Written for:  Carpe Diem #1685 Troiku month (14) Pink Sakura Blush (Kim Russell)
“This time I have chosen a haiku by one of our long time members, Kim Russell. She is a great haiku poetess and has shared a lot of beautiful pieces. The one I have chosen is in my opinion a masterpiece … She created it back in 2017 and it was themed “cherry blossom”. It was a submission for one of our kukai.

I think she will be honored that I use her haiku for today’s Troiku challenge. As you all know I love haiku about cherry blossom I have written a lot in honor of their beauty. In our Carpe Diem Library you can find an anthology of my cherry blossom haiku titled “Fragile Beauty”.”

Here is the haiku by Kim to work with:

pink sakura blush
spring’s kimono falls to earth
silk snatched by a breeze

© Kim R. Russell (2017)

Here is my attempt:

pink sakura blush
on young girl’s smooth pale cheeks
first kiss

spring’s kimono falls to earth
collage of pink blossoms
tree as ballerina

silk snatched by a breeze
hanging next to window
floats like delicate kite

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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