Iris Sunrise ~ for Carpe Diem Midsummer Kigo #224, Shoobu (Japanese iris)

©13 Iris Sunrise 3 sml6x



all the times I’ve tried to draw iris

for my mother


Digital Drawing and Painting

During my younger growing up years my mother kept an iris bed behind our house. Mostly these were Bearded Iris, similar to what I’ve attempted to draw in this work. It was only recently that I’ve come to realize mixed in among the Bearded Iris were a few Japanese Iris. 

My response to prompt #224, Shoobu (Japanese iris) for the Carpe Diem June 2013 prompts, which are centered around traditional “kigo” or “season words” for summer. Shoobu (Japanese iris) is a midsummer kigo.

June on Carpe Diem has been divided into three different seasons of traditional summer kigo: Early Summer, Mid Summer and Late Summer. The informative prompt and responses to this prompt can be found on the Carpe Diem Blog.

You are invited to respond to these prompts as well.

Have fun. Explore haiku. Aloha—Rick

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