March / April 2009 "blooms" Thread




Announcing March / April 2009 "blooms" Thread


The theme of the March / April 2009 haiku thread will be anything that blooms.

Writers may post an unlimited number of haiku to the blossoms Thread.

Subject Line: blossoms  March / April 2009 haiku thread.

Deadline: Midnight Friday, April 24, 2009.


Author, Country

All Haiku received will be posted daily on-line at blooms  thread March / April 2009.

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choice from this thread for publication in the Thursday, April 30, 2009 Sketchbook.


Read the March / April 2009 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden


The following poets have contributed to the March / April 30, 2009 "blooms" Haiku Thread

Participants: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22

Ed Baker, US; Robin Beshers, US; Martin Gottlieb Cohen, US; Gillena Cox, TT; John Daleiden, US; Andrzej Dembończyk, PL; Garry Eaton, CA; Phyllis Jean Green, US; Marilyn Hazelton, US; Bill Kenney, US; Karina Klesko, US; Krzysztof Kokot, PL; Catherine J. S. Lee, US; Jacek Margolak, PL; Ann E. Michael, US; Iga Gala Miemus, PL; Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN; Karen O'Leary, US; Katarzyna Predota, PL; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; Barbara A. Taylor, AU; Susan Weaver, US

Countries:  1,2,3,4,5,6

Australia, Canada, India, Poland, Trinidad and Tobago, United States



morning brightness
magnolia petals
begin their fall

# 01 Bill Kenney, US

Sunday morning wind
sweeping through the poui

a sprinkle of pink

# 02. Gillena Cox, TT

against the wind—
on my dress
cherry petals

# 03. Katarzyna Predota, PL

poui blossoms
brighten the dawn...
magic of love

# 04. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

hyacinths transform
grey with blue and green—
a Brahms concerto

# 05. Phyllis Jean Green, US

spring blossoms—
chalk drawings
on cracked sidewalks

# 06. Karen O'Leary, US

in her garden
blossom blossom blossom

# 07. Ed Baker, US

funeral tribute...
the buzz of bees
amid fresh flowers

# 08. Jacek Margolak, PL

a festival
of light and perfume...
the poui in bloom

# 09. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

bus stop bench
sunlight bristles
the maple’s blossoms

# 10. Martin Gottlieb Cohen, US

shimmering showers
blowing in the wind...
plum blossoms

# 11. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

a zygocactus:
cascading fairies
in reds and pinks

# 12. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

the fragrance
of lime blossoms:
my evening tea

# 13. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

blossom fall

under a pomerac tree
pink dust

# 14. Gillena Cox, TT

walking hand in hand...
plum blossoms

# 15. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Spring sun—
crocuses begin to bloom
in the snow

# 16. Phyllis Jean Green, US

a pink butterfly
from blossom to blossom

# 17. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Wild Orchid

# 18. Ed Baker, US

windscreen wipers
twinkling in the rain:
cherry blossoms

# 19. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

March thaws
drop sticks around my yard—
next time bring tulips

# 20. Phyllis Jean Green, US

Month of March
a bit of yellow poui
before full moon

# 21. Gillena Cox, TT

making love
cherry petals
on our window

# 22. Jacek Margolak, PL

sudden spring breeze
same as 45 years ago

# 23. Ed Baker, US

sweet scents linger
to jolt mum's memory...
lime blossoms

# 24. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

my neighbor's flower
a single blossom
my x-wife won't get off the phone

# 25. Ed Baker, US

a blaze of glory
in the morning sunlight...
poinsettia blooms

# 26. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

rain again
puddle full of clouds
and plum petals

# 27. Jacek Margolak, PL

cherry petals...
in her eyes the glitter
of the first kiss

# 28. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

heralding the new—
wreaths of gold

# 29. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

a blindman
playing the piano:
cherry blooms falling

# 30. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

petals falling
softly on the keys
the unheard chords

# 31. Garry Eaton, CA

fragrance and colour
wrapped in cherry blossoms
ephemeral glow

# 32. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Cherry Point
a strong easterly blows
petals to the starfish

# 33. Garry Eaton, CA

a pink bouquet
around the full moon:
poui blossoms

# 34. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

no better time
to be in the pink

# 35. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

early dawn...
a lonely star shines
upon lime blossoms

# 36. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

gentle breezes …
along river banks
strolls on pink

# 37. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

exchange kisses and blooms
under the cherry tree

# 38. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

the concrete stub
where a hitching post was
ring of red petunias

# 39. Susan Weaver, US

every year
I open my diary
upon cherry blooms

# 40. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

a python’s slinky tail
through wisteria

# 41. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

a sweet breath
floats on the dawn light...
lime blossoms

# 42. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

gosling's head
aglow in late-day sun
dandelion gone to seed

# 43. Susan Weaver, US

bells pealing
cherry blossoms
in the bride's hair

# 44. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

cottage garden
on that old bike's handlebar
basket of petunias

# 45. Susan Weaver, US

one by one
blossoms circle the tree—
children play tag

# 46. Karina Klesko, US

field of sunflowers
ten thousand Cyclops
stand at attention

# 47. Susan Weaver, US

morning kisses
the orchid in the kitchen
           finally bloomed

# 48. Robin Beshers, US

goldfinch wings
among sunflowers
petals taking flight

# 49. Susan Weaver, US

flower blossoms
larger at the garbage dump
a rat disappears

# 50. Karina Klesko, US

barn swallows
skimming the pond
rippling the Rose of Sharon

# 51. Susan Weaver, US

looking back—
I see his face
in every bloom

# 52. Robin Beshers, US

Hawk Mountain porch
worn leather hiking boots
planted with marigolds

# 53. Susan Weaver, US

how beautifully they bloom
on your grave

# 54. Andrzej Dembończyk, PL

old wringer washer
crowned with plastic poinsettias
trailing ivy

# 55. Susan Weaver, US

last spring snow:
daffodil buds
probe the garden

# 56. Marilyn Hazelton, US

cherry blossoms
the starlings' nest box
still empty

# 57. Iga Gala Miemus, PL

forsythia, forsythia—
income tax

# 58. Marilyn Hazelton, US

the sky
in the cherry orchard
clouds blossom

# 59. Iga Gala Miemus, PL

on slim stems
of spring—
violets open

# 60. Marilyn Hazelton, US

buds on birches—
lost in the temptation. . .
a handful of daisies

# 61. Krzysztof Kokot, PL

April leaving—
blossoms flutter
but leafing endures

# 62. Marilyn Hazelton, US

the bride and groom
walking hand in hand
cherry blooms in their hair

# 63. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

spring light—
these flowering pear trees
shield kids on skates

# 64. Marilyn Hazelton, US

kite weather
forsythia pollen
powders the car

# 65. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

blossoming cobwebs
May begins

# 66. Marilyn Hazelton, US

poinsettia blooms
illuminate the dawn...
tribute to love

# 67. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

cold wind from the south
bankside, dry stalks bend to meet
             bloodroot blossoms

# 68. Ann E. Michael, US

industrial zone—
dandelion fluff floating
in grey skies

# 69. Krzysztof Kokot, PL

gauzy moon
the glimmer of
a pale rose

# 70. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

sparkling blossoms
around the full moon...
a pink scarf

# 71. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

morning fog
the cinnamon smell
of dogbane

# 72. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

a sweet breath
upon the dawn light:
lime blossoms falling

# 73. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

new highway
an alien clover spreading
across the hills

# 74. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

a new dawn...
plum blossom fragrance
blowing in the wind

# 75. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

morning quiet
a drop of dew
at the lily’s heart

# 76. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

bright sunlight
from blossom to blossom
a pink butterfly

# 77. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

summer’s drone . . .
bumblebees tasting
marjoram pink

#78. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

its little leaves
settled about it
a tiny rose in the dark

# 79. Garry Eaton, CA

morning glories
twine the sagging fence
blue-sky afternoon

# 80. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

Global Warming—
northern cherry blossoms
open early this year

# 81. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

pond lilies
the life beneath
the still water

# 82. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

a shy girl—
jasmine buds open
slowly in twilight

# 83. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

Earth Day—
an electronic garden
where the bytes bloom

# 84. John Daleiden, US

spring rains—
mushrooms push up amidst
the marigolds

# 85. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

# 86.

on each grave
origami peonies—
a rifle volley

# 87.


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