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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Wax poetic on the cherry blossoms


It's nearly cherry blossom time, and we're soliciting haikus (the three-line poems that have five syllables in the first, seven in the second and five in the third) in honor of the humble Japanese bloom. Submit your odes in the comments, and they may appear in an upcoming Weekend section. Here are a couple of submissions to get you in the spirit:

Spring in the city
Blooming petals delight us
Dreams of pink and white
--Elizabeth Bosco, Washington

Pink evanescence
Alabaster monuments
Bring shimmering peace
--Howard Gofreed, Alexandria

And for full coverage, visit our special page devoted to the Cherry Blossom Festival.

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