The First Plum Blossom – 梅

copyrighted image by Kanzensakura

copyrighted image by Kanzensakura

The first plum blossom:
Sweet star shines under blue sky
Birds make their wishes


April 1st is the first day of NaPoWriMo where the challenge is to write 30 poems in 30 days. I’ve not done this before and I hope I can keep it up! There are many bloggers participating in this.  Some are members of the dVerse Poets Pub, of which I am a community member.  I look forward to reading lots of new poetry!

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 16:59:41

    Kanzen, you’re off to a terrific start! You can do it. Love the poem. The birds are happy ❤ ❤


  2. Dusty Writes
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 18:36:17

    This is a lovely haiku–and I’m SO glad you’re doing NaPoWriMo, you’ll enjoy it!!


  3. Hannah Gosselin
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 22:27:48

    The ‘star’ works so well in this poem!! Happy NaPoWriMo to you!! 🙂


  4. Éilis Niamh
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 23:32:30

    Love the poem. Good luck to you!


  5. TheGreat Zambini
    Apr 02, 2015 @ 06:37:32

    That’s wonderful. I know you can do it and I’m sure it will be a lot of fun.


  6. Gabriella
    Apr 02, 2015 @ 08:37:17

    I am not surprised you chose blossoms and the haiku form for this time of the season. Very evocative poem!
    Kanzen, the prompt at Poets United this week is ‘Cherry Blossoms’. I thought you might like to link there.


    • kanzensakura
      Apr 02, 2015 @ 09:11:05

      Thank you! I read a poem, was it yours? I have read so many poems the past week (smile!). I am doing a theme of cherry blossoms this week on my blog and am getting ready to write the post. It is on hanami – the custom of viewing them and the parties and picnics. I am post a couple of “picnic” recipes on this post as well. It will not be a poem. I do all kinds of stuff on my blog. But I am going to enjoy linking to Poets United. After all, my blog lets folks know I am the “perfect cherry blossom”….LOL Again, thank you for thinking of me.


  7. Sarah
    Apr 02, 2015 @ 10:47:57

    Great start. 🙂
    Good luck! I look forward to seeing what you produce under pressure.


    • kanzensakura
      Apr 02, 2015 @ 13:25:01

      I’ve been part of dVerse Poets Pub where I have produced under pressure….You were sickly about the time I started that. We’ll see how I do with this. Usually, I lose interest, sad to say in things that must be done daily – it is too much like work! 😊


  8. Grace
    Apr 02, 2015 @ 18:36:29

    How lucky you are to see the first plum blossom ~

    Love the haiku and good luck on your daily writing for April ~


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