Thursday, July 30, 2020

slow dance


frayed daffodil leaves
thirsting under summer sun-
orange cardinals hop

among the brambles,
cones & wilting rose bushes-
wild bunnies stop

wary of red fox
& coyotes lurking about-
sky- dragon of clouds

i hold 
spring bulbs for fall's planting-
sunset fades- slow dance




Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Haiku sequence, hosted by Frank Tassone.  Thanks for your visit and comments.

19 comments:

  1. I love the use of colour, Grace, the orange and red add to the heat already evoked by the thirsting leaves and wilting rose bushes. Thank you for reminding me to look for spring bulbs to plant.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Everything is slow in the heat, but the year turns and those bulbs in your hand will soon be in the ground.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like how you continued thoughts along the series and the vivid splashes of color.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is so beautifully haunting. I especially love the use of color, such as orange and red, that contributes to the imagery built around in this poem. It's absolutely fascinating and so easy to immerse into like a dream. Very powerful words here; I especially enjoyed the ending. So impactful, evoking an even stronger theme of hope. What a beautiful take on the prompt. I love your haiku sequence.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautifully done Grace, I love how all the movements slow down in the warmth of Summer xxx

    ReplyDelete
  6. highly animated, a very lively sequence


    Muchđź’–love

    ReplyDelete
  7. Evocative, flowing imagery portray the iconic moments of a late summer's day. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I particularly like this part:
    wary of red fox
    & coyotes lurking about-
    sky- dragon of clouds

    ReplyDelete
  9. Each stanza creates a beautiful word picture. A joy to read!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I like the movement and pauses in this. Lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  11. spring bulbs for fall's planting-
    sunset fades- slow dance

    A beginning and tapering to a leisurely round at the end. Beautiful sequence Grace!

    Hank

    ReplyDelete
  12. I really like your orange cardinals hopping among the brambles, Grace.

    ReplyDelete
  13. "thirsting," "wilting," "sky- dragon," and finally "sunset fades- slow dance" -- All of these capture summer's heat so well.

    ReplyDelete
  14. They each stand alone, but enrich each other. The ending is masterful.

    ReplyDelete
  15. A beautiful summer day. Love the daffodil bulbs in hand! Promise of new life...

    ReplyDelete
  16. August is in-between...waiting.

    ReplyDelete
  17. What lovely images your haiku bring to mind.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your comments and visit. I appreciate them ~