Haiku and Tanka Garden Travels

Provincetown summers.
Tasty salty upper lip,
mango tinted dawns.
Blue hydrangeas, hollyhocks,
honeysuckle and moss rose.

Color profusion.
Blarney Castle garden walk,
nature’s floral art.
Ireland is so much more
than the luck of shamrock green.

Singapore orchids,
pride of National Garden.
Soft delicate blooms,
violet to deepest shades,
azure-veined whites and more.

I sense Japan’s calm,
forest bathing in deep greens.
Celebrate her spring
strolling by cherry blossoms.
Petals rain gently in breeze.

Written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe. Today is the second day of our dVerse 10 year anniversary! Our prompt is to think about the word “garden” and see where it takes us. I took that literally. Pub opens at 3 PM Boston time. Come join us!
Photos from our travels.

16 thoughts on “Haiku and Tanka Garden Travels

  1. brian miller July 13, 2021 / 4:03 pm

    Ah I love dancing in the cherry blossom rain. There are so many colors in our world to be appreciated in the fragility of the plants and flowers.


  2. claudia July 13, 2021 / 4:04 pm

    Sooo nice!! Thanks for taking us with you on your travels! I love how each country has their very unique plant landscape – but there’s also common ground. The cherry blossoms in japan are spectacular – I would love to visit when that happens


  3. sanaarizvi July 13, 2021 / 5:14 pm

    …. 💝💝💝💝 So gorgeous!! I feel like I just strolled through the garden with you, my dearest Lillian 😀 especially love; “mango tinted dawns.”


  4. Ron. July 13, 2021 / 5:20 pm

    A beautifully realized and presented travel guide, Lillian. Thanks!


  5. Grace July 13, 2021 / 5:27 pm

    How delightful to behold and marvel at these beauties Lillian. I so love nature’s floral art.


  6. Sherry Marr July 13, 2021 / 6:28 pm

    So many gardens everywhere. It is wondrous to think about. Lovely to know things are blooming all around the world, each in their seasons.


  7. rothpoetry July 13, 2021 / 8:48 pm

    Beautiful Tankas Lillian. Great photos to go with them.


  8. msjadeli July 14, 2021 / 12:28 am

    Such pretty flowers and with each a pretty memory. Lovely tanka series, Lillian!


  9. Helen Dehner July 14, 2021 / 12:49 pm

    Love your floral photos, the beautiful tanka, you + 1 in the garden! Cheers.


  10. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) July 14, 2021 / 2:09 pm

    Whenever I travel I always seek the botanical garden… it always gives me a sense of both place and peace… and finding that perfect bench to sit and read a book.


  11. robtkistner July 14, 2021 / 6:20 pm

    Wonderful captivating Tankas Lillian, paired with terrific photos. You and your husband certainly trot the globe. 🙂


  12. Yvonne Osborne July 14, 2021 / 7:27 pm

    There isn’t a flower on Earth that I don’t like. I love all of these.


  13. Linda Lee Lyberg July 15, 2021 / 11:34 am

    Lillian I always love your photos and these are simply beautiful. Lovely words as well, and thank you for sharing your travels!


  14. M July 15, 2021 / 11:53 pm

    glorious ~


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