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A Haiku



the little wildflowers
of spring blanket my backyard
till the mower comes...




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Date: 3/26/2019 2:42:00 PM
A sweet sardonic expression of acceptance of the inevitable - terse but evocative. Nice exemplar of the haiku. Good one, Len
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L. J. Carber
Date: 3/27/2019 9:56:00 AM
Thank you, my friend-- much, much appreciated
Date: 2/25/2019 8:24:00 PM
Yes, the poor little wildflowers...your sweet poem will make me think of ours this spring. Sad, but a beautifully written Haiku, LJ. Congratulations on your win. Sandra
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L. J. Carber
Date: 2/27/2019 11:31:00 AM
Thank you, Sandra
Date: 2/25/2019 3:37:00 PM
Well done, LJ. Congrats on your win.
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L. J. Carber
Date: 2/27/2019 11:31:00 AM
Thanks Line
Date: 2/25/2019 1:35:00 PM
This little haiku made me smile with it's surprise ending. Congrats on your win!
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L. J. Carber
Date: 2/27/2019 11:32:00 AM
Carol, thank you-- much appreciated
Date: 2/24/2019 3:44:00 PM
Dropping back to say many congrats on your win L J:-) hugs Jan xx
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L. J. Carber
Date: 2/27/2019 11:32:00 AM
Thanks Jan
Date: 2/24/2019 2:02:00 PM
oh I am loving the last line on many of the poem I am seeing today. I think I saw this one before. Congrats on your win!
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L. J. Carber
Date: 2/27/2019 11:33:00 AM
Thank you Andre-- it is a favorite of mine
Date: 2/24/2019 1:48:00 PM
Just love it. :) Congratulations on your win! xomo
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L. J. Carber
Date: 2/27/2019 11:33:00 AM
Thanks Maureen
Date: 10/11/2018 5:08:00 PM
chop chop. Ouch, LJ.
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Date: 6/8/2018 7:12:00 AM
Congratulations on your win....
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L. J. Carber
Date: 6/8/2018 10:06:00 AM
Thanks, Robert
Date: 6/7/2018 9:04:00 PM
Congratulations on your win :) , L.J. that time of the year...Hugs Eve
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L. J. Carber
Date: 6/8/2018 10:06:00 AM
Thank you, Eve
Date: 6/7/2018 7:16:00 PM
I enjoyed seeing this delightful one again. Congrats.
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L. J. Carber
Date: 6/8/2018 10:07:00 AM
I'm happy-- you liked it, Andrea-- thanks
Date: 6/7/2018 1:03:00 PM
- Congratulations on your great 2nd place in the contest, L.J. :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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L. J. Carber
Date: 6/8/2018 10:07:00 AM
Thanks, Sunshine!
Date: 6/7/2018 12:58:00 PM
Congratulations for your win L.J. :)
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L. J. Carber
Date: 6/8/2018 10:08:00 AM
Thanks, Heidi
Date: 6/7/2018 12:25:00 PM
Great imagery in your haiku LJ.. congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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L. J. Carber
Date: 6/8/2018 10:09:00 AM
Thank you Silent One-- I feel honored
Date: 4/18/2018 11:02:00 PM
Congratulations on your win with this beautiful spring haiku.
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L. J. Carber
Date: 4/19/2018 7:49:00 AM
Thanks Susan, much appreciated!
Date: 4/17/2018 5:52:00 PM
Congratulations on your well deserved win L. J. great Haiku. :))
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L. J. Carber
Date: 4/19/2018 7:49:00 AM
Thank you, Roy
Date: 4/17/2018 10:35:00 AM
Beautiful image...can smell the grass, visualize what I imagine are Spring dandelions! Congrats!
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L. J. Carber
Date: 4/19/2018 7:50:00 AM
Thanks Kim-- actually they're much smaller, some white and some purple-ish
Date: 4/17/2018 10:04:00 AM
Such a shame the lawnmower came L.J. You had painted such a beautiful scene with this winning haiku. Congratulations.
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L. J. Carber
Date: 4/19/2018 7:51:00 AM
Thanks Jean-- and yes, I'd never cut them but my wife is not as fond of 'wild' nature!
Date: 4/17/2018 9:06:00 AM
The wild flowers are winning in my yard, bought a weedwhacker to mow around them ;) lovely Haiku! Congratulations on your top win :) xomo!
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L. J. Carber
Date: 4/19/2018 7:54:00 AM
Thanks Maureen-- ah, if I only could! But these beauties cover the whole yard, and when the grass starts getting to be 5 inches tall, the power that be, a.k.a., my wife, puts her foot down.
Date: 4/17/2018 8:56:00 AM
Dropping back to say many congrats :-) hugs Jan xx
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L. J. Carber
Date: 4/19/2018 7:54:00 AM
Thanks,Jan
Date: 4/17/2018 8:20:00 AM
This too is another exceptional haiku! I can relate to it too. I have a wildflower meadow, (Council owned), a small visible distance from where I live, and every early spring just as things are are starting to show along comes the mower. I've fought a failing battle with the council for four years, it's a long story and can be found on Twitter. More to the point it's your wonderful haiku that gets a well deserved congratulation and a gold medal to boot... Well done L.J. ... Mick
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L. J. Carber
Date: 4/17/2018 8:43:00 AM
Thank you, Mick-- I share a bit of your frustration-- my lawn guy is my neighbor and he hates to see grass taller than 1/2 an inch-- so every spring I try to delay him so I can enjoy the beauty of the mix of white and purple wildflowers-- but it's always a holding action.
Date: 4/17/2018 7:59:00 AM
- Congratulations on your 1st place in the contest, L.J. :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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L. J. Carber
Date: 4/17/2018 8:44:00 AM
Thank you, Sunshine, much appreciated (especially coming from a fellow haiku-ist!)
Date: 4/17/2018 7:47:00 AM
Congrats on your gold medal win, L.J.
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L. J. Carber
Date: 4/17/2018 8:47:00 AM
Thank you Line-- as always, especially appreciated coming from a poet of your range.
Date: 3/2/2018 6:45:00 AM
Congrats.. Sara
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L. J. Carber
Date: 3/2/2018 12:48:00 PM
Thank you, Sara
Date: 3/1/2018 8:14:00 PM
Nicely done! Congrats!
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L. J. Carber
Date: 3/2/2018 12:51:00 PM
Thanks Kim, much appreciated!
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