My wife and I took a brief journey through a local bog yesterday.
That probably sounds less than fascinating to you, but it’s a nice, short little nature walk that takes less than an hour to complete; the bog used to be a pasture, but Mother Nature had other plans and so it is now a huge land mass of wet, spongy mud and moss.
A couple of things caught my attention more than others; one were the white baby Truffula trees growing throughout the bog (bottom center). (See a short video of them here) The other was a small, barely-noticeable maple tree sapling that looked like a direction sign pointing everywhere:
So of course, I had to write a poem! And since I hadn’t written any haiku lately, I decided to do just that.
And even though you’re not supposed to title haiku, I titled mine because – well, just because.
with gratitude to the forest
signpost points all ways
to lose one’s direction; kind
– © 2021 Matt F. Esenwine, all rights reserved
For more poetry, head on over to Laura Purdie Salas’ little home on the web, Small Reads for Brighter Days, where she is hosting today’s Poetry Friday roundup!
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