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Gardenias in Bloom
Merle Hazard


gardenias in bloom
sweet perfume time traveling
high school junior prom

by Merle Hazard.
Used with the author's permission.

Merle Hazard lives in Macon, Georgia. Her poems have appeared in a number of secular and inspirational publications. A home health and hospice nurse for many years, she worked as a director of programs as well as at bedsides. Now retired, Merle enjoys reading, walking, playing bridge, feeding the birds, her garden, and spending time with friends and family--including her two sons and six grandchildren.







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Lovely observation, possible in Georgia, not in Wisconsin. Good work Merle. Barb Germiat
Posted 06/01/2019 03:11 PM
Lori Levy:
Expresses a lot in 3 short lines.
Posted 05/31/2019 06:02 PM
I always enjoy a successful pirouette in a poem. Well done!!
Posted 05/31/2019 10:56 AM
Beautiful! I love the middle line. The haiku says so much about the world of memory in few words. Outstanding. Like your gardenias too.
Posted 05/31/2019 10:12 AM
Larry Schug:
There is nothing like the journey a good haiku takes us on, possibly lasting a lifetime. Love the middle line.
Posted 05/31/2019 07:55 AM

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