Wow! What a beautiful haiku! The last line is haunting and a perfect surprise. The photo is lovely as well.
I love its name. And the flower looks so exotic, am not sure if I have seen this. I love the "creamy" part of the haiku!
I thought they looked exotic too! Like something from Hawaii! But, they grow in Ohio :)
Very nice photo work....Best regards, Karin
Oh, thanks, Karin. I'm just learning a bit of photography :)
Lovely photos Libby and your Haiku definitely gives the message, "look but don't touch!" :-)Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!
LOL! I know :) It is layered with meaning - haha!
I have to say that this is avery interesting flower. Love the shape and colors of it.
Thanks! There are clusters on my tree and when I got close, I thought they looked tropical, but of course, they are not!
Great picture...but handle with care:)
Lol! Those thorns are scary!
Interesting flower. Great shot!
Oh, thanks, Birgitta!
Beautiful flowers!The tree was unknown to me. Just look but not touch.Greetings from Norway
Lol! That's right! Thanks for stopping by!
Great pictures you show. Wishing you a good weekend. Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk
Thanks Hanne. :)
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Ouch!! Stunning photo and Haiku!
LOL! I KNOW! Look at the size of those thorns!
Terrific haiku to accompany your photos.
Oh, thanks. I was trying to captured the juxtaposition.
Beauty and defence. nice one.
Exactly - LOL! :)
Cklose up, those flower blossoms are very creamy. Great descriptive word. Lovely photos all over of the Spring blooms. Your place excels!Much Peace
Thanks so much, Spadoman! :)
A case of beauty and the beast, I'd say!Sniffing Temptation
Exactly. Such lush flowers. Such big thorns. Haha!
Rich honeyed redolence. Yowsa! I feel as though this flower has a sweet odor, perhaps like plumeria?
You are right! White flowers seem to always have the richest scent I think.
Your haiku almost makes me wanna EAT the flowers - wonderful!
Lol!! Hi Marit!! That's funny. :)
Awesome photography and lovely haiku ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^
Thanks Carol and ArtMuseDog. :)
even the garden wrestles with beauty and ruin!gorgeous haiku and accompanying flowers...so glad you are a blossoming part of haiku my heart.
Rebecca - Thank you so much!! I enjoy doing this every weekend :)
Plants and their flowers are just amazing... This is reminding me of the flowers and thorns around sleeping beauty's castle... your haiku is so tempting as well!
Thanks! Oh...I remember the thorns in that cartoon - you're right!!
beautiful...we all have our protective thorns.
It's true. ;)
Beautiful job on both your photo and words. :-)
Thanks! I appreciate the kind words and the visit.
That's one monster thorn I'd have missed without the last line of your haiku. Well done! And what a unique flower to find in Ohio!
Beautiful flowers! (I'll try to avoid the thorns.)