“I love daisies… They’re so friendly. Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower?”~Kathleen Kelly, a character from You’ve Got Mail
Daisy has such a simple, easy, uncomplicated, yet elegant form. Its whiteness seems so pure and clean, despite its nature as a wild flower. The form has a cheerful character, similar to a form of sunflowers, symbolizing the sun that brings light and cheerfulness to the world. It is difficult not to feel a bit Pollyannaish when looking at a handful of daisies, especially if the daisies are sitting on our own kitchen table.
as I stare at you,
you stare back at me, teasing,
a gasp of joy
But let’s not forget its other attractive character as well. As a wild flower, daisy symbolizes freedom, being untamed, loose, natural. Yet, the freedom also speaks to its important present in this world, that is to compliment things that happen in this world that are routines in nature, bounded by rules and all the “ought to be”. It offers balance.
undaunted by rules
curse destiny in its face
you grow unannounced
floating or flying,
our mind can’t seem to discern,
fact is, life goes on.
Floating or flying,
what’s the difference,
for an image has
one main purpose,
I presented these three forms of poems, haibun, haiku and gogyohka, as a response to Photo Challenge #353 by Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Please visit the site to see other creative contributions from other bloggers. Thank you for reading. It’s been a joy in making these poems.
Featured image is by Arshi Ahmed from stylecraze.com