Monday, April 23, 2012
Wacko - a haiku
Iris in April?
Should be Memorial Day --
Seasons are wacko.
© Mary Lee Hahn, 2012
Poem #23, National Poetry Month 2012
Truth in advertising -- this is neither an iris from my garden, nor is it an iris that's blooming right now (it's name is Fire and Ice, and it's from Mom's garden last June).
But I really did do a complete double-take last week when I saw whole beds of iris blooming in Denver. Some are blooming here, too. What's up with THAT?!?! Iris bloom at the end of May so that you can cut them and take them to the cemetery to lay on the graves on Memorial Day. Used to be, at least. Can't tell me nothing's wacko about the weather and/or the seasons...