Poetry Friday: Colored Haiku

Exploring Haiku Poems when I taught Writer’s Circle was one of my favorite activities. Some of the Haiku I offer today (the first and last) are examples from those lessons, as I would write alongside my students. The others are those Haiku that were inspired today by my previous writing. Although Haiku is meant to create a picture in the mind of the reader, I thought I would include photographs of mine that also served as an inspiration for my writing.  I find that travel, color, and nature are my three main inspirations when I write poetry.



Red Amaryllis

Growing Tall for All to See

Announces with Color

Amaryllis Data Project. Evergreen Elementary School. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016 

Delicate Orchids

Blooming on a Winter’s Day

Colors My World Pink


Pink Orchid. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016

Climbing Clematis

Trellis Traveling Species

High in my Garden


front clematis
Clematis. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2019

Clear Azure Water

Glacier Fed From Mountain Highs

Lovely Lake Louise

The Beauty of Lake Louise, © Carol Labuzzetta, 2019

Fields of Wildflowers

Beckon Me to Visit Now

Hot Prairie Summer


Field of Wildflowers at Praire View Elementary School. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2019


Volcano Like No Other

Sleeping Now Spewing


The crater at Haleakala’s Summit. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2010.

Today’s Poetry Friday is hosted by Carol’s Corner. Please visit her blog for links to more wonderful poetry! Thank you for hosting this gracious and supportive group!

4 thoughts

  1. oooh, that volcanic crater jut might be my favorite. I’m so glad you write alongside your students. How fun for you. Happy New Year!


  2. Those images both poetic and photographic were just what needed on a dreary day here in Central New York. I’m waiting for my amaryllis to bloom. I particularly loved the photo of the clematis. Thank you!

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