Monday Morning #Haiku 57 — Desert Flowers

Anza Borrego Desert Wildflowers
Image (c) Cindy Knoke

Girls in pink gymslips
Fragile desert flowers bloom
Brief moments captured


Many thanks to Cindy Knoke for her kind permission that I use this image to inspire and partner my Monday Morning haiku for this week.

You can see her further amazing shots of Californian desert flowers at

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

19 thoughts on “Monday Morning #Haiku 57 — Desert Flowers”

  1. Gorgeous this Sarah…Cindy’s exquisite photograph and your beautifully delicate Haiku which captures the essence of the California desert flowers so perfectly 🙂 xxx

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      1. Yes I did Sarah, but the time I remember the most was crossing the Mojave Desert sitting in the back of a Plymouth Dodge muscle car with friends, driving from LA to Las Vegas with Aerosmith riffing through the 8 track. A long time ago… 1979 😉

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  2. “Pink gymslips” is a beautiful coinage, Sarah, not to mention the gorgeous alliteration (assonance; and how it buttresses the overall personification of the flowers) of it driving the haiku. Cindy’s photo is lovely as well.

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    1. Thank you, Leigh. I always love your in-depth analysis of my work. If somebody asked me to describe why I’ve written something a certain way, I’d be hard-pushed to answer them, but you do just brilliantly on my behalf. And, yes, Cindy’s photo is lovely, as are all of her other ones of flowers, birds, and nature in general.


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