Haiku + Senryu

Haiku is a seasonal, reverent celebration of a subject (nature or people) trying to make a feeling.
Senryu tends to have a victim and may be humorous or irreverant trying to make a point.
- paraphrased from Michael Dylan Welch's Graceguts

Wednesday, 16 January 2013


So often regarded as a herald of spring, Crocus is a member of the iris (Iridaceae) family, and is made up of around 80 species of late winter- and early springflowering corms. Their natural distribution range extends from central Europe to northern Africa and central Asia.
Ref: ABC Gardening Australia
These are some of my photos of irises.
I live in the south east of Australia and I have never seen a crocus, but I have seen many varieties of irises.
Apparently the crocus grow well in partial sunlight in rockeries.

In some northern lands
Of magical winter snows
Crocus break the spell

But in my warm climes
The crocus is like a dream
Small distant cousin

Linking to:
Carpe Diem ~ A Daily Haiku Meme ~ Crocus
Hump Day Haiku


wabisabipoet said...

Indeed they do seem to break winter's hold on the ground! Well said.

theeclecticeccentricshopaholic said...

i love the whimsical feel on the first haiku.. and such lovely photos too ^^

Jackie said...

Beautiful Gemma! Thank you for sharing this beauty with me!

jrbsays said...

A lovely set, but I too love the first one especially. Thank you for sharing :)

Managua Gunn said...

Wonderful set of haiku - beautifully presented. Don't think too far north...its still snowing here,-10C and ice underfoot...no crocus for a long while! I think I need to move...

joanne said...

Yes, they do break the winter's spell! I love it....right now, I think spring is a dream

Jazzbumpa said...

The crocus is a lovely little flower
Comes and goes so quickly.


Lolly said...

I like the first one the most out of this beautiful set.

Brudberg said...

The first one feel perfect. The happy sight of the first crocuses really breaks the spell.

Jennifer Cooper said...


Helen Campbell said...

Crocus are one of the early spring flowers here. We also have snowbells that appear just ahead of them... in about a month. I love your iris photos, they are gorgeous! Have a wonderful week!

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