Poetry Inspired by Marilyn Chin

Bumblebee kisses closed petal tips, lotus meditation release

♣♣♣

Bog rosemary, pitcher plant, yew, sensitive fern
Footprint photo op

Today’s Mini Challenge by imaginary garden with real toads was inspired by haiku written by Marilyn Chin, prolific writer and so much more. Her haiku are formatted differently than traditional form which added an extra challenge for me. Here’s a couple of my favorites:

Fallen plum blossoms return to the branch, you sleep, then
                 harden again

Sing sing little yellow blight rage rage against the dying of the
                 light
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

Advertisements

22 thoughts on “Poetry Inspired by Marilyn Chin

  1. Especially love the lotus meditation release and the sensitive fern…excellent responses!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! I spent a little time exploring a cranberry bog recently and the variety of unique plants was amazing. The rest? Ah, the memories!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Oh cool! Such a neat thing to do. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  2. A very interesting format. The last was very good.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) June 15, 2015 — 1:43 am

    You used your inspiration beautifully.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Oh these were a delight for my senses and especially loved the bumble bee kisses!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. An intriguing form for haiku……..I enjoyed these.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Well done! Wonderful lines.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. I’ve seen haiku in this form before. I kind of prefer the three-line variety better, but this is good also, kind of a challenge. I enjoyed reading yours. And I didn’t know about Marilyn Chin before, so I learned something.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Not all haikus are 5-7-5. I really like the first one. The power of meditation – release from stress then?

    Liked by 1 person

  9. beauty wonderfully captured….

    Liked by 1 person

  10. I admire the two American Sentences (haiku) with the lotus meditation release and details of nature in the second ~ Thanks for linking up with Real Toads ~

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Agreed with Kerry 🙂 this is quite an accomplishment..! Well done 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Each list has action and suspense. Love Them. I should go and study her work, too.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. I love this: “you sleep, then
    harden again”

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Was not familiar with this form – your beautiful pieces – inspiring me to go back for a look and learn 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Me either..my first time trying out her style. Her haiku may look a little different, but just as challenging 😀 Have a great weekend

      Like

  15. The second American sentence made me think of Dylan Thomas.. Very strong images in both,

    Liked by 1 person

    1. 😀 I saw my first cranberry bog last month when we visited Droop Mountain in WV. So many baby pitcher plants and sensitive ferns!

      Like

  16. It is no easy thing to capture a vivid image in so few words. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you. I found it a little easier to tackle after doing some brainstorming and playing with different phrases. It was well worth the effort!

      Like

Talk to Me!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close