March / April 30, 2011 "flowers  / bouquet" Haiku Thread



Announcing the March / April 30, 2011 "flower(s) / bouquet" Haiku Thread

The theme of the March / April 30, 2011 haiku thread will be ... "flower(s) / bouquet", flowers of any kind in the northern or southern hemisphere.

Writers may post an unlimited number of haiku to the "flower(s) / bouquet" Haiku Thread.

Subject Line: March/April 2011
"flower(s) / bouquet" Haiku Thread

Deadline: Midnight Monday, April 25, 2011


Author, CountryJ

All Haiku received will be posted daily on-line at March / April 30, 2011 "flower(s) / bouquet" Haiku Thread

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choice from this thread for publication in the Saturday, April 30, 2011 Sketchbook.


Read the March / April 30, 2011 "flowers"  Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden


The following poets have contributed to the
March / April 30, 2011 "flowers" Haiku Thread

Participants:  Stella Armour, UK; Karin Anderson, AU; Priyanka Bhowmick, IN;   Willie R. Bongcaron, PH; Bouwe Brower, NL; Cezar-Florin Ciobīcă, RO;  John Daleiden, US; Nelly Dobrinova, BG;  Ignatius Fay, CA; Bernard Gieske, US;  Cara Holman, US; Marleen Hulst, NL; Alegria Imperial, CA; Ramona Linke, DE; Chen-ou Liu, CA; Sandra Martyres, IN; Malvina Mileta, CR; Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO;  Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN; Karen O'Leary, US; Marija Pogorilić, CR; Chitra Rajappa, IN; Alex Serban, RO; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; Vania Stefanova, BG; Janice Thomson, CA; Juhani Tikkanen, FN; Maria Tirenescu, RO; Sunil Uniyal, IN; Neal Whitman, US; Juliet Wilson, UK

Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Finland, Germany, India, Netherlands, Philippians, Romania, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, United Kingdom

Thirty Poets from thirteen countries wrote one hundred-eighty poems for the "flower(s)" Haiku Thread.


red spider lilies
blooming along the fence—
foreclosed house

# 01. Chen-ou Liu, CA

northern wind—
new ice flowers
in our window

# 02. Juhani Tikkanen, FN

bouquet of snowdrops—
on the child's nose
a grass blade

# 03. Marija Pogorilić, CR

swarm of white butterflies—
a gust in the blossoms
of dogwood

# 04. Vania Stefanova, BG

among the wheat—
bread and circuses

# 05. Nelly Dobrinova, BG

Spring dream
the bouquet lays
on the road

# 06. Priyanka Bhowmick, IN

saying it with flowers
a bouquet of red roses
for his sweet love

# 07. Sandra Martyres, IN

sudden gust of wind:
floral carpet adorns
the tree-lined avenue

# 08. Chitra Rajappa, IN

noon downtown
lunch counter waiting line—
plastic flowers

# 09. Ignatius Fay, CA

Jack-in-the Pulpit
so quiet
this cathedral woods

# 10. Bernard Gieske, US

wreaths of flowers
at the church service
he covers a yawn

# 11. Janice Thomson, CA

clump of crocuses
hanging sheets
out to dry

# 12. Neal Whitman, US

new fence—
between stones

# 13. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

year post divorce…
bouquet of red roses
arrives with no card

# 14. Karen O'Leary, US

a field of
wild flowers, every calyx
the same colour

# 15. Bouwe Brower, NL

winter sunshine
the memory
of daffodils

# 16. Cara Holman, US

summer sun
in a bunch of poppies
ripening ears of wheat

# 17. Malvina Mileta, CR

spring throbs in its heart
rangoon creeper gives countless
flower bouquets.

# 18. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

delicate perfume:
a bunch of flowers swaying
in the morning wind

# 19. Keith A. Simmons, TT

back home from leave—
dry dandelions
welcome us

# 20. Sunil Uniyal, IN

ring a ring’ o’ posy
pink-cheeks mock
the black plague.

# 21. Karin Anderson, AU

where do you live?
plum blossoms drifting

# 22. Chen-ou Liu, CA

underneath gray clouds
a roseate cloud – just
blooming oxlip

# 23. Vania Stefanova, BG

a crushed flower
love flies out
along with her anger

# 24. Sandra Martyres, IN

cheery bouquet
wildflowers hand-picked
for her…by her

# 25. Ignatius Fay, CA

lost young man
with a bouquet in his hand
dense fog

# 26. Juhani Tikkanen, FN

cherry blossoms...
splattered with droppings
by a pigeon

# 27. Chen-ou Liu, CA

field flowers—
a slug prowled
into a bouquet

# 28. Marija Pogorilić, CR

magnolia stellata—
the wind can’t blow
the stars

# 29. Nelly Dobrinova, BG

flowering field—
a child's hand picking

# 30. Marija Pogorilić, CR

a crushed flower
love flew out
along with her anger

# 31. Sandra Martyres, IN

bouquet of violets—
on the white tablecloth
a love letter

# 32. Marija Pogorilić, CR

this thing of beauty
a flower vase
on the mantle piece

# 33. Sandra Martyres, IN

sunrays on the table–
a glimpse of the honey bee
on the violets

# 34. Marija Pogorilić, CR

her key ring
on the hall peg
wreath of fall flowers

# 35. Ignatius Fay, CA

red hyacinths—
even through my monitor
sweet smells

# 36. Vania Stefanova, BG

black orchid—
the romance of a black

# 37. John Daleiden, US

male crow
with a bouquet of twigs—
a brand new nest!

# 38. Juhani Tikkanen, FN

first pansy
rain splashing off the deck
through the screen

# 39. Ignatius Fay, CA

her hands
full of red roses
unfolding desire

# 40. Bernard Gieske, US

purple pansy
petal-deep in snow
spring convocation

# 41. Ignatius Fay, CA

a road/a bed
tree branches/roses

# 42. Bernard Gieske, US

cheerful pansies
always smiling—
soiled knees

# 43. Ignatius Fay, CA

her eyes
sing melodies
Canterbury Bells

# 44. Bernard Gieske, US

june sunrise
tailing the garbage truck—
frost on the tulips

# 45. Ignatius Fay, CA

her heart
enraptured sun
Bird of Paradise

# 46. Bernard Gieske, US

E.R. nurses
broken bones, broken souls
—wilted tulips

# 47. Ignatius Fay, CA

her fingers
deft with needle & thread
Dutchman’s Breeches

# 48. Bernard Gieske, US

morning stiffness—
fresh-cut tulips
on the drain board

# 49. Ignatius Fay, CA

her eyes
snapping -turtle black

# 50. Bernard Gieske, US

cast-off hubcap
on the grass median
Mother’s Day bouquet

# 51. Ignatius Fay, CA

her face
blushes & smiles
Bridal Wreath

# 52. Bernard Gieske, US

the grocery list—
after-school bouquet
of pussy willows

# 53. Ignatius Fay, CA

her eyes
crying hot tears
Bleeding Heart

# 54. Bernard Gieske, US

frosty spring day
she gets for her birthday
white jonquils

# 55. Janice Thomson, CA

her finger tips
wild with passion
Fire Poppies

# 56. Bernard Gieske, US

scent of daffodils—
drunk in their glory
wild canaries

# 57. Janice Thomson, CA

lilting lily
fading moon beam
one last chance

# 58. Bernard Gieske, US

funeral service
a long stemmed red rose
piercing my skin

# 59. Janice Thomson, CA

autumn twilight
an old dog sits by the grave
overgrown with ivy

# 60. Chen-ou Liu, CA

ivory petals
waiving in the breeze
flight of butterflies

# 61. Neal Whitman, US

forget-me-nots . . .
the first blooms in her garden
with a For Sale sign

# 62. Chen-ou Liu, CA

gleam of pink
behind the ferns

# 63. Neal Whitman, US

winter dawn...
the last photo of her
amid azaleas

# 64. Chen-ou Liu, CA

sprinkle the path
quivering stars

# 65. Neal Whitman, US

sometimes he talks love
often not

# 66. Sandra Martyres, IN

still the dogwood

# 67. Neal Whitman, US

delicate perfumes
rant the air
freshly cut flowers

# 68. Sandra Martyres, IN

blue hyacinths—
the schoolgirl folds
her starched cuffs

# 69. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, Ro

strewn petals—
the remains
of love's bouquet

# 70. Sandra Martyres, IN

the flowers
i bought her, the cat
is critical

# 71. Bouwe Brower, NL

a red rose bouquet
his profession of love—
evening mist

# 72. Sandra Martyres, IN

watering the flowers
my dad put
on her grave

# 73. Bouwe Brower, NL

in her bridal bouquet
roses and heather

# 74. Sandra Martyres, IN

lavender fields
drone on and on

# 75. Cara Holman, US

All Saints' Day
chrysanthemum bouquets
colored by candle light

# 76. Malvina Mileta, CR

wearing my hair
a different way

# 77. Cara Holman, US

hospital room
on a bouquet of irises
her gaze captured

# 78. Malvina Mileta, CR

cherry blossom petals
the second wedding
better than the first

# 79. Cara Holman, US

child's drawings
a handful of snowdrops
in granny's story

# 80. Malvina Mileta, CR

flower bouquet matches
her sari and jewelry—
wedding night

# 81. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

Essence of shyness
She hides behind a flower
Blowing kisses

# 82. Sandra Martyres, IN

withered bouquet
hung on the door—
a sigh of relief

# 83. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

the wind takes away
a bouquet of lilies—
grave silence

# 84. Malvina Mileta, CR

sweltering heat:
even the paper flowers
seem to wilt

# 85. Chitra Rajappa, IN

Tossing her bouquet
To her friend
A bride’s special wish

# 86. Sandra Martyres, IN

She asks for flowers
When she is alive
Wait not till she dies

# 87. Sandra Martyres, IN

Discarded bouquet
Sad expression
Of love gone sour

# 88. Sandra Martyres, IN

fragrant breeze
brushes past me—
rain of petals ...

# 89. Chitra Rajappa, IN

Mother’s Day
this posy of flowers
a thank you kiss

# 90. Sandra Martyres, IN

on the windowsill
a bouquet of roses...
the full moon

# 91. Keith A. Simmons, TT

final offering—
a wreath of white flowers
at her funeral

# 92. Sandra Martyres, IN

morning walk—
I skip the fallen flowers
of amaltaas

# 93. Sunil Uniyal, IN

she showers petals
on her infant's coffin
the tears come

# 94. Sandra Martyres, IN

in the park
he steals a white rose
for her hair

# 95. Sunil Uniyal, IN

tribute to the dead
she places a red rose
on his grave

# 96. Sandra Martyes, IN

a poem written
after a long long time—
the brahmakamal blooms

# 97. Sunil Uniyal, IN

'Brahmakamal': a rare flower of the Himalaya region.

summer storm
the roses on her dress
dark from the rain

# 98. Marleen Hulst, NL

from his posy
a primrose peeps
her first proper kiss

# 99. Karin Anderson, AU

in forest shade
only one iris blooms—
no breeze on the lake

# 100. Alex Serban, RO

teacher’s pet pet pet
the boys tears
drown the posy

# 101. Karin Anderson, AU

spring rain—
next to the empty chair
a flower bouquet

# 102. Alex Serban, RO

bunches of roses
the pricks of
a grower’s pittance.

# 103. Karin Anderson, AU

lotus flowers—
sprung from the footsteps
of Buddha

# 104. Alex Serban, RO

it’s a boy
his bluebell bunch chimes
her love’s labour

# 105. Karin Anderson, AU

jackdaws squabble
in the cherry blossom trees—
petals fall

# 106. Juliet Wilson, UK

a swing of plaits
surprise Mother’s Day blooms
wrapped in newsprint

# 107. Karin Anderson, AU

sunlight streams
through opening leaves—

# 108. Juliet Wilson, UK

the star’s staircase
evening’s moonflowers open
debutante’s dreams

# 109. Karin Anderson, AU

roses wither
on the dining table—
my unanswered calls

# 110. Juliet Wilson, UK

Spring’s first flourish
wild flowers riot
on Wordsworth’s gold pen

# 111. Karin Anderson, AU

scent of jasmine ...
thinking of
the first time we met

# 112. Chitra Rajappa, IN

her soft cheeks
a faint pinking camellia
first champagne sip

# 113. Karin Anderson, AU

April showers:
waves of crocus
paint the garden pink!

# 114. Chitra Rajappa, IN

spring breeze...
cherry blossoms hang brightly
despite much despair

# 115. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

and hummingbird—
after the same flower

# 116. Alegria Imperial, CA

tsunami or not
dainty blossoms thrive
in Fukushima

# 117. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

will I ever see
your face?

# 118. Alegria Imperial, CA

the cold wind of January

# 119. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

salmon berry bloom:
how deep is your heart
for a hummingbird?

# 120. Alegria Imperial, CA

pink blossoms...
throwing cautions to the wind

# 121. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

the longing begins
at moonrise

# 122. Alegria Imperial, CA

love song...
in a single red rose
is my world

# 123. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

cherry blossoms
shedding in the moonlight—
the Milky Way

# 124. Alegria Imperial, CA

snapshots of flowers
and strawberries

# 125. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

my first kiss

# 126. Alegria Imperial, CA

late spring...
bouquets for the altar
of thanksgiving

# 127. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

my evening wall
with Morning Glory

# 128. Alegria Imperial, CA 

green specks
adorn a white blanket

# 129. Stella Armour, UK

drifting plumeria petals:
I hum a tune
I haven't sung in years ...

# 130. Chitra Rajappa, IN

only an hour ...
the white anemones
turn brown

# 131. Vania Stefanova, BG

floral bath...
wanting to see a maiden
with a naughty smile

# 132. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

crazy cats—
valerian smell
all over town

# 133. Vania Stefanova, BG

on the grass
fallen camellias bare
my secrets

# 134. Alegria Imperial, CA

in the puddle
gleaming yellow daffodils
a flickering lamp

# 135. Vania Stefanova, BG

all she thinks about
this deep winter—
a field of crocus

# 136. Alegria Imperial, CA

in morning dew
wispy cherry petals fall
pink shower curtain

# 137. Stella Armour, UK

on the graveyard—
it’s raining

# 138. Maria Tirenescu, RO

a deep red roses
anniversary bouquet—
red wine

# 139. Stella Armour, UK

the dandelions flowering
among the ruins

# 140. Maria Tirenescu, RO

Deep red roses
Beautiful bouquet
Red wine

# 141. Stella Armour, UK

First date—
the bunch of hyacinths
hidden in a pocket

# 142. Maria Tirenescu, RO

summer roses
line the cottage wall—
perfumed red carpet

# 143. Stella Armour, UK

At daybreak—
the lonely wildrose
blooming by the path

# 144. Maria Tirenescu, RO

first wheat reaping—
lingering in front of
a red poppies bunch

# 145. Cezar-Florin Ciobīcă, RO

After the rain—
the daffodil petals
full with mud

# 146. Maria Tirenescu, RO

asylum window—
granny's breath becomes
ice flowers

# 147. Cezar-Florin Ciobīcă, RO

Old cemetery—
amidst ruined crosses
violas grow

# 148. Maria Tirenescu, RO

waiting for him
with a laurel wreath—
end of war

# 149. Cezar-Florin Ciobīcă, RO

Under a dry tree—
the cowslip blooming
at daybreak

# 150. Maria Tirenescu, RO

fishing late—
the water lilies filling
the Milky Way

# 151. Cezar-Florin Ciobīcă, RO

Morning Glory
on the old paling—
my grandma’s home

# 152. Maria Tirenescu, RO

bunch of roses
left on a bench—
air raid

# 153. Cezar-Florin Ciobīcă, RO

First frost—
only the chrysanthemums
in bloom

# 154. Maria Tirenescu, RO

house for sale—
the lilac in bloom raises
its price

# 155. Cezar-Florin Ciobīcă, RO

A chrysanthemum
on a new grave—
the first snow flakes

# 156. Maria Tirenescu, RO

each morning...
handpicked sampaguitas
as the altar's bed

# 157. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

On the old fence
invaded by honeysuckle—
the last flowers

# 158. Maria Tirenescu, RO

in front of the window
apple blossoms

# 159. Ramona Linke, DE

Drinking tea alone—
in the vase nearby
the dry peony

# 160. Maria Tirenescu, RO

to a fallen comrade...
white roses

# 161. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

At daybreak—
the first blooming peach tree
full of the bees

# 162. Maria Tirenescu, RO

under cherry blossoms
the first steps
of my grandchild

# 163. Ramona Linke, DE

Cool daybreak—
in the wax cherry by wattle
only a flower

# 164. Maria Tirenescu, RO

withered flowers fall
upon the bedside table...
an empty bed

# 165. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

flower shop—
long-stemmed roses stand out
from mums and tulips

# 166. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

across the hills
the scent of wild flowers...
the rising sun

# 167. Keith A. Simmonds, TT


Pond with the lotuses—
in the rain
only a flower

# 168. Maria Tirenescu, RO

spring dawn:
a flower glistening
in her silky hair

# 169. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

picnic ground
a bed of sunflowers
by the roadside

# 170. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

a butterfly
upon a flower...
sweet nectar

# 171. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

graduation day...
a bouquet of flowers
and a kiss

# 172. Willie R. Bongcaron, P

At daybreak—
la chicory blooms
under the loony tree

# 173. Maria Tirenescu, RO

romance and roses...
could it be love with just one
or the other?

# 174. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

in her hand the letter
of a late friend

# 175. Ramona Linke, DE

wild flowers...
every nook and crevice
deserves a glance

# 176. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

the old maid tries to catch
the bridal bouquet

# 177.  Cezar-Florin Ciobīcă, RO

up for grabs
her azalea wedding bouquet—
grandma cheers

# 178. John Daleiden, US

in her rain-soaked Sunday dress—
Easter lilies

# 179. Alegria Imperial, CA

peace rose—
an enduring love
for the ages

# 180. John Daleiden, US


Read the March / April 30, 2011 "flowers"  Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden




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