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Cherry Blossoms Bloom Resplendently dressed in Pink Seducing the Spring Glory unfolding They release their sweet fragrance Pirouette and twirl Music from the breeze With limbs so graceful swaying Blushing and bowing Time of renewal A fleeting symbol of life In two weeks farewell Ethereal Muse Celebration of nature Next spring awaits you
Author's Note: I hope that in this set of Haiku, I've managed to convey the traditional importance of the Cherry Blossom Season in Japan. Cherry blossoms are the symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal and the fleeting nature of life. Their life span is very short. After their beauty peaks around two weeks, the blossoms start to fall. I liken these flowers to the beautiful Heavenly elusive Muses, the daughters of Zeus. The awesomeness of the natural beauty of Japan is continued in the my poem and arrangement - 'A Rose by any other name ---'

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Date: 4/14/2018 8:47:00 AM
Maria the pictures and your garland of Haiku are wonderful! How I wish I could see Japan at that time.
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Date: 8/12/2017 1:20:00 PM
Hi Maria, each haiku is glorious, especially the second, I can see, smell, hear and feel your lively words so beautifully expressed. I love your haiku garland! :)
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Date: 8/14/2017 10:33:00 PM
Thank you so much not only your visit but for your eloquent review. It is much appreciated. Actually, since your visit I've changed one of the images to personalize the theme to befit haiku garland. Hope you like it if you get a chance to revisit...Maria
Date: 8/11/2017 7:48:00 PM
Hi Maria: A beautiful haiku garland. My deepest compliments.
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Date: 8/14/2017 10:35:00 PM
Thank you Ralph for your visit and compliments. Most appreciated. I've changed one of the images, personalizing it to befit the theme better. Hope you like it...Maria
Date: 6/26/2017 5:14:00 AM
You have beautified spring to its height within this beautiful poem.
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Date: 8/14/2017 10:42:00 PM
My goodness Afzal, how time flies. I must have missed your visit on this one. A belated thank you. I've recently changed one of the images to personalize the theme of the garland ...Maria
Date: 6/18/2017 3:18:00 PM
Concept so beautifully put down within the frame of prerequisites of haiku. Bravo!
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Date: 6/20/2017 9:50:00 AM
Thanks Samiha, very kind of you to visit and give your comments. There are a few other Haiku series poems after this one you may like...Maria
Date: 5/4/2017 4:57:00 AM
Lovely Haiku Maria..best wishes
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Date: 5/5/2017 9:30:00 PM
Thank you Joseph not only for your visit but for your appreciation. You can see from the image why we love Japan. It's only 9 hours from Sydney. We will be there again in another week and hope we will be in time to see them before they depart ...Maria
Date: 4/18/2017 9:27:00 AM
Wow Maria. Its a fantastic set of haiku and the pics are out of this world.Hugs Jannie
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Date: 5/2/2017 10:51:00 PM
PS As you like Haikus, I was wondering if you noticed 'Soaring Hawk - A Haiku series' that was submitted later? - Hope all is well in South Africa. Maria
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Date: 5/2/2017 10:21:00 PM
Thanks for your appreciation of the Haiku set Jannie - once again sorry for the late reply. We will be visiting Japan again in the next couple of weeks and hopefully will be able to catch the tail end of the beautiful Cherry Blossoms.
Date: 4/1/2017 2:48:00 PM
Hi Maria, i do love the Haiku form and i look in on this piece and see i have a set to read. Haiku heaven. Each is a true Haiku on its own, put them together and excellence. This set have to be a seven and a fave. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 4/11/2017 9:04:00 AM
I've been away so haven't had a chance to thank you Vlad for your most flattering comments. I truly appreciate your review.
Date: 4/1/2017 1:23:00 AM
Brilliant set of haiku's Maria. I haven't attempted a series of haiku's myself yet, you've inspired me to have a go.
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Date: 4/1/2017 3:59:00 AM
Thank you Elizabeth. I do have a Japanese inspiration in my lovely daughter-in-law, who has taught me a lot. You should have a go, remember its all to do with nature on the first two lines, as she reminds me.
Date: 3/26/2017 5:51:00 AM
Full marks to these beautiful images which you portray, Maria! The allure of cherry blossoms and spring's renewal are truly poetically conveyed. Regards // paul
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Date: 3/26/2017 10:34:00 PM
Thank you so much Paul, as I said in my other comments that I did not know anything about Haiku till my lovely Japanese daughter-in -law introduced me to it, and I was lucky enough to witness this beautiful season at their wedding. Everyone should witness it.
Date: 3/26/2017 5:14:00 AM
Good Morning Maria. How beautiful. You did an excellent job with the format. I have such respect for those who write in this style and its uniqueness. Your words are vibrant and clear and alive. Nature is so amazing no matter what season or flower/plant. The images you shared are stunning. Well done entirely.
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Date: 3/26/2017 10:30:00 PM
thanks so much Lisa. I absolutely love Japan and honestly did not know anything about Haiku till my beautiful Japanese daughter-in -law introduced me to it. Its a hard form to master, but I will persevere Thanks for the visit and compliments, so glad that you like it
Date: 3/24/2017 1:37:00 PM
Awesome!
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Date: 3/25/2017 3:18:00 AM
Thanks Charles for the visit and kind comment.
Date: 3/24/2017 6:53:00 AM
Your words have transformed this festival into a spiritual experience Maria, beautifully done, congratulations...
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Date: 3/24/2017 7:17:00 AM
This is praise indeed from the POTW. It makes me blush like the flowers on the Cherry Blossom trees. A gracious thank you Charlie.
Date: 3/21/2017 10:13:00 PM
This is beautifully written Maria, although a little out of my league, the visual thought needed to see and convert this scene to poetry does not seem to fit me, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, my poem, "Analysis of my Poetry" gives an into my limitations, lovely poem Bob x
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Date: 3/21/2017 11:57:00 PM
Greetings from Sydney Australia Bob, Thanks for your lovely comments - I've looked through your list and cannot find "Analysis of my Poetry" - But your Rhymes are so descriptive and soulful - with no limitations - Enjoy them to
Date: 3/21/2017 4:53:00 PM
Pretty poetry here! Just in time for spring! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 3/21/2017 8:38:00 PM
Thanks so much Matthew, both for the lovely comment and visit.
Date: 3/21/2017 9:23:00 AM
Maria, totally awed and in love with every single haiku.... I cannot add anymore praise to what has already been said by all the wonderful poets below me, but it's honestly beautiful!! HUGS
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Date: 3/21/2017 9:28:00 AM
Thanks Darren - your praise is the icing on the cake and much appreciated. Hugs to you too
Date: 3/21/2017 8:53:00 AM
Even though I haven't been to Japan (not around the spring time) each haiku paints a picture for me on what it's like to experience the cherry blossoms. Well done!
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Date: 3/21/2017 8:57:00 AM
Thanks for your remarks. Yes indeed you must experience the two weeks of the Cherry Blossom season - One of life's treats never to be missed - We've been many times and never tire of it.
Date: 3/21/2017 8:30:00 AM
Congrats, you've captured the moment!
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Date: 3/21/2017 8:58:00 AM
Thanks Dave - the moment captured me
Date: 3/20/2017 8:41:00 AM
Ah Demetrios my friend - I wondered where you were these last few days. Hope you've been well. Just to be different I wanted to portray Spring as a male and likened the Cherry Blossoms as the illusive Muse daughters of Zeus. Thank you for all the 7's - it means a lot coming from a Dr of Philosophy - Blessings
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Date: 3/20/2017 8:26:00 AM
Not just conveyed but brought into life the importance of the Japanese tradition of Cherry blossom dear Maria! A seven for each Haiku!
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Date: 3/20/2017 9:06:00 AM
Ah Demetrios my friend - I wondered where you were these last few days. Hope you've been well. Just to be different I wanted to portray Spring as a male and likened the Cherry Blossoms as the illusive Muse daughters of Zeus. Thank you for all the 7's - it means a lot coming from a Dr of Philosophy - Blessings
Date: 3/20/2017 8:01:00 AM
just lovely. I really felt the 'pink' in this poem!
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Date: 3/20/2017 8:25:00 AM
Thanks Gayle - if you've ever been to Japan during the season you will live and taste it too.
Date: 3/20/2017 6:16:00 AM
New growth, the colors so vivid, and the scent of spring brings joy to the heart and glorious vision to the eyes. Your haiku brought all this to life masterfully Maria. Inhale, exhale! Lovely! 7 ; )
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Date: 3/20/2017 7:11:00 AM
Aloha to you too Connie - Mahalo for your compliments which is most rewarding from a person of your standing in the poetry field...Maria
Date: 3/20/2017 4:21:00 AM
- Could not have been better, Maria - it is gorgeous - a 7 - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/20/2017 7:33:00 AM
And a hugs back to you too for your appreciation Anne-Lise.
Date: 3/20/2017 12:05:00 AM
I hope you know, this is both so creative and beautiful, I loved this!
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Date: 3/20/2017 3:41:00 AM
Thanks so much Arthur, both for the visit and lovely comments
Date: 3/19/2017 2:37:00 AM
Excellent. Well penned. A lovely spring poem with beautiful sight. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing it.
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Date: 3/19/2017 7:22:00 AM
Thank you Ravi for you visit and lovely comments
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