Nanakuli Cemetery

memories endure—
sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter—
become that flower

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery, Nanakuli, Oahu, Hawaii
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Posted on June 5, 2011, in cemetery, Mellow Yellow Monday, my digital photos, my haiku, Nanakuli, Oahu, One Single Impression, Postcards from Paradise, Shadow Shot Sunday, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday, Sunday Scribblings, We Write Poems. Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. I love this… It spoke deeply and with such clarity.

  2. Becoming the enduring flower of memory, in its sadness, its sweetness and its beauty. It is a lovely thought.

  3. thank you for this invitation to
    bloom true.

  4. Delightful haiku. Nice picture.

  5. Beautifully written…

  6. Such a lovely haiku and photo…very touching!

  7. I like the thought, MMT, of being a flower even when the memories are bitter.
    Thinking of those, my bitter flower would be a Canadian Thistle. If I could have two, please, my sweet one would be a Blue Violet or a Kansas Sunflower.

  8. Flowers are a symbol of many feelings, nice haiku.

  9. This poem says so much. I think I will put it up in my classroom if that is ok. The children would do well to read it and then try to emulate it. Lovely post.

  10. Grace Walker

    Beautifully spoken. Thank you.

  11. we had a friend pass away this week…your post is very fitting.

  12. This time of year makes me want to BEcome every flower I see!

  13. Lovely colorful flowers 🙂

  14. Such poignancy in your words!!! Words to live by.

    Thanks for your comments on my Sunday post…

    Winter Past is my link to Macro Monday. Do stop by, again, when you get a chance. I’d love your company. Have a great week.

  15. Thnaks for leaving a comment! In the back there is a vineyard! I came to see your shadow shot as well! Really nice composition, you capture well the shadow! Well-done!
    Nice Monday!

  16. Beautiful image and haiku.

    Thank you for the visit.

  17. thanks for the poem. 🙂

  18. Very beautiful and evocative. I felt this poem. Thanks.

  19. This is excellent! I am so glad I stopped in via OSI, you’ve done a great job with this prompt.

  20. I’d like to think the sweet memories but I had bitter memories too that makes me bloom like a beautiful flower. ^_^

    Rummage Sale

  21. I love the comparison with flowers. We were almost on the same path with this prompt.

  22. A beautiful photo!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  23. I love the photo. Thanks for sharing.

    All the best, Boonie

  24. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing this!

  25. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  26. Lots of shadow shots this week! All are fantastic! Hugs, antonella 🙂

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