Windy Birthday

sun through windswept clouds
a bumblebee emerges
from my flowers

sun through windswept clouds
a duet of fire and air
keeps the rain away

a bumblebee emerges
from the last rose on the bush
rusted petals swirl

from my flowers
scent of summer vanishes
stolen by the wind

Kim M. Russell, 11th August 2019

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My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #97 depth of a flower (CD Crossroads)

It was my birthday this weekend, it’s been very windy in the UK, and our meditation is a Crossroads episode, in which the challenge is to create a fusion haiku from two given haiku about windy weather and flowers, and then write a troiku from the fusion haiku:

windy weather
calling the flowers by name
each nods

depth of a flower
flying away with the bee
some mystery

© Jane Reichhold (source: A Dictionary of Haiku)

13 thoughts on “Windy Birthday

  1. A most Happy Birthday Kim 😀

    I hope your day was sweet scented and filled with all kinds of pleasures, love and laughter – and that all of your wishes come true, not just for the special day, but the year (for surely we must celebrate each day as the birth of new? … unless we do “un-days” i.e. don’t celebrate for the counting of years 😉 )

    lovely haiku and troiku Kim –
    it seems we both fell into the wind this weekend …

    I really enjoy the idea of a bumblebee emerging and the swirls – whether from the wind or the bee, or petals fading and falling … it’s just lovely and delicious … and fire and air to keep the rain away is also bold and delightful … and of course, the idea of summer’s fading scents … it holds the quiet reflections of life and time passing ….

    but I do hope you don’t think of yourself as a faded rose my friend ….

    enjoy the day’s twilight hours and here’s hoping you have a fine week to come 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for the birthday greetings, Pat! That was the windiest one I’ve ever had. We took a train to Ely for the day, a small city on an island in the East Anglian Fens, If we hadn’t spent most of the time inside the cathedral, two museums and a little cafe, we might have been blown away! 🙂

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      1. it sounds like a lovely trip – wind excluded! I guess that’s why it always pays to have rocks in one’s pockets! 😉

        glad you spent your special day in celebrations 🙂

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