Withered Mums

withered mums

Stung by winter’s frost
Withered mums bow golden heads
Praying for reprieve


© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012

Logo - Carpe Diem - December 2012

Withered Mums


About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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16 Responses to Withered Mums

  1. JazzBumpa says:

    Wistful and wonderful.
    Crystal’s comment is terrific.


  2. Beautiful x did you paint the mums?


  3. yerpirate says:

    Oh dear..those once so proud flowers…lovely rich haiku there..


  4. Crystal says:

    that’s what I love most about haiku, it’s more or less open for interpretation.. The first line had me hooked, “Stung by winter’s frost,” stung by someone you once knew and loved, but, “Withered mums bow golden heads,” meaning that you’re still standing, though you bowed out graciously.. do not mistake it for weakness, and “Praying for reprieve,” waiting to heal, to feel alive again!! Just my interpretation of your words.. though it may have an entire different meaning for someone else.. Thank you for sharing!! Truly admire this! Thank you!


    • becca givens says:

      That is an AWESOME interpretation — 😀

      Yes, writing is more often than not multi-layered for me … it can have just what you read, but more than likely will have additional meaning
      or symbolism. The key for me, is for someone … after reading …
      to “click” away with some nugget or ripple effect!!

      Thank you for sharing with me … you are “spot on” with your insight!! 😀


  5. I had to really think about your words and I found them wise and a bit sad. But spring will return and bring the blooms with it. Blessings to you and your family. Barbara


  6. Raven says:

    This is so lovely. Happy New Year my friend. May You be blessed all the year through.


  7. shoreacres says:

    I just love this! It reminds me of that line from Gordon Bok’s song, “Turning Toward the Morning” –

    It’s a pity we don’t know
    what the little flowers know
    they can’t face the cold November,
    they can’t take the wind and snow.
    They put their glories all behind them,
    bow their heads and let it go,
    but you know they’ll be there shining in the morning.


  8. siggiofmaine says:

    Wonderful…this prompt has me stopped in my tracks right now ! Thank you for the inspiration.☺


    • becca givens says:

      Siggi — I KNOW you will come up with something. I haven’t had a chance to catch up on everyone’s additions since Kris took a break and then placed several at one time. Now I will play catch up!! Stay bundled and warm!!


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