Blossom fallen

This cinquain is for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday. The words to use (synonyms of) are

Grow and Honour.



blossom fallen,

leaves unfurling worship

golden, honey-poured sweetness of


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

24 thoughts on “Blossom fallen”

    1. There are so many smells and tastes in the air now that the cold edge has gone, the winds have dropped and everybody is ploughing, planting, cutting grass and pruning…

      1. Haha, I know, but I meant, I ALSO like to see my cats sniffing the air when I open the windows, and I imagine Finbar does it when you go outside. And just in general this time of year, when you see animals sniffing the air.
        Of course, the windows are closed here now. It’s foggy, we’re supposed to get thunderstorms later–chance of snow and rain on Saturday. . .

      2. Ha ha ๐Ÿ™‚ Whenever there’s a bit of wind Finbar gets agitated. Smells, weather, the noise of the trees, all get to him. They do to me too, though I don’t get all the complicated smells in a strong wind.

      3. One of our cats–the white one–does this thing where he opens his mouth sometimes to inhale more. He looks so weird. I know dogs can tell all sorts of things from sniffing, like all the places a person or other animal has been that day. It’s amazing.

      4. I’ve seen our cats do that too. It’s as though they are tasting the smell. In general, I think dogs and cats have a sense of smell we can’t even imagine. Finbar will charge off across the field, zig-zagging for about thirty yards, then stick his face into a tiny latrine full of vole droppings!

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