Friday, July 27, 2012

Morning Glories


Morning glory hues
saturated purple, pink
my eyes overflow

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Chromagraphic feed
grows to epiphany from
psychedelic seed

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Brave morning glory
in the language of flowers
you speak of yearning

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Early morning cool
leaves its  dew drop calling card
on blossom, stem, leaf

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Climb inside my mind
you crazy, twisted creeper-
bloom bright, leave your seed


Images: Mary Bach

A friend asked me about the flowers in the above pictures, which led me to look up Morning Glories since all I knew was the name.  According to Wikipedia I learned, among other things, the seeds have psychotropic properties when taken in large quantities and represented love in vain to the Victorians.  I have incorporated these tidbits into 55 words of Haiku for G-man's FF-55.  Click on the link to check out all the offerings or add your own.


30 comments:

  1. Beautiful both pics and Haiku. Well done on the G-Man's Flash 55 prompt!

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  2. LOL a crazy creeper
    Sure doesn't want to make me look deeper

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    1. lol, that's right Pat..they creep like the creepiest of creepers :o)

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  3. Mary Bach...
    Brilliantly done!!!
    I loved the flow, I loved the Haiku's, I loved the way you made it a 55.
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  4. Nice haiku set of morning glories ~

    I regularly post in Haiku Heights: http://haiku-heights.blogspot.ca/

    as Grace. They have weekly prompts, if you are interested ~

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    1. Thank you Heaven. I'll have a look. It's always nice to have another forum.

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  5. Talent and beauty, great 55 !

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  6. Normally I an not huge on haiku but you write them masterfully ...well done mary...I hope life is well for you:-)

    Wander

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    1. Thanks Chris. Haiku is what I do when I can't do anything! :o)

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  7. A 55 that makes me want to follow up your own research. (I'll twine around your door any time!)

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    1. Thank you Doctor. lol, a twining FTSE...sounds like just what the doctor ordered. :o)

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    2. Beware the ties that bind, Mary! There's more than one kind of creeper...

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    3. Hahaha - Ada, I'll keep your wise advice in mind!

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  8. I like that you can write such brilliant Haiku of the flower. Now every time, I see Morning Glory, I will remember your Haiku and I love LOVE Haiku but I am not as prolific as you! Have you a great weekend. hugs shakira


    Mine is here

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    1. Thank you so much Shakira! That's cool that you'll think about something I wrote when you see the flowers. :o)

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  9. Charged with electric attentions.

    <loves morning glory muffins. ~Mary

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  10. What is nice about the Morning Glory is that once you grow them you can make sure the seeds fall to the ground beneath them, and they will come up the next year.
    A perennial annual . . .

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    1. Yes, they are. I like your term 'perennial annual.'

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  11. Chris McQueeney recommended your haiku so I hopped on over. Very glad I did :-)

    Your words have a great depth and beauty to them in this short form.

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  12. Same Here.. Glad I found you will be following you..

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    1. Thank you Susie...I'll check out your blog too. Sorry I missed your comment for so long!

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