wild onion florets
stir above the green mint leaves
garden of small joys

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2013


5 responses to “haiku

  1. Thanks for your comment. The hand writes what the eyes see.

  2. Hi Greg, I like this haiku so much, I’ve decided to include it on my blog tomorrow as part of a weekly haiku review. Would you like to tell me anything more about this poem, your process, or about yourself?

  3. Thanks, Michael – I usually don’t go onto the blog or look at my email or other internet sites after the morning but today I wanted to check into what was going on re: the whole Syria matter. So I saw the notice that you had posted a comment. I’m a retired government computer specialist, a veteran of the VN conflict, and married to my Vietnamese wife Lan for 47 years. My process? I usually get my images and ideas from walking in the neighborhood or working outside in the yard or even just looking out the windows of our home; then I spend the rest of the day (or night) mulling over the best words to capture the thought / image – sometimes it may take days. This particular poem developed as I was working the other morning in our yard, when the wild onion blooms caught my attention & there sprang into my mind, along with the image, the idea of the little joys there are in life – even from things we’d rather not find, like unwanted plants in a garden. But, of course, for others with different backgrounds and experiences, the idea taken away after reading may be very different – but that is one of the wonders of poetry, variant meanings garnered from the same words.

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