Monday Morning #Haiku 188 — Bud

One daffodil bud
Solitary winter scout
Is it safe to bloom?

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.

29 thoughts on “Monday Morning #Haiku 188 — Bud”

  1. Well it’s safe to bloom here. Very mild winter where we are…which is perfectly all right with me. 🙂 My old bones don’t like the cold any longer.

    but they love your writing

    so it’s all good!

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    1. I thought it was fairly safe for the daffodil to bloom, until we had some snow today. That photo was taken yesterday! Fortunately the snow hasn’t settled, although temperatures of between minus one and plus two centigrade are forecast for the next few days.
      My bones aren’t young but I wear countless layers of clothes to keep warm. Today when I walked the dog, I was wearing a wool and silk thermal vest, two cotton t-shirts, a sweater, padded hooded gilet, and hooded windproof coat, leggings with long-johns underneath, plastic overtrousers, two pairs of socks and my snowboots, plus two pairs of gloves. I don’t care how I look, as long as I’m warm and dry.

      I’m glad your old bones love my writing 🙂


    1. Dear Rochelle,

      We had some snow but it melted straightaway, but now the temperature is below freezing. The daffodil bud is still firmly closed, but has been joined by other buds. They are symbols of optimism! I’m glad you love the haiku 🙂

      All best wishes,

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      1. It is a lovely sunshiny flower that makes the greyist of days seem bright 🙂 My granny loved all yellow flowers, although her favourite of all was (were) violets. You know, I’ve got a grammar block here — not sure whether to use “was” as related to the singular ‘favourite’ or ‘were’ as related to the plural ‘voilets’. Perhaps I should wriggle out of it by saying ‘the voilet’ to echo your ‘the daffodil’! Anyway, the voilets have been in bloom in my garden since the beginning of January. They look such delicate flowers and yet they are so hardy. I’ve met people like that.

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  2. Brrrr…your solitary scout has joined its friends in Somerset but reading here, I can see you’ve had some snow, as have we, but didn’t settle. Let’s hope the daffs forge their way through to their glorious colour whatever the weather. Lovely post as always dearest Sarah 🙂 xxxxxxxx

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      1. Haha…and here I am 3 days later and just about to sign off for the weekend. Phew, I’m all written out, but have done a lot with the memoir this week. Hope your writing is going well too dearest Sarah and we must definitely not wish our lives away…but it’s also nice to look forward to those treasures such as blooming daffodils 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxx

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      2. Absolutely well done, Sherri, you getting stuck into your memoir this week. I got in a bit of a flip about my WIP this week (have posted about it), but am out the other side of it now, so feeling more optimistic today. I can see some lovely flower buds coming on my primulas today, which has made me very happy 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      3. Primulas are so pretty and so glad to hear they cheered you up at the end of your difficult week, dearest Sarah. I will head over to read your post, sorry about your ‘flip’ last week, but so glad to hear you came out the other end filled with renewed optimism. I hope you had a lovely weekend, despite the crazy weather. It was my mother’s birthday on Sunday, and it rained, shined, sleeted and snowed all day long! Very windy overnight and and cold again. Hail storm too last night. But spring isn’t far away and here’s to those beautiful spring flowers just waiting to burst into bloom! Here’s to a great writing week ahead for us both dear friend 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      4. The weather is totally foul here, today. An icy, sleety gale. However, Sherri, when I was eating breakfast this morning, I did see a seagull perform a spectacular aeronaultical manoeuvre. It entered the current of a huge gust of wind and shot across the sky superfast with one wingtip pointing upwards and the other downward (so it was on its side from where I was watching). It was brilliant, and made my morning. I thought, at least something appreciates the wildness of the wind 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      5. What an amazing sight, certainly helps with the awful weather we had earlier in the week. The seagull was having the time of his life by the sounds of it, even if we weren’t! But today the sun is shining here, and hopefully for you too. Not long and our daffs will be in full bloom, the spring sunshine sending them into beautiful colour to cheer our days. I hope your writing is now going well dearest Sarah, and you are basking at the south pole, not freezing at the north. Lovely weekend wishes to you my dear friend 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxx

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      6. Am not sure about basking at the south pole. I don’t want to melt all the southern ice, or the penguins would be very upset indeed, as would the whole planet! The lovely sun on the UK’s SE coast will do be just fine, and it’s meant to persist into the weekend (hopefully). Lovely weekend wishes to you, too, my dear friend 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      7. Haha…well, you knew what I meant. As in calmer waters, still keeping the ice but perhaps with a very thick wet suit and keeping the penguins happy 🙂 Here’s to the sunny weekend ahead – how lovely! Thank you dear friend! 🙂 xxxxxxxxx

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