Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Haiku: Flowering

My activity the last few weeks -- or my "windmill" as Joanne calls it -- has been clearing the land we claim as our yard. It's a hilly, ivy-covered, poison-oak infested area. And I have felt the effects of my work both physically and mentally. Physically, I've done horrors to my neck and back and I am forever going to bear the ill effects of poison oak. Mentally, I feel I've conquered something.

There's a feeling I didn't anticipate, though, that has also come out of it. I can see the trees for the forest. I can see the flowering trees which I never even knew existed. This poem, then, stems from that feeling. [Nice pun, eh?]

Lost amid the brush
hidden in wide open view
coaxed to brilliance

[Thank you, One Single Impression, for helping me see.]


Anonymous said...

That is the way it works sometimes. I don't know that flower, but it is pretty.
Good luck with your yard clean up!

Anonymous said...

I love "hidden treasure". This one is a beauty!

I would be curious to know what it is. It is a beautiful, unique flower.

Anonymous said...

Nice treasure that you found. I am pretty sure it is a bottlebrush plant.

SandyCarlson said...

You have captured life itself here. Thanks.
Writing in Faith: Poems

Anonymous said...

Q:)Describe Poetry?.
"Lost amid the brush hidden in wide open view coaxed to brilliance"..
thank u for the insight..

Pirate Princess said...

This was hiding? Wow! Gorgous! :)

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

This was beautiful P. I love futzing around doing yardwork too. Then again, the poisonoak? Eh, not so much. That plant? VERY cool.

Raven said...

Loved your pun and your lead in to this wonderful little blossom of a poem.

Anonymous said...

I know exactly how you feel. My body is a new discovery of aches and pain everytime I work in my garden. (lol) but worth every minute. I'm trying to grow raspberries. I think your site is very cool..I will definitely keep coming back.
Thanks, bessye.

Quiet Paths said...

I must allude here to a the movie: Cold Comfort Farm: We can't allow nature to make things untidy. I only believe that in some instances. Otherwise let it grow wild. That last line of yours is well.... brilliant.

Joyce said...

Congrats on your successful brush-clearing endeavors. Nice 'ku, too. :)

storyteller said...

Beautiful discovery as you cleared the land. Thanks for sharing your photo and words … delightful haiku ;--)
Hugs and blessings,


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