Seasons: Unique, Ever Changing, Always Returning

Welcome back to the #WeeklyHaikuChallenge at Ronovan Writes where the prompts are Spin & WaterAs usual I couldn’t stop at just one haiku. The seasons seemed to capture my attention this week.

[bctt tweet=”Join me as I travel from season to season through a story in haiku.” username=”GaylWright”]


Fall Begins 

Circling round and round
Lone leaf falls into water
Spins in a whirlpool


Sitting on the bank
Toes dipped in fresh cool stream
I watch as leaf spins




Fall Gives Way to Winter

Wind suddenly gusts
Leaves spinning strike the pool
Like painted raindrops


Winter chills the air
Leaves sit back as snowflakes fall
Ice surrounds the trees



Spring and Summer

Spring comes blowing in
Water droplets sparkle as
Spiders spin their webs

Summer sun sizzles
Children spin merry-go-round
Cool off in the pool


Seasons Faithfully Come and Go


As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease. (Gen. 8:22)

There is comfort in knowing that the seasons follow one after another and continually repeat the cycle. When we are tired of one, another is there to take its place. [bctt tweet=”Our lives also go through seasons, sometimes very hard ones, but there is hope.” username=”GaylWright”]

Most of us probably struggle at times trying to understand the why of our circumstances. We may even be unaware of the presence of God. It may seem that He has deserted us.

But take heart, my friend. God has promised never to leave us. He is working behind the scenes even when we don’t see. Each season has an ending, and the next one will come.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

Be sure to check out the other haiku at Ronovan Writes. You might even like to join in. Click on the picture below and you’ll find plenty of helps to guide you along.

.[bctt tweet=”Writing haiku is not as hard as you might think. ” username=”GaylWright”]

I’m linking up with: #LMMLinkup, #Glimpses, #MomentsofHope, #TellHisStory, #TestimonyTuesday, #RaRaLinkup, #CoffeeForYourHeart, #ThreeWordWednesday, #ThoughtProvokingThursday, #Grace&Truth

38 thoughts on “Seasons: Unique, Ever Changing, Always Returning

    1. Joy, thanks so much! Your opinion means a lot to me. 🙂 Happy New Year to you, too, dear creative poet friend. xoxo

      Many blessing to you, sweet Joy!

  1. Dear Gayl,
    I am glad to be back commenting on your posts after a short break these past few weeks! I love your verses, but this phrase especially touches my heart: “Like painted raindrops.” Our God is so creative, and He finds such a multitude of ways to draw us into HIS presence in the very middle of it all! Thank you for these beautiful pictures on such a cold, dreary day here! Blessings and Hugs! xoxo

    1. Bettie, it’s great to have you back. Your comments are always so encouraging to me. 🙂 So glad you found beauty in this post!

      Many blessings to you, dear Bettie! xoxo

  2. I love your haikus and your photos, Gayl. They all paint such a special picture of God’s beauty. 🙂 And it’s so comforting to know God works behind the scenes and through each season of our lives even when we don’t realize it. Blessings to you in this new year!

    1. Thank you so much, Trudy! Your words are encouraging to me. Yes, it is comforting to know that God is always working even when we don’t realize it.

      Many blessings to you in this new year, too!

  3. Gorgeous haiku, Gayl! The pictures are great too. I loved how you went through all the seasons with beautiful words and so much imagery. Brilliant! 😀 xx

  4. I often wondered what it would be like to live in an area that had no changing seasons. It seems I am always anticipate and look forward to the next one.

    Your insights are wise into the changing seasons of our lives. We can anticipate and look forward that the Lord will bring us safely through to the next one.


    1. Karen, I grew up in northern FL and we didn’t really have noticeable changing seasons and I often wondered what it was really like. Since then I’ve lived in NH, NJ, SD and now SC, so I’ve had lots of experience with changing seasons and I love it.

      Thanks so much for visiting and for your encouraging comments. Many blessings to you!

  5. Beautiful! Seasons are sometimes unpredictable, but they predictably change. Sometimes that alone is a welcomed truth in my life. Thanks for sharing this at #ThreeWordWednesday.

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