A Haiku - Cherry Buds

Cherry Buds

Poor, pruned cherry buds,

blooming here indoors with me,

while for spring we yearn.

Yearning

Both like birds, we are yearning for home and family.
Both like birds, we are yearning for home and family. | Source

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Pruning my cherry trees in late winter, I save some trimmed branches, and I take them indoors with me.

Placed where the cut ends have water, the branches' own urge for life, coupled with the spring-like warmth of the indoors air, soon sees their buds opening, and spring blossoms come safe and early.

Part of their saving and blossoming is the result of my love for what was pruned from the mother trees.

The rest is my own yearning for the spring they and I await.

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MsDora 2 months ago from The Caribbean

Seems like a special connection you have with your cherry branches. Beautiful share!


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Perspycacious 2 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

MsDora - Caring for our "vineyards" is expected of us, if I read my Bible correctly, and that is what the pruning process is about. Two large Bing Cherry trees get the prunings, and there are some "upstarts" I will sell next spring.

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