Morning Beckons – #Haiku

green rice field

Clouds blush in crisp dawn
Tranquil sparrow chirps descend
Even winter smiles.


This morning when I walked my dog, the weather was a classic, beautiful, Southern morning.  It’s times like now that I wish I’d taken a photo (I’d had my phone in my pocket), but in the moment I made the decision to keep that fleeting, beautiful moment just to myself. Without a photo to remember it by, I wrote about this delectable winter morning for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday #122. The words that I used a thesaurus to decide on are in bold.  

Photo by Johannes Plenio on

9 thoughts on “Morning Beckons – #Haiku

  1. Colleen Chesebro says:

    This is so gorgeous, both the image and your words. You could have created a Haiga with the image and your Haiku. is a free program that I use extensively. I bet this was stunning in real life. 😀

    • H.R.R. Gorman says:

      After reading a couple of these comments, I’m realizing that I forgot to replace the citation for the picture. I don’t like the citations for pictures at the beginning because that shows up on the WP reader’s blurb, but I usually try to make it clear that it’s not my picture… I didn’t end up taking my own picture because I’m one of those people who would rather enjoy the moment than record it.

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