- Books, Literature, and Writing»
- Poems & Poetry
Golden Yellow Flowers - 5 Haiku Flower Poems
Brilliant Spray of Yellow Flowers on the Silky Gold Milkweed
Yellow Flower Buds yet to Burst Open
Yellow Milkweed Plants
Flower Haikus in English
These 5 haiku flower poems are dedicated to the Asclepias or Silky Gold milkweed. A form of the Bloodflower milkweed, its blooms are all yellow with nary a hint of the red carried by the Bloodflower or Mexican milkweed. A native of South America, the Silky Gold has established itself – like many an import – on the tropical landscape of South Florida and beyond.
Now these plants provide an important source of food for both the Monarch butterfly and its larvae. These milkweed plants provide nectar for the Monarch butterfly and other nectar loving insects through the golden yellow flowers. They also provide protection for the Monarch butterfly and its larvae from predators as the sap contains chemicals which can poison the hunters. The bright colors of the caterpillars and the butterfly provide warning of this poison that they glean from the Asclepias milkweed.
The haikus are written in the English Style using the traditional 5-7-5 pattern. That is 3 sentences with 5 syllables, then 7 syllables and a return to 5 syllables in the last sentence. This not the only style to write haiku poetry in, just the most common accepted English form. There is also a more compact version, 3-5-3 and versions that do not follow a particular pattern.
Please continue below and read the 5 haiku flower poems I have written about this very pretty butterfly plant. When you have enjoyed them, as I hope you will, use the poll to vote for your favorite of the 5.
5 Haiku Flower Poems
Silky gold milkweed
Growth flourishes in bright sun
Yellow flowers open
Pod splits opening
Seed on silk catches the wind
Floats away searching
Buds in groups spring forth
Expansion into mini-balls
Golden flowers show
On long stems – blossoms
Glitter wings flutters landing
Takes a drink or two
Yellow flowers bloom
Wedge shaped leaves on long green stems
Reaching for the sky