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Texas Wildflower Haiku : Widow's Tears

sun’s heat sunders sand
clustered lanced leaves green hug
widow’s tears collapse

Widow’s Tears is the common name for Commelina erecta var. angustifolia, they bloom on 
Texas beaches in sand or clay, and have the characteristic of flowering early in the morning 
and fading by noon. The bloom in all seasons but I chose spring to be more commonly 
approachable. [1]

[1] Wildflowers and Other Plants of Texas Beaches and Islands, Alfred Richardson

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 2/18/2019 6:09:00 AM
I had no idea they were widows tears. A lovely haiku, Sheri.
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Date: 3/17/2016 4:06:00 PM
Deeply depicted and cleverly written.
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Date: 2/27/2016 6:31:00 AM
Deep imagery... Like very much....
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Date: 2/26/2016 9:12:00 AM
Great write....
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Date: 2/26/2016 8:28:00 AM
I read several of your poems this morning, Sheri, and thoroughly enjoyed them. Write on!
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Date: 2/25/2016 8:37:00 PM
This is very nice. My grandaughter liked it too.
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Date: 2/25/2016 3:03:00 PM
Beautiful, Texas wildflowers grow in the harshest climate
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Date: 2/25/2016 1:52:00 PM
Very pretty! I could feel the heat....
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Date: 2/25/2016 1:47:00 PM
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Date: 1/21/2014 8:33:00 PM
sounds like a beautiful flower , and made for a like wise haiku keep it up sheri
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Date: 11/8/2013 9:26:00 AM
here is your first poem at the bottom of the page. You used great description in this one.
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Date: 6/15/2013 11:32:00 AM
love this haiku and enjoyed the informative and interesting footnotes
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Date: 3/28/2013 8:59:00 PM
You have a unique way of expressing yourself. Belated welcome to the soup.
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Date: 3/24/2013 8:09:00 AM
I can sense the amazing beauty of this wildflower in your awesome/amazing haiku poem my dear friend Sheri. Can I have a picture from the internet, google maybe? I love your poem so much too! Thanks a lot for your kind visit on my poems. So, you're also from Texas like my most favorite and greatest poet here? Well, the supannika flower is really beautiful. You can google it. Again, thank you so much and have a great day! love and hugs, Leonora
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Date: 12/3/2012 9:04:00 PM
Sheri, I am from Texas... and our beaches, are of clay in some areas... who is ALfread.. ???? a sad thought... truly enjoyed these haiku.... always~ LINDA
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Date: 12/28/2011 3:46:00 PM
Though, not a Texan, I can appreciate this wonderful poem for its beauty and imagery. Technically, your middle line is short a syllable, thus the less than perfect score, but easily! Very interesting and very much enjoyed...thank you, Sheri! Rascal
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Date: 12/27/2011 7:45:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Sheri. I wish you the best on your writing endeavors in the new year. Love, Carol
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Date: 12/8/2010 7:14:00 PM
what i love about this site, is the many aspects of variety of poems and the lessons we learn from them, just love this. Harry
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Date: 12/4/2010 11:56:00 AM
will have to look it up! Sheri! to my fav's! jimbo
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Date: 12/4/2010 6:13:00 AM
This is a fine haiku read Sheri, thank you for sharing the view as well as the informative comments concerning the "widow's Tears" Many Blessings, Always, Adell
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Date: 11/30/2010 9:06:00 AM
thank you for the explanation. john
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Date: 11/29/2010 9:38:00 PM
well, let me see these two small ones at the beginning of your arrival to the club! Such alliteartion you use here, Sheri. I really liked how you used such an interesting name, Widow's tears, for the flower in this haiku. LUv, Andrea
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Date: 11/12/2010 10:26:00 AM
Enjoyed your thoughts and the beauty of your words (Lin~Ra)
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Date: 11/23/2009 4:23:00 PM
By the looks of the brilliant poems I am reading it looks like you all have new ink pens. I wish you all a wonderful week filled with love and inspiration. Happy Thanksgiving to all that celebrate. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/23/2009 3:36:00 PM
Beautiful Haiku,welcome to this site,you ll enjoy it here--Charma
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