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Moonrise and blossom

March 30, 2012

It’s the same moon all over the world, as the saying goes: but context is all. As the half moon rose this afternoon, it seemed to pass through the branches of our little cherry tree, whose blossom is now scattering across the sky like confetti with every gust of wind. Not for the first time, I wished that I could write Haiku.




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10 Comments leave one →
  1. March 31, 2012 12:47 am

    The pictures are poetic. Such contrast with the sharp cool blue and the fluffy white flowers. Hope you have a nice weekend!

    • dancingbeastie permalink*
      March 31, 2012 4:05 pm

      Thanks, philosopher mouse – and a good weekend to you too!

  2. Menatra permalink
    March 31, 2012 3:04 am


  3. hmunro permalink
    March 31, 2012 1:16 pm

    I agree with philosophermouseofthehedge, DB: No need for poetry when your photos speak so eloquently. But in case you should still wish to pen a haiku or two, here’s some inspiration:


    • dancingbeastie permalink*
      March 31, 2012 4:13 pm

      Thank you twice over: the link has indeed inspired me. I am enjoying gazing out of the window in odd moments, refining my moon-and-blossom haiku. 🙂

  4. March 31, 2012 1:31 pm

    Haikus are easy, you just have to be able to count 🙂 But you inspired me to write you one.

    Distant moon passes,
    Cherry branches reach, yearning,
    Scatter confetti.

    • dancingbeastie permalink*
      March 31, 2012 4:07 pm

      I am honoured that you should have written a poem for Dancing Beastie! What a wonderful image of the ‘yearning’ branches. Thank you.

  5. April 2, 2012 3:10 pm

    Just look at that sky! It was sunny as we passed through Perthshire that afternoon, but I didn’t notice the half-moon, I’m afraid.

  6. aubrey permalink
    April 10, 2012 10:53 pm

    I love seeing the moon muscling her way through the daytime sky! Sometimes she is so impatient, and can’t wait until night to show off her beauty!

    The shadows on the blossoms are wonderful – making the moon seem so much closer…

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