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Sunday Stillness: #HaikuforHope

December morning by Margaret Simon

I am writing a haiku each day in December along with others in the kidlitosphere.  This morning I woke up to this beautiful view with the morning light creating perfect reflections in the bayou water.  It was calling for a poem.  The words became something between a haiku (5,7,5 syllable count) and a tanka (5,7,5,7,7 syllables)

Sometimes light rises
so illuminating, bright,
all life pauses
to look at its reflection.

(c) Margaret Simon

Yesterday on my morning walk I gathered fall leaves.  I don’t remember having such colorful leaves before, but maybe I just didn’t notice.  Linda Baie wrote about pressing leaves between waxed paper with her grandchildren recently.  She reminded me of this activity, so I pressed my leaf collection and taped it into my art journal.  This is the completed page.

A leaf turns yellow
falls without making a sound–
Earth’s hush releases.

(c) Margaret Simon

If you would like to join in the challenge, use the hashtag #haikuforhope and follow @MaryLeeHahn and @flynn_catherine and @LBaie on Twitter.


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