Prunus branches
now covered in
vibrant shades of pink

Diamante 2

Diamante poems are such fun here’s another one that I wrote after my recent visit to Jackson’s Coppice to see the bluebells. (See previous post)

ancient, sturdy,
breathing, living, being,
branches, limbs, leaves, flowers,
growing, spreading, blooming,
delicate, fragrant,


Strong winds have all but stripped
the leaves from the cherry tree.
Like the fledgling pigeon
they have now flown free,
and I am left feeling bereft
like the bare branches of the tree.


Wind-pruned twigs and branches,
lichen-covered, strewn
along the grassy, tree-lined bank.
I carry them home;
fuel for the wood-burner.

After Rainfall

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

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.


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.


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

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