Monday, May 11, 2009

Haiku Festival 2009



Elizabeth of the blog About New York and Tracy of Pink Purl have invited their readers to participate in their Haiku Festival today, by writing a poem and perhaps posting a picture to go with it. Thanks to them both for organizing the event and inviting me to participate.

Haiku poems typically have three lines with five, seven and five syllables.



Summer beckoning
Longer days, growing warmer
Spring shimmers away

12 comments:

Tracy said...

Your poem has such a lovely, ethereal quality which beautifully expresses the ephemeral quality of seasons and the "blur" between seasons...Your photo accents your poem splendidly, that shock of pink waterlily corresponds so nicely with the essence the poem. Wonderfully presented! Thanks so much for joining us--this has been such fun. Happy Day :o)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful haiku! I love the photo you choose to accompany it.

You blog name attracted me as my son and family live in the west ...in Colorado. Love the wide open spaces and newness of it all!

Lea said...

I love the image of spring shimmering away... beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

Yes, spring is the joyful warm up to summer.
How we relish the changing seasons.
A lovely poem.

Shell said...

Simply gorgeous Haiku. Makes me think of summer and all that is to come.

The Whispering Poppies said...

Your haiku is lovely! And the lilypad photo is the perfect accompaniment!

Sarah said...

Oh so lovely! This is just the way it is.
Beautiful picture too.

storyteller's other blog said...

Such a lovely photograph and marvelous haiku ... evoking images of Spring. It's nice to meet you ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Christina said...

Your poem brings me to your photo, so gently. Beautiful!

Janet said...

Very, very lovely. I love ponds and lily pads, and your haiku is simple and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

Your haiku pefectly sums up the current season and the photograph is very calming.

nina said...

So full of appreciation for what spring offers us -- hope, dressed up and ready for the best, warmest moments! Beautiful imagery.