Fast & Plain are the prompt words for the #weeklyhaikuchallenge at Ronovan Writes. I like to choose scenes from my life to use as inspiration for my poems. At first I wasn’t sure about how to use these two words. Then I thought of my recent trip driving back to South Carolina from Illinois this week.
[bctt tweet=”I realized why I prefer back roads to interstates. ” username=”GaylWright”]
On interstates there is almost always construction, lots of trucks and it’s very fast paced. Country roads have a certain charm about them. The traffic is minimal and the driving is much more relaxed. There is an occasional crazy driver or slow moving vehicle, but for the most part it is an interesting ride.
Beauty in Plain Sight
Winding country roads
Unlike fast paced interstates
Plainly show beauty
[bctt tweet=”It’s so easy to move quickly through our days forgetting to stop and notice the little things.” username=”GaylWright”]
Earlier this evening I went outside. The wind was getting stronger, clouds were moving in and rain was on the way. I felt refreshed and relaxed as I listened to the chimes and watched the trees swaying with the wind.
Standing on the porch I zoomed in to get a close up of the purple sage blooms in my garden.
Lovely Purple Sage
Sage is plain and green
Stems grow fast and reach up high
Graced with purple blooms
[bctt tweet=”I hope you take some time to be still in your day and find the beauty.” username=”GaylWright”]
Be sure to check out links to other poems at #RonovanWrites, or add one yourself! It’s a fun challenge to find ways to use the prompt words.
I’m linking up with: #FreshMarketFriday