Haiku to ponder

The second half of joy is shorter than the first.
Emily Dickinson

everyday a gift
wildflowers along the road –
snow falls silently

Written for the NAPOWRIMO prompt given the day before National Poetry Writing Month begins. We are to respond to one of Emily Dickinson’s lines of poetry. Several are provided or we may choose our own.

Also will appear at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe. Today is OLN: Open Link Night. Ingrid is hosting and we may post any one poem of our choosing. Pub opens at 3 PM Boston time.

NAPOWRIMO begins officially tomorrow. April is National Poetry Writing Month and the challenge is to write a poem every day of the month.

Photo is from our trip to Ireland a number of years ago.

18 thoughts on “Haiku to ponder

  1. VJ March 31, 2022 / 1:04 pm

    Stunning, image and words


  2. Glenn A. Buttkus March 31, 2022 / 3:03 pm

    Wonderful in its beauty & brevity.


  3. Ingrid March 31, 2022 / 3:03 pm

    Who better for inspiration than Emily Dickinson? A beautiful write, Lillian!


  4. a.h. starlingsson March 31, 2022 / 3:08 pm

    A lovely way to present a haiku, and haiku are fickle things….this one works in such a soft, nice way..


  5. scotthastiepoet March 31, 2022 / 3:27 pm

    Love the sense of lingering presence, of soul in this Lillian


  6. merrildsmith March 31, 2022 / 4:14 pm

    Wildflowers are a gift–and the ones in the photo are stunning!


  7. sdtp33 March 31, 2022 / 4:42 pm

    just the right weight to this , Lillian, lovely haiku! JIM


  8. Gillena Cox March 31, 2022 / 5:04 pm

    Nice juxtaposition of time and seasons.



  9. Arjan Tupan April 1, 2022 / 6:48 am

    Great writing, and very fitting for the weather in Europe today.


  10. Rob Kistner April 1, 2022 / 9:57 am

    Gorgeous haiku Lillian!


  11. Bodhirose April 1, 2022 / 1:10 pm

    Such a tender haiku which illustrates the season’s fickleness…warm one day, cold the next. Your photo is superb, Lillian!


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