promises, haiku

young sprouts fire flowers

from old seed promises kept

oh, joyous garden

c. Lemuel

18 June 2018

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Poppies

Poppies at Sunset

Acrylic on gessoed watercolour paper

~14 x 19 cm, ~5.5 x 7.5 in

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The Poppy Saga

Two years ago a pair of poppies bloomed red-orange in a sea of bluegrass (green, just the variety of grass).

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The two were terribly out if place in the lawn. Their predecessors had been a complimentary planting in a former “cottage” garden.

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I kept the pods last year. In autumn the seeds went to a safer spot the former home of strawberries far removed from rotary mowers.

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At this writing eleven poppies perk in a bed reserved for them.

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In the turf two of their tribe bloomed and so it goes. They are stubborn in their claim.

Flowers Warning

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flowers

cryptic, sans note

restrained Ikebana

silent warning perched in plain sight

birthday

 

Lemuel

3-31-18

This is my attempt at writing in the cinquain poetic form which is reputed to be borrowed from Tanka.

  • 5 lines long
  • 2 syllables, 4 syllables, 6 syllables, 8 syllables, 2 syllables
  • flexible to +/- 1 syllable from each line

via Daily Prompt: Warning