April 2008  Blossom Haiku Thread




Announcing April 2008 Blossom Haiku Thread

For April 2008 the theme of the monthly haiku thread is _____ blossom(s)some kind / type +  blossom(s). Writers may post an unlimited number of haiku to the Thread.

Subject Line: April08 blossom haiku thread.
Deadline: Midnight Sunday, April 27,  2008.

apple blossoms
unopened, unread
your parting letter

John Daleiden, US

All Haiku received will be posted on-line at April 2008 Blossom Haiku Thread.

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choice from this thread for publication in the Wednesday, April 30, 2008 Sketchbook.



Read the April 30, 2008 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden


The following poets have contributed to the April 30, 2008  Blossom Haiku Thread

Gillena Cox, TT; Magdalena Dale, RO; John Daleiden, US;  Jon Davey, UK; Bill Kenney, US; Catherine J. S. Lee, US; Tracy McPherson, US; Karen O'Leary, US; Jacek Margolak, PL; Vasile Moldovan, RO; Peter Pache, US; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; Maria Tirenescu, RO; Josh Wikoff, UK, Rafal Zabratynski, PL

Poland, Romania, Trinidad, United States, United Kingdom

apple blossoms
unopened, unread
your parting letter

# 01. John Daleiden, US


pear blossom petals
shower the garden Buddha
spring breeze

# 02. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

pink poui in bloom
carpet of blossoms ~
april showers

# 03. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

one honeybee
the first
crocus blossom

# 04. Peter Pache, US

silent shoals:
blossoms on a lake

# 05. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

First crush
warm, sun-kissed
blossoms and berries

# 06. Tracy McPherson, US

a blind man
waving cherry blossoms
crosses the street 

# 07. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

bow down
spring snow

# 08. Peter Pache, US

spring morning
magnolia blossoms
begin their fall

# 09. Bill Kenney, US

The face of the watch
painted blossoms
the hands don't move

# 10. Tracy McPherson, US

apple blossoms—
blowing in the wind

# 11. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

white blossoms—
poetry spills
from the page

# 12. Karen O'Leary, US

daybreak breeze—
lime blossoms spreading
their fragrance

# 13. Maria Tirenescu, RO

news from haiti
the poppy blossoms
tightly furled

# 14. Josh Wikoff, UK

plum blossoms
tribute to love

# 15. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

scent of wood smoke—
gorse blossom smolders
in the thicket

# 16. Jon Davey, UK

cherry tree
majesty of hope...

# 17. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

daybreak in the orchard—
among the trees in blossom
a naked walnut tree

# 18. Maria Tirenescu, RO

two old lovers
clutching plum blossoms...
a spring in their step

# 19. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

at daybreak—
the first blooming peach tree
meeting visitors

# 20. Maria Tirenescu, RO

a week of sickness—
the plum already
in bloom

# 21. Jon Davey, UK

only a flower
in the mirobolam tree by wattle—
the merle whistles

# 22. Maria Tirenescu, RO

apple blossoms
in fleeting glory

# 23. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

So many antenas
intercepting the Cosmos...
The plum blossoms

# 24. Vasile Moldovan, RO

snow laden clouds—
hedgerows dusted with
blackthorn blossom

# 25. Jon Davey, UK

lime blossoms—
grandpa listens to a waltz
at the old phonograph

# 26. Maria Tirenescu, RO

lovers' tiff
in blossom fragrance

# 27. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

wind is blowing—
from the loaded cherry tree
a flower falls

# 28. Maria Tirenescu, RO

old woman's tears
falling on plum blossoms...
glimpse of paradise

# 29. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

cherry blossom?
rushing to paint
the nursery

# 30. Jon Davey, UK

Lighted night—
among the plum blossoms
the moonlight

# 31. Vasile Moldovan, RO

spring shower
laves the acacia flowers—
nobody on the road

# 32. Maria Tirenescu, RO

red blossoms aglow
in the universal flow
of human fervour

# 33. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

snow on the mountains—
the white lilac blooming
in the valley

# 34. Maria Tirenescu, RO

apple blossoms

# 35. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

in the evening—
on the neighbour woman’s grave
the lilac blossoms

# 36. Maria Tirenescu, RO

plum blossoms
falling on dad's grave...
unspoken words

# 37. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

the cherry blossoms
and the new moon

# 38. Maria Tirenescu, RO

Moon blaze—
a barren apple tree
blossoming too

# 39. Vasile Moldovan, RO

spring sunrise—
shake up the pollen
hazel aments

# 40. Maria Tirenescu, RO

spring waltz
symphony of light
fluttering blossoms

# 41. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

thousand of bees
on the cherry blossoms—
the mother alone

# 42. Maria Tirenescu, RO

Alive fire
above the orchard—
apple trees blossoming

# 43. Vasile Moldovan, RO

acacia in blossom
in pitiless rain—
no bees

# 44. Maria Tirenescu, RO

haijin's angst...
elusive beauty
of cherry blossoms

# 45. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

at the gate
acacia blossoms—
grandma watches

# 46. Maria Tirenescu, RO

a rainbow
upon plum blossoms...

# 47. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

loaded from the flowers,
the wild roses near the river—
the moon alone ...

# 48. Maria Tirenescu, RO

the old man
realises his dreams
catching blossoms

# 49. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

breath of wind …
and the bee is flying
on another flower

# 50. Maria Tirenescu, RO

A lighthouse
at the witching hour—
cherry blossoms

# 51. Vasile Moldovan, RO

under the blossomed lime
tasting from the cup of tea—
the mother alone

# 52. Maria Tirenescu, RO

mango blossoms
tumbling in the wind
each a memory

# 53. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

I read the novel
"The last samuraï"—
the cherry trees blooming

# 54. Maria Tirenescu, RO

Light out of light—
under the April sun
cherry blossoms

# 55. Vasile Moldovan, RO

peach blossoms
with a thousand buzzing bees—
the old man alone

# 56. Maria Tirenescu, RO

cherry blossoms glow
illuminating our path...

# 57. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Fashion parade—
the lilac blossoms wear
the best kimonoes

# 58. Vasile Moldovan, RO

two kittens
in rapt attention—
cherry blossoms falling

# 59. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Evening breeze—
tommorow at daybreak the lilac
will blossom again

# 60. Vasile Moldovan, RO

the poui tree
in a blaze of glory:
blanket of blossoms

# 61. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Street lamps
lighting the garden like day—
roses in full blossom

# 62. Vasile Moldovan, RO

plum blossoms
I put away
my electric blanket

# 63. Jacek Margolak, PL

Trees blossoms
all along the country road—
full spring

# 64. Vasile Moldovan, RO

red blossoms
kiss of spring

# 65. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

memories open
with the cherry blossoms
girlhood home

# 66. Catherine J.S. Lee, US

Drop by drop
falling off a flower
in full bloom

# 67. Magdalena Dale, RO

yellow bursts
of forsythia blossoms
bumblebee drone

# 68. Catherine J.S. Lee, US

cherry trees
symphony of blossoms
fragrance in the air

# 69. Keith A. Simmonds, TT 

silvered shingles
of an abandoned farmhouse
lilac blossoms

# 70. Catherine J.S. Lee, US

an infant
in wonderment:
plum blossom rain

# 71. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

A breath of wind—
in the gracious moonlight
lime blossoms fragrance

# 72. Magdalena Dale, RO

april scents:
peach blossoms

# 73. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

spring burial
serviceberry blossoms
white against the clouds

# 74. Catherine J.S. Lee, US

cherry blossoms
balm to the spirit

# 75. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Lime blossoms—
the wind unfolding
my memory book

# 76. Magdalena Dale, RO

a love letter
among mango blossoms...

# 77. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

hidden gate
wisteria blossoms
arch the garden path

# 78. Catherine J.S. Lee, US

lime blossoms on the pane
the old man and his image...
a flood of tears

# 79. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

the lime branches
full of buds

# 80. Magdalena Dale, RO

lonely strangers
in solidarity...
poui blossoms

# 81. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

On our way
cherry blossoms lighted
by the moon

# 82. Magdalena Dale, RO

in blazing beauty

# 83. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Plum blossoms—
pitiless rain over
they and us

# 84. Magdalena Dale, RO

cherry blossoms
blowing in magic spells...
sacred silence

# 85. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Tree blossoms—
the turtledove's egg
eaten by a magpie

# 86. Magdalena Dale, RO

bells ringing:
acacia blossoms
in the bride's hair

# 87. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Blossoms fallen—
branches full of leaves
in sunlight

# 88. Magdalena Dale, RO

mother gives birth
to bouncing baby boys—
apple blossoms beam

# 89. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

apple blossom
milky white skin
where the bra was

# 90. Rafal Zabratynski, PL


magnolia tree
in redolent glory...
branches of blossoms

# 91. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

starry night—
cherry blossoms over
dark pond

# 92. Jacek Margolak, PL

each lime blossom
a furtive kiss...
young lovers

# 93. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

cherry blossoms
on a haiku card
best regards

# 94. Gillena Cox, TT

a butterfly
on a peach blossom:
ephemeral glow

# 95. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

night falls—
bougainvillea blossoms sleep
in bright scarlet bracts

# 96. Gillena Cox, TT

# 97.
sunny day--
the bees skittish through

# 98. Gillena Cox, TT

a butterfly
on a lilac blossom:

# 99. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

eggs sunny side up—
across the street a view of
poui blossoms

# 100. Gillena Cox, TT

whiff of perfume
in a mosaic of wonder...
plum blossoms

# 101. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

blossom and fall
the beauty
of Poui in April

# 102. Gillena Cox, TT

moonlight muses
on silky lime blossoms...
silent sweethearts swoon

# 103. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

sultry afternoon—
parasol ants toting
ixora blossoms

# 104. Gillena Cox, TT

spirit balm...
plum blossoms

# 105. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

crepe jasmin blossoms
day moon

# 106. Gillena Cox, TT

a peach tree
in full blossom—
her first kiss

# 107. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

orange ixora
the sunset

# 108. Gillena Cox, TT

a vagrant
on a bed of peach blossoms
in regal pomp

# 109. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

sansivera blossoms
a lash of expletives
outside the wall

# 110. Gillena Cox, TT

repeating her prayers
counting plum blossoms

# 111. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

apple blossoms
ghostly in the moonlight
fluttering moths

# 112. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

poui blossoms:
sparkling clouds
drifting to the ground

# 113. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

quince blossoms
flicker in the breeze

# 114. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

the patient grasps
a bunch of lime blossoms—
his final gasp

# 115. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

weathered hands
she weaves orange blossoms
for her grandson's bride

# 116. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

on the battlefield
acacia blossoms...
truce in the offing

# 117. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

crescent moon
honeysuckle blossoms
near the old outhouse

# 118. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

apple blossoms
fragrance in the air...
a path to wholeness

# 119. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

mountain laurel
a white-tailed deer
raises its flag

# 120. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

solitary man
on a zen journey:
poui blossoms

# 121. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

the tongues
of hibiscus blossoms
mango ice cream

# 122. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

old friends' pilgrimage
to the fountain of youth...
cherry blossoms

# 123. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

waiting room window . . .
outside, the plum blossoms
dusted with snow

# 124. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

moonlight glowing
on magnolia blossoms:
old hearts throbbing

# 125. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Spring profusion—
so many blossoms
on this page

# 126. John Daleiden, US

a consecration...
blossoms of beauty
the cherry tree

# 127. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

waiting room window . . .
outside, the plum blossoms
dusted with snow

# 124. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

of love and peace...
cherry blossoms

# 129. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

blossom wine—
an elegant crystal glass
on the table

# 130. John Daleiden, US

love blossoms
as plum trees sway

# 131. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

in my sleep
I am burried in blossoms—
fields of dreams

# 132. John Daleiden, US

spirit balm...
cherry blossoms

# 133. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

in the citrus grove
a sea of white blossoms—
bridal bouquet

# 134. John Daleiden, US

plum blossoms—
pearly tears
of sheer delight

# 135. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

heads of state
talk of world peace—
cherry blossoms fade

# 136. John Daleiden, US

april raindrops
quivering on plum blossoms—
a magic wand

# 137. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

mystical beauty
in the oasis of time:
lime blossoms' spirit

# 138. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

peach blossoms
waltzing in the wind:
a child's eyes twinkle

#139. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

on the mountain top
a cortege of poui trees...
blazing pink blossoms

# 140. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

cherry blossoms
blushing in the morning
to lift my spirits

# 141. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

cherry blossoms
carnival of colour...
a benediction

# 142. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

a full moon
on acacia blossoms
lingering on

# 143. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

tea with old friends...
in the silver saucers
lime blossoms glowing

# 144. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

dreadlocks bowing
to the glow of plum blossoms:
scent of incense

# 145. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

showers of blossoms
purifying the spirit—
the poui in glee

# 146. Keith A. Simmonds, TT
'tis Spring—
everywhere the scent
of blossoms

# 147. John Daleiden, US


Read the April 30, 2008 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden




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