Saturday, June 20, 2009

Three garden haiku


Small gold earth dragon
spreads tiny foetal hands, curves
back into its cave.
~



Calyces uphold
arachnid architecture,
aphid entrapment.

(You'll need to click to see the aphid...)

~


Opiate seedhead,
past pink sugar glory now
hangs brown as kippers.
~

13 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh how lovely, the 'dragon' especially!

Rouchswalwe said...

Bravo Bravo Bravo for all three!

Michelle said...

More beauty, Lucy - both the photographs and the haikus.

julie said...

Wonderful, Lucy! It took me a while to find the aphid :D

Peter said...

There he is!

Such glorious photos! And such a lush time of year. I hope you're getting all of the salubrious rain and (relatively) low temps that we've had all spring.

The Crow said...

Lucy, everyone else has said every thing I feel viewing your art and poetry...and done a better job than I could.

(I feel special delight with the earth dragon!)

:)

Bee said...

I love the tiny foetal hands . . .
but the contrast between "pink sugar glory" and "brown as kippers" rings wonderfully true. You have such an original way of expressing the ordinary.

einbildungskraft said...

no pesticide for me, what about you? I squish those little aphids with my fingers, works well.

Dick said...

All delightful pairings. Love that last haiku in particular.

leslee said...

Lovely haiku! Love the little "dragon" too. :-)

meggie said...

My favourite is the last.

apprentice said...

Both lovely, but the dragon one is gorgeous.

SpiralSkies said...

Oh, wow... these are so beautiful. The last is stunning... I always want to steal your photos for my walls!