Monday Morning #Haiku 39 — Passion Flowers

Passion Flowers (November)

November shiver
Passion flowers brave north wind
Hardy extroverts

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. She's into nature, gardening, and natural health. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

17 thoughts on “Monday Morning #Haiku 39 — Passion Flowers”

  1. Been spraying a patch this morning that has invaded one of the orchards. It’s gorgeous, but rampant stuff in this climate – spreads underground for 4 metres beyond the mother plant.

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    1. I didn’t know that. People tend to have them growing up their walls and fences in the UK for decorative purposes, not realising how far the the blighters’ roots are spreading underground.

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      1. Probably more to do with climate, but left unchecked, it will invade all over the place. Did a metre from the main stem and you might see worm-like root systems perhaps 10cm down – that’s the feelers. I’ll take a pic sometime for you if I remember.

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    1. Thank you. That’s what I love about haiku, making every word count. There’s something most meditative about the whole process, as it encourages me to totally focus on one thing for a while, usually some detail of nature.

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      1. I do like the concept of making every word count.. I guess that could be said of good writing everywhere, perhaps? I like the “Hardy extrovert” words. I’m also surprised that Passionfruit is considered a pest in places. Mine gets rampant, lots of vine leaf growing but never does it tunnel and expand. Although I do know to fertilise all along the area underneath the vine as roots will be there. (Hmm, a few less words would have been good there, maybe!) Still helping Emma with her Indiegogo Campaign, when that ends will have more time to write re our commonalities. I see you like Oosterman Treats, too
        …he is fabulous Isn’t he!

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      2. I suppose it depends upon the climate re Passionflower growth. Spike lives in Turkey where the ground is often very dry and subjected to a great deal of heat, so maybe the roots travel further in search of water. They certainly don’t have to go far in England, with all our rainfall!

        I’ve only just discovered Oosterman Treats, after another blogger mentioned him as fabulous.

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  2. beautiful Sarah! Passiflora- an interesting history brought by a Spanish friar to Europe and named by the Italian monk who was reminded of the passion of the Christ!! it’s such an interesting flower. Beautiful haiku!

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