Spring Oak Haiku
The oak tree stands
noble on the hill even in
cherry blossom time
The cultivated cherries finished blossoming a week or two ago now. Nevertheless, the countryside is decked in white: the geans or wild cherry are in full bloom at last. Oak and ash have come into leaf together, signifying who knows what for the weather this summer.
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