sunflowers blooming
in a bronze vase


5 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 Bash? 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! :)


  4. Alan Summers Says:

    sunflowers blooming
    in a bronze vase


    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,

  5. martin1223 Says:

    spreading beyond the guard rails
    wild flowers

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