Close Observation

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I am participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge. Thanks to the co-authors of              Two Writing Teachers for creating this  supportive community.

I spend a lot of time in the Children’s Garden at Longwood. While the fountains and architecture with child-sized nooks and crannies are constant, I’ve learned to look around, and especially up, for surprises. Today I noticed two new blooms – one on a philodendron and one on the White Bird of Paradise tree. I might have missed these beauties if I didn’t observe closely.

So, because it’s Friday and in honor of my observations, I humbly offer this haiku:


Bird of Paradise

Exotic blooms welcome spring

Regal evergreen


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5 Responses to Close Observation

  1. arjeha says:

    I have never seen a white bird-of-paradise. Looking up and around paid off, Rose.

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  2. paulabourque says:

    I needed a little Poetry Friday, Rose. Thanks!

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  3. Lovely haiku! My parents used to go to Longwood gardens frequently but I still have never been. Hmmmm….

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  4. mandyrobek says:

    This sounds like a lovely space to spend time in and I enjoyed the thoughts of spring since I saw a snowflake today when I ran out at lunch.

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