Tag: Haiku

Who needs fireworks when you’ve got sunsets and peeps?

Who needs fireworks when you’ve got sunsets and peeps?

A fiery sunset beats a fireworks display any day.

Turtle Haiku (Two) for You

Turtle Haiku (Two) for You

Only a few words, in haiku (but not 5-7-5).

The Call of the Wild, On the Walk

The Call of the Wild, On the Walk

Walking is like a photosynthesis activity for us, an absorption of what’s out there to help us grow and stay healthy within, and also a process of shedding mental toxins.

Sunsets Make Me Happy (Hour)

Sunsets Make Me Happy (Hour)

Musings about why we appreciate sunsets, a recipe for a refreshing Chambord and rosé cocktail, and a haiku.

3 Haiku: Yesterday and Tomorrow – and What About Today?

3 Haiku: Yesterday and Tomorrow – and What About Today?

Talk of poems and prayers and promises and things that we believe in;
How sweet it is to love someone, how right it is to care;
How long it’s been since yesterday and what about tomorrow?
What about our dreams and all the memories we share?

Dandelion Meditations (and a haiku)

Dandelion Meditations (and a haiku)

I’m fascinated by the dandelion; such a temporal thing it is. Transient, and yet tenacious, it grows, blooms, morphs, and flies away, above the fray, to plant seeds (and a new life) somewhere else.

Some Days, You’re the Windshield; Some Days, You’re the Bug (and How the Rose Helped)

Some Days, You’re the Windshield; Some Days, You’re the Bug (and How the Rose Helped)

Nature is a natural antidote to down days.

A Gentle Coming Out Party, and the End of Spring

A Gentle Coming Out Party, and the End of Spring

A quiet story about coming out of a long, silent austerity into the startlingly lush experience of in-person conversation and a meal with another couple outside of our bubble.

What the Car Saw: Winter’s Bleak Tableau (plus haiku)

What the Car Saw: Winter’s Bleak Tableau (plus haiku)

It was cold, damp, bleak and dreary. Dickens would have felt right at home.

Hurry Up and Wait

Hurry Up and Wait

We’re all waiting for the day when friends can once again be greeted with a bear hug.

Martin Luther King Day Haiku: Not Just a Dream

Martin Luther King Day Haiku: Not Just a Dream

it’s not enough to “not be racist,” I must be anti-racist and actively involved in highlighting injustice and creating a better world, along the lines of “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem”.

100 Years, 1 Month and 1 Day in this World, and Now Dancing with the Daffodils

100 Years, 1 Month and 1 Day in this World, and Now Dancing with the Daffodils

A remembrance and a haiku for the intrepid little lady we lost, Ruth Violet Hiatt Holt.

Haiku: My Poinsettia Reflections

Haiku: My Poinsettia Reflections

As much as holidays are a time for celebration, they also bring reminders of the past, joyful days with lost loved ones.

Mindfulness Haiku Born from a New Vantage Point

Mindfulness Haiku Born from a New Vantage Point

The backstory for this (hopefully) enigmatic haiku is a tale of a search through my photo library.

Seeds of Change

Seeds of Change

There are so many unknowns these days. But seeds of change are being sown, and autumn can bring a welcome respite.

When Doves Cry

When Doves Cry

A haiku inspired by mourning doves in the early morning at Gumbo Cove … were they sentries? Signposts? They seemed like they were anxiously awaiting something. Like us.

We’re on a Road to Nowhere (and a haiku)

We’re on a Road to Nowhere (and a haiku)

A discarded coronavirus mask littering the parking lot. The song, Road to Nowhere. A haiku.

the haiku that wrote itself under the apricot-indigo sky

the haiku that wrote itself under the apricot-indigo sky

Cicadas and air conditioners are the soundtrack of warm summer evenings as the indigo sky darkens on another day.

no time to blink (haiku for earth day)

no time to blink (haiku for earth day)

What does it really look like when we get down the road? It’s up to us, isn’t it? This is no time to blink.

The Wary Pelican

The Wary Pelican

A brown pelican dictates a conservation haiku.


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