gogyohka for cherry blossom

A gogyohka for Frank Tassone’s weekly haikai challenge.

last of plum blossom

loveliest of trees

the cherry was

but now that all are greening leafy bright

the tree that holds a blackbird

is the one I’d choose

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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.

20 thoughts on “gogyohka for cherry blossom”

    1. It’s a terrible unfocused photo, but it’s the last bit of plum blossom (I cheated) that’s left. This new phone is a fancy one but the camera isn’t as good as the old one.
      I don’t see many hen blackbirds at present. They’re too busy getting the home together. The cocks are everywhere though, strolling about as if there were no restrictions….

  1. I’d choose the blackbird, too. Ironically, the cherry trees are blossoming in Washington, D.C.–but the area has been closed to (human) spectators.

    1. It’s a picture I took on Saturday but this phone camera doesn’t like bright sunlight. There just a bit of blossom left on one tree. The rest are all in leaf now.

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