Haibun on flowers, poets and politics
Sometimes 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
10 thoughts on “Haibun on flowers, poets and politics”
Flower power – daffodils & politicians, one will continue to bloom the other promises the moon, one is bright yellow for a reason the other…..
Much laughter at this!
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.
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.
Comical haibun…love the ‘cheerful crowd’ of daffodils.
“During the recent elections here the candidates placed their images and slogans all around for us to savour and enjoy.”
A sarcastic haibun – I love it.
Your haiku is a gem.
yeah! Forget the slogans, focus on the flowers for a meaningful moment.
A duck! Yes!
TrUly.. yoU rUle..;)