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There's still a little bit of today left for haiku #4.

I planted a flat of of Sea Thrift, little clusters of evergreen grasslike plants that shoot up long stems with little pink ball shaped flowers. They always make me think of popcorn balls.
 


sea thrift
pink balls
popcorn balls
pink popcorn bals
bright pink popcorn balls

bright pink popcorn balls

shooting
waving
reaching
slender stems
fingers
roast
roast in summer sun
roasting in the summer sun

wave fingers toward the sun

sea thrift is my name
hummers wait to drink
hummingbirds go by
hummingbirds will feast
hopeful hummers wait

hopeful hummers wait



Sea Thrift
bright pink popcorn balls
wave fingers toward the sun
hopeful hummers wait

--- Susan Taylor Brown
      April 4, 2009


@copyright Susan Taylor Brown 2009

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newport2newport
April 5th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
lovely
I love the thought of hummers hovering over the blossoms, waiting on breakfast... :)
susanwrites
April 6th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC)
Re: lovely
Thank you. They zip by me so fast sometimes I think they're trying to push me out of the way.
kristydempsey
April 5th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
Love this. We have lots of hummers here, beautiful blue/black ones who hang around our trees to eat the bugs, I think!
susanwrites
April 6th, 2009 07:15 am (UTC)
Thanks. We have a few regulars and they eat a lot of bugs too. I'm glad for that!
beckylevine
April 5th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
I LOVE the pink popcorn balls!
writerjenn
April 5th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
It's great the way you show how the poem evolves, behind the scenes!
susanwrites
April 6th, 2009 07:15 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jenn. They may not be great literature (yet?) but it is an interesting experiment for me.
liz_scanlon
April 6th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
Another winner!
susanwrites
April 6th, 2009 07:15 am (UTC)
You're very kind. Thank you.
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