Yuzuriha Blooms

Carpe Diem #653, Yuzuriha

Credits: Yuzuriha flowers (cultivated)

yuzuriha blooms

the star in every pairing

cheerful start to year

PR

1/22/15

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RESOLVE

Carpe Diem’s Haiku Writing Techniques #3, Repetition & Carpe Diem Special #128, Sogi’s 4th haiku

RESOLVE

with renewed resolve

she faced what’s coming down the road

none should travel such a road

PR

1/21/15

 

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PHEASANT’S EYE

Carpe Diem Prompt:

 

PHEASANTS EYE

first gaze fell on this

cheerful yellow pheasant’s eye

all’s good in new year

 

PR

 

1/22/2015

For Further Reading on Pheasant’s eye

It turned out to be a flower which was special for New Year. Pheasant’s eye, fukujusō, New Year’s Day Plant. It grows in many mountainous areas of Japan. It begins to show new leaves in February or March and flowers with small bright yellow blossoms of 10 to 20 petals with a strong glow. Since the flowering time fell in the New Year season according to the lunar calendar, it was used as a decoration for the New Year, and so it came known as Pheasant’s Eye or New Year’s Day plant. Even now some farmers grow it especially to flower for the First of January.

In the Edo period, it was already artificially grown and sold in small pots, with petals of white, cream and red flowers, even double-petals. The name actually means : Plant of good fortune and long life, “prosperity grass” or “longevity grass”, so it was very auspicious for the New Year celebrations.

 

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