Haibun on flowers, poets and politics

Haibun on flowers, poets and politics

Narcissus.calcicola.7114Sometimes poetry occurs, then re-occurs in the most unlikely places and ways.  Such is the joy of awareness and noticing the little things which tell a big tale, hidden in plain view.  During the recent elections here the candidates placed their images and slogans all around for us to savour and enjoy.  We could admire the air brushing of faces and the green credentials of recycling tired old slogans.

Driving into our village one day I admired the sight of colourful daffodils, fluttering and dancing in the breeze by the roadside.  I loved the clusters waving like cheerful crowds beneath a poster proclaiming the merits of one of the more non conformist candidates.  The slogans were original, the views worthwhile, the flowers proclaimed their approval.


defining poetry, a haiku


conceived as poem

even received as poem,

otherwise, a duck

Author: connellykevin

Writer, poet and photographer. Lover of all musical genres, from acoustic to zydeco. Born in Ireland of Scottish descent and proud of both. "I sought a theme and sought for it in vain, I sought it daily for six weeks or so" WB YEATS Many of the themes here presented and to be presented have taken me a lifetime rather than six weeks. Some have taken mere moments to arrive. All are offered freely and it is my hope that you, dear reader, will gain something by browsing here and that I in turn will gain something by presenting these works to you.

10 thoughts on “Haibun on flowers, poets and politics”

  1. Flower power – daffodils & politicians, one will continue to bloom the other promises the moon, one is bright yellow for a reason the other…..

  2. I like this very much about spring. You do need to include though the haiku that inspired this poem and to note it in your haibun. You may want to read the prompt again. Thank you for posting.

  3. I liked how you tied the daffodils blooming into the politicians’ world. I wonder if they would even notice their beauty. You didn’t follow our prompt today but I appreciate your interest in dVerse.
    Gayle ~

  4. sMiLes..
    ironY iN
    are noT
    FREe.. iF
    can NoT
    bE FrEE..
    PoeTry never

    Oh.. Spontaneous
    SoUL.. FReED
    TrUly.. yoU rUle..;)

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