dressed in their best

 
summer afternoon in

grandmother’s garden

follow sunlit pathway

strawberry blonde girl

clutches watering can

to sprinkle flowers

her smile like daisies

picked by chubby fingers

her cheeks reflect color

of bright hair bow and

bold rose briar blooms

garden and granddaughter

both cultivated, well-groomed

portrait of fresh youth

wholesome in nurture

 

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Girl with Watering Can – Renoir

garden variety philosophy

Marie hosting haiga prompt on “philosophy” at The Syllabub Sea

 

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hope is eternal

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quiet stones by pond

ornamental trees blossom

bird chirps inside bush

remember neighbor who’s gone

…resurrected to new life!

 


While on vacation (visiting a Japanese garden in Hermann Park, Houston), we learn of a neighbor, Loren Meyer’s, sudden passing…

garden gnome poem

 
 
my garden is…

a nurturing place

rejuvenating space

my garden grows…

green food for health

veggies’ bountiful wealth

my garden knows…

thorn pricks can hurt

worms benefit dirt

my garden shows…

shoes track in mud

fingernails collect crud

my garden flows…

slime trails of slugs

bees’ honeyed hugs

my garden hoes…

weeds will NOT win

squeaks windmill spin

my garden chose…

to raise leafy praise

for long summer days

 

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Joining with poetic gardeners at dVerse Poets on Kim’s garden theme!

looking for eden

caretakers of earth

placed in garden for purpose

listen to the soil

all creatures on green planet

need resources to sustain

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photo by lynn

fill up love tank(a)

This Saturday will be our 33rd wedding anniversary…

 

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photo by lynn

forget-me-not blooms

honeyed pollen on bees knees

tulips press rose hips

 

lover like flower garden

in all its morning glory!

imagism on old relic

 

small windmill teeters

on edge of tired garden,

steel frame shows rust

thru dull aluminum paint,

concrete pad tips slightly,

buried under snowdrift.

 

faded red tail fin hangs limp

unresponsive to bitter wind

as head, spun clean away,

lies on frozen ground, useless,

one broken blade

now missing.

 


Linking to dVerse Poets where Victoria explains “imagist” poetry:  Imagists sought to represent “things” in clear, precise language—in the words of Ezra Pound, “luminous details.”

 

purple cabbage in a green pail

photo by lynn__

dewy morning veins

garden pail holds cabbage head

salivates coleslaw
 
 


 

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hovering in garden patch

photo credit: lansing wild birds unlimited bloodspot

photo credit: lansing wild birds unlimited blogspot


 

                                                 butterfly trio

white petals flirt

                                  passing wings

                                                        dainty cabbage pests

 


My haiku flits like little butterfly to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s garden of cabbages…

summer camper

Linking with Carpe Diem Haiku Kai….

photo credit: afbini.gov.uk

photo credit: afbini.gov.uk

virtual ball in Tuscany

abbondanza

invitation to

a poets’ party

yes, i’ll come!

where?  what

better place than

Boboli’s garden;

grounds of the

Pitti Palace, in

fair Florence,

heart of the

renaissance.

 

hanging out

at “the Pub”,

d’Verse Poets,

is part of my

personal poetic

renaissance;

fair garden of

wordsmiths,

each statuesque,

monumental in

creative voice.

 

here i can

find “The (an)

Abundance” of

poetic ideas,

original online

fruits of writers

dedicated to

sculpting marble

thoughts into words

to share veritable

bounty of beauty.

 

raise your hand

clink the glass

give a toast (of

bronze wheat,

golden corn or

ripened vine)

to salute the

“pub tenders”,

party hosts who

serve all a happy

3rd anniversary!

 

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photo: The Abundance 1608 – 1637 by Sebastiano Salvini

Giardino di Boboli at Palazzo Pitti, Florence

 

apology to Basho

 

garden’s yellow star

shining between dawn and dusk

i claim her melons

 

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My response to CDHK prompt to “revise” master haiku 🙂

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