Woodland Dreams

I’ve really taken to writing my haiku in trios. Today’s poem is no exception. Mirroring Kikaku’s example, I use metaphor to write my own haiku. While I deviated a little from the original intent, I liked how these came out. Here is Kikaku’s original poem:

the beggar!
he has Heaven and Earth
for his summer clothes

And now for my take on the challenge:

Woodland Moss in Stanmer Park

Forest traveler,
Tree frogs, owls and crickets sing
woodland lullabies.

Lush green moss abounds,
for the weary hiker’s rest
upon nature’s bed.

Rays streaming through leaves.
The neighborhood guest wakes with
songs from feathered friends.

Written for Carpe Diem, this trio takes you on a woodland journey where things aren’t always the same as what you’re used to, but have their own natural beauty. I hope you enjoy!


About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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4 Responses to Woodland Dreams

  1. Maggie Grace says:

    All three…lovely peaceful imagery.

  2. GILLENA COX says:

    i luv how the theme of wandering shines through in a new twist

    much love

  3. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    After a too-short night, the lush green moss as a bed appeals to me most!

    Beggar Woman

  4. jazzbumpa says:

    i think you hit the original intent quite well


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