For National Poetry Month I made a personal challenge to write a haiku a day based on my California Native Plant garden. After rereading them tonight I thought I would share a few of my favorites for Poetry Friday.
beneath feathered bark
alligator lizards hide
blue jays go hungry
Woolly Blue Curls
royal fuzzy blue
dancing with the bees
from exploding seeds
sparkling feathers light the sky
somewhere a child smiles
spring unleashed, it blooms
pink kisses flirt with the sun
careful where you plant
giant sunshine on a stick
where did that house go?
All poems @copyright Susan Taylor Brown 2009
from Laura at Author Amok
Susan — I love the flannel bush haiku. How did the plant get that strange name?
Re: from Laura at Author Amok
Isn’t that the oddest name for a plant you shouldn’t touch?
Love all of these. Perfect pictures, perfect poems. Woolly blue curls makes me smile. I learned a lot about different plants last month, too. Thank you!
Thanks for reading along with me, Jama. Your support and comments always brighten my day.
I remember Mountain Mahogany. I think I commented to the original post. Thanks for posting the others as well.
Thanks for reading along with me. It was a fun project.
I’m glad the redbud made it into the top five! 🙂
I thought of you when I picked that one.
These are lovely!! Thanks. Jone
Thank you for reading, Jone.
Here’s a little something on your cyber-porch. Happy May Day, Susan!!
What a beautiful May basket! Thank you so much. I have never had a May basket left on my porch in my entire life. That makes this one extra special.
Gorgeous photos and poetry! Love the Western Redbud the best!
Thanks, Kelly! It’s one of my favorites too.
Wow! Congrats on sticking with the haiku project all the way through. And another wow and congrats on your native plant garden. Are alll 30 of your haikus about plants in your very own garden? If so, another wow!
All but 2 plants are in my yard and they will be soon. Purple Needlegrass isn’t there yet because I kept forgetting to pick it up and Wooly Blue Curls wasn’t available once I found a space for it. I’m hoping to get them both this weekend.
I have a very small standard yard but taking out both lawns gave me room enough for all these goodies.
Congratulations on such a wonderful month of garden haiku! I have enjoyed them all. The flannel bush one here is my favorite for today. Great photos too!
Thank you. I think the flannel bush is one of my favorites too. 🙂
These are really wonderful — I especially love the Kool-aid explosion. Great pics too!
What beautiful pics. Where did you get them?
Re: From Poe
Thanks Poe. Some are from friends. Some I took.
I am from Michigan and have never seen this flannel bush…wow, how pretty!