Haiku for Rosemary Mint

morning dew on iris
tonight, soft tulle chemise

slight shake in her signature
snail lines glitter

chance June frost
firefly’s bright tenacity

Word prompts from rosemary mint

About T A Hillin-Smith

Just one of the literacy scholars on this site who wants to explore writing in all its complexities.
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20 Responses to Haiku for Rosemary Mint

  1. ManicDdaily says:

    This is a lovely poem – concise but vivid – I love the tenacity of the firefly. k.

  2. Thomas Davis says:

    This is imagistic poetry at its best. It is squeezed until each words carries the explosion of the image it creates, and this leads to an emotional response. Great work.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Thomas Davis,
      Welcome back. I like working with words, and Shawna his a new list ready most weeks. I’m glad I could share them with you. I really enjoyed reading and catching up on posts at fourwindowspress. It had been too long.

  3. Luke Prater says:

    Very strong, Yousei… the challenge of saying it with ultra word-economy seems to work for you brilliantly. Many cannot

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Thank you. I try. It’s always nice when they work out. That seems to be happening more often thankfully. Hope you’re doing well. I’ll be visiting soon.

  4. aloha Yousei Hime – oh, i like that snail line signature – a lot. way a lot.

  5. These are lovely similes with flavor! You’re wonderful ~Thanks dear~`hope you’re feeling better. ~Fondly Deborah

  6. julespaige says:

    Delicious. A feast for the eyes – thank you!
    I offer:
    With a companion piece written for the Sunday Whirl Wordle list.

  7. Raven says:

    Gave me lovely smiles.

  8. rosemary mint says:

    This is perfect. Just beautiful. I think it’s very selfish of you to keep your poetry inside of you when it looks like this upon the page. The center couplet is my favorite. Thank you so much. Please write more.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      I’m so glad you liked them. I wanted to use all the words (a challenge I enjoy), but they wouldn’t cooperate. I do a lot of pre-writing in my head, and it comes out on “paper” when it’s ready to be shaped into a final, readable form. I hope to write a bit more this week, but I have a lot of things to do. Big trip coming up, and I’ll be off-line for a while then. 😦 Thanks for the push to write, my friend.

      • rosemary mint says:

        Are you still spending the summer away for a job?

        • Yousei Hime says:

          I have a job, all but guaranteed, but it hasn’t started yet. Yes, I’m planning to leave soon. May be gone longer than the summer. It feels strange, a bit depressing, but also very exciting. It will be great to be with my Texas family for a while.

          • rosemary mint says:

            I’m sure! You’ll have to e-mail me or write a post about it.

            • Yousei Hime says:

              Definitely. I plan to use the whole experience to write from. You should start seeing posts within the next two weeks. My sister has internet (the final destination), but my mother doesn’t (second stop of journey). Look forward to it. 🙂

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