There’s a folklore about buttercup flowers.
An excerpt from the article from Steemit.com.
“Legend of Ranunculus: According to this old legend, a Libyan youth named Ranunculus was known for his wonderful performing voice and shocking clothing of yellow and green silk. His voice had the ability to entrance any who heard him sing. One day when singing to a gathering of wood fairies, he turned out to be so enchanted by his own particular voice that the fallen and surrendered the phantom. To respect the fallen youth, Orpheus changed him into the small buttercup that has been known as Ranunculus from that point onward.”
Buttercups have an inherent quality to attract and hold sunlight. When the sun is up high they look literally like light bowls.
I am happy to share my haiku from the Haiku Dialogue of The Haiku Foundation. This is a weekly feature with wonderful prompts. This haiku is themed on Language of Flowers – colour symbolism. The buttercup sun haiku was one among the selectons for the week by Guest Editor Carole MacRury ! I am thankful to her for giving my ‘buttercup sun’ kigo a home. Buttercup sun, as in, the spring sunlight seems to have a yellow tinge, just like yellow buttercup flowers. Absorbing the spring sun buttercups look like light bowls, illuminated and enlightened!
Here are the rest of my hobby art and haiga experiments.
Have wonderful buttercup sun shining through your week!