Haiku: Arum lily

For Frank Tassone’s Haikai challenge. These lilies are typical of the wild and garden flowers in this part of the world and it’s the flower in all the holy pictures and holy statues of my childhood.

Photo ยฉmuffinn


Lily in the shade

pearl in gloomy waters glows

pale-faced moonflower.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

19 thoughts on “Haiku: Arum lily”

    1. It’s quite a magnificent lily. We had lots of them in the garden but decided to leave them where they were. One of the cats was buried beneath them so it wouldn’t have been right to pinch his flowers.

  1. It does glow like a pearl. You clarified a wondering I had…when I looked up Easter lily in Wikipedia this is the type they showed and the one called โ€˜Easter Lilyโ€™ in North America is listed under its Latin name….. Happy spring! Ours is still dawdling but on its way.

    1. Yes, it is the same one. I’d forgotten that name. Happy Spring to you too. I know it will take a bit longer to get to your parts, but it’s on its way ๐Ÿ™‚

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