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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Haiga Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise
flying on an island breeze
singing Aloha

     Part of the fun of being on a Hawaiian island is seeing all the colorful flowers and having the time to appreciate them.  Can you name your favorite flower?  Can you write a poem about it?  This is a haiku.  If you get stuck you could try an acrostic, or a list poem.  Have fun and enjoy the time.


  1. just saw this flower in Spain and saw it in south florida too. enjoy your trip!

  2. You make the flower seem so bird-like. Terrific!

  3. Joy...I loved this haiku about Birds of Paradise so much I decided to use it in the description of one of my Flickr pictures. I have attributed it to you...and here is a link so that you can check it out. I assure you, tasteful and appropriate. Wonderful haiku.