Nature's spring smile

trees haloed in pink

sweet fragrances tease the air

luminous moments

Frank Tassone’s #Haikai Challenge #131 (3/22/20): first [cherry] blossoms* (hatsu hana) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

This week, let’s ease our anxious minds and appreciate a classic Spring kigo, first [cherry] blossoms* (hatsu hana).

Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that states or alludes to first [cherry] blossoms (hatsu hana). – Frank Tassone

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  38 comments for “Nature's spring smile

  1. 03/22/2020 at 4:26 pm

    Simply beautiful!

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  2. 03/22/2020 at 4:42 pm


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  3. 03/22/2020 at 4:52 pm

    Incredibly lovely! 🙂

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  4. 03/22/2020 at 4:54 pm

    I’d forgotten the fragrance. Thank you for reminding me 🙂

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    • 03/22/2020 at 6:49 pm

      Me too but I see signs those lovely scents are coming our way. Outside our windows are two trees with pink buds which make staying inside easier to bear.


      • 03/22/2020 at 11:42 pm

        Aah, that smell😊. Lovely.


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      • 03/23/2020 at 4:01 am

        Wow! I don’t think I could cope in a climate where winter lasts so long! We have a lot of wild plum and cherry here and the blossom has all fallen except on one tree. A late developer 🙂

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  5. 03/22/2020 at 5:13 pm

    Oh I love it all, but the 1st line is my fave, followed by the ending 🙂

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  6. 03/22/2020 at 6:09 pm

    Ahhh Love the middle line

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  7. 03/22/2020 at 6:28 pm

    Enjoying your blossoms Eugenia, as I listening to my music in my courtyard..

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    • 03/22/2020 at 7:04 pm

      Very cool, Ivor. Sometimes, I feel our home, mother earth, wants to be far from home.

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      • 03/22/2020 at 7:10 pm

        Yes I agree…. be comfy and stay safe….💙🌏

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  8. 03/22/2020 at 7:18 pm

    Nailed it, as the kids say!

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  9. 03/22/2020 at 7:29 pm

    Beautiful, the Cherry Blossoms are lovely!

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  10. 03/22/2020 at 8:21 pm

    I can smell the blossoms from here. 🙂 Beautiful!

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  11. 03/23/2020 at 12:01 am

    I love cherry blossoms and your poem is just as beautiful as they are, Eugenia! Love this! ☺️🌸

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  12. 03/23/2020 at 4:49 am

    Beautiful Haiku, Eugenia🙏Clean Pawkisses for a Happy Monday. Stay Safe, Healthy and Yourselfie🐾😽💞

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    • 03/23/2020 at 11:43 am

      Thank you and you stay safe and healthy. Sending hugs – 😸❤️

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  13. 03/23/2020 at 10:36 am

    Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:

    #Haiku Happenings #1 (3/23/20): Eugenia’s latest haiku for my current #haikai challenge!


  14. 03/24/2020 at 1:20 am

    A beautiful reception for the new season! Cheers!💕☕️☕️🎶

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  15. 03/25/2020 at 11:00 am


    I don’t know about pink haloing the trees but I did spy a red bud in our backyard beginning to show. I haven’t been out except to get the mail or take the trash to the curb for the past couple of weeks so I’m not sure what the great big world behind my yard holds. I will get a break today as I venture out to see my neurologist. 🙂 Be safe and healthy, my dear. xx

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    • 03/25/2020 at 11:58 am

      There is a tree outside our balcony that is covered in pink buds. In a couple of days, it will be glorious. I’ll try to get a decent photo with my phone. I don’t have a big girl camera! 😄 Stay safe and well.


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