Monday, September 10, 2012

Haiku in Nature


golden leaf
falls from maple tree-
a painter's canvas


another spin
around the sun-
child on a swing


perched
on a railing-
a bird's new song


swaying
in the breeze-
a wildflower's dance


clear blue sky
reflects on water-
tears of joy


spicy herb
from the garden-
green rim on porcelain


a flower blooms
from a rock-
miracles happen
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My dear haiku and nature friends, I've been traveling quite a bit, and I'm just catching up with two of my favorite sites, Haiku Heights and Rambling Woods. For the September Haiku Challenge, we are inspired to write one haiku a day. I combined my love of haiku with my love of nature and wrote this set of haiku based on photographs I took this week.

The prompts for this set of haiku are: autumn, milky way, agile, render, gloss, pepper, and divine. I wrote my haiku, keeping to the traditional style of staying within 17 syllables. The photographs are from my pretty hometown of Pleasantville, NY, by a pond nearby where I live. The herbs are from our local farmer's market, basil being my favorite! I took the bird photo in a beautiful park in New York City, and the yellow flower in Connecticut.

Enjoy my haiku and photos and the message in nature as well as in life: miracles happen!



62 comments:

  1. What a lovely set. The last one is my favorite though!!

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  2. This is a beautiful bouquet...I specially like the wildflower's dance, and the flower blooming from a rock ~

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    1. Thank you, Grace, there a re still quite a few summer blooms around :)

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  3. These are great. Love your photos - beautiful, peaceful, DIVINE!

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    1. Thank you, Judith. Glad you enjoyed the peace in my images :)

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  4. Beautiful images with haiku to match. All are lovely but the last is my favourite. Yes miracles do happen.

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    1. Thank you, Ellecee, the last one seems everyone's favorite :)

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  5. These are beautiful. I especially like the child on the swing and the miraculous flower.

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    1. Thank you Patti. The child on the swing wasn't in the image, but was meant to be a childhood memory. Just like the earth spins around the sun, the swing has movement and energy :)

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  6. Beautiful! I like 'child on swing' and 'wildflower's dance' very much.

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    1. Thank you, Hazel. The wildflower's dance was meant to evoke movement and energy, too :)

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  7. very lovely, I enjoyed reading them as I took this walok through your gallery. Thanks, too, for visiting mine!

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    1. Thank you, Susan, glad you enjoyed the stroll :)

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  8. che spettacolo questi scatti, bravissima!!!! ciao

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  9. Loved the set, the 1st one being my favorite :-)

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    1. Thank you. There are a few golden leaves floating around :)

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  10. Great series of haiku ... love the nature images and the haiku written along to it. Really a divine series.

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    1. Thank you, Kristjaan. Nature seems to be the perfect setting to inspire haiku :)

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  11. beautiful images and imagination ...all of them are so wonderful..

    Welcome to my blog and many thanks for sharing your thoughts ..keep sharing

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    1. Thank you, Odyzz, it's wonderful to share poetry and images :)

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  12. a fabulous set of haiku and photos to go with them!! thank you for sharing with us.

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    1. Thank you for the visit. I enjoyed reading everyone's, too :)

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  13. Love the little bird photo and its 'new song' ~ excellent haiku ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you, Carol, I've been observing birds, and this cute little one seemed to be posing for me :)

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  14. What a lovely set of Haiku. Very well written.

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  15. La nature est très généreuse, elle est une source d'inspiration inépuisable.

    Bravo
    Amicalement

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    1. Merci beaucoup, Yanis. I'm learning new French words. Thanks for your lovely comment :)

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  16. Some lovely photos and haiku here. Particlarly like the bird one :)

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    1. Thank you, Tigerbrite. What a sweet bird indeed :) new song, new beginnings :)

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  17. They are all wonderful, but the first three blew me away!

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    1. Thank you, Kathy, glad the first three resonated with you :)

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  18. The divinity in the last was just brilliant. What is God's will, no one can change.

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    1. Thank you, Leo! Great job hosting this lovely challenge :)

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  19. I like the herbs and porcelain one best!

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    1. Thank you. I was picturing green herbs on a porcelain plate. Glad you liked the image. :)

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  20. Not positive but I think it is a european starling..Michelle

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    1. How neat, a European bird in the city! Thank you for letting me know the name, Michelle :)

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  21. All of your haiku's and the photos are lovely. Looks like you found some beautiful places for your photos. Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. I took most of these in my hometown, Pleasantville, NY. I spotted the bird in New York City :)

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  22. This is an awesome response to the prompt! Very well done.

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  23. Beautiful words...and pictures! The fallen leaf and the wildflowers are my favourite!

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    1. Thank you, those two seem to be popular :)

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  24. Oh it is too soon for fallen leaves!!! Thanks for stopping by my place and saying hello.

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    1. Thank you for the return visit, Danielle. Yes, a bit soon but golden leaves are pretty, aren't they? :)

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  25. I really love the bird on the rail
    you captured that so perfectly

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  26. This was so needed and appreciate by me. I got to take a deep breath and enjoy your photos and beautiful haiku..thank you for taking me away from recent events..Michelle...

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    1. Thank you, Michelle, glad my post brightened your day :)

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  27. Lovely inspiration for your beautiful haikus...love reading them!

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