photo by mama zen
green iris opens
petaled lashes flutter, flare
stare, as spring unfolds.
Prompted by that amazing photo, over at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, and the multi-talented Mama Zen:
This gives me a sense of standing in a cool sunny breeze in Spring. Rather like today, in fact. Thanks much. K.
I would never have thought of the sunflower as an eye – very creative response to the photo.
your poem made me see the image anew, through your eyes – awesome!
“petaled lashes flutter open”…. wow!
Great personification of the eye, and great use of the indirect and oblique, which is for me one of the most important ways to illustrate a point in poetry. Loved it.
Very lovely…I like the spring unfolding ~
I love this…a sunflower wide eyed
Isn’t that a beautiful picture? Well your haiku is a perfect match!
Thank you all, so much. I adore that photo. The poem wrote itself, thanks to Mama Zen’s blooming inspiration.
What a fresh perspective. Wonderful!
Very creative view of the photo – it does look like an eye, now that you mention it!
Oh, DE!!! I love the eye of the sunflower!!! Smarty! You’re a true poet!
That is a fitting word for a sunflower. ! ! !
Oh wow, I love love love the iris and lashes. Perfect!!!
Thank you all. She was lookin’ at me. Couldn’t not write it.
A popular photo…and a great write, loved it.
That is really lovely! It just feels like summer.
Sorry it took so long for me to visit. I’ve been really sick, and I’ve got a lot of catching up to do!
ALWAYS thrilled about a visit from Mama Zen. This photo spoke for itself, and spoke to me, big time!
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