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A Haiku - Iris

Updated on May 4, 2012

A woman's beauty, how like the iris.

Youth is our springtime.
Youth is our springtime. | Source
A bed of iris.
A bed of iris. | Source

All living things have their seasons.



Iris, woman seen,

How like the flower so named,

In springtime beauty.


An orchid no less!

Beauty overflowing bed;

Tall, erect, and strong.


Passing time…decline,

Drying, wrinkling in each sun.

The hope rests resting.

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© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      phdast7: The secret is the soil and the watering, but Iris can grow like a weed with enough water, and their "bed" will get bigger each year. Find other friends who have different color Iris for variety. You will be flowering at last!

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Very nice. I enjoyed these verses. Funny, I have never been able to grow flowers (good with bushes and trees), but this past fall a friend thinned out her irises and gave me quite a few bulbs. They are in the ground and some shoots have come up. I guess time will tell. :)

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      raciniwa: Like the lovely lady named Iris, beauty for the eyes and something special for the thoughts.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      beautiful flowers and great haiku...

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      KrisL: I am sure it is both. I set out initially to write a single Haiku and then follow as far as inspiration leads me. So the single becaomes a set, but a single whole. I am glad you enjoyed it/them.

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      KrisL 5 years ago from S. Florida

      Thanks, these are lovely -- or _this_ is lovely?

      Do you think of it as a set of haiku or a set of linked poems?

      Anyhow, enjoyed them.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      CloudExplorer: You ain't bad yourself! "Writers write."

      Some people are addicted to baseball, cooking, beer...we writers are addicted to writing. HubPages adds to the addiction because it permits us (as you know) to get it available to a potential worldwide readership. What writer wouldn't be excited about that...and write?!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Lovely Haiku Perpycacious, and amazing put up of close to 300 hubs, wow. Your surely a highly active hub writer indeed. Voted up, up and away!

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      breakfastpop: All votes are appreciated, especially yours. Have a great day, the weekend is coming.

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      Simply beautiful and voted that way.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Gypsy Rose Lee: Indeed there comes a time when from all of life's experiences the inner beauty should overwhelm the facade of external attractiveness.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Faith Reaper: Thanks for this recent visit. Your comments are always so welcomed.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      This is very lovey. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Those women whose beauty fades with time but never dies are the lucky ones.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      writer20: You and Deborah B. are my two votes so far. Thanks, I'm glad you found it "lovely."

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Deborah Brooks: thanks for the comment and especially for voting.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      picklesandrufus: Thanks so much for your periodic visits and regular commentary.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      lovely poem. I've always like Iris's.

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      That was very pretty!! Vote up!!!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      This is beautiful..you never disappoint me...voted up..debbie

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      D.Juris Stetser: If I accomplished that for you, then I succeeded. Thanks.

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Nice read. As with all things, time ages everything. Good choice of words.

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      D.Juris Stetser 5 years ago from South Dakota

      A beautiful Haiku with depth of feeling, normally difficult in so few words. I loved it.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      DanaTeresa: I enjoyed reading you first Haiku as a "Newbie", too. This was brought on by another Hubber's Hub about the flower iris, and a comment I made when I read it this morning. Thanks for the read and good luck here on HubPages.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Cyndi10: All feelings are examined in poetry, so melancholy (if it is present) is certainly allowed. Then again, don't we all get at least slightly melancholy as we watch loved ones age, and start examining the mirrors more closely?

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      These are beautiful. They have a slightly melancholy feel to them. I enjoyed reading them.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      So beautiful. I love the imagery and emotions. I enjoyed reading this very much.