#Haikai Challenge #145: wild iris (ayame)

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wild iris at whitefish bay 071611
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 Comments Add yours

  1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    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. msjadeli says:

      haikai is a group of types of poems. The one here is a haiku. Stephen King has a wide range of stuff in his work it sounds like.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        The character explained what it was because it was an assignment…I think it’s a great form.

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  2. You captured its essence very well in your haiku, Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Punam.

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  3. memadtwo says:

    Irises have such beautiful form. They are good subjects for drawing. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      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. memadtwo says:

        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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        1. msjadeli says:

          Well if they surface….

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          1. memadtwo says:

            I’m going to look for them today…its on the list, anyway.

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  4. Yes, iris and water go together.

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  5. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    Haiku Happenings #1 (6/29/2000): Jade Li’s latest haiku for my current #haikai challenge!

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  6. Jules says:

    Ah… I remember seeing something like this opening in a butterfly house –
    Lovely.

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