5 Flower Haikus about a White Rose

About these Flower Haikus

I have seen many poems, including in haiku form, about roses. Could it be that spring is in the air and all thoughts have turned to the promise of renewal? Renewal of the earth through the spring rains, renewal of the spirit due to the warmer days and perhaps renewal of the way we look at things.

So I took another look at the accompanying photograph of this white rose and said to myself "I can do this, I can write some haiku based on this rose." So giving some thought on how to proceed I armed myself with pen and paper (yep still use old-fashioned writing not just the keyboard) to create the 5 haiku presented here.

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White rose in full bloom inspired these flower haikus.
White rose in full bloom inspired these flower haikus. | Source

Rose Haiku 1

Petals in velvet

Emerge from a dark green bud

Unfolding full white

Haiku 2

Rose in white

Blooms falling open

Smells of life

Haiku 3

Rose grows to flower

White petals fully engage

Mind behind brown eyes

Haiku 4

A man sits mourning

Stem cut white rose is dying

Killed by his own hand

Haiku 5

White rose petals wilt

Cut off from water of life

Curling yellow fall

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Which of These is Your Favorite Rose Haiku?

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© 2012 Angelo52

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Like the poetry? Express yourself here! 17 comments

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mollymeadows 4 years ago from The Shire

I liked these, Angelo, especially the first one.

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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

Haikus fascinate me and these were beautiful and I found them inspiring. Great writing, voted up, beautiful, and interesting :)

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Angelme566 4 years ago

I love your Haiku since i am Haiku lover..Voted Up !

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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

A man sits mourning.....awesome

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Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thanks molly, cashmere, angelme and girish for your encouraging comments on my white rose haikus. Glad you enjoyed them.

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I don't think I ever read haikus before now.

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Fantastic haikus!!! The white rose is a beautiful flower and your tribute enhances it.

angela 4 years ago

loved the first one especially

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Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thanks avian, Sunshine and angela. Glad you liked the haikus. Thanks for the comments.

Monica 4 years ago

I like rose in white, very poetic, learning a new side of you Angelo, awesome!!!!

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Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

I did not know I had a haiku or two in me either. Thanks.

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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal


These are like gems in a necklace, difficult to choose the best piece.

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Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thanks Vinaya.

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ignugent17 4 years ago

They are all lovely! :-)

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Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you, ignugent for liking these flower haikus. Which was your favorite?

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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Enjoyed these haiku, and I enjoy roses too. My favorite is the rose named Joseph's Coat. It's one of my Hub photos.

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Lady_E 20 months ago from London, UK

Gorgeous. I enjoyed reading them.

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