Past Peonies

Grandfather’s garden
I pick peony petals
fading on dry soil

Grandfather’s garden
haven of childhood summers
no clouds in the sky

I pick peony petals
silky frills of deep cerise
my secret friends

fading on dry soil
distant memories and tears
his watering can

Kim M. Russell, 16th August 2019

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Image found on Old Farmer’s Almanac 

My response to Carpe Diem #1726 Peony (troiku)

Today’s flower isn’t a wild one, but it is a summer one that comes in many varieties.  Our challenge is to create haiku about peonies and then create troiku with them.

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