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More Garden-Inspired Haiku

Thanks to those of you who enjoyed my garden haiku post last month. Today I have a few more poems to share, inspired by this morning’s beautiful light.


my heart cracked open
this morning in a garden
filled with poetry



following the light —
noticing what it chooses —
feels like the best way.



against the still stems,
a dancing spray of blossoms:
footprints of a bee



sometimes the soul
must fend off reality,
must bathe in beauty


Will you join in? Give us a Haiku (5 syllables, then 7, then 5) glimpse of what’s happening in your garden right now!

Posted by on August 17, 2016 at 1:00 am, in the category Real Gardens.
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10 responses to “More Garden-Inspired Haiku”

  1. Robyn says:

    Beautiful garden pics & haiku!
    I don’t subscribe to the 5-7-5 form, but here are a few of mine.

    Afternoon cocktails
    Sun and shade
    Mix On the lawn

    The cricket
    Hides himself
    In the sound of summer

    Watch out for Giants
    Guarding the back gate

  2. Mark says:

    green pink yellow sun
    i am there to have a fun
    but mosquitoes

    Hahaha. This is funny! I like idea of garden haiku, can’t wait for more :)

  3. Yes, Good, the pics were taken in my Boise garden.

  4. Eye catchy green trees and flowers. Were pictures from your garden?

  5. Thank you for the poetic glimpses of your gardens!

  6. Sherrie says:

    Blooms are mostly gone
    Saving energy for Spring
    color once again.

  7. Heather says:

    Love haiku! One of my favorite mediums for describing the garden.

    Licorice fragrance
    Washes from clouded sulphur
    Butterfly perfume

  8. Love them! Thanks for the poems.

  9. Fred says:

    Daffodils in spring
    Summer promise of produce
    Helenium now

  10. anne says:

    Such a mild summer
    Then poof! Here comes the hot sun!
    Bolting and wilting