Many trees are now flowering, pastel petals raining down onto the street, polka-dotting the grass. If blossoms made noise as they fell, would they sound like small tinkling bells?
One of the cats that greets us when we take walks likes to roll on the sidewalk under 2 blossoming trees, and the pink petals look like confetti against her black fur.
Two Haikus by Matsuo Basho:
From all these trees,
in the salads, the soup, everywhere,
cherry blossoms fall
More than ever I want to see
in these blossoms at dawn
the god's face