fuchsia, orange, purple too ~
Day 17 of National Poetry Writing Month, which is also National Haiku Poetry Day. Toads asks us to write a traditional haiku:
* three lines, 5-7-5 syllabic structure
* must include a kigo (seasonal reference)
* must include a kiru (cutting/juxtapositioning/punctuation that shifts focus). Here the toy kaleidoscope becomes spring’s profusion of flowers.
Photos: first is from the San Diego Botanical Gardens last month. The lilac photo was taken last May in Harvard Arboretum’s lilac lane.
Stop in at Toads today to sample some wonderful haiku!
naked tree’s lone leaf
shiver-blows in winter wind –
Ice cream truck’s loud chimes,
sweet peaches dripping down wrist –
petal-pink spring rain
cherry blossoms gently fall
Arrived in Washington DC yesterday; staying until the end of May. Photos taken in backyard of our rental. Sitting outside, every breeze brought a gentle rain of pink blossoms from the large cherry tree that towers over one portion of the yard. Magical! Washington DC is beautiful this time of year.
mushroom cap rooftops
sleeping faeries’ protection
from drizzling spring rains
Written for Napowrimo day 8, a poem a day until the first day of May. Today’s prompt is to write about magical things.
spring upstaged again
winter has its last hurrah –
robin dreams in snow
Winter storm came to the New England states yesterday. Mother Nature’s April Fools’ Day prank!