flower names

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #97 – Depth of a Flower  (CD Crossroads)
“This weekend I love to challenge you with a Crossroads episode. A Crossroads episode challenges you to create a “fusion”-haiku from two given haiku and create a troiku with your fusion-haiku.”

wildflower bouquet

Wildflower Bouquet

As you all know this month we are creating a bouquet of field flowers, so I have chosen two haiku in which field flowers are used. I have chosen two haiku by Jane Reichhold, taken from her “A Dictionary of Haiku”, section: summer, subsection: plants. Here are the two haiku to work with:

windy weather
calling the flowers by name
each nods

depth of a flower
flying away with the bee
some mystery

© Jane Reichhold (source: A Dictionary of Haiku)

Fusion Haiku:

some mystery
calls the flowers by name
flies away with bee


some mystery
sounds of a howling wind
then silence

calls the flowers by name
each one lifts its head
acknowledging season

flies away with bee
scattering petals on ground
leaves mystery trail



About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to flower names

  1. Mike Bayles says:

    Sarah, I especially enjoyed your fusion haiku.


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