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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Modern Haiku


overnight
Texas Rangers
 bloom in abundance

     It is monsoon season in the desert.  We are finally getting some rain after a month of 100+ degree temperatures.  It is still very hot, but now we have some rain to break up the heat.  Over night some of the plants have decided that now is the time to bloom.
     There are some people who will say this isn't a poem.  It is too short.  But it captures one idea, and if you look at the syllable count (3,4,5) you'll see that it is a nice little package.  I like that the name of this plant is Texas Ranger, it provides a turn for the poem because the words do send a reader down a path of cowboy westerns.  Seeing the blooming plants that were just greenery the day before definitely provided an "a-ha" moment for me.
     Can you try writing your own short poem today that contains just one thought or image?  Enjoy the beauty in your day.

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Joy! I love short poems!

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    1. Thanks, Becky.
      Sometimes it is best to know when to stop when writing poetry. I like short poems too.

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  2. Love it! I don't know about this plant. Do they really burst into their blooms overnight? The Texas Rangers name caught me immediately!

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    1. Plant names are fun to learn and who knows where they can take you in your poems. I think one of the varieties of this plant is called "Cloud Rocket." Doesn't that sound like fun?
      We had rain again last night and now most of the blooms had fallen off the plant. the blooming was short and sweet too.

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  3. GREAT JOB! I love this poem. I am going to share it with my sweeties!

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    1. Hey Donna,
      Share away. How is your photography coming along?

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  4. Joy,
    I like the double message here!

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    1. Thanks Linda. Isn't that what poetry should try to do--get you mind wondering, or wandering?

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  5. How wonderful--to have overnight rain make those Texas Rangers blossom in the saddle, so to speak. I've never experienced a desert climate like you describe. I'm sure it would take me a while to get used to the heat, but it sounds fascinating.

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  6. I would love to see that kind of dramatic change.

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  7. I have never seen a Texas Ranger, the blooming kind. I like your little surprise poem and wanted to try one, too. Here's mine about crape (or crepe) myrtle blossoms. Something I learned from a friend this summer.

    Squeeze the bud
    reveal a fluffy pink petal
    crape myrtle magic.


    To see me actually doing this, you can watch this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwBblEAOS6s

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  8. I have started a list of writing prompts in my notebook, and it begins with
    1. Write about an aha moment.
    Also included (inspired by both you and Margaret)
    3. Write a poem in a form that really fits your topic.

    Thanks! And thanks for that reminder to enjoy the beauty in my day!

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