藤 Wisteria – haiku

White wisteria –
ghosts in the trees weeping with
the misty spring rain.

Doves and Wisteria by Kono Bairei  1844 - 1895

painting by Kono Bairei  1844-1895

30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Let's CUT the Crap!
    May 01, 2014 @ 17:51:30

    Poignant.

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    • kanzensakura
      May 01, 2014 @ 20:14:21

      It’s how the wild white wisteria looks, growing in the woods.

      Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 21:51:32 +0000
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      • Let's CUT the Crap!
        May 01, 2014 @ 21:07:37

        White flowers of any kind, especially delicate ones, are my undoing.

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        • kanzensakura
          May 01, 2014 @ 21:29:27

          My dear friend, who committed suicide last year, had a white garden in his back yard. All the flowers, all through the year, day and night blooming, water lilies, were all white. It was a beautiful, fragrant escape into a wonderful place. my husband grows a white rose, that is actually very fragrant, a hybrid tea – Full Sail. Another white rose he grows (because I so love the white flowers myself) is called Tineka. A bush will bloom continuously from June to heavy frost. No scent, but another beautiful hybrid tea. I do love the white flowers. In the yard of the house I grew up in, we had 8 magnolia trees, white roses, and several old gardenia bushes that grew up as high as the second floor. I miss that yard.

          Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 01:07:37 +0000
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  2. Chess
    May 01, 2014 @ 19:03:15

    Really lovely.

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  3. SirenaTales
    May 01, 2014 @ 20:08:28

    Delicate and haunting beauty. Thank you. xo

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  4. Line
    May 01, 2014 @ 23:00:59

    I love this Haiku, and I love the painting you chose to go with it! 🙂

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  5. FlaHam
    May 02, 2014 @ 13:46:52

    Kanzen, Lovely picture, thank you for sharing it. Bill

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  6. David Emeron
    May 03, 2014 @ 02:35:47

    Very lovely. I believe you have had a kind of breakthrough; and/or you seem to be hitting your stride, as is said.

    I think this is a favourite of mine now. Perhaps along with my other favourite. (perfection reflected in the blade…)

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    • kanzensakura
      May 03, 2014 @ 09:30:29

      Oh David, this means so much to me. You have no idea. Thank you. I am sitting here crying because I work so hard at my haiku. I was actually pleased with this one. This one and another about a month ago – a not haiku written from a memory of a visit to Japan years ago. After a couple of months of pure hell, I have done something right. Thank you. Please hug your precious Mrs. E for me.

      Date: Sat, 3 May 2014 06:35:47 +0000
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  7. sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches.
    May 03, 2014 @ 19:48:38

    Exquisite. I’ve made my way over to your blog from Tess @ the Cookie Crumbles.

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  8. John Thomas Dodds
    May 11, 2014 @ 13:03:19

    Exquisite – someday I promise myself to be able to pen a haiku as lovely as this. No wisteria around but i do have a beautiful full camellia plant blooming off my patio and the aroma is well worthy of a haiku to be written

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    • kanzensakura
      May 11, 2014 @ 13:46:37

      I love camellias. We have one that blooms in the fall – like hot pink butterflies all over the plant. It is a Cleopatra camellia. Thank you so much for your compliment. having read so much of your fine work, I am humbled.

      Date: Sun, 11 May 2014 17:03:22 +0000
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  9. el34ax7
    May 12, 2014 @ 00:13:11

    Lump-in-my-throat beautiful. This is exactly the reason I love haiku: simple, beautiful, and poignant. 美しい

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    • kanzensakura
      May 17, 2014 @ 20:38:00

      This is my ultimate striving. I think this is one of 5 of the haiku I have written I feel peaceful about. Thank you for your sweet kind words. I have a honeysuckle one rolling around in my little empty head. I hope that one comes out well. I was sitting on my backsteps as often as I do, and looked at the moon on the wild wisteria in the woods across the way. I somehow, managed to connect. I may end up being an adequate writer of haiku yet. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

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  10. wholeproduction
    May 17, 2014 @ 17:27:22

    Reblogged this on WHOLE.

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  11. lorriebowden
    May 30, 2014 @ 22:51:09

    Oh, so, so, beautiful! I am moved by your haiku…just lovely. I will keep looking…and I think I may really like this style! 🙂 Thank you!

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