Naturalist Weekly: Micro-Season–The Daffodil Flower

Last week Mark S of the blog Naturalist Weekly discussed the micro-season of the Daffodil flower. For those who think of daffodils as a spring flower (as this pedometer geek does, but I digress), Mark S uses Japan’s seasons for his blog. He explains that better than I so check out his blog at

Once again he invited readers to submit haiku associated with daffodils, and this pedometer geek writer submitted the following haiku:

roadside rest
daffodils among
the cattails
~Nancy Brady,

which was first selected for publication by Caroline Skanne, who is the editor of Hedgerow: A Journal of Small Poems. This was from Hedgerow Issue #36.

Here is another I have written; it’s a senryu, and it was selected for publication by Mike Rehling, the editor of Failed Haiku. This was from Failed Haiku #18

clocks changed

to Daylight Savings Time


~Nancy Brady

To read all the haiku about daffodils, check out Naturalist Weekly.

#BP #haiku #senryu #pedometergeek #FailedHaiku #HedgerowHaiku

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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19 Responses to Naturalist Weekly: Micro-Season–The Daffodil Flower

  1. JC home says:

    I like the play on words.

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    • Thanks, JC. It was a way of complaining about the Daylight Savings Time switch, which I firmly believe is outdated, causes accidents, and should be discontinued. The editor liked the play on words, too; it’s why he chose the poem for inclusion in the issue. I have written other haiku/senryu on the subject as well. ~nan

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  2. Goff James says:

    Interesting contrast twixt verses and play on words. Happy Haiku / Senryū Writing Day My Friend.
    Two small fleas
    Hitch a short ride
    The dog shakes his tail

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  3. Thanks, JC. So kind of you to say.


  4. Isn’t every day a day to write haiku/senryu? Enjoy your day, too~


  5. Mark S says:

    Two stellar daffodil poems! I do enjoy the “clocks change” senryu. It is one of those that made me laugh a bit. Thanks again for writing and sharing. Have a great week!


  6. Jules says:

    Daffy autumn. I’ll give this a go… better late than… well you know.

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  7. I don’t know actually, Jules. I meant that the name itself is an alternative way to describe a daffodil; that’s why I like that haiku so much. I know narcissus are a kind of daffodil, but I don’t think they look much like what I call daffodils. I Googled daffodils once or two and I was surprised at all the variety there is. I think you are right that jonquils are a smaller variety of daffodil.


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