lingering awhile

December Haiku Share

And yet another haiku I wrote as part of a rengay, this one with Kirsten Cliff. As I currently live in “the City of Roses”, I would be totally remiss if I didn’t include at least one haiku that mentions roses, even though blooming roses right now are but a distant memory. Share a haiku/tanka/haiga about roses, any kind of flower, or  a pleasant scent.

lingering awhile
under the awning
the scent of roses

From “Between the Birdsong” (with Kirsten Cliff)
LYNX 27:3, October 2012

If you missed the initial post, click here to read about the month long haiku challenge I am holding right here on my blog this December.

A Rose is A Rose

When I went to post my haiku from the May Shiki Kukai, I realized that I have written and posted quite a number of rose haiku lately, so I thought I would collect them all in one place. I guess I don’t live in the City of Roses for nothing!

cascading moonlight…
remembering how
she loved roses
(May 2012 Shiki Kukai)

letting go
the last petal
on the butterfly rose
(NaHaiWriMo)

grandma’s old letters
the lingering scent
of heirloom roses
(Caribbean Kigo Kukai #34)

rose petals
the warmth of your hand
in mine
(Runner Up in Kathy Uyen Nguyen’s NaPoWriMo Free Book Giveaway Contest #1)

leafy reflections…
after the rain
the stillness
(Christine Villa’s Haiku My Photo Challenge)

In this last haiku, you have to look at the photo to see the roses. 🙂