sprigs of spring ~ a haibun

I was there just last week. Walking up The Dayara Bugyal trail, through rhododendron forests, a gentle climb to high altitude meadows nestled in the heart of the Himalayas.  

Bare walnut trees, waking up, were sprouting baby green leaves. Wheat fields swayed to the rhythm of sunlight. Birds stopped to suck nectar from red rhododendrons. Dotting the landscape were these artistically gnarled leafless trees covered in pink sprays of inflorescence. Cherry? I asked in my botanic ignorance. Haha No they said. We’re not in Japan. This is Tilini.

when cherry blossoms'

pink evanescence pauses

to breathe in Spring

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Mindfills of s.s. for

dVerse – Frank Tassone’s Haibun challenge – cherry blossoms

dVerse OLN – hosted by Lillian

16 thoughts on “sprigs of spring ~ a haibun

  1. Such excellent descriptive imagery that you’ve taken me along on your walk. Thank you! Love the prose and the haiku that together, make this a spring delight of a haibun!

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜ you have a way with words. Thank you for your kindness. Where I live, New year begins in April…with spring

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