Haikai challenge: Easter lily

For Frank Tassone’s haikai prompt Easter lily which has a special symbolic significance if you’re Irish. Like all symbols, it has its detractors, but they grow in all the gardens in Bordeaux and I like them. We left ours behind when we moved because one of our cats is buried under them.



Lile na Cásca

beautiful symbol of death

for ideals

lost now perhaps in the

scrimmage but pure once

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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.

10 thoughts on “Haikai challenge: Easter lily”

  1. Being willing to die for ones ideals. I wonder how many more could be spared, if we all just lived them. This is so beautifully said, though, I almost feel blasphemous saying that here.. Lovely, Jane.

    1. In the case of the Easter Rising, the British were living by their ideals—conquest and oppression. Sometimes ideals come into conflict and you have to choose. Thank you 🙂

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