Cherries

Tree full of cherries
stripped bare while I was away —
birds opportune feast!

Beech Tree

The staunch old beech tree
grown too big, too near the house.
Sad to see it go.

Cold

Curled up by the fire
feeling sorry for myself,
nursing my cold.

Peppered

Seasons slowly change.
Trees peppered with new colours —
fiery reds and golds.

Memories

Sad and happy day.
Memories of an old friend
at his funeral.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
RIP Alex

Hiatus

Hiatus in time.
Wondering which way to turn,
leaves blow in the breeze.

Subtle Changes

Some subtle changes.
Green leaves slowly darken hue,
summer shifts onwards.

Tennis

It’s that time again,
tennis, strawberries and cream.
Wimbledon summer.

Bats

Dusk falls silently.
The small bats flitter and swoop;
dining out tonight.

Bloom

First
blossom bursts
on cherry tree;
facing a dismal day
cheerfully.

New green leaves protect
the clusters of pale blossom;
delicate beauty.

Soul,
saddened at day’s start,
rejoices on seeing
cherry blossom
bloom.

(Mirrored Elfje/Haiku sandwich)

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