Chrysanthemums (Kiku)

Did you know that Chrsanthemums are from Asia? They’re also celebrated in Japanese literature as a kigo, or seasonal word in poems called haiku. Here is my attempt at using this seasonal word in a few of my own haiku:


Fair autumn flower
Tempered patience, awaiting
Late blooming beauty

Summer flowers bud
Bursts into chrysanthemums
Vibrant pageantry

Chrysanthemum blooms
Chromatic accomplishment
Soft petals parade

As I relax in a Pittsburgh hotel, preparing for the weekend, I eagerly anticipate the coming Fall. I absolutely love autumn in Pennsylvania and can’t wait to see the colors transform this landscape. I’d like to thank Carpe Diem for this haiku challenge that’s really getting me in the mood for the change in seasons!


About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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6 Responses to Chrysanthemums (Kiku)

  1. WabiSabi says:

    And they do wait so patiently to bloom! In my garden, they bloom in October! 🙂

  2. Sun says:

    lovely blooms – both the flower and your haiku ♥

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  4. LaTonya says:

    especially like the first. thank you.

  5. Ah.. you brought those sweet flowers to life…

  6. Wonderful series Gene … Chrysanthemums are my favorite flowers and your haiku are a celebration for them. Chapeau!

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