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  • April 6th, 2009 | 10:37 PM
National Poetry Month - Haiku #6 Poppies


One of my very favorite California Native plants is the poppy. I love the way they grow indiscriminately, in the dirt, in the mulch, in the cracks of a driveway. If you toss some seed out in the fall you can ignore it, let the winter rains do its thing, and come spring, the poppies burst forth.

poppy gold
poppy talk
poppies pop
pumpkin carrot orange
sea of pumpkin orange

sea of pumpkin orange

flowers leaves petals
circles wave
circles fly
flying saucers
flying saucers orbit yards

flying saucers orbit yards

pop up everywhere
welcome spring
poppies welcome spring
flying saucers welcome spring
say hello
poppies say hello

poppies say hello

sea of pumpkin orange
flying saucers orbit yards
poppies say hello

--- Susan Taylor Brown
      April 6, 2009

@copyright Susan Taylor Brown 2009

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April 7th, 2009 12:06 pm (UTC)
OH, I love this one. Hello back, poppies!
April 7th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jama! This one was fun.
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April 8th, 2009 06:51 am (UTC)
Yes, I do love my poppies. I especially love them when they go to seed and you can stand out in the garden and just listen to them pop open!
April 7th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
Susan! These long lists of free associations that turn into perfect haikus are just blowing me away. What a wonderful mind you've got...
April 8th, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
Thank you, Liz. Coming from a poet whom I admire greatly, your words mean a tremendous amount to me. I am glad I decided to share them.
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April 8th, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
I like poppy gold too! And my native garden blog (not quite live yet) is called Poppiness! :)
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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.

Who am I? Read and find out.

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