Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Nadeshiko



under my window
pink blossoms genuflect
November rain


dainty pink flowers
weave their way into bouquets
death becomes you


21 comments:

  1. Ouch -- "death becomes you"!
    Very moving images, with the November rain as well.

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    1. yeah, the second one wasn't so nice. Glad I didn't have anyone in mind.

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    2. Actually the thought came from our host saying his wife didn't like carnations in a bouquet.

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  2. I like both of them -- but my favorite line pink blossoms genuflect

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  3. I agree with Jen and Becca ... love the genuflecting carnations under the November rain. The second haiku stopped me up .. as I'd always associated cemeteries and death with Chrysanthemums - I was surprised to see that they are so commonly used for funerals now!

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    1. Thanks! - I really hadn't thought about them for funerals until our host mentioned them.

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  4. Beautiful - the first haiku brilliant.

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  5. Wow! genuflecting adds such reverence...love that last line too...just stunning!

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    1. Yes genuflecting was so much better than ....bowed their heads in the mud. More uplifting

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  6. I don't think I've ever seen "genuflect" in a haiku before. Nicely done.

    Vase of White Carnations

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  7. November rain will make even the most stalwart blossoms genuflect, I think.

    Not Even One Carnation

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  8. Nice haiku set Dolores ... extraordinary word "genuflect"

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