Haiku to the Rescue!

11454297503_e27946e4ff_hTuesday already! Yikes! In between finishing up grading and writing report card comments this weekend, I tried to work on a post. I really did. Unfortunately,  it just wouldn’t gel in time to meet the deadline. Then, thank my lucky stars, Mary Lee Hahn came to the rescue!

For the last several years Mary Lee has invited people to write haiku each day in December and share them via Twitter as #haikuforhealing. I’ve partially participated in the past, and am participating this year as well. Although it wasn’t my intended slice, each haiku does (I hope!) capture a moment from my recent days.

Chickadee forages
on hollyhock’s faded stalks
life cycles on

©M. Hogan 2018


high in the tree
winter’s branches cradle
spring’s promise

©M. Hogan 2018

There’s something soothing about writing haiku, and in the hustle and bustle of December, I find the practice especially rewarding. Thank you, Mary Lee!

10 thoughts on “Haiku to the Rescue!

  1. margaretsmn says:

    There is something soothing about writing haiku. I can’t stop thinking in haiku. Love the images you create with your words.

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  2. Debbie Lynn says:

    I always enjoy reading haikus but never think to write them. I’m going to try and write one everyday this month. Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂


  3. Look at us two early birds. We’re here, but late today!
    Loved your haikus. You brought the outside world to life!

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    • mbhmaine says:

      I wasn’t sure I’d make it today! lol I’m glad you enjoyed the haiku. I adored your post today! It felt like a movie that switched into animation–moving from your “everyday view” to your “picture book lens”. I’m not sure that even makes sense, but it’s the kind of slice that warms my heart and lingers. (I already commented on your blog, but couldn’t resist saying more!)


  4. Amanda Potts says:

    Such an evocative image – winter’s branches cradle/spring’s promise. Makes me want to try my hand at this…

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  5. Each third line is a delightful surprise. A December thank you to you!


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