downsizing
sunflowers blooming
in a bronze vase

 


4 Responses

  1. Pravat Kumar Padhy Says:

    Wonderful ku. The blooming sunflower unveils the essence of life and joy of living.

    Blooming flowers–
    silence unwraps the
    colourful love

    Pravat Kumar Padhy
    Publication Credit: Asahi Shimbun, February 19, 2016 (Ed. David McMurray)

    baby talk
    I silently watch
    blooming buds

    Pravat Kumar Padhy
    Publication Credit: The 9th Yamadera Bashō Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest, 2017

  2. Mike Schoenburg Says:

    loves me
    loves me not
    shredded daisies 🌼

  3. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I see the sunflowers reflected in the bronze – double the volume of flowers even though the narrator is downsizing! :)

    marion

  4. Alan Summers Says:

    .
    downsizing
    sunflowers blooming
    in a bronze vase

    —VANESSA PROCTOR

    Downsizing is often a sensible career move, and sunflowers make me think of a land where humans are tiny, or should humble themselves so.

    A bronze vase makes me think of the ancient Greeks but where Socratic humility is made into humiliation by people in power.
    .
    I'm not suggesting this is in this haiku, just what I also see. As someone with a bigger home but wanting to downsize everything that has accumulated, the simple pleasure of fresh flowers far outweigh a hundred stacking cases! :-)

    warm regards,
    Alan

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