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Golden Yellow Flowers - 5 Haiku Flower Poems

Updated on April 11, 2016

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

Pick the One

There can only be one. So vote for your favorite and let it be the one.

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    • harmony155 profile image


      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia


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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Beautiful haikus. I voted for the last one. Voted up and beautiful. Sharing.

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      5 years ago from australia

      I enjoyed these haikus and the additional information - thank you

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Enjoyed reading all your poems. Voted up.

    • Angelo52 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanks Cashmere. Glad you enjoyed them.

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      Olde Cashmere 

      6 years ago

      These Haikus are beautiful Angelo, and very well crafted. I voted for #2. Voting up, and rating beautiful and awesome.

    • Angelo52 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanks for the huge compliment, unknown spy, on these 5 flower haiku poems.

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      Not Found 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      I did not vote because i really love all your haikus.. one has its own uniqueness and identity.

    • Angelo52 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanks for the nice comment midget38. As for my favorite color, well I like them all, especially bright colors like the yellow in the silky gold milkweed flowers.

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      I am not an expert on the Monarch butterfly or it's relationship with milkweed, but I dare say that you've done a fabulous, well researched job! And I believe your favourite color might be yellow?

      Voted up.

    • Angelo52 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Central Florida

      I grew up in Chicago and we had milkweed plants sprout up in our yard most summers. Not knowing the connection to the Monarchs we generally pulled them up and tossed them. Then again, unlike the Silky Gold milkweed, those milkweed plants did not have flowers we would want in any garden.

      Thanks for your comment and your votes.

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      6 years ago from Peru, South America

      What a unique tribute to the milkweed plant! They were common in Midwestern America where I grew up. Although I chose #3 for the mini balls imagery, I love each of them for the beautiful descriptions and word pictures you created. Voted up!

    • Angelo52 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanks you sweethearts2 and shiningirisheyes for your comments and votes on these haiku flower poems.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Informative introduction to beautiful haiku's.

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      6 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      All five are wonderful, I voted for 4 because it supports and acts as a guardian of life as you described in your narrative. Voted up and beautiful

    • Angelo52 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanks Mhatter99. I tried to keep within the theme - to express my thoughts on these golden yellow flowers and the plants that produce them in the traditional haiku form.

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      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanks for the great compliment aviannovice. Glad you found these haiku flower poems to be beautiful and great.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      thoughtful reflections. thank you.

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      Deb Hirt 

      6 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      These are all so beautiful and descriptive. I cannot choose one, they are all great in their own way.


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