lavender
even the old stems
fragrant

 

 

 

(Shiki Monthly Kukai, 3rd place, April 2008)


6 Responses

  1. Helen Buckingham Says:

    Exquisite.

  2. David Oates Says:

    Thank you for these. They brighten up my mailbox; lots of strong 'ku.

    David Oates

  3. magyar Says:

    Jill, your warm thought, proded my imagination.
    __ My positively envisioned parallel: Even I, an "old stem," have something left to offer. Smiles_!
    _m

  4. Alan Summers Says:

    Intentionally or unintentionally haiku can certain pivot as a metaphor, making this poem wonderfully calming and affirming.

    warm regards,
    Alan
    President, United Haiku and Tanka Society
    co-founder, Call of the Page

  5. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Ah, lovely!

    marion

  6. pinterest Says:

    Beatiful!

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