Carpe Diem Feb. 2015 photo CarpeDiemFebruary20151_zpsfb2feec9.jpg

toothless grandmother
admiring yellow tulips
from her rocking chair
~~ ~~ ~~
among prisoners
a whispered tale of tulips
just beyond the walls
~~ ~~ ~~
the gate-side keening
of the gardener at dawn—
his trampled tulips

© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem: “Tulips”

Posted on February 12, 2015, in 5-7-5, Carpe Diem and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Such vividly different glimpses of tulips. This is really wonderful!

  2. I smiled at the grandmother and sighed over the trampled tulips here.

  3. they are all lovely but my fav is the first one…how did you know I was missing a tooth!!??

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Do you like yellow tulips too? 😉

      On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 1:35 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


      • I love yellow tulips the best! Ijust took it out of my haiku because it made theline 6 syl instead of 5 (darn) That man had so many tulips too…I was too young to know if he supplied a florist…must have.

  4. Very nicely done! Enjoyed these.

  5. An interesting set these … I think I liked the middle one best …

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