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Time Haiku

By Babs IversonPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Joel & Jasmin Førestbird on Unsplash

Time weather seasons

gleaned from a cut tree's ring map.

We can see the past.

Writer's notes. Voweling to never write a haiku again after writing eight mountain haiku poems and forty-four blue haiku poems. Then, this happened.

The challenge...

"Write a haiku about time.

A time capsule is a historic cache of information that is intended to communicate the spirit of that time with people in the future. For this challenge, we are asking you to capture how a haiku can be a vehicle to represent a period of time or express the feeling of time."

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Babs Iverson

Barbara J Iversen, also known as Babs Iverson, lives in Texas and loves her grandkids to the moon and back. After writing one story, she found that writing has many benefits especially during a pandemic and a Texas-size Arctic Blast.

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  • Hannah Moore3 months ago

    And one more haiku was worth it.

  • CJ Miller3 months ago

    Awesome, Babs! I love this. Tree rings also came to mind when I heard the new haiku challenge was about time. Such a clear, beautiful way to visually mark its passage. 🪵💚 You did the trees justice!

  • Lamar Wiggins3 months ago

    Excellent take on the challenge! Loved it. And 44 blue Haikus in the 12 days we had to submit them phew! that has to be a record of some kind. You are the Haiku Queen! 💖

  • I loved this. Cut from a tree rings map brilliant!

  • J. S. Wade3 months ago

    Excellent Babs 😍

  • Denise E Lindquist3 months ago

    I had a friend write haiku's every day for a month last year. She said she wore herself out with that and decided to skip a year of my Poem a Day in February. So far she has skipped. You do excellent work on haiku's my friend!😊💕

  • Gina C.3 months ago

    This is a truly amazing and intriguing concept, Babs! Super well done!

  • Caroline Jane4 months ago

    Cracking idea!

  • Holly Pheni4 months ago

    Very lovely, Babs!

  • Whoaaa, loved this concept! So brilliant!

  • KJ Aartila4 months ago

    I hear ya! Beautifully done,. though. :)

  • Jason Ray Morton4 months ago

    Great! I wouldn't have thought about that but if trees rings could talk what might we hear? Greet take on the challenge.

  • C. H. Richard4 months ago

    So glad you did write this one Babs. Along with dogs, the ocean, birds and flowers; I love trees 🌳 and they tell so much. Beautiful. ❤️

  • Lori Melton4 months ago

    Love this Babs and love your haiku tenacity! 😊

  • Heather Hubler4 months ago

    Oh I love this!!! I've always been fascinated with tree rings and what can be gleaned from them. So cool, Babs!

  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    Nicely done, my friend

  • Excellent observations is a few lines

  • Loryne Andawey4 months ago

    As simple as haikus can be, they are deceptively challenging to write well. And write them well you do 😊

  • Donna Renee4 months ago

    I’m glad you decided to write another haiku!! :) Nice imagery in this!

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