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Posted at 1:14 PM ET, 03/ 9/2011

Cherry blossom-inspired haikus

By Amy Hitt

Here's a little poetic inspiration. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

Here at the Going Out Guide we're immersed in all things cherry blossom, not the least of which are readers' haikus honoring the spring bloom. Check out some of the haikus on our haiku randomizer, which scrolls through some of the best submissions with a quick click. You can also send us your own haikus there (we'll be adding more over the coming days) or on our guide to the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

By Amy Hitt  | March 9, 2011; 1:14 PM ET
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In the pink and pale
Soft warmth envelops spring skies
Monuments exhale

Posted by: alex71 | March 10, 2011 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Petals of pin joy
They call us to smell their scent
sweet with elegance
By K.Gans

Posted by: myoung28 | March 11, 2011 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Petals of pink joy
They call us to smell their scent
sweet with elegance
By K.Gans

Posted by: myoung28 | March 11, 2011 10:58 AM | Report abuse

(with apologies to Miss Stein)

A tree is a tree
til blossoms smother the limbs
-- cherries jubilee!

Posted by: OldRichmond | March 11, 2011 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Petals of innocence
Grasp at our eyes with beauty
priceless pink joy

Posted by: myoung28 | March 11, 2011 11:02 AM | Report abuse

But they're just children -
Curls, flecks, moony, wind-catching -
No, not meant to stay.

- Hiram Larew

Posted by: hlarew | March 11, 2011 7:12 PM | Report abuse

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