poui blossoms fall
I am torn between looking
up and down

—Gillena Cox

The poui blossoms fall around late April and during May. The blossoming of the Poui is usually a sign of the coming Rainy season which starts in June.

About the author: Now retired from the Government service where I worked from 1968 to 2003. Born February 1950. I am married to Anthony Cox since 1971; we have two children - a daughter Yanda; and a son Khama. Writing poetry is my dearest hobby. I enjoy the aspect of abstraction in haiku. Beside my writing I spend quiet time reading and crocheting. I also enjoy a challenging game of Scrabble. I am a member of the World Haiku Club and some of my poems appears at World Haiku Review, my work can also be read at The Heron's Nest, In Buddha's Temple, Charnwood, Wordchimes, and poetry.com My poetry site is PatchWork, poetry for the whole family.


Responses to the haiku for 15 March 2005 by Gillena Cox

    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-03-15 01:57:38

    keeps falling over
    the love letter i read

    Kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2005-03-15 08:37:47

    shaking the rain
    from the plum blossoms
    a gray squirrel

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-03-15 20:04:53

    spring seems near -
    bougainvillea blossoms
    never fall

    2005-03-17 10:42:02

    such natural grace
    art can only imitate
    a white peony

    2005-03-18 07:54:59

    Beautiful! It has that aha! moment; I want to hold my breath and join in that moment of acute awareness that you have so eloquently written about. Thank you.

    bob richardson (orgbob at webv dot net)
    2005-04-07 04:33:28

    fallen bougainvillea blossoms -
    my hopes
    were dashed, as well