Monday, June 26, 2006

Summer Haiku
By Don Iannone

1
golden buttercups
...dance lightly in summer breeze
......remembering youth

2
morning glories play
...sweet summer adagios
......listen with your heart

3
water lilies float
...where chanting bullfrogs echo
......across sweetwater pond

9 comments:

Dan said...

early summer morning:
delicious haiku
from the mind of no-mind

Don Iannone said...

Hey Haiku Dan...thanks. Keep on writing James Wright Shimp.

Darlene said...

Don, I appreciate how you match each kind of flower to the feelings they evoke in me.

Golden buttercups indeed do bring me back to those youthful days of picking each petal and reciting, "He loves me," or "He loves me not."

Morning Glories sing their song early each day, telling us, "It's another glorious morning; live your day to the fullest."

And water lilies: Watching them float atop the water, listening to the bullfrogs, I try to immerse myself in the sounds, sights and scents of nature that are surrounding me, and whenever I feel sad or worried about life itself and the future, this soothes my soul.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Darlene. Always glad to spark those pleasant memories lingering within.

samuru999 said...

hi don,
This poem made me feel so
very peaceful.
It is beautiful!

Don Iannone said...

Hi Samuru999,

Glad it had that effect. Haiku uses the spaces between words more than many other forms of poetry. Not just the physical space, but the mental and consciousness space there. Thanks.

Pat Paulk said...

Good "kus Don!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Pat. Nice weekend? Great one here.

Don

Imemine said...

short weekends, mondays,
rainy days, and working days
get me down always

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