Thursday, June 8, 2017

Haiku #4 {Poetry Friday}

lush rich vibrant greens
Spring transitions to Summer

I had another plan for Haiku #4 and was going to use my list of words from last week and think differently.  However, I explored a fairly new Metro Park in our area tonight and found myself collecting words as I was running.  Then I was stringing words together and counting syllables.  I was a bit surprised to find myself "writing" while running.  Maybe that list of words will be revisited when I get stuck one week.  As I was writing, I really wanted to capture the big feeling I felt while exploring this park and when it came down to one word I recounted the syllables many times to make sure it was five.  I always think of haiku as a string of words but discovered it doesn't have to be.

Thank you Mary Lee at A Year of Reading for hosting Poetry Friday this week.


  1. Oh! I think this is your best so far! I love how the last word can stand alone, or be connected to Summer.

  2. Sounds wonderful to discover a new park, and yes, "possibilities".

  3. I find there's nothing quite like time spent in nature to inspire my poetic feelings - it's like there's poetry hidden in the leaves. :)

  4. Don't you love when the words just run together to form a poem unexpectedly? Love that you discovered a new park and new words to create this poem.

  5. There is never a time when I'm not writing. Even sleeping, I find myself lacing together dreams. I like your collections of words. So very writerly.

  6. Luscious way to end: possibilities!