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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

a minute in time haiku ~ LILACS



an oriole sings
from the top of the lilac
 i sweep slowly

17 comments:

  1. Such a lovely image.
    Such lovely words.

    All the best Jan

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    1. The lilacs are in full bloom right now. I just wish the flowers stayed longer.
      The birds, too!

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    1. Thanks! The deck got a very good cleaning on this day.

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  3. __ Ah, the Lilacs, and the Mountain Laurel we mentioned earlier... soon
    "Lady Slippers" another of my natural, survivor/favorites; Nifty Sandy. _m

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  4. Some of my favorites, too! Spring is such an ongoing show, isn't it?

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  5. lovely to sweep in awareness of the oriole

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    1. Haha, the deck got a good sweeping that day! The song of the oriole is one of the prettiest. I stayed outdoors as long as the bird sang.

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  6. Our lilacs are already gone and I have to say that they were not as beautiful this year as they can be. The flowers might have been frostbitten by the late morning frost we experienced at the beginning of May. The lilac in your photo looks great and I love the last line of the poem! It was so unexpected and it seemed as if the time slowed down and I could feel those slow sweeps of the broom. I could even see the dust sparkling in the air. What a few well-versed words can do... :)

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    1. I hate it when the flowering plants come out in cold or wet weather. That is what is happening here right now. The photo I used for this post was taken last year. The bush doesn't look that nice this spring.

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  7. Beautiful Haiku and pretty Lilacs...two of my favorite things 💮

    Hugs 💝

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  8. Lovely. Lilacs and the song of an oriole seem a perfect pair. Thanks for dropping by my place. I enjoy your work!

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    1. My pleasure! You do lovely work.

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  9. Sweeping slowly, enjoying the moment...good advice.😊

    What a glorious shade of purple. 🌞🌼

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  10. I think that is a French lilac, but not sure. I would have missed the oriole without the chore!

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  11. Well done! I wouldn't want to disturb that singing, either.
    A lovely moment.
    Adelaide

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    1. It doesn't get much better than bird song! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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