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Gentle Flowers

Updated on June 28, 2010
Turk's cap lily  (
Turk's cap lily (
Panther or Leopard lily  (
Panther or Leopard lily (
Golden rayed lily of Japan  (
Golden rayed lily of Japan (
Easter Lily  (
Easter Lily (
Siroi Lily  (
Siroi Lily (


Lilium martagon

beautiful distinguished plant

hanging downwards

proudly strongly backwards

slow difficult growth

easy from bulbs, transplants

Oh Come! dear hummingbirds!

share with us your adventures!

of faraway lands

of love found recovered

shower us your wings of wisdom

songs of kindness

dances of humor

tears of beauty

oh come! dear wise hummingbirds!

Lilium pardalinum

tall magnificent plant

vigorous burning orange

species endangered

loves stream banks

native to California, Southern Oregon

Oh Sing! dear butterflies!

resonate with us your soulful tones!

of unheard stories

of unknown creatures of light

sprinkle us with your melodies of virtue

tempos of serenity

rhythms of passion

poetry of voices

oh sing! dear brave butterflies!

Lilium auratum

one of the true lilies

sunlight is important

while base remains shaded

healing calming white

native to Japan

Oh Sweet Flower! dear white lilies!

does not attract hummingbirds

nor butterflies

but you do have powerful fragrant

radiate your peace and harmony

spread your love and kindness

plain in sight

filled with depth

oh sweet flower! dear healing white lilies!


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    • bullfrog1967 profile image


      3 years ago

      really very beautifully painted piece wishing you a glorious day

    • shimmering Dawn profile image


      7 years ago

      Beautiful, interesting and informative. Enjoyed your haiku ...thanks for sharing!

    • frogyfish profile image


      8 years ago from Central United States of America

      I did not know lilies did not attract hummingbirds. Hmmm.

      Your haiku is lovely, your thoughts are amazingly spoken!

      Am joining you as a fan.


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