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writeALONG! 10 January

A TUESDAY FEATURE

host: Muskaan Ahuja

guest editor: Hifsa Ashraf


Flowers and Senses


It’s endless to write about the beauty of a flower and its significance in our lives. We can’t admire enough this beautiful gift of nature that metaphorically reflects the way we should live our lives. A few attributes of a flower that one should adopt to in life i.e. simplicity, kindness, compassion, softness, freshness, openness, and positivity.


I feel the silence of a flower that speaks louder than anything in the world. It reflects the true essence of nature and nurture. As Basho and Issa write:



between our two lives

there is also the life

of the cherry blossom


-- Matsuo Bashō





without regrets

they fall and scatter...

cherry blossoms


-- Kobayashi Issa



Just imagine your favourite flower and let your senses tickle your imagination. Please share a monoku or a 3-line haiku that truly reflects some personal experiences.

  1. the colours of a flower

  2. the smell of a flower

  3. the touch of a flower

  4. the taste of a flower

  5. the sound of a flower

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Unknown member
Jan 16, 2023

thorn's sharp prick--

blood art dries painlessly

on yellow flowers

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Jan 14, 2023

destination wedding

a mini flower market

at the entrance

.


feedback for all


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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Jan 14, 2023

spring breeze

the allergic sneeze

sharp at 5 am

.

the pollen allergy to many in Bengaluru

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Hifsa  Ashraf
Hifsa Ashraf
Jan 14, 2023
Replying to

Lakshmi, this is nice but lyrical. Just changing it into a one liner and also omitting some details. spring wind sneezing sharp at 5 am

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Jan 14, 2023

violet wildflowers

so sorry, a dog

stops by

.

sometimes it happens.

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Hifsa  Ashraf
Hifsa Ashraf
Jan 14, 2023
Replying to

or it can be...


violet wildflowers

a stray dog

stops by

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Dipankar Dasgupta
Dipankar Dasgupta
Jan 12, 2023

Prompt - "Please share a monoku or a 3-line haiku that truly reflects some personal experiences."


even though summer is short tulips

(??? welcome)

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