Taming Wildflowers

we take wildflowers
replant them in love’s garden
sometimes they wither
with longing for lost freedom
but oh, how they can blossom!

Kim M. Russell, 21st August 2019

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My response to Carpe Diem #1729 Wildflower variety: Use That Quote

Today we have a quote from the Persian poet Rumi to work with:

“There are as many ways of loving as there are people, and that wildflower variety is the great beauty of this dimension of existence.”

The challenge is to create a haiku, tanka or other form of Japanese poetry, which is about love and wildflowers.

7 thoughts on “Taming Wildflowers

  1. “sometimes they wither
    with longing for lost freedom”

    I love this verse, so often I would dig up wild flowers that were so beautiful that I just had to have them in my garden. Sure enough they would wither and die and then I felt so guilty for removing them from there home.

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