tiny blue flowers
sparkling in the growing light
a patch of sky

Kim M. Russell, 22nd August 2019

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My response to Carpe Diem #1730 Field of Flowers: Freestyle

Today we are free to create a freestyle haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form inspired by this month’s theme, field of flowers, and there’s no need to follow the rules.

This morning, when I read the prompt, I immediately thought of a song we used to sing at school, which inspired my haiku. Here are the first two verses:

Daisies are our silver,
Buttercups our gold:
This is all the treasure
We can have or hold.

 Raindrops are our diamonds
And the morning dew;
While for shining sapphires
We’ve the speedwell blue.

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