Monday, March 26, 2007

Poppy



March poppy teaches perseverance.

I was totally surprised to find this poppy blooming so early in the spring. It's fragile, but persistent! We can learn from it...

This is in gracious response to One Deep Breath, this week's prompt is "Short & Sweet (One Line Haiku)".

19 comments:

Steve said...

The orange is nice against that gray background, and you can really see the texture of the petals. Great shot! :)

Brian said...

Stirring haiku Zapped. Love the picture.

polona said...

this is quite amazing!

md said...

lov the pic, thanks for ur comment

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Fragile, but persistent ... sometimes we are like Spring flowers opening early to find the sun. Lovely words and photo, JP

AscenderRisesAbove said...

wonderful contrast of orange against grey

Pod said...

ok, i shall persist
thanks for the nudge
;0)

Regina Clare Jane said...

What a lovely photo and a beautiful one-line haiku- simplicity in all its greatness...

Crafty Green Poet said...

light shining through both the petals and the words, lovely.

getzapped said...

steve- thanks, lucky to have a good camera.

brian- yes, like a koan.

polona- and look, the poppy is scarred from trying...

md- anytime.

j poe- I hope to open up soon!

ascender- it is a nice combo.

pod- we all need it once in a while!

regina- my Zen studies coming through.

crafty- what a nice image, thanks.

Sandy said...

Poppies must be hardier than they look. Inspiring line, too.

susanlavonne said...

That photo just POPS! and the haiku complements is brilliantly :-)

Marcia said...

Love the photo, the texture, that your poem focused on the damaged petals.

Liza Lee Miller said...

Fantastic. I don't know which is better . . . the photo or the poem but they work together beautifully!

jem said...

Well observed. I love the thought of flowers teaching us things. I want to go and get a lesson of my own now.

Ron said...

I agree with jem. All things are our teachers. Very nice.

Tammy said...

That poppy really pops and loved the line you created!

Becca said...

It does remind us to be bright and persevere! Lovely image and words.

đpoetic1© said...

This was too cute... I really like it, remind me of my grandmother's garden back in the days when I was only 5... so bright and vivid.