Haiku: Flowering quince

copyright kanzensakura


tiny red buds
sleeping in the cold –
sign of spring

sign of spring
blooming in spite of snow
flowering quince


copyright kanzensakura


19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vivian Zems
    Feb 08, 2018 @ 12:13:24

    The imagery is beautifully transformed as I walk forwards, then backwards through your words. Good one!


  2. Victoria C. Slotto
    Feb 08, 2018 @ 13:22:24

    Hopeful, metaphoric.


  3. Frank J. Tassone
    Feb 08, 2018 @ 16:14:52

    Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #13: Toni’s latest haiku!


  4. sarahsouthwest
    Feb 08, 2018 @ 17:19:17

    My favourite! Thank you.


  5. sarahsouthwest
    Feb 09, 2018 @ 01:52:23

    Sorry, I was dashing. I love flowering quince – that dull red is so beautiful. I like the way this pair of haiku bounce off each other, but most of all I like being reminded to go outside and look at one of my favourite flowers.


  6. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Feb 11, 2018 @ 19:28:12

    Beautiful! They enhance each other.


  7. Myrna Rosa
    Feb 11, 2018 @ 21:32:56

    How sweet these are. Hope the snow melts soon.


  8. Larkin
    Feb 11, 2018 @ 22:08:19

    So beautiful.


  9. Mary
    Feb 11, 2018 @ 22:12:27

    How wonderful to see a sign of spring despite the snow! (I can hardly wait.) Any sign of spring is a good thing.


  10. Sherry Marr
    Feb 11, 2018 @ 22:17:06

    So beautiful. In Tofino, daffs and tulips are sprouting up….spring is on its wayl


  11. oldegg
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 06:27:39

    That’s determination by the quince lets hope she is is fruitful.


  12. Donna@LivingFromHappiness
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 06:51:57

    I really liked how you flipped the haiku and worked backwards from the last line to the first….what a beautiful sign of spring.


  13. Sanaa Rizvi
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 07:27:43

    I love the hope in your words… truly inspiring!💞


  14. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 14:20:33

    Love this… no quince here… not a bloom in sight yet.. but daylight is coming back..


  15. haikuspot
    Mar 06, 2018 @ 04:47:03

    So lovely! This remembered me about the chinese plum flower. As the japanese sakura for martial arts, it has a meaning:”the first flower to blooming in the snow and last falling”


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