Haiku: Black Forest

black forest trees sway
cicadas sing snow melted
not empty, listen!

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

On Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, he encourages us to create a haiku that is a crossroads between these two from Basho:

from a treetop
emptiness dropped down
in a cicada shell

black forest
whatever you may say
a morning of snow

However black forest always makes me think of cake so I thought I’d add another senryu for fun:

black forest cake stands
kirsch cherries, snowy cream top
you say, empty plates?

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Authentic Black Forest Cake by Bekah GoertzenI saw this Authentic Black Forest Cake (Schwarzwald Kirsch Kuchen) recipe by Bekah_Goertzen.  It looked really yummy.  Since they have Pinterest and Facebook buttons, I’m assuming it’s ok to share their pic with a linkback.

 

For The Gourmet Cheesecake Lollipops by Chef David Burke
Here is the danger for me and affiliates.  I am picking the ones peaking my interest like comic books (they turned me down — boo hoo) and For The Gourmet which has cheesecake lollis and smoked shoyu (soy sauce)!

I should go to the healthcare and special diet section but instead I’m rooting around in the chocolates and bakery, of course.

 

References:

May 16th 2018 … crossroads
Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille
Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie

Authentic Black Forest Cake (Schwarzwald Kirsch Kuchen)
Recipe by Bekah_Goertzen
Genius Kitchen

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