Discover What You Can Right Where You Are



Welcome to Day 20 of #write31days. Discover is the prompt word for the Five Minute Friday Free Writes. I’m sitting on the porch in a rocking chair. There’s not much of a breeze, but the air is pleasant. A dog barks in the distance. I wonder what I will discover if I keep my eyes and ears open. Try taking time to pause and discover what you can right where you are!


Discover things at end of day


I hardly see any clouds, but I hear crickets and the dryer. It’s just before dusk so I came outside to see what I could discover at this time of day. As time passes I know the sun is sinking, because shadows are rising. Pretty soon the hillside across the way will be all in shadow.


My haiku today will show what I discover while sitting on the porch as day draws to a close.


Our fairly quiet road is noisy at this time of day. Most likely it is people going home from work. There are not many birds out. I did hear what I thought was a robin or two calling and answering.


I notice that we have a lot of work to do outdoors. The woods are trying to take over the yard, it seems. It would probably help us to make plans. Maybe we can divide the yard into sections and concentrate on one at a time. Looking out towards our barn I noticed the gutter in disrepair. But we do have some healthy sage and oregano.



But there are also lovely things to discover, like flowers in bloom.




Sights and Sounds 


Sun sinks, shadows slant

Day is coming to a close

Noisy cars go by


It’s interesting

This time just before twilight

Outside on the porch


Crickets are chirping

A dog barks in the distance

I hear no bird songs


Yard is overgrown

Barn gutter in disrepair

Droops in the middle


But still, flowers bloom

Scent of roses fills the air

Daisies lift their heads


Birds are singing now

Cicadas join in slowly

Squirrel runs up a tree

~gayl wright



discover what you can


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18 thoughts on “Discover What You Can Right Where You Are

  1. Dear Gayl,

    What a fun way to Haiku with us–taking us along for your discoveries! This stanza is my favorite:

    “But still, flowers bloom
    Scent of roses fills the air
    Daisies lift their heads”

    I saw this on your IG account this morning, and thought it was such a nice way to begin a Saturday morning! Thank you for sharing your view with us! Love & Hugs! xoxo

    1. Thanks, Bettie, I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I think that is my favorite stanza, too. 🙂 I’m glad it gave your Saturday morning a good start. Thanks so much for your encouragement. Blessings, love and hugs to you! xoxo

    1. Wow! Andrew. that is quite a compliment. Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I’m so glad you were able to travel through my words. I was just sharing what I observed from my porch and hoped readers could sense what I did.

      Blessings to you, dear brother, and to your lovely wife, Barbara!

  2. Beautiful, Gayl. I love your “but still” and all it implies about your observant, poetic eye that notices the beauty in your midst. I agree with Andrew here. As a housebound woman I deeply appreciate the great ability you have to transport me to wherever you happen to be with your words. These posts are so evocative, full of peace and love. Thank you! Blessings and hugs! xox 😊💜

    1. Thank you, Joy! Yes, I had to write it that way, because even in the ugliness of the disrepair there is still beauty to be found. It encourages me so much to know that my words transport you. I appreciate your sweet comments. Blessings, love and hugs to you! xoxo

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