March 2007 will mark the second annual Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. Like last year, the festival will celebrate the beauty of Vancouver’s 36,000+ cherry trees with events, concerts, and a haiku contest. All poets, new or experienced, from British Columbia and around the world are invited to submit one unpublished haiku in English inspired by the cherry blossom. Come on, garden bloggers – I know you’ve waxed poetic over blooms before now!
Submit your haiku here. The submission deadline is January 11, 2007. Winning haiku will be immortalised on a stone marker under – what else – a cherry tree.