cherry blossoms

Several months ago, I sent off two haiku to the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational 2012. Now I am pleased to learn that both of my haiku received honorable mentions, and that many of my haiku friends also placed well in the contest. These are my two haiku:

remission
cherry blossoms
lighten the sky

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cherry blossom petals
this quiet hour
before dawn