Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Princess Haiku Visits a Magenta Chrysanthemum in Her Dreams
This is a reprint of one of my favorite posts and the date on the flowers is wrong as they are from 2005. Sigh, it took me a year to figure out how to change the date in my digital camera. If someone is ever going to try to do a history on my life I wish them well as I have never lived in a linear fashion. I use to just put any old date on my poems too. My brother understands me.
What day is it, he asked?
"NOW" he responded,
and we both laughed
for its always that day.
These gorgeous, magenta chrysanthemums bloomed last October. They were given to me by the special person who grows them.
Princess Haiku, they asked, when I held them in my hands by their long stems. What comes first, the poet or the haiku?
Every time I encounter one of these magical flowers I become so full of them that I lose myself and I can not answer their magenta question.