In the rain

no option of birthplace –

a fig marigold in the rain

The fig marigold is of South African origin. About 100 years have passed since it was first brought to Japan (with its high temperature and humidity). People enjoy its unique brightness in high summer, but they show no interest in it during the rainy season.


2 Responses to “In the rain”

  1. Mesembryanthemum is the name we use for these flowers in Britain. I feel the pathos of a dry-climate, sun-loving, semi-succulent daisy with its petals closed to the periodic downpours. Your haiku resonates compassion.

  2. Richard Donovan Says:

    Sounds somewhat like the lot of my Japanese anemone in New Zealand!

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