushrooms

pine tree icicles
blizzard warnings outside
threaten fireworks.

© Clr – Tournesol

Vancouver’s Stanley Park is well known for their Cherry trees that were given as a gift from Japan but Toronto, High Park hosts also such a gift from Japan in 1959, having received 2000 trees. Check here, for the History of Sakura; Sakura Hanami is the Japanese translation for cherry blossom viewing or flower viewing. Click here to see the Sakura Watch at High Park 2014. The photos are exquisite!

Submitted for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Special – Full Circle #1 where you have to use each work per LINE of a series of 4 haiku.

1. cherry

2. leaves

3. breeze

4. solstice

5. beach

6. love

7. departure

8. moon

9. mushrooms

10. icicles

11. blizzard

12. fireworks

for example of the first 3 words:

cherry blossoms bloom
between the young leaves –
the warm breeze

© Chèvrefeuille


9 thoughts on “Full Circle (CarpeDiemHaikuKai Special#1)

  1. Awesome Cheryl Lynn you did a great job on this new challenge here. I am proud to see how you have done it. By the way I know the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, because I am a contributor to the haiku-contest going with the Festival. I have won several times a honorable mention in that contest. I have submitted this year also two haiku to the contest … so I am looking forward to the results.


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