hana tachibana

Hana Tachibana means “mandarin orange blossoms” and is a Japanese “kigo”, season word, used in haiku and featured at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. 

 

fresh breeze scented by

mandarin orange blossoms

tang of memories

fresh aire

See Chèvre’s “fusion” challenge to combine two haiku into one at CDHK:

 

A fallen blossom

returning to the bough, I thought —

But no, a butterfly.

© Arakida Moritake (Tr. Steven D. Carter)

 

morning breeze

coming in the window

surf sounds

© Jane Reichhold

 

an open  window–

surf sounds on tropical breeze

butterflies blossom

© lynn__

 

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photo by lynn

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hope springs eternal

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photo credit: MARKOVICH PHOTO ART

Doesn’t this beautiful photo of apple blossoms on orange background lift one’s spirit?  One more day of NaPoWriMo challenge to write 30 poems in 30 days!  A lot of mine were haiku/haiga  🙂

 

spring’s promise

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Magnolia theme and photo from  Carpe Diem Haiku Kai .  A haiga in honor of host, Kristjaan, who recently lost his father.

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tsunami warning

Plum blossoms, ume-no-hana, are frequent haiku theme and signal the end of winter (source: Carpe Diem Haiku Kai).


lovers find wild plums

sweet blossoms fade to tart fruit

overlook sharp thorns

white blossoms

 
 
verdant succulent

thrives beside the salty sea

raises pom-pom cheers

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blooming median

beauty wilts between traffic

perfumes city street

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(photos by lynn__ linking with Chèvre at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai)