Friday, April 30, 2010
National Poetry Month: weed seed haiku
dandelion seed bed -
itself a flower
This is what it looks like after a dandelion's seeds have all blown. That far flung emptiness is speaking to me today, at the end of a long month of outpouring poetry, at the end of a semester and a school year that has been both challenging and rewarding. Spent, depleted, but drenched with blessings... it's enough to have the drops that cling, and to be left open.
Read more about this incredible plant, the common dandelion, here.
Today is the last Friday Poetry of National Poetry Month, so there is sure to be a big part at the roundup at Great Kids Books. Enjoy!
Posted by Andromeda Jazmon at 5:56:00 AM
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beautiful haiku -- especially paired with that picture. I love the idea of an empty bed not being without value/beauty.
This helped me see the dandelion in a new way! Thanks!
Give yourself a huge pat on the back for completing 30 poems in 30 days! Congrats!!!
I'm amused that we both went with seed images for this last day of the month -- you with the blown dandelion and me with the apple seed I found sprouting in my apple!
Yes MaryLee, I was thinking the same thing. Somehow it makes perfect sense to me; after working so hard to compose all those poems in one short month you should end up with seeds!
Congrats on 20 poems in 30 days and opur graduation. I plan to look back over your month this weekend.
Yay, Andi! You made it through all these big commitments!
Lovely haiku. Puts me in mind of the theme of some of Madeleine L'Engle's novels (the Vicky Austin ones, I think) where the emptiness or the empty times are when you empty yourself out and can be the most full of God or nature or whatever spiritual source you feel.
Yes, laura, that's exactly what I was thinking. You said it well!
Lovely, Andi - hope all is well in your world.
I loved this haiku! I've always thought that people never truly appriciated the beauty of weeds.
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