A Haiku Muse

My blogger friend Brad over at Writing to Freedom is having a birthday today. If you haven’t visited Brad’s blog, you’re in for a treat. He takes beautiful photos and writes poetry (often haiku) to complement them.

He invited his followers and their muses to stop by. My usual muses are negotiating with a necromancer and outsmarting reapers, so I contacted a muse escort service and this is who they sent:

A haiku muse

I didn’t know there were haiku muses, but apparently, they’re everywhere. Just check your backyard or local park. My diminutive muse flitted around the garden while I packed a picnic. She wanted to show me a place called Silver Falls.

Happy Birthday, Brad. My little muse and I wrote these for you!

hidden glades of light

sift through mottled canopies

a glimpse of magic

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fiddleheads unfurl

green curlicues and whimsy

crowning last year’s fronds

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boughs of emerald lace

spring’s parasols catch the light

fragrant in the sun

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old stumps die and thrive

nurse a woodland’s nascent growth

life cycles entwined

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silver waterfalls

glittering with frothy light

rainbow in the mist

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Happy Birthday to Brad from the land of big trees!

162 thoughts on “A Haiku Muse

  1. Mike U. says:

    Wonderfully imaginative haiku, Diana! And what an adorable muse! πŸ™‚ This is delightful poetry, and the photos are so peaceful and verdant. Those ferns bring back some special memories of my trips to Silver Falls. I have a photo of the underside of a western sword fern covered in what appears to be orange spores that I’ll be posting on my blog soon (as well as a couple of images of South Falls and a little trailside cascade). This really is a magical place. Thanks for linking me to it. πŸ™‚

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  2. Lovely imagery and a wonderful read. Thank you for sharing. πŸ™‚

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  3. samsahana says:

    What an amazing post! My discovery of this post is such a delightful accident. Fabulous pictures and wonderful Haiku(s). Such a treat to the senses… 🌸🀍

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  4. AmakaTV says:

    I love this wow. So beautiful ❀️

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  5. Chel Owens says:

    Haiku make excellent presents.

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  6. Wow! Wonderful! You make me want to be online so I can get more nature in! Lol πŸ˜† love these green vibes and your elegant lines.

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