Some of my posts are long, I know that. I tend towards verbosity and although that comes from a place of wanting to explain where I stand or what my experience has been, it does not lend itself well to poetry. I believe this is one of the things that attracts me to poetry, and haiku, specifically. It forces me to watch my word selection and be as brief as I can.
Today, I offer a couple of haiku inspired by my own photography from our recent trip out west. My husband and I find we are missing the quiet, wide-open spaces (to borrow a line from an old Dixie Chicks song), that hiking in Arizona and Utah provided us. On our three-mile trail walk today, we heard a lot of noise – the noise of humanity – traffic, train whistles, jet planes coming in for a landing, and gunshot (hunting season is upon us). Upon my arrival home, I retreated to my photos to find some serene inspiration for my post today.
It’s that time of year when I have many creative projects on my plate. Sewing, jewelry making, and photography will all be part of getting gifts ready for the holidays this year. It will be essential for me to remember to carve out time for my writing projects, too!
Once again I am terribly behind on my responses to comments on my blog! I apologize and will be catching up on this over the next few days! Thank you for your patience! Every comment is important to me and I value your feedback.
Today is Poetry Friday. This week our host is Mary Lee Hahn at Another Year of Reading. Please visit her blog to post your own Poetry Friday link and read all the great contributions to this week’s round-up! Thank you for hosting Mary Lee!