Wisteria – #Haiku


Spring’s sweet scented breath
Dawn’s alarm opens petals
Wisteria blooms


Ah, my weekly poetry fix will have a different flavor until the end of the month!  Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday is on a well-deserved Sabbatical, but she still encourages weekly syllabic poems.

Today on my drive to work, I rolled down the window near the train tracks where wisteria has become invasive.  The scent reminds me of undergrad and the dorm where I lived for three years.  With rainclouds above, streams of snowy pollen below, and the scent of wisteria in my lungs, I waxed nostalgic.  I felt it a perfect time for a seasonal haiku.

13 thoughts on “Wisteria – #Haiku

  1. Jules says:

    Wow really a successful spray for Kudzu? But then some folks also think that butterfly bushes and forsythia are weeds. Any thing where you don’t want it is a weed. That’s the standard definition anyway.

    I like that ‘Dawn’s alarm… ‘ spring is sproninging. All too soon we’ll need the shade of the opening leaves of the trees… 🙂

    • H.R.R. Gorman says:

      Yup! It works! I’ve noticed less and less kudzu ever since they developed it, anyway.

      I think one of our problems, especially for white Americans, is that we idealize grass and English countryside as perfect. Because of this, native plants (‘weeds’ in many cases) aren’t as valuable. Perhaps I’m wrong, though!

      • Jules says:

        My one grandfather made dandelion wine… There is value in everything. Too many who haven’t had exposure to nature become horrified when they are allergic to some plant. I am not fond of poison ivy and it’s relatives, but I still like outdoors… not to say that I’m your ideal camper either… 😉 I did read somewhere that the berries of poison ivy are used to make a lacquer for protecting wood and inlay art. We just have learn to work with what we have… wouldn’t that be nice?

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