Only for an Hour

Iris at Hubbell
As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
Psalm 103:15-16, King James Version

Only for an hour
blossoms tame or wild flower,
then they fade away.

Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: An iris in bloom, Hubbell Trading Post, Ganado, Arizona
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Posted on May 7, 2012, in Arizona, Blue Monday, Floral Friday Fotos, flowers, haiku, Haiku Heights, Hubbell Trading Post, I Heart Macro, Macro Monday, Mellow Yellow Monday, Northern Arizona, Poetic Bloomings, Poetry Picnic, Psalms, Scripture, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday, Sunday Scribblings. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. daryledelstein

    what a gorgeous iris

  2. Pretty iris. Where I live we have an iris festival. It’s in two weeks. Hoping the nice weather continues we should start getting blooms.

  3. of all the many days I could have chosen to visit you and on this day I’m surprised with the very verse that was on my father’s memorial card. thank you for this. You have a wonderful gift.

  4. PazsNYMinute

    Too beautiful to fade away.

  5. I love these flowers; my father used to grow them. Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday.

  6. A great post!
    Happy Blue Monday to you!

  7. Beautiful! We need to be mindful time is short.

  8. Very pretty!

  9. You’ve again matched a perfect scripture and Haiku to your beautiful photo. Irises bring back memories of my childhood.

  10. Beautiful iris! Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos.

  11. Wow, i love the way you capture those petals in that pose, as if protecting the bud, or praying to God!…Andrea of

  12. hobgoblin2011

    I agree, magnificent photograph to accompany your words. Great job

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