I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world,
to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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7 September 2016

The Garden Microcosm

pink blooms
fully open turn white
then brown

my cat twists
on her blanket –
mosquito

agile cat
captures baby lizard 
loses it

old rose-bush
well-pruned doesn’t bloom
not a bud

Spring – new lives may be short lives
and some lives never begin



















A haiku sonnet for Poetic Asides form challenge. I prefer short/long/short haiku lines to 5/7/5 syllables – but we were asked to make the final couplet lines of 7 syllables, so I did.

Also linking to Poets United's Midweek Motif: Blooms (noun)

26 comments:

  1. Haiku sonnets! This is interesting, Rosemary! The feline kind can be playfully mesmerizing!

    Hank

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  2. I absolutely must try this form..thanks for introducing it to me :)

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  3. Microcosm for sure! Life and death sie by side, moving and still. Put this way, it has awesome beauty.

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  4. A lovely new form to me! Each haiku stands on its own as well.

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    1. Thank you. That was my intention. I'm glad to know I succeeded.

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  5. Damn, girl. This is awesome!

    P.S. Brown is often my favorite color.

    P.P.S. My very favorite bush/tree ... the most fragrant, gorgeous thing I've ever smelled/seen --- well, I was idiot enough to prune it (not knowing a thing about plants), and it has never bloomed since. I have that special gift for destroying everything I touch. But no one ever taught how to grow things! :(

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    1. I'm very good at destroying plants, too. :(

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  6. That's what I like about poetry...making ones own rules.

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  7. many things happening in a tiny space...lovely :)

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  8. A haiku sonnet is a cool Idea! Loved this one.

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  9. The concluding lines are so profound. Loved reading the poem. I will try to write a haiku sonnet sometime.

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  10. Haiku sonnets! ❤ You never cease to inspire me :D Beautiful work! ❤

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  11. Now I'm convinced that this is the only way of presenting a collection of haiku. They read so natural, in structure... and do an excellent job at illustrating the theme of the poem, in word and shape.

    Love it!

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  12. luv the haiku sonnet, very innovative. Of course i have to try it!!!

    much love...

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  13. A lovely bouquet of microcosms - we suspected pink might be a fleeting fancy - and if it wasn't offered I think even we would miss it

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  14. Lovely 'blooms' here, Rosemary. Especially liked the agile cat. Made me smile...because the little lizard was (in the end) more agile! Never heard of this form, Rosemary. One to play with.

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  15. Some serious green finger work needed here:)

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  16. I love the form you used for this, Rosemary. It is a beauty!

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  17. Interesting form, I may have to try that when I have some time. The last two lines are so rich and deep, something a sage might say.

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  18. it's called a haiku series too, isn't it? mosquito season has passed here luckily. drought made it a light year.

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  19. We can all take lessons from nature who teaches us about all including life and death. Lovely poem Rosemary!

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  20. Of the rose bush: It's always a sad occasion when a well-tended plant of any sort simply decides to die...

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    1. It's alive, just not blooming. It's pretty old; I'm told this can happen when they age.

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  21. Cool form to use. Haiku sonnet. It works!

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  22. Interesting form, I'll be trying it out too, Rosemary. Liked your vivid images in this!

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