for a moment of joy or moments no one pays for, i give myself a ‘jornal’. this makes me rich. try it.

begonias once/wintry day/as if by decree, et. al

begonias once–
by her window waiting
on snow

shorn of its flowers
its name magnolia–

wintry day–
caricature of cherry trees
against opaque sky

ah, how it blossoms the Christmas cactus

as if by decree
the poinsettia sheds
a week from Christmas

January 6, 2011 - Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. A strong sense of blossom and decay at this bleakest time of year.

    Comment by Dick | January 6, 2011 | Reply

    • Any word from you is a confirmation I so need for my poetry. Thanks again!

      Comment by alee9 | January 7, 2011 | Reply

  2. Interesting contrasts, beautiful images.

    Comment by Reflections | January 7, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you!

      Comment by alee9 | January 7, 2011 | Reply

  3. Love this, Alegria. The different flowers but continuity from verse to verse. The repetition of “once” in the first two verses I think is especially powerful.

    Comment by Melissa Allen | January 7, 2011 | Reply

    • So happy you love it! It’s one of those days when haiku come writing themselves on the New Post page. If one vistor, but especially you, got interested in two even one of the batch, then the haiku worked! Thank you.

      Comment by alee9 | January 7, 2011 | Reply

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