“I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.” ~ Vincent van Gogh

Monday, September 23, 2019

Spring haiku

Oh!
the bougainvillea –
purple splash



















tendrils
reach from the vine
seeking



















drab trees
brighten overnight –
new blooms





















32 comments:

  1. Hi Rosemary, I like your welcome to spring. Here it's fall and getting colder. Enjoy your blooms!

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    1. Hello, dear Barb, and thank you. Enjoy your cold! (I know you like some things about winter.)

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  2. Beautiful photo and poetry! I am envious of you heading into spring.

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    1. A lovely time of year – but the increased heat is a concern. Already we have had several bushfires nearby.

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  3. Oh the last one resonates - I came back from a trip and the african tulip tree is now a blaze of orange!

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  4. The unfurling of spring is so wonderful....a yearly miracle. Enjoy!

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  5. My beautiful purple bougainvillea is indestructable...i just love it although the thorns are huge now.Spring is wonderful.

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  6. Thank you, Sherry, for sharing your other-side-of-the-world spring on this dreary Sunday! I love the purple splash of bougainvillea – I’ve never seen it in its natural place, only in pictures or botanical gardens.

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  7. Did I type Sherry in my comment? It should have said Rosemary! I was still reeling from the shock of Mary's and Sherry's announcements.

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    1. I understand. They have been the mainstays of Poets United for so long.

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  8. The photos really made your words shine - a welcome smile on this grey UK morning

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  9. So much to welcome and celebrate here. The trio of poems are like the Irish triad of laughter, music and sleep.

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  10. That purple splash really gave me a smile. So lovely to see flowers in bright colours when I am looking at trees in red, brown and gold.

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  11. Well in South Aust it could be a bit warmer as we have had a long cold wet winter but I'm not really moaning the heat is coming one day!

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  12. I need that splash, reminder. Thanks!

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  13. I'll bet everything smells as beautiful as it looks too. We're enjoying the smallest of drop in temperature, but some excitable trees already have their party colors on here.

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  14. Yes, it's interesting to see the contrast from the other side of the globe. Although even though Fall is here it's still very hot, but that's the norm here.

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  15. Lovely. We're just now seeing our moonflowers blooming... although no giant moths yet. Love how each haiku highlights each plant.

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  16. This makes me hope for spring six months from now... lovely colors...

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  17. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! ❤️

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  18. I love them all, Rosemary. But the middle one is my very favorite. It made me want to reach out and touch a tendril...

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  19. It's so amazing that spring is coming your way. Here, we are seeing hints of autumn. This is lovely Rosemary.

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  20. Okay, anything with the word "bougainvillea" in it is bound for beauty. This is a wonderful haiku of beauty, hope and new life. Thank you for sharing it!

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  21. I too envy your entering spring a time where everything blooms. We are in fall and everything is changing and soon our trees will bare no leaves. (sigh)

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  22. Lovely poems to spring. We are just beginning autumn here. Thank goodness for cool weather.

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  23. There is so much life around us, we just have to open our eyes and see it taking place.

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  24. So, enchanting is your poem and this vine..arching towards the sunshine~ Bluetiful!

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  25. from drab to glorious. May we all have such a swan song!

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  26. Beautiful, Rosemary. I've never really picked up the knack with haiku. Others seem to have a far more delicate, nuanced touch with the form - so I, very much appreciate lovely pieces when I come upon them.

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  27. Beautiful colors, both in your words and in the photos.

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  28. Ahhh...a sight for sore eyes! Lovely haiku!

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  29. You've made spring come alive in words and images. Lovely.

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