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


fiddleheads unfurl

green curlicues and whimsy

crowning last year’s fronds


boughs of emerald lace

spring’s parasols catch the light

fragrant in the sun


old stumps die and thrive

nurse a woodland’s nascent growth

life cycles entwined


silver waterfalls

glittering with frothy light

rainbow in the mist


Happy Birthday to Brad from the land of big trees!

167 thoughts on “A Haiku Muse

  1. Love this so much, Diana. Haiku fairies are the best. πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ

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

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  4. 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… 🌸🀍


  5. AmakaTV says:

    I love this wow. So beautiful ❀️

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  6. Chel Owens says:

    Haiku make excellent presents.

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  7. 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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