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One Day

#Haiku Happenings #1 (6/12/18): Dwight Roth’s latest #TankaProse for my current #haikai challenge!

Roth Poetry

Hibiscus 2

The hibiscus flower blooms only for one day then dries up.  I am amazed that such beauty is so short-lived. Yet it opens in all its splendid glory making the most of that one day in the sunlight. If you or I were only promised one day of life, would we stand out and shine? In reality one day is all any of us have to make a difference. There is no promise of tomorrow. Let your radiance shine as you live each day.

Intense deep beauty

Blooming only for a day

Summer’s gift to us

Just like the World Cup winners

Shining only for a day

Frank Tassone’s Hiakia challenge was to write a piece that alluded to the FIFA, the world cup championship games in Russia this week. Since I know nothing about the world cup, I will compare the winners to my beautiful hibiscus that blooms only…

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