Yarrow Tide

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yellow yarrow clouds
like bits of solid sunlight
speak of summer

signal with lazy waves to bees
salty with pollen to their knees

Copyright 2017 Brenda Davis Harsham

Notes: This is a haiku followed by a rhyming couplet. I’m calling it a haiku-chasing rhymplet. The rhyming couplet arguably makes it a tanka, but a special frivolous, rhyming tanka.

27 thoughts on “Yarrow Tide

  1. 😊I love it that in your country if you look anywhere, you can see a flowering shrub or plant. Over here, our climate is Summer all year round 365 days a year and little flowering plants in 33C or 34C scorchers! Other than orchids or bougainvilleas, none of the roses or daisies or anything really. Thanks always for sharing.

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  2. I love the fact you are creating a new way to write a poem, Brenda.
    I like yellow in all flowers and believe my Mom had yarrow in her gardens. She liked old school plants and useful ones, too. πŸ™‚ The bees part was a bonus to me!

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