Haiku: Carpe Diem #157, Tanpopo (Dandelion)

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is Tanpopo (Dandelion).

I recall childhood summer games played with dandelions. Girls checking if he loved them, watch-less boys telling the time. Those were the days they say, how soon life surrounds us, unnoticed.

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childhood summer days
tell time by dandelion
late for tea again

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ageing cherry tree
smiling dandelions steel
the ground beneath you

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the sun exposes
shades of a former glory
wishes gone to seed

There’s my three blows at the Dandelion. What I’m wishing for shall remain a secret, but feel free to share thoughts in the dandelion confessional below.

Smiles, love and laughter.

© John Belchamber 2013

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About jrbsays

Just a regular married father of three type of guy. Writer of Haiku, founder of www.DementiaJourneys.com and other bits and other bobs.
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23 Responses to Haiku: Carpe Diem #157, Tanpopo (Dandelion)

  1. Awesome series on Dandelions JRB … secrets? Well … I hope to see more wonderful haiku composed by you. And my secrets? … well they will stay there where they belong … right in my heart.

  2. artmusedog says:

    Wonderful set of haiku with a very contemplative feel and with warm memories ~ Enjoy ^_^

  3. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Some ennui in that last one?

    Dandelion’s Fortitude

  4. Time for dandelion tea? the last was a bit sad and wistful….

  5. ageing cherry tree
    smiling dandelions steel
    the ground beneath you

    I love that one… Really good

  6. Look for A Lovely Thing says:

    These are delightful. The second with those thieving, smiling dandelions is the best 🙂

  7. great set, Jrb! those fluffy flowers make us smile and bring lots of inspiration!

  8. WabiSabi says:

    Your poems are filled with a poignant nostalgia for childhood, long before we were programmed to despise the dandelion! I vote for the wine and salad!

    • jrbsays says:

      I thought I’d be doing one on the Dandelion and Burdock drink my Nan used to give me, but for some reason it didn’t come out like I thought it might.

  9. WabiSabi says:

    And memories of childhood!

  10. Maggie says:

    All so well done but especially love second and third…and stunning images.

  11. Cathy Tenzo says:

    I especially like “wishes gone to seed.”

  12. Being late for tea because you’ve been enchanted by dandelions is perfectly acceptable!

    Dandelion Season

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