Plum Blossom – Haiku – January 30, 2016

old plum-tree
flowering in the northern wind
snowflakes fall

the blackbird sings
among the blooming plum trees
cold winds blow

© G.s.k. ‘16

Carpe Diem #906 Ume-no-hana (ume flower)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

“Prunus mume is an Asian tree species classified in the Armeniaca section of the genus Prunus subgenus Prunus. Itscommon names include Chinese plum[2][3][4] and Japanese apricot.[2] The flower is usually called plum blossom.[5] This distinct tree species is related to both the plum and apricot trees.[6] Although generally referred to as a plum in English, it is more closely related to the apricot.[7] The fruit of the tree is used in Chinese, Japanese and Korean cooking in juices, as a flavouring for alcohol, as a pickle and in sauces. It is also used in traditional medicine.

The tree’s flowering in late winter and early spring is highly regarded as a seasonal symbol.”

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13 thoughts on “Plum Blossom – Haiku – January 30, 2016

  1. You have reminded me to keep my eyes open for the plum blossom in our garden. Every year it is blown or washed away so quickly by bad weather, we don’t get to enjoy it. But I have enjoyed the plum blossom in your poem, Georgia!

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  2. I love the way blackbirds sing in fruit trees during the winter. I had one that sang in an old apple tree all last winter. Are you still doing the haiga challenge in February? I hope so.

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