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  • April 5th, 2009 | 11:43 PM
National Poetry Month - Haiku #5 Dichondra

Okay, I'm cutting it a little bit close but there are still a few minutes left in today for my haiku. I spent the day on the patio in the backyard, no, not lazing around but planting my native dichondra in-between the stones that make up our informal patio. I have creeping thyme in-between some but the dichondra I have is native and I really like the look of it. I've been growing a flat of it for a while so I could have it to divy up in all the bare spot. Each little leaf looks like a miniature lily pad to me.

I got lucky with the first line.

between stepping stones

hugging the dirt
green carpet hugging the dirt
patches of green
hugging holding digging
carpet covers
green carpet covers the dirt

green carpet covers the dirt

round circles
green leaves
pond leaves
lily pad
lily pads for ants

lily pads for ants

between stepping stones
green carpet covers the dirt
lily pads for ants

--- Susan Taylor Brown
      April 5, 2009

@copyright Susan Taylor Brown 2009 
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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April 6th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
I think you've really got this--I smile at every last line!
April 6th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Hi Susan. I'm enjoying sharing those garden moments with you through your Haiku. I'd try to create something to share, but I don't think I can match or even come close to what you've written.
April 6th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Lee. I'm glad you're enjoying them.

I have no idea if what I am doing is any good because I really am still learning about haiku but I'm having fun.

If you like the idea of a stretch like this you might enjoy something that Laura Salas does every Thursday. She posts a photo and people write a poem, just a rough something, of 15 words or less. Her blog is http://laurasalas.livejournal.com
April 6th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Becky. I guess exhaustion must work for me, eh? LOL I did this one after a very long and in some ways not good day.

April 6th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
Lily pads for ants!

I LOVE that.
April 6th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Tracy!
April 6th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
Lovely results, and I enjoy the way you show the process.
April 7th, 2009 05:47 am (UTC)
Thank you! I always love process stuff myself.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

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