Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wild Roses


big city forest--
wild roses unmask red petals;
peaceful oasis

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I had a lot of fun combining all the prompts from three different sites and coming up with a photograph and haiku that mention all three topics! I took this today at Madison Square Park in New York City on a beautiful, sunny afternoon. Enjoy the photos and haiku!

For more oases in the city, please check out my post, "Urban & Natural," at http://loredana-donovan.blogspot.com/2012/04/urban-natural.html.

Linking with Poetry Jam at http://poetryjaam.blogspot.com/ (prompt: "forest"); with Haiku Heights at http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/ (prompt: "mask"); and with The View From Right Here at http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/ (prompt: "wild").

46 comments:

  1. Very nice, Loredana. You did well combining three prompts; but thanks especially for linking to Poetry Jam!

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    1. Thank you, Mary. It was a fun challenge :)

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  2. Yes, peaceful I'm sure... and very beautiful!

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  3. it is nice to find those oasis in the middle of the city...drops of beauty...quite a few of those in NYC...

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    1. Thank you, Brian. Yes, there are many flowers, trees, and green spaces in NYC :)

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  4. Such pretty roses! I like your poetry, too! Beautiful.

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  5. Che bel parco e stupende rose, un piacere passeggiare in un posto così. ciao Cri

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  6. Ciao,Loredana.La fioritura della primavera è splendida,ovunque le rose che sembravano latitanti...sono esplose.Domenica speravo di andare a fotografare all'Orto Botanico ma c'è stata una tempesta di vento(una cosa abbastanza seria ...)per cui il mio appuntamento con il roseto dell'Orto è saltato(e non solo per me).Adesso spero in quello della Villa reale,a Monza!Buona Vita a Pleasantville!!!

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    1. Ciao Rita, spero che il roseto della Villa Reale riesce meglio cosi' fai delle belle foto alle rose, e poi naturalmente acquerelli :) Buona fine settimana :)

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    1. Thank you, Keith. I do enjoy that park very much :)

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  8. Lovely haiku, and an amazing last line!

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  9. Wow, one would never dream that oasis is in New York. Just beautiful!! Thank heaven for green spaces.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. Yes, I do love to share the "natural" side of NYC, it's beautiful indeed :)

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  10. Great combination ... flowers + haiku!!

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  11. I like very tight poetry like haiku and love too that your tribute is to an urban forest. I like the photos as well!

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    1. Thank you, Peggy. I do enjoy how concise and vivid haiku can be :)

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  12. You are a fabulous multitasker Loredana! :-)

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  13. I can't imagine this beautiful forest in a big city. The photos along with the poem is spectacular.

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  14. Nice pictures of these wonderful wild roses.

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  15. Beautifully composed haiku. Thank you for sharing.

    Love to invite you to my haiku meme "Tackle It Tuesday". It's open 'till next monday and the prompt is magnolia.

    http://chevrefeuilleshaikublog.blogspot.com/2012/05/tackle-it-tuesday-day-2-magnolia.html

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    1. Thank you, Kristjaan, for the nice comment and invitation. I will try to participate whenever I can :)

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  16. Lovely haiku...I like the peaceful oasis ~

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  17. Lovely peaceful roses, Loredana!!

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  18. Love your shot! Sorry I didn’t get to see your post last week. I’ve been really ill (now finally diagnosed with Whooping Cough) and have had a rough week. Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #30.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Madge. Hope you feel better soon :)

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  19. Beautiful photos and great way to combine the prompts!

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  20. Wonderful photos. I love those beautiful green lawns and garden.

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