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Magnolia haiku

24 Apr

Magnolia buds Cream magnolias in bloom Magnolia petals on the ground

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Despite my accident earlier this spring, I’ve been getting out for a walk most days. Perhaps the fact that I go more slowly (cane and all) has heightened my enjoyment of spring this year. Many days what I see on my walk becomes the day’s poem (especially this April when I’ve been challenging myself to write one a day). These three haiku came about that way.

Poetry Friday LogoThis post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Tabatha Yeatts: The Opposite of Indifference. She has a double treat for us–the Poetry Friday collection as well as a Collection of Imaginary Poems, inspired by the Dictionary of Imaginary Places. Hie thee hence!

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Posted by on April 24, 2014 in Haiku, Nature, Personal, Poetry Friday

 

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14 responses to “Magnolia haiku

  1. mattforrest

    April 24, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I really enjoyed these, Violet – especially the middle one! (Of course, I’m a food lover!) But seriously, the food imagery is wonderful.

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  2. Catherine Johnson

    April 25, 2014 at 3:37 am

    Fantastic metaphors, Violet! ‘Trees slip off their silky gowns’ is a wonderful image.

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  3. margaretsmn

    April 25, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Your metaphors here are masterful, “thumbs up, churned butter, silky gowns!” Walking in spring is inspirational and healing. Blessings to you.

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  4. lsteinglass

    April 25, 2014 at 7:35 am

    I absolutely love the third one.

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  5. Buffy Silverman

    April 25, 2014 at 7:37 am

    All three are wonderful, Violet! I especially enjoyed the image of fallen petals as silky gowns on the floor.

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  6. Linda Baie

    April 25, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I enjoyed them all, and loved that you saw the early blooms as “thumbs up”, but also loved the food images, “churned butter” is truly that color, not yellow. Hope you are getting better each day, Violet.

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  7. dmayr

    April 25, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    We’re only at the daffodil stage here. I can’t wait for the magnolias! Thanks for reminding me of their promise.

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  8. bjleepoet

    April 25, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    absolutely divine!

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  9. maryleehahn

    April 26, 2014 at 4:04 am

    **Swoon** I am in love with all three! The first is a grin, the second a taste, and the third…ooh lah lah!!!

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  10. Tabatha

    April 26, 2014 at 5:29 am

    I’m glad you are able to go for such beautiful walks. We are in full bloom here and I wish I could make them stay! I will keep your third haiku in mind when it is over 🙂

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  11. Violet Nesdoly

    April 26, 2014 at 10:15 am

    You Poetry Friday readers are the best! I’ll be telling my magnolia friends how much you enjoyed their spring show 🙂

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  12. Myra GB

    April 28, 2014 at 2:34 am

    Gorgeous marriage of imagery and words. I enjoyed all three poems greatly – brought a smile to my face. Beautiful!

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  13. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes

    April 30, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Such radiant beauties… and the magnolias are nice too. 😉 Seriously though, beautiful haiku, Violet! Can I feature you in the Haiku Garden on my blog later this year? Please let me know by emailing me at Michelle at MichelleHBarnes dot com. (That way I’ll have your email address and can follow up with you.) I hope you’ll say yes!

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