She gave us a kigo - "rose(s)" and had us write a list of words that we associated with roses. She didn't want us to write haiku, just a list of words.
I ended up with the following list:
vase, red, florist, thorns, love, dozen, corsage, bareroot, garden, sorry, parade, floats, bouquet, soft, petals, fragrance, bud
Then, she asked us to share our list with the person next to us and then take the most interesting words from that person's list and write haiku using them.
Linda Galloway, who was sitting next to me, had the following words in her list which caught my interest:
aphids, florist's fridge, crab beatle
I tried aphids, but the only thing I could come up with was:
on the Peace Rose
but political haiku really isn't my style. I then tried "florist's fridge" and came up with:
the last bouquet
in the florist's fridge
I rather like the way that came out, although I somehow lost the original kigo, "rose"!
I couldn't think of anything for crab beatle.