TJ’s Household Haiku – Bouquet

Tj’s Household Haiku Challenge.

There was a photo

Place Monge Flowers

And the word VIBRANT.

My take…

Colours so vibrant
A bouquet of memories
Each telling a tale

Ritu 2016

The fabric is actually from my mum. These are outfits that she was bought for her wedding, and each separate piece really does have a story behind it. She has kept some of these pieces aside for me, as memory pieces, things that I will have a sentimental attachment to.

She always starts the conversation with “I’m not being morbid but one day I won’t be here, so I want to get these things sorted out.” And there is a pile of these jewel-coloured outfits for me, and for my sister in law!

One thing’s for sure, I’ll never forget my mum.


45 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Bette A. Stevens
    Jul 23, 2016 @ 20:57:54

    Wonderful analogy!

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  3. tjparis
    Jul 18, 2016 @ 13:14:35

    Hi there Ritu! I was wondering if you would be interested in being part of a “Haiku Hub” I am thinking of setting up on my blog. If you would like to be included just let me know in a reply and I will add your blog to the Hub Page. I am hoping to get as many Haiku writers together to share their writing.

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  4. Judy Martin
    Jul 16, 2016 @ 17:01:51

    This is a beautiful haiku Sis, I remember you mentioned the fabric before. it is a wonderful gift from your mum and a long-lasting legacy too 🙂

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  6. New Journey
    Jul 15, 2016 @ 17:51:49

    the material is beautiful…I think it would make a beautiful quilt to keep you warm with memories from your mum…my other thought to add to this is to use some of her material with some from your own collection of clothing and make a quilt for your young-ins…its what we do in our family…..then it becomes an heirloom…..just thoughts from a romantic….LOL

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  7. lbeth1950
    Jul 13, 2016 @ 23:02:07

    Those must be wonderful. Wonder if they’ll last for your daughter? You will always love them.

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  8. jacquelineobyikocha
    Jul 12, 2016 @ 12:52:07

    This is just sweet and thoughtful too 🙂

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  9. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Jul 12, 2016 @ 10:06:23

    A beautiful story and haiku, Ritu! 😊

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  10. willowdot21
    Jul 11, 2016 @ 19:18:02

    Lovely blog, your mum is right to want to share things with you. I wish I had more time to share things with my mum 😉 xxxx

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  11. lorigreer
    Jul 11, 2016 @ 18:46:57

    I understand that problem as I have lots of things from my family on both sides and also my husband’s family. Family treasures!

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  12. syl65
    Jul 11, 2016 @ 15:12:59

    That’s wonderful Sister! Treasured keepsakes..

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  13. Erika Kind
    Jul 11, 2016 @ 06:49:06

    A perfect prompt for you, my colorful Brindian sister. I love that touching story behind your take, sis!

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  14. tjparis
    Jul 11, 2016 @ 00:43:18

    What a delightful haiku and a special story. Love the fabrics!

    Liked by 3 people


  15. Shadeau
    Jul 10, 2016 @ 23:04:33

    Oh I love love love your haiku–Yes!!

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  16. lorigreer
    Jul 10, 2016 @ 23:01:48

    A sweet story. How nice to have something special that belonged to your mom.

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