I have a rather vague memory of a book that my mum read to me when I was very little. In the book there was a description of a 'bimulous sky' - which I always imagined as that purpley blue time of the afternoon when night descends and the flowers glow.
sounds beautiful...have no idea though was a 'keck' is????
Lorraine: Keck is another name for cow parsley. They have a mass of white flowers like an orb. Most people treat them as weeds, but I think they are lovely.Emma: It was just as night was about to descend. Probably just enough light left to cause an optical illusion? But it seemed real to me.Thanks for your messages.All the best, Frank...
Oh, wild chervil is keck in your region, Frank. In Germany "kick" means "perky" - and I must tell you that I had a big smile in face when I tried to understand your verse. Now I see the lyric power in it.Best wishesRalf
_I searched the Keck weed, and though its not listed as inhabiting New England... those clustered little white flowers seem very familier to me, as does its leaf pattern. An outside search seems appropriate. _I imagine sort of a blueish/white glow in the moonlight_!
This is beautiful Frank - there is a time just before nightfall when everything appears to glow especially anything white - I really like this one.
I can see it!
perhaps you can take 'seem to' out? Im sure they were glowing
Yes, Emma they did glow. I've followed your advice and amended my haiku. Thanks...
Wonderful picture in words, Frank...the comments were so useful...i too didn't know what'keck' was :)wishes, devika
OH how lovely, I like that, thanks for the explanation ;)ps I'd love to see a photo of it
Hi Lorraine, please click on the following URL for a picture of cow parsley/keck...http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.edupics.com/cow-parsley-t4826.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.edupics.com/en-coloring-pictures-pages-photo-cow-parsley-i4826.html&usg=__G518a5NpVEImkvD3r2jUbgbmB5Y=&h=750&w=563&sz=251&hl=en&start=31&tbnid=NWpHfHf-v4a7bM:&tbnh=141&tbnw=106&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcow%2Bparsley%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26start%3D20
Thanks a lot for the link Frank, I think I may just have some in my yard LOL
Hi AllThis has been a great post. Thank you all for your comments, suggestions and correspondence.All the best, Frank...
So true the way certain flowers, perhaps due to their colour or method of flowering, seem to appear as the light fades. We spotted some yellow beauties the other night that we hadn't seen in the day.
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