Monday, October 15, 2012

Chrysanthemums


                                                                       Photo by Stanislav Doronenko
Image Yellow chrysanthemums
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons through Creative Commons licence (here)

Chrysanthemums, a
flower of character in
Steinbeck’s short story

Elisa Allen
neglected by her husband
sought equality

Signs of the times in
fighting for women power
The beauty in strength

Written for Chev's CARPE DIEM #15 with prompt chrysanthemum and Real Toad's Open Link Monday

27 comments:

  1. Awesome set of haiku Hank. I love the way you've intwined our prompt for today and an important piece of history ... women's rights.

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  2. yellow is heart warming color.

    well penned.

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  3. Playing on the world stage now ... nice haiku Hank!!!

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  4. Pare, you reminded me of my senior year in high school where I have a secret admirer putting 3 chrysanthemums on my desk every morning. it remained a mystery 'til now. You gave me a very happy thought.

    Pareng JJ

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  5. lovely set of haiku with deep messages ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  6. beauty in strength....i like that...been a while since i thought about steinbeck as well....really nicely done the haiku man...

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  7. Lovely, especially beauty in strength. I like your good heart, Hank!

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  8. Strength sure can bring about
    Beauty without a doubt
    As the flowers show
    With their subtle glow

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  9. yes yes strength in beauty... and beauty in strength... inner beauty, inner strength...that's power.

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  10. Strength and beauty often go hand in hand I think--beautiful set

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  11. Wonderful yellow chrysanthemums! Truly they show strength.

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  12. I like the beauty in strength too ~ Nice one Hank ~

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  13. ...beauty in strength. Not everyone sees it that way.

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  14. Your last lines caught me beauty in strength...Thought-provoking . Nicely done!

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  15. Beauty in strength...love that. Great set of haiku

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  16. Yes I also liked beauty in strength, Lovely post HANK.

    Yvonne.

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  17. This all came together beautifully.

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  18. i find the symbolism in flowers totally fascinating..

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  19. I think immediately of Odour of Chrysanthemums by D.H. Lawrence. There is something in these flowers that we link with the trials of life.

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  20. You highlight the beauty in strength, as well as the struggle.

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/10/16/flowing-example/

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  21. aloha Kaykuala - i like the way you've connected these 3 different units through Chrysanthemums. there is a very cool focal point in that without directly pointing it out. cool. aloha.

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  22. One of my favorite flowers of autumn. This is lovely ... beauty in strength ... empowering :)

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  23. Nice poem, Hank. I can feel her search for freedom and power here. Thank for peeking in on my 'road trip' to freedom. Actually it was a plane ride to London (UK). We are here now and, wow, they have Internet in this old land.
    ..

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