Odd Seeds


Odd seeds of yellow

In high acres of windows –

All these sunset fields


This poem was written for Carpe Diem #599, Yellow coloured Valerian or Ominaeshi, one of the seven sacred autumn flowers, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.

11 thoughts on “Odd Seeds

    • Thanks, Jen. “Unexpected” is really my only option with prompts about flowers because my knowledge is practically zero 😦

      I think if I’m still haiku-ing come spring I’ll get an app for my phone that identifies plants and trees for me – I mean, there must be one, right 🙂

      • Hoping you’re still haiku-ing — because you’re brilliant at it. You were so worried about that, too — but really – your work blows me away.

        I meant “unexpected” in a good way, of course — the seeds in the windows — really remarkable. 😀

        If you find that phone app that IDs plants let me know — sounds like it would be a great tool, that’s for sure …. I resort to making up names with (sometimes) “iffy” results!

      • Oh I certainly hope I’ll still be wrestling with haiku come the spring – I’ve enjoyed process of observing more keenly and I like the form. But you never know for sure; after all, it wasn’t my idea to start writing them in the first place 😛

        So, since it was your beautiful haiku that first roused my interest all those months ago, I’m really pleased that you’ve liked my attempts [hearty mutual appreciation society applause ensues!] 😀

      • Hey, one person applauding is just weird — but two people applauding is reassuring and comforting. So, let us bask in said society for a moment. [bask bask bask] 😀

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