Monday, May 11, 2009

haiku



wisteria comes...
succulent magic pine cone
burst of violet

49 comments:

  1. The wisteria is as lovely as the caption. Ours are done in California.

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  2. It does have a pine cone shape! I've never thought of that. Wisteria time is one of my favorite times in our garden.

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  3. I love these little 'haiku' moments. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  4. Beautiful imagery, Willow. "Pine cone burst"...great visual! <3

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  5. I love wisteria and do not have a shrub of it. I must remedy that but I've heard they can take five years to flower and I'm much too impatient to wait.

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  6. Love this! Succulent magic pine cone - yes!

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  7. Hello Willow,

    Beautiful Wisteria. I'm not sure I have the hang of this Haiku form but this will be an opportunity to learn!

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  8. nice play with the words. it rather does look like a colorful pine cone. have a great start to your week!

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  9. I have a 10 year old wisteria and as yet 0 blooms. I am mauve with envy. Enjoy the patio.

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  10. Yeah!
    Such a lovely haiku.
    The season of lilac, wisteria, peonies.
    No wonder we are quite giddy with it all.
    Happy week.

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  11. Violet trusses
    Hang sweetly fragrant -- fading
    To sepia shadows.

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  12. Sooo pretty--and so close to the house? Aren't you bold!

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  13. my head is full of memories when i see wisteria.
    happy, and sweet memories of my grandmother.
    thank you.

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  14. Gorgeous picture
    wonderful haiku
    praise to you
    for sharing!

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  15. love, love, love wisteria and yet to grow any in my yard, I need to get on that. It is already fading here though :(

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  16. Each word is so carefully selected. The lines are all good and the punch at the end is wonderful, but I love the line "wisteria comes" -- it suggests that it just floats in on a breeze, to me.

    Kat

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  17. A beautiful lavender pine cone. How grand!

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  18. I love wisteria. Even the name is poetry.

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  19. One of my favorites, they're done here also. When we bought the place next door in the city all those years ago, the previous owner had had a wisteria that she got tired of (?!) and so cut it down and mowed over the spot for I don't know how many years. When we got the place I turned the front yard into a wildflower garden and as soon as it quit being mowed, that wisteria came back.

    Great haiku.

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  20. You truly engage the senses...the breeze, the shape and smell, the punch of color in the Spring. Lovely Haiku!

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  21. I like the comment about the lavender pine cone. Great photo, Willow. You should really join our town shoot outs. You have some camera skills you should be sharing more often.

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  22. Lovely poem & photo; you really capture the haiku spirit!

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  23. Your haiku is beautiful, Willow...and your photo enhances the overall experience! Thanks so much for joining us on this haiku festival...mmm...I love wisteria too! Happy Day :o)

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  24. Beautiful! Mine are still in the bud stage, but soon...very soon!

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  25. And the color of wisteria - gorgeous!

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  26. Ah, at last your beloved Wisteria is saturating your senses.

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  27. Hi Willow,

    I'm always enjoying your offerings. I hope you'll drop by Global Around Town when you have a chance. I'm featuring Ken Buhler this week. He is one of the most sensitive and thoughtful artists I know. What he does is really special.

    David
    http://www.globalaroundtown.blogspot.com

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  28. Beautiful! Paints a picture in my head. :-)

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  29. Perfect Willow. Vi-o-let.
    I can picture a lot of people counting the syllables on their fingers.

    My fave so far. Hey, you're good at this poetry thing!

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  30. Beautiful Willow!
    On a rainy cold winter day, your Haiku is a breath of purple sunshine!!

    Constance

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  31. What could be more haiku than 'Fuji no Hana' in spring. Beautiful poem and beautiful photo.

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  32. Yes! It really is like a pinecone! Fabulous description of your lovely image here. Beautiful!

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  33. ps
    ROMAN HOLIDAY??? I'm coming right over! Excellent choice, m'dear! ;))

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  34. lovely picture and a great haiku. This year's wisteria for us in Texas, has come and gone. We're heading into the summer range of flowers. My neighbors morning glories are beautiful.

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  35. wonderful, thank you Willow - belated happy mother's Day :)

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  36. Beautiful haiku and picture.

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  37. How lovely is this photo of wisteria accompanied by your marvelous haiku. Thanks for sharing ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  38. Wonderful! Old wisteria vines can be so beautiful, not to mention fragrant -

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  39. Willow
    a lovely haiku for the beautiful wisteria - fuji
    Happy days

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  40. I have a large pine cone. I am tempted to paint it a lilac color! Haiku so appropriate.

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  41. I wish I could have been at the family gathering, what a joy it must have been. The smell of freshly cut grass, the giggles of Aunt Betty, ah yes...

    I too love the Nelson-Atkins Museum, it is one of my most treasured places.

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  42. Hi Shell! We missed you!!! Aunt Betty has the most delightful little giggle, doesn't she? :^) Is your email the same? I'll forward some pics.

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