What Is the Sound of One Poppy Blooming?


These Orange Chiffon Poppies burst into sight through every other foliage in the garden, yet the bloom only lasts one day. Splendor is always in the moment and transitory, whether it be a poppy or a human lifetime.

Below is a haiku inspired by the photo. Please share a haiku that comes to you as you view the photo. (A traditional haiku is 3 lines: 5 syllables, 7 syllables and 5 syllables.)

 Is this the sunrise

Or its reflection? Gazing

Softly, they are one. 


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8 Responses to What Is the Sound of One Poppy Blooming?

  1. scott says:

    Thank you everyone for sharing your creative radiance! Love, Scott

  2. David Styers says:

    Folded blushing shy
    Holding her head to the sky
    She still welcomes us

  3. Arik Skot Williams says:

    When your bloom shrivels
    Can my mind know you again
    If I breathe your soul?

  4. nancy mccranie says:

    majestic blossom
    reminding me to open
    and breathe in my life

  5. Jo says:

    ruffled radiance
    fullness unfolding in joy
    cup of gratitude

  6. Jo Virgil says:

    I embrace sunshine –
    But also the rain and wind.
    At night, I move on.

  7. Jazz Jaeschke says:

    Boldly audacious
    Catch your eye, open your heart
    One day suffices

  8. jane says:

    we fold and open
    open hearts keep pounding on
    fragile like paper

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