Thursday, April 3, 2008

"in the cherry blossom's shade
there's no such thing
as a stranger."


by: kobayashi issa

2 comments:

marci said...

These trees are great, you have shown so many wonderful pictures, i so enjoy. I lived in Africa and they had jacaranda trees that blossomed like this with beautiful purple flowers, it truly is a sidedoor to slide into haven.

Lisa said...

Jessa, I've been reading the haiku of Basho and Issa for months now. So many of their poems are about the beauty of the cherry and plum blossoms. Many of these trees in bloom here in Oakland and particularly Berkeley - I had not noticed that there are so many cherry blossom trees in Berkeley until I began reading all this haiku. Now, seeing your pictures in Korea - I understand why these Japanese poets wrote so often of them- I imagine Japan must look much like what you are seeing in S. Korea now. Breathtaking.