dVerse Haibun Monday

cherry tree orchard

A View of the Cherry Tree in Moonlight

The cherry tree is kissed by moonlight, it wakes as I sleep, as silver slides between its limbs, as my heart gently knocks against my ribs like uneven stairs. It wakes me from soundlessness and breathing, and even in first hours after midnight, I see moonbeams spread a ghostly coat through the garden. Night holds a silver light to the cherry blossoms, and they seek pleasure in their own brief joy. And they shine beyond the dark eyes of night.

Look long and deeply
Awaken light in spring’s heart
Joy is on our lips.


for Frank’s dVerse Haibun Monday “Cherry Blossoms”. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter.

29 responses to “dVerse Haibun Monday”

  1. Love the ‘ghostly coat,’ Misky.

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  2. A beautiful awakening, in all senses…

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  3. “as silver slides between it’s limbs…” Just gorgeous Misky! 😁❤️👌

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    1. Thank you very much!

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  4. So magical: “I see moonbeams spread a ghostly coat through the garden.” I also love the image you chose to go with your poem.

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    1. Thank you! ❤️

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      1. You’re very welcome.

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  5. A nocturnal perspective on cherry blossoms! Lovely! Well done!

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  6. Very nicely done! Transparent blossoms in the moonlight! This is a great visual!

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  7. Now I just have to see a cherry tree in blossom in the moonlight. Well, I can see it in your word pictures but I need to see it for myself too. Cool.

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  8. So beautifully written!! Just image after breath-taking image. A beautiful picture too!!

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  9. “they seek pleasure in their own brief joy” – how perfect.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah.

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  10. A beautiful poem to match the image. It is such a shame that the blossom on cherry trees doesn’t hang around very long.

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    1. I suppose that’s what makes it seem so special, the way strawberries were special before they were available year-round.

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        1. I only buy cherries in season, and only if they’re coming from Kent or Sussex. We have lots of orchards down here so no reason to buy them from Spain or France.

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          1. 👍 Fruit and veg are so much better when they are local and in season.

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  11. Wow…. even your prose reads like lovely poetry, Misky!


    David

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    1. Thanks, David. ❤️

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  12. Haibunilicious, M. Thanks.

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  13. I love the combination of moonlight and cherry blossom… a perfect combo…

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  14. Magical imagery. Moonlight will cast a spell every time. A fun read🙂

    Pat

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  15. Gorgeous, Misk. I love, ‘night holds a silver light’.

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