#Tanka 39 — Peonies

Such extraversion,
peonies glow neon pink:
unmissable shout.
That girl with a crazy hat
brandishes her June paintbrush.

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.

21 thoughts on “#Tanka 39 — Peonies”

    1. They love the chalky dry soil in my garden. No special treatment at all.
      Wishing you a brilliant Tuesday, too. Sorry, for being so neglectful of late. Have been taking a long rest from blogging and writing, and getting some fresh air. Was feeling a bit jaded, but am starting to feel better now. Nearly there!


    1. Thank you, Shey πŸ™‚ I’m getting the odd burst of creativity at the moment, but am mostly plugged in on recharge. Am being incredibly neglectful of my dear blogging friends, but finally have to take time out to do some long overdue jobs away from the PC, in between chilling out. Will be back soon — refreshed, creative, and sociable — and check out what everyone else has being doing/posting during my frequent absences. xxxxxxxxxx

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  1. And here you are dearest Sarah, and what a glorious splash of colour and your tanka, just beautifully written. So good to see you smiling again through your photos and words. Have a beautiful weekend my beautiful friend πŸ™‚ ❀ πŸ™‚ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Thank you, Sherri. Presently, I’m spring cleaning. Was smiling until a load of dust fell on me from my chimney while clearning the hearth. Hah! Maybe that calls for a funny poem, as have recovered and am laughing. Counting down to our lovely meet-up, my dearest friend (about 1 month to go — yay!!!). xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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      1. Yay…me too, can’t wait dearest Sarah! I need to do a thorough spring clean too. I wonder what might lurk in chimneys, glad it was just dust – although I say ‘just’ knowing that can’t have been pleasant! Good to know that you emerged in good spirits, with one of your delightful funny poems πŸ˜€ Onwards with the dusting! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Sounds like the best way to grow old, although being disgraceful requires energy. Presently recharging myself for something, but not sure what that something. Maybe a quietly semi-disgraceful something πŸ˜‰

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    1. Dear Rochelle,

      Hah! I bet you did relate to that, too πŸ˜‰ I’m glad you liked it.

      Am nearly there with my big tidy-up off the radar. I’ve drafted a post today, although it’s not ready to publish yet. Have also changed my profile picture from a winter one to a summer one (click on it to see the crazy straw hat in all its battered glory!)

      I had an email the other day, re my writing, that was encouraging because it didn’t say the words “unfortunately” or “not for us”, but I will stay grounded (wearing my hat, of course), as it’s early days yet. I’m seriously in need of a big “yes” someday soon.

      All best wishes,


  2. Such a pretty photo, Sarah, but I had thought peonies had many more layers of leaves? I purchased some recently, and they were big and full. Is that a much different kind of peony than is pictured here?

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    1. My peonies do have many layers of leaves lower down. It’s just that that there’s a section of stem of about six inches that’s unleafed just beneath the flower. I think there are quite a few varieties of peonies, some with multiple petals that make them have a more ball-like shape. Also, there are quite a few different coloured varieties. I’ve seen deep-red ones as well, but am not sure that they would grow on my chalky soil.

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      1. Thanks Sarah! I tend to love flowers that have a lot of petals, like ranunculus flowers, roses, and peonies. What wonderful delights flowers are to us. πŸ™‚ Happy gardening and writing!

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