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!


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