Archives for category: Flowers

A dawn spider
Flying between the daisies
On strands of sunlight
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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

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Still it is light

Yet the rock rose petals lie

Already scattered.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

Spring is fading –

Against the tumbledown house

Wisteria weeps.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For Carpe Diem:  a carpet of purple

And here are the two haiku I wrote for the Carpe Diem kukai back in March before the wisteria came into bloom here in the UK.

Bare and twisted,

Amid crowds of crocuses,

Wisteria waits.

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March wisteria –

On old, twisted branches hangs

Anticipation.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

Blue-eyed daisies –

Sun seekers from a far land,

Gazing out to sea.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

In honour of the lovely display of osteospermum (also known as the African daisy, Cape daisy or blue-eyed daisy) on Eastbourne’s seafront this year. I’ll post a photo another time.

The wind stills –

A snowstorm suspended

On white cherry trees.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For Carpe Diem: White Blossoms

Censer-swinging priests

Go – I have wind-shaken trees

Spilling their blossoms.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

In response to Carpe Diem: Priest and morning glory.

I had to look this up but the censer or incense burner swung by Catholic priests is called a thurible. Not very poetic alas.

Far from the still pond,

Iris shivers in delight

In the sea wind.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For my intrepid sister-in-law, Iris.

Blown from the tree

A pair of cherry blossoms

Falls together.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For Carpe Diem: Weatherbeaten

Five pm –

I emerge into sunlight

And cherry blossom.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

Oh to live

On forget-me-not blue

And scent of lilac.

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(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

for Carpe Diem Beatitudes (blessed are the poor)