Poetry Friday: Willow Brook haiku

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As soon as I saw this photo my wife had taken of the brook that runs behind our property (alternately known as Willow Brook or Tory Brook), I knew I had to write something to go along with it. I hope you’re enjoying your autumn…it’s hard to believe we’re already nearly a month into the season already!

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24 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Willow Brook haiku

  1. authoryvonafast

    It was very difficult to read your haiku on the small photo… I managed to blow it up and read it, it’s beautiful. (as is the photo your wife took). I have many photos with haikus on them. Just ordered Laura Purdie Salas’ Lion n the Sky: Haiku for all seasons.


  2. Linda Mitchell

    Lovely, Matt…especially considering all the “housework” you are doing presently. So much of us is connected to others. A gorgeous photo to write from.


  3. Matt, I do love this haiku image poem. It is a fabulous offering for my Abundant Autumn Gallery Collection. I am going to add the larger version to the Twitter cache now. I send compliments to your wife for taking the photo.


  4. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes

    A beautiful little brook and poem, Matt. I can just see you perched next to it, notebook in hand, listening to the words bubble up in your imagination.


  5. Kay Mcgriff

    That is a gorgeous photo and haiku to match. Those leaves nestling stones are perfect for fall. I think we have a few of those nestling in the stones leading to our pond.


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