Bright sun, shining through
rika-laden branch, compels:
shadows flee my heart.
Lichen blooms on elderly rock, oh! Sustenance!
Gentle white wing lofts
a view of discreet petals;
her fan beckoning.
Lucky bamboo, prisoned with rocks, invites--whose luck?
Without, sakura drift. Within, bare branches still.
Teikei (fixed-form) haiku for this month's format challenge at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.
Rika, 李花, ume (plum) blossoms, first harbingers of spring. Sakura, 桜, cherry blossoms, full celebration of fleeting spring. Isshoukenmei, 一生懸命, to try one's very hardest, to do as best one can.