Classical Haiku

Redbud Tree

the redbud blossoms

cling needily to the branch

fragile magenta


© Carol Campbell



As you maybe know I am not a big fan of the classical rules. In a way I am more like Santoka Taneda, who also was a “free-styler” in haiku, but of course I had to try it myself to create a classical haiku. So here is my attempt to create a classical haiku on the fragility of blossoms.

fragile cherry blossoms
cover the backyard of the mansion
tears rolling down my cheeks

© 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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      1. I did a search, and they say all redbud varieties have edible parts. Very interesting…if my late husband was around he would know all about it. LOL Well, actually I think many things in nature are edible.

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      1. now I’m intrigued! My dear husband would have been outside gathering redbuds and searching for ways to cook them…or use in a salad. Seriously, I think we tend to miss a lot of wonderful things for not believing in them. (oh,brother…)

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