Magnolias – Haibun – April 27, 2016

Magnolia Blossoms - June 2, 2014

Magnolia Blossoms – June 2, 2014

For a month on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, we were often asked to write about magnolias in one form or another.  As often happens with prompts born either with Japanese season words or from a country that has nothing to do with Italian culture and climate, one can either invent or write about something else. With 210 types of magnolias (I’m presuming both bushes and trees) throughout the planet, there’s no surprise that the colours vary … but also the period of the year when they flower.  We must presume that the Hapsburgs had a form of magnolia planted in the 1800s in Arco’s lanes and parks which flowers later than those in Holland!

flower-less lane
Arco’s magnolias bloom
in May sunshine

© G.s.k. ‘16

Carpe Diem #963 Magnolia

Haiga Festival – Magnolia Flower – March 14, 2015



magnolia flower
pigeons woo and blackbirds sing
lady of Spring

© G.s.k. ‘15

Original flower

Original flower

Credit: Magnolia Flower

Although I’ve seen many magnolias blooming over the last few days, unfortunately I didn’t have my camera ready and I couldn’t find anything I wanted from my archives… so I’ve used this one from the Wikipedia.

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Haiga Festival