Saturday, February 23, 2019

Spring comes early in Texas

February one
Spring comes early in Texas
Rose's bright red bloom
Fine tuned for first day of spring
Orange red hibiscus too

Pansies die make room
Vincas ready take their place
Tulips and lilies
Young man's fancy turns to love
Flowers for girl he's courting
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 - Photos and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
 - I'm linked with Toni Spencer in the Imaginary Garden at
 - Toni's word to us, "The Japanese are all about honoring the seasons and nature... Remember: haiku must use a kigo and a kireji (a cutting word), be in the moment (sort of like a photograph) and have three lines: 5-7-5 syllable count or, short-long-short lines. Please write no more than 10 lines. In the Japanese tradition make it brief, to the point, and without a lot of flowery description. It is all about the season."  Read more about this at the link above.  
 - My verses are cousins of the Haiku, a TankaTanka's start with the same syllable count, 5-7-5 and then add two more seven syllable count lines.  Most times the two additional lines will have the Kireji or be of a different vein that the other three were following.

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At Saturday, February 23, 2019 9:48:00 PM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Flowers and a girl to does sound like spring.

At Sunday, February 24, 2019 4:00:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

What a beautiful bouquet.

At Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:28:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

So many flowers... we saw the first snow drops today...

At Sunday, February 24, 2019 12:08:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

Oh, and don't forget the blue bonnets. Those were my favorite when we lived in San Antonio!

At Sunday, February 24, 2019 1:25:00 PM, Blogger Helen said...

Happy Anniversary! I loved Mama Mia, hope you did as well.

At Sunday, February 24, 2019 2:52:00 PM, Blogger Vivian Zems said...

A lovely kaleidoscope here, Jim

At Sunday, February 24, 2019 6:26:00 PM, Blogger Carrie Van Horn said...

Courting flowers and spring all dance together. This is a lovely poem Jim!

At Monday, February 25, 2019 1:15:00 AM, Blogger Kim M. Russell said...

Gorgeous splashes of colour and romance in February, Jim!

At Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:36:00 PM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Ah yes, that's Spring!

At Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:45:00 AM, Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

We're yet to see any color in NYC. I bet our February is jealous of your February.


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