After Rainfall

After rainfall
raindrops drip from branches,
petals fall like snowflakes,
fresh green leaves unfurl.

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January Joy 20

Sunlight shining through bare branches.
Caught in the beaming spotlight
early signs of Spring’s new growth.

Wet and Windy

Wet and windy weather.
Cherry blossoms cling
to swaying branches.
Petals shaken free
fall like springtime snow.

Puff-balls

All of a sudden
cherry tree blossom
bursts like puff-balls
along the branches.

Green Shoots

Green shoots
appear along bare branches;
noticeable at last.

Firewood

Strong winter winds have blown
twigs and branches from the trees;
free firewood to keep us warm.

Winter Trees

“A liquid moon moves gently among the long branches.
Having thus prepared their buds against a sure winter
the wise trees stand sleeping in the cold.”

This quotation is from ‘Winter Trees’ by William Carlos Williams

Lined Up

Pigeons lined up
along the branches,
waiting for me
to fill the feeders.

Early Afternoon

Early afternoon
and half a moon peeps out
between the branches of the ash tree.

White Lines

White lines drawn along
branches, snow thick on the ground;
winter comes at last.

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