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Friday, June 12, 2009


In the Wyoming high country sego lilies bloom for only two weeks in mid-June. Their exotic beauty is unexpected amid sage brush, aspen, and pinon pine. My Mormon ancestors foraged for these nutritious bulbs in lean times. To me, they were a true sign of summer as the snows receded from the foothills.


homesick--
hungry only for the beauty
of sego lilies


6 comments:

diana l. said...

The description makes the whole piece feel more soothing than if the three lines had stood alone. How interesting what a difference the provision of context can make for the reader's experience.

Very pretty.

Beatrice V said...

I love this Nora.

David said...

i like this a lot Nora. however given the context how about

homesick -
hungry only for sego liles
among sage brush

John McDonald said...

a delightful one nora
john

Beatrice V said...

Hi again, in response to David, it is always interesting to see the possible variations on a theme, in this particular case, though, my personal opinion is the haiku is perfect as it is.
Let us all try some haibun and tanka too.

martin said...

I always wanted to go out west. Beautiful country and interesting history with a nice haibun, Nora.