lovely hibiscus ~ haiku

lovely hibiscus
sunset seen in its petals
waiting for the dawn

This challenge with Carpe Diem #1790 A Fine Sunset,
is to revise the following classic haiku by Matsuo Bashō.
My response is more an inspiration than a revision.

in the twilight rain
these brillian-hued hibiscus –
a lovely sunset
               Bashō

Image source: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Hibiscus, by Utagawa Hiroshige

20 thoughts on “lovely hibiscus ~ haiku

  1. We just brought home (from our trip to the Rio Grande Valley) two hardy hibiscus – blooms will be deep red – we plan to put one in the ground and see how it fares, the other in a pot that we can bring into heated porch during winter months. Your haiku stokes my anticipation for the first blooms!

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