Monday, April 9, 2012

H is for Haiku - all about Heirlooms

The thought for the H post began back in February when I announced I would be doing the A to Z Blogging Challenge.  Mama Zen said, "That challenge sounds pretty cool! Think you could throw a haiku or two in there for Fireblossom?"   And so, with the help of my friend Kim from Talon, here are Haiku about three Heirlooms I find pleasure in.   The only Haiku you'll ever see here.  :)  Thank you to Kim for writing the Haiku for me - she was so inspired by my topic of Heirlooms that she wrote four of them! 

Some of my late grandmother's "estate" jewelry.  Two Haiku for this one:



semi-precious stones 
sparkle in their nesting box 
warming memory





a child peruses
a filigree treasure trove
delightful dress-up



Heirloom tomatoes from Star Provisions in Atlanta.  Yummm...

Aunt Ruby’s gems glow
thick sliced on the cutting board
tasty red heirlooms

 And finally - one of my late mother's teapots.  She had a collection.  This one from Staffordshire, England.

conversation flows
tinkle of spoons on saucers
an afternoon tea

  This was fun - Day 8 of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, featuring the letter H.  Three things that give me pleasure.

25 comments:

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Great set of heirlooms of all kins! :D

The Elephant's Child said...

Wonderful heirlooms, wonderful haiku. Thank you.

Granny Annie said...

You did well on the Haiku. Not an easy task and to include the heirlooms was a double challenge.

Now I will check the "Email follow-up comments" and will know what you say back to me and what others think of your post via emails to me. Easy peasie:)

happygirl said...

The tea haiku was my fav. I think you rocked the haikus and the heirlooms. The tomatoes surprised me as well as delighted me. :)

Joanne said...

I love the haikus that went along with the heirlooms!

Lynn said...

Jaycee -

Thank you!

The Elephant's Child -

Thank you for coming by - I know you have your hands full right now, but I missed you when you were gone.

Granny Annie -

I think I didn't make it clear enough that Kim wrote the Haiku for me, so I went back and updated my comment at the top. I asked Kim in an email if she would write a Haiku for me and she said, "Sure - just give me a topic." I walked around my house looking for H inspiration and hit upon Heirlooms, because I have so much of my grandmother's sparkly jewelry. And then jokingly told her that I also thought of Heirloom Tomatoes and then there were my Heirloom teapots. She said she felt inspired to give me four. I owe her big!

Oh and the "dress up" Haiku came about when I mentioned that when my grandmother died, my mom was planning to let the grandchildren play dress up with that jewelry. Oh no - it went home with me and I wear it. :) Every time there's a fancy event (not that often) I wear one of those brooches with the matching earrings.

Since I know you come back to check comments - this one is especially detailed. :)

happygirl -

I'm glad you like the post - I hope you see the update that Kim wrote the Haiku. Love your comment that you were delighted and surprised.

Joanne -

Thank you - this one was fun to put together.

Donna Martin said...

Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z challenge. Lovely post...good luck with the challenge.

Donna L Martin
www.donasdays.blogspot.com

Louvregirl said...

"The only Haiku you'll ever see here..." Noooo Lynn! Let's have more!
:-D

Munir said...

I love haikus. there was a time I used to bug every one talking in haikus.
Those heirlooms look dashing.

Munir said...

I love haikus. there was a time I used to bug every one talking in haikus.
Those heirlooms look dashing.

Erin M. Hartshorn said...

Love the haiku. Love heirloom tomatoes, too!

Dropping by from A to Z. Erin

Leigh Covington said...

These are great! Fab choice for the letter H. :)

MOV said...

Great blog! Love the haiku poems. Will definitely be back to read more. :)

Found you on the a to z challenge. Feel free to check out my blog too if you have time:

http://mothersofbrothersblog.blogspot.com

best,
MOV

Fireblossom said...

Mama Zen is a brat! (but ya got to love her anyway)

I love anything Kim (Talon) writes, even haiku. ;-)

Lynn said...

Donna -

Thank you and I visited you back. :)

lg -

Only if Kim writes them for me! :)

Munir -

You talked in Haiku??? Oh my.

Erin -

Love fresh tomatoes - I can't think what I paid for those, but it was worth it.

Leigh -

Thank you - I like your post today very much, too.

MOV -

I'll be over shortly. Thanks for coming by!

FB -

Mama Zen cracked me up with that, so I just had to have some Haiku. :)

Yes - Kim rocks!

Leonora said...

These are wonderful! Enjoyed the photos and the haiku.

Mama Zen said...

Yes! Haiku!

Susan Kane said...

Heirlooms in all ways...enjoyed your post!

Chatty Crone said...

I honestly don't think they had Haiku's when I was young - my kids did though. Yours are good. sandie

Riot Kitty said...

Very nice! I used to love going through my great-grandmother's trunks of costume stuff. I wonder where all of that went. Now I want to go eat an heirloom tomato.

glitterandrainbows said...

Enjoyed this post. I love haiku. I think it is fun to challenge myself to sum things up within the 3 line structure. Really makes you boils things down to the heart.

Snaggle Tooth said...

You are fortunate to have so many hierlooms, n such a nice thing for Talon to write haiku to go with the post! I can still hear the teaspoons clinking...

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn .. love the connections you've made here and included the Heirloom tomatoes .. Haiku, poetry and I don't seem to run together .. occasionally - but love reading these and with the photos attached to each one. Your Staffordshire teapot is very pretty - and what a lovely memory of your mother ..

Great that Talon was able to write the Haikus for you .. she is talented ..

Cheers Hilary

Lynn said...

Leonora -

Thank you - I agree - I'm so lucky to have a talented friend like Kim.

Mama Zen -

Thanks for the H idea!

Susan -

Thank you - I'll be by to visit you shortly.

Sandie -

Not sure when Haiku originated.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

I remember one dress I used to like to play dress up in that belonged to my grandmother - she made it to wear to a picnic, but didn't have time to work the buttonholes and so she pinned it. She never did make the buttonholes. Like you - I wonder what happened to it.

glitterandrainbows -

I know - I agree.

Snaggle -

We used to play tea party when we were little - she always played with us.

Hilary -

She is awesomely talented! I don't have a poetic bone in my body, but respect those who do greatly.