forsythia bush

12 Responses

  1. Kath Abela Wilson Says:

    Lovely Amy! I think “chirping yellow” is a great shade name ! And the sound… something like canary!

  2. Mary Jo. Balistreri Says:

    Chirping yellow!

    Enjoy hearing the chirping and seeing yellow.

  3. Carole A MacRury Says:

    A wonderful use of synesthesia Amy. Whenever I see forsythia, I always 'smell' yellow. I love your
    'chirping yellow'. :-)

  4. Mary Ellen Gambutti Says:

    Nicely done, Amy! Congratulations!

  5. Melissa Stoller Says:

    Evocative word choices! Congratulations, Amy!

  6. Anne Burgevin Says:

    So creative, Amy!

  7. edbremson Says:

    awesome poem, it works on every level, an instant Classic, congratulations

  8. Alan Summers Says:

    forsythia bush



    I read that forsythia in the USA does not appeal to any birds, so I imagine you filling in the lack of birdsong with a beautiful and happy tune yourself! :-)

    warm regards,


    Beautifully uplifting haiku!

  9. Barbara Kaufmann Says:

    Oh yes! I love this. I can hear it! My American goldfinches begin to turn bright yellow just as the forsythia starts to bloom.

    a forsythia blossom
    flies off

  10. janewilliams Says:

    If ever there was a 'chirpable' colour it would surely be yellow. Perfect.

  11. Magyar Says:

    … and your mother smiles. _m

  12. Amy Losak Says:

    Thanks, all, for your kind compliments! My haiku is based on an actual experience I had in my town! Julie Warther kindly included it in Ohio?s Holden Arboretum haiku path last year, in the spring selection.

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