Six word Saturday

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Do you write poetry, or prose?

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Orchids, wild and free

Waving through the longest grass

Come and play with me

Sweetest princesses

Blushing tenderly in pink

Or virginal, white

Perfect peony

Unfurling, day after day

Swirling in beauty

It’s funny how this blogging world changes you, and opens your eyes to new things.  I never used to carry a camera, except on holiday (with pretty dire results).  But, needing to liven up my dull pages, I started taking photographs.  Now I find it hard to walk past a blade of grass without wondering if it will make a good composition!  I exaggerate- but it’s not far from the truth.

It’s good to know that I have an imagination, and that with just a little persuasion from friends, I can learn to use it.  So now I’m tiptoeing into the world of Haiku, to see what I can find.

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Sultry, smiling poppy

Teasing with her flirty skirt

Stamping a tango!

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The storm clouds have descended this morning.  What better time to practise a new skill?  There’s so much inspiration out there.

I’m linking this morning to Lucile de Godoy at Bridging Lacunas.  If you don’t know her, you’re in for a treat.  And, of course, you’ll find me on Six Word Saturday.  It’s my Saturday morning home.

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131 comments

  1. I’m truly gobsmacked at your your wondrous haiku, Jo! I agree with you that blogging does bring out all sorts of hidden talents which hitherto may have lain dormant. Well done, both on your photography and writing. xx 🙂

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  2. Jo I completely agree that blogging has made me look at the world very differently. I have come to appreciate tiny beauty though the lens of a camera. Good for you to try Haiku. I’m afraid I am a long way from that challenge. Yours however are beautiful!

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  3. You haiku is a lovely poetic description of the dancing poppies. Blogging does tend to make one look at the world differently. I know I often look at a scene when I don’t have my camera with me and wonder what would be the best way to capture it. 😉

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  4. I’m in awe of you with such a vivid imagination and now you have labelled those tangoing poppies, the description fits them so well. As for cameras and blogging it is like a horse and cart they just go together… 🙂

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  5. Heaven Jo! Gorgeous flowers and don’t ask me to choose a favourite; I know zilch about orchids, the only ones I ever see are those in a hot house! But they are both very beautiful and having read the comments, obviously the first one is quite rare so lucky/clever you for finding it. And the haiku (what’s the plural?) are wonderful – such a vivid one for the poppy – I am stunned by your talents 😀 😀

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    1. I think the sunshine may have gone to my head, Jude 🙂 Apparently Tish has the biggest and best book of authority on wild flowers (don’t ask me to name it!). I just trample through the undergrowth with my point and shoot. Not much genius in that! 🙂

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      1. I think I have three wild flower books (bought from 2nd hand bookshops – I can’t resist) but I still have difficulty identifying some of them with similar leaves/colours.

        I look forward to more haiku from you, you definitely have the right idea! Poppies with swirling skirts doing a tango is sheer brilliance 🙂

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      2. No tennis so, in theory, lots of time this Sunday! Alas I’m fulla jobs at home 😦 No sun here yet so it’s ironing next. Haven’t had chance to get to my Reader in days. Is Sherri back yet, do you know? Will check out your Bench when I get a sec. 🙂

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  6. I’m the same, Jo – I never used to take photographs and now I have the camera with me everywhere I go. I’m sure if I hadn’t started blogging I would never have noticed my life through photography like I do now 😀

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  7. Peonies are one of my favorite, Jo. But all of the flowers are beautiful. Your haikus were good too. I’m the same way with my camera since I’ve started blogging, too. I’m always wondering if ‘that’ is the shot.

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    1. Hi Elaine 🙂 I thought I might have overdone it. ‘Bit’ between the teeth stuff 🙂 But I have so many lovely flower photos to choose from right now. Couldn’t resist! Thanks a lot 🙂

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    1. I have heaps of flower shots and haven’t posted any for ages, Paula, so I was killing 2 birds with one stone. Cruel of me 🙂 Thanks for the kind words. Speaking of which, how are you doing with Greek? Do you have a blogging friend to practise with?

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      1. No need to admire – I tend to mix them all up :D. Tomorrow’s challenge is by Irene Waters and it is about water 😀

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      2. The European ones are a bit interchangeable anyway 🙂 Sounds good- I’ll have a look in the morning. Or are you posting tonight? I was awake really early so might not make it to the witching hour 🙂

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