Archives for category: Flowers

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


Still it is light

Yet the rock rose petals lie

Already scattered.


(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

Spring is fading –

Against the tumbledown house

Wisteria weeps.


(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.


March wisteria –

On old, twisted branches hangs



(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

Blue-eyed daisies –

Sun seekers from a far land,

Gazing out to sea.


(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.


(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For Carpe Diem: White Blossoms

Censer-swinging priests

Go – I have wind-shaken trees

Spilling their blossoms.


(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.


(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For Carpe Diem: Weatherbeaten

Five pm –

I emerge into sunlight

And cherry blossom.


(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

Oh to live

On forget-me-not blue

And scent of lilac.


(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

for Carpe Diem Beatitudes (blessed are the poor)