BP: Haiku Dialogue: Spring



This week at the Haiku Foundation’s weekly column, Haiku Dialogue, Tia Haynes, who is  the editor, designated the signs of spring as the prompt. This pedometer geek was fortunate in that Tia chose one of my submitted haiku. It is as follows:

purple crocuses

my hope rises

with the sun

~Nancy Brady, 2020

I have always loved crocuses and eagerly await the first crocus to bloom. In the small city in which we reside, the first to be seen are down the street in front of the Presbyterian Church. Eventually the ones that we have planted emerge and blossom. The last crocuses to bloom are tucked into ground cover and gets little direct sunlight. These harbingers of spring make me realize that yes,  I have survived the grays of another winter and make me hopeful for the greening of the earth once again. Because theses crocuses are all over the the city and bloom at different intervals, it is a protracted period of enjoyment for this pedometer geek.

Read all the haiku about spring at http://www.thehaikufoundation.org

Photo credit: Nancy Brady



About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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8 Responses to BP: Haiku Dialogue: Spring

  1. Jules says:

    It is the fall crocus that produce ‘saffron’… I tried to grow some but I think the chipmunks ate them.
    ‘Saffron (pronounced /ˈsæfrən/ or /ˈsæfrɒn/)[1] is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the “saffron crocus”. The vivid crimson stigma and styles, called threads, are collected and dried for use mainly as a seasoning and colouring agent in food. Saffron has long been the world’s most costly spice by weight.’

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  2. Thanks Jules for the information. I don’t know that I have ever seen a fall crocus. I have seen bright yellow, deep purple, variegated light purple (as above), white, and a light yellow.


  3. Ron. says:

    Croculectible! Haikulicious!

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    • Thanks Ron. What a compliment especially coming from a poetry master such as yourself. I would have never learned about sevenlings with your explanation of the form and your own sevenlings. You have had an outstanding number of poems published recently, too. Congrats are in order! ~nan


  4. Sandy Wright says:

    I like this!



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  5. The gorgeous imagery in the photo matches the gorgeous haiku.

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    • Thank you so much, EtM, for the compliment on my photo. I love crocuses and I was fortunate to get one with a bee inside.While I have taken photos for a long time, I am finally using a digital camera as well as Photoshop to cut, crop, etc. my photos. Now, that I finally figured out how to post pictures, there may be more decorating my blog. ~nan


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