Plum Tree Michelle Arena
Michelle Arena


plum blossom plucked

bleeds its scented nectar

blesses and forgives


© Carol Campbell 2015

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Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille Prompted:

“I have a wonderful haiku written by her to “re-write”:

taoraruru hito ni kaoru ya ume no hana

the flowering branch of the plum
gives its scent
to him who broke it off

© Chiyo-Ni

With this haiku came a prescript as was very common in that time, ‘In regard, to requiting evil with good’.

It’s a typical Chiyo-Ni haiku. She has written a lot of haiku which could have the same prescript. She lived with nature as (almost) every haiku poet does.

Trying to rewrite this haiku isn’t easy I know, but maybe it helps to ‘dive in’ the scene of the haiku and feel it, touch it, smell it, see it and hear it. Become one with the haiku and feel the energy to rewrite this beauty. I have given it a try myself:

breaking it off
the perfume of the plum
to my pencil

© Chèvrefeuille”

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Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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