‘Hardheads’ is a common, folk name for ‘Black Knapweed’, Centaurea nigra. Their pretty, purple heads are a familiar sight in grassland in summer, and now in the grip of winter, the brown stems and heads can still be seen waving in the meadows or on roadside verges.

Hardheads still standing – 

Stripped of all vitality,

Refusing to yield.


About Basho Barr

Inspired by the great Japanese Haiku master, Matsuo Basho, I try to capture a daily moment in a small but perfectly formed Haiku.
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