Stately Lynn Greyling
Lynn Greyling

out my window

one lonely pine

a hawk flies by


© Carol Campbell 2015


“This is a technique that seems to happen without conscious control. A writer will make a perfectly ordinary and accurate statement about common things, but due to the combination of images and ideas about them, or between them, a truth will b revealed about the divine. Since we all have various ideas about  what the divine is, two readers of the same haiku may not find the same truth or revelation in it. Here, again, the reader becomes a writer to find a greater truth behind the words. This example from Basho’s work may seem fairly clear:

the one thing
that lights my world
a rice gourd

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)”


“a single tulip
my companion
for one night

© Chèvrefeuille (2005)”

❤ ❤ ❤



Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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12 thoughts on “Stately”

  1. Your poem reminds me of the other day. I saw a hawk fly by and perch in a tree. It was a pine tree in fact! I tried to photograph it but the hawk didn’t cooperate; he hopped to another branch so I couldn’t get a clear shot 🙂 They have such personality. he kept moving around disrupting my shot until I gave up.

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