A Dozen Forget-Me-Nots

Haiku Heights
 
 


Forget-me-nots before us,
a sea of grass behind us—
the journey begins.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
What were you thinking
when you took forget-me-nots
instead of a sword?
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Why are you blooming
in my heart, forget-me-not?
I planted lilacs!
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
On another day
I will pick forget-me-nots—
today the lilacs!
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Around the blue bowl
a wreath of forget-me-nots—
sky on my table!
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
As if I would know
your strange tongue, forget-me-not,
you began to speak.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Perhaps it wasn’t
a forget-me-not I heard,
but a wren breathing.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
I could not banish
visions of forget-me-nots
from a single dream.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Give me your blessing,
bright Sister Forget-Me-Not—
I walk through the gate.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
In the cathedral,
bouquets of forget-me-nots
adorn the altar.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Hearing praying monks,
three drooping forget-me-nots
suddenly perk up.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Hidden here with God
and sprays of forget-me-nots,
what more do I need?

 
© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Posted on July 28, 2012, in haiku, Haiku Heights, Haiku My Heart, senryu. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. You create magic with your haiku … lovely !!!

  2. You get so many thoughts on one prompt…That’s great…Lovely set!

  3. the beauty of nature and the maker, beautiful Haiku

  4. You obviously love to write haiku and do so ~ very well ~ wonderful ! ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

  5. wow, prolific today, aren’t you? Well, never mind because each haiku is sky-blue lovely…

  6. The journey begins in the first haiku and ends with God in the last. The build in between is carefully paced. Beautiful.

  7. Geez, teacherman; not a clunker in the bunch. Each a gem. Bravo!

  8. *Bows* I read it and re-read it many more times. BEAUTIFUL! In the first read, I found the following quite cute:
    “Why are you blooming
    in my heart, forget-me-not?
    I planted lilacs!”

    But reading it again, I felt each haiku contributed to the beauty of the poem… the journey.

    I’ll keep reading. Thank you! 🙂

  9. A delightful set. My particular favourite is:

    Around the blue bowl
    a wreath of forget-me-nots—
    sky on my table!

    The idea of a wren breathing is also beautiful.

  10. It is so disappointing when you are looking forward to lilacs and end up with forget me nots.
    Nice set of haiku.

  11. I love the offering specially the lilacs and alter ~ Great post today ~

  12. I love the last haiku – beautiful

  13. Wow, how creative that you wrote a set of a dozen haiku, each so lovely like receiving a bouquet of flowers from you 🙂

  14. What a wonderful dozen of haiku MMT on forgot me nots. A joy to read them again and again. I love the one on praying monks. Well done.

  15. Such abundance! A joy to read them all. The two with the lilacs were especially poigant.

  16. Beautiful dozen, MMT 🙂 Maybe the lilacs are demanding their turn now.. and perhaps, a different color to grace your blue world.

    Leo

  17. The one about the wren breathing breathes new life into my soul. Thank you!

  18. Another round of sensational haiku…oops ..that’s another blog…anyway, they are full of thoughts..;)

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