Flowers Unlaced, An Invitation

lavender Creeping phlox

pinwheels of nectar
enjoy their moment in the sun
bees kiss and flirt

gold dusts my skin from
wildflowers unlaced

Copyright 2015 Brenda Davis Harsham

Note: You are invited to add a haiku or even another tanka in the comments below. For those new to haiku and tanka: they are brief, present-tense observations of the world. They are written as snapshots of moments with meaning. They often relate to nature and the season, in this case spring. A haiku is often framed as three lines with syllables of 5, 7 then 5. A tanka contains the haiku and then two lines of 7 syllables added. These are guidelines, rather than strict rules, and I have seen haiku of only one line. These are the basic rules, but there are many, many more. You can spend a lifetime perfecting poetry, but only if you write it.



15 thoughts on “Flowers Unlaced, An Invitation

  1. Brenda,

    It has been a while since I visited your blog… I love what you have done! Your photos are amazing!
    I love flowers. I am creating a little fairy garden in my side yard. I am drawing inspiration from your blog, your writings, and photos. Can’t wait to share it when I finish. Until then, have a lovely week!

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  2. Oh, so brimming with spring, I like that very much!♥ And the thought of kissing an flirting bee – makes me see them entirely differently!! 😀

    Blossom heavy
    hangs like pink grapes
    gifting confetti
    snow petals descend
    spring in my step

    To be honest this is an amended micropoem I did on Twitter a few weeks ago. I don’t think it obeys the rules with haiku or tanka – me and rules! 😦


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