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#Haikai Challenge #145: wild iris (ayame)

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wild iris (ayame) seen along Whitefish Bay


Wild purple iris
on the path to the water
one midsummer’s day


Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:
Like the mayfly, the bloom of [the wild iris (ayame)] lasts but a single day. What better exemplar of transience can we ask for?  This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the wild iris (ayame).

19 thoughts on “#Haikai Challenge #145: wild iris (ayame)

  1. I like that Lisa.

    You know where I found out what a Haikai was? You are not a fan but the book IT…One of the characters had an assignment to write one. It sounded really cool

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    1. I agree, their long flowing lines are hard to resist. There are some Japanese iris that bloom in the front yard that have the same form. If you have drawings of them or draw one please post!

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      1. I have some very old drawings, but probably in storage. I may have some photos of some of them though. Of course my photos are not organized in any coherent way. My old computer was good at finding things if I would type in words, but this one doesn’t have a clue.

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