Third Featured Haiku on Pure Haiku Posted on December 19, 2019 by merrildsmith This is the third haiku of mine featured on Pure Haiku. (Don’t worry, only two more.) 🙂 Thanks again, Freya! Share this:TumblrTwitterEmailMoreRedditFacebookPinterestLinkedInPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related
Thank you very much, Ken.
Another good one. No worries – you can keep them coming 🙂
Thank you, Derrick. 🙂
I agree, Merril. Keep them coming! Like the 12 haiku of Christmas. Nicely done!
Thank you, Jill! 🙂
Another new word you’ve taught me – petrichor. Lovely!
This is a beautiful set. (K)
Thank you very much, Kerfe!
Another lovely one.. and my favourite scent: petrichor…
Thank you, Dale. It is a wonderful scent.
I had to look up “petrichor” on WIkipedia: “The term was coined in 1964 by two Australian CSIRO researchers, Isabel Joy Bear and Richard G. Thomas, for an article in the journal Nature. In the article, the authors describe how the smell derives from an oil exuded by certain plants during dry periods, whereupon it is absorbed by clay-based soils and rocks. During rain, the oil is released into the air along with another compound, geosmin, a metabolic by-product of certain actinobacteria, which is emitted by wet soil, producing the distinctive scent; ozone may also be present if there is lightning. In a follow-up paper, Bear and Thomas (1965) showed that the oil retards seed germination and early plant growth.” I have never personally noticed/savored this smell, but love that the explanation demonstrates, yet again, how interconnected life is on planet earth… Hurrah for poetry that inspires AND educates!
Thanks for reading and commenting, Will! I’m pleased to have introduced you to a new word, and that you went to the effort of looking it up. I hope you get to experience the scent.
I like how your bio changes with each haiku … or rather how each bio bit leads to a whole person.
Thank you. I just sent one in with my submission, so I guess Freya is changing them up with other info.