Standard Posted by Brenda Davis Harsham Posted on February 22, 2014 Posted under Poetry Comments 42 Comments Rain Dragon Haiku proud snapdragons bow and dance with raindrops tasting clouds Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham Ways to Share this:EmailPrintTwitterPinterestFacebookMoreTumblrPocketLinkedInRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related cloudsDancedragonhaikuphotographpoemPoetryRainrain dragon Post navigation ← We’re Being Followed Knots Haiku → 42 thoughts on “Rain Dragon Haiku” Antirrhinums are a favourite bedding plant of mine, you captured them beautifully. When I was younger I always got surprised when a bee flew out of the blooms! x LikeLike Reply Becka, I always enjoy your comments, thanks! Ooo, what a great latin name. Almost Anti-rhinos, what a wonderful plant to be able to ward off a rhino! Okay, I’m being frivolous, but it suits me. LOL Cheers, Brenda LikeLike Reply Haha I get where you’re coming from! I always like seeing how the Latin name is interpreted in the plant, usually in a silly way lol 😉 x LikeLike Reply Pretty snapdragons, enjoyed the way you chose your words to describe the rain dragon! You have a fine talent in all you write, Brenda! Hugs, Robin LikeLike Reply Thanks, Robin, I sure love writing. 🙂 It was a joy to take a few moments to let fancy fly during my vacation. LikeLike Reply lovely haiku LikeLike Reply Thanks! LikeLike Reply A dash of scarlet in the heart of our wintertime here in the UK. What more could one want! Lovely, exuberant haiku, Brenda, thank you. LikeLike Reply Kate, Our vacation has certainly been a nice break from all the constant work of winter. More snow due after we get back. What a winter!! My son commented that we picked the right winter to escape to Florida. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Cheers, Brenda LikeLike Reply What a beautiful flower! I love “tasting clouds”…perfect…and I’m reading this on a rainy day 🙂 LikeLike Reply There you go, clouds are embracing you. 🙂 LikeLike Reply Brenda, They really add a special touch to any garden. Take care, Bill LikeLike Reply So true, I’m going to plant some in May, when it’s spring in my neck of the woods. 🙂 LikeLike Reply Just wondering about the last sentence and the syllables, is there something that I am not understanding in the rules? I have read that there are more intricate rules, so perhaps you could explain them to me. My blog is haiku only, so i just wondered if you could enlighten me. Thanks. I love your haiku!! LikeLike Reply I’m not sure I understand the question. Do you mean that my haiku is not a strict 5/7/5? I have been reading more about haiku lately, and many believe the syllable count to be more of a maximum amount and less of a requirement to be exact because the original Japanese form doesn’t translate into syllables. Thanks for the comment and question. I hope I answered it. 🙂 LikeLike Reply Yes you did. I follow the strict syllables. It is often restricting and I add a superfluous words. Good to know!! LikeLike Reply I think the theory is that the superfluous words are counter to the ideal of the haiku, which is simple and spare and arresting. I’ve even seen haiku of 5 syllables. The stopping moment seems more important. I wouldn’t say I’m an expert, though. 🙂 LikeLike Reply Yes I agree with the explanation and understanding. I just thought that there were rigid rules to follow. In fact I have been called out by other writers for not getting my syllable count right. So I was just wondering if you knew some rules that I did not. Thanks. 🙂 LikeLike Reply I submitted to a couple haiku publishers and the rigid syllable count was definitely disfavored. I read more about the origins and decided to view the syllable count as a maximum. The stopper is much harder for me, but I try to include that, too. LikeLike Hmmmm. Very interesting. Thanks for the information. Always good to know. 🙂 LikeLike 🙂 Perhaps you will have a different experience. 🙂 LikeLike Lovely Haiku reminds me of summer days in the garden with dad telling me names and stories about the flowers. Plus I have always loved snapdragons. xxx xxx LikeLike Reply Me, too. I thought these proud dragons needed their joy remembered. 🙂 I remember snapping dragons when I was little. 🙂 LikeLike Reply Yes me too LikeLike Reply i love the raindrops/cloud-tastng phrase. and what i wouldn’t give to see a flower blooming about now ) – LikeLike Reply Just how I felt only a few days ago. I thought I should share my joy at being displaced into summer. 🙂 It’s been over 80 most days. LikeLike Reply woo -hoo! soak up every minute of it, brenda ) LikeLike Reply Pool is next. Then another park?? Time will tell. 🙂 LikeLike Reply I can see them in my mind’s eye. Lovely haiku. LikeLike Reply Thanks! Was a blessed, cooling rain. We ate Japanese food at Epcot under an umbrella in the driving rain yesterday. LikeLike Reply Lots of bright sunny colours from you lately; I think you are having a lovely time 🙂 . LikeLike Reply I am having a lovely time. 🙂 Missed yet another snow storm in our area. LikeLike Reply All the more reason to smile. LikeLike Reply Yep! LikeLike Reply I love your words and your flowers LikeLike Reply Thanks! LikeLike Reply سبحان الله LikeLike Reply Thanks for commenting. LikeLike Reply My favorite flower and just lovely! Kudos~ LikeLike Reply Thanks! One of my favorite flowers, too. Some of these really looked like dragons. LikeLike Reply I love this Brenda! I think I am really starting to like haiku poems, they have this mysteriousness over them that I really like 🙂 LikeLike Reply Thanks, I like the brief stories they tell, the moods they create. 🙂 LikeLike Reply Comments welcome! Cancel reply Enter your comment here... 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