Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Five Haiku for Spring in Washington, D.C.

a cold front moves through
pink cherry blossoms skitter—
we chide early spring


ice cracks like knuckles
Potomac River chirrups
high spring overflow


Japanese tourists
sip tea under cherry trees
the parade begins


cherry blossoms peak
pink fireworks set off the rush
best view: waterfront


spring season kicks off
pink ties to Japan blossom
it's cherry tree jazz

© 2016 Maureen E. Doallas


michelle ortega said...

I so enjoyed this imagery this morning!! Especially "ice cracks like knuckles" and the "cherry tree jazz".
We're not quite there yet here in NJ but you've rekindled my hope!

Sandra Heska King said...

Oh, I like these. I like the "ice cracks like knuckles," too. And "pink fireworks."

Maureen said...


Thank you! Our early heat then cold has been playing with the blossoms. I think it's safe for them to come all the way out now. But they are early!


Pink fireworks really are planned for this year's festival!