DISCOVER WHAT YOU CAN
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!
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
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
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18 thoughts on “Discover What You Can Right Where You Are”
Visiting from Five Minute Friday. I love your haiku, I felt like I was discovering all the things you were.
Thanks, Andrea! That’s what I hope for. Your comments are so encouraging!
Blessings to you! Thanks so much for visiting!
Lovely photos and haiku, Gayl. 🙂 Have a beautiful week! xo
Thank you so much, Bette! You have a beautiful week, too! xo Blessings to you!
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
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
This is GENIUS, Gayl. You did what every writer dreams to do…you transported me to a very different place, and gave me full access thereto.
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!
Love. May we discover God’s creation continuously.
Thanks, Tara. I do want to continue to have a sense of wonder as I discover more in God’s creation. Blessings!
I love the Haiku! It was a beautiful description of your landscape.
Thanks so much, Stephanie! It was fun to write. Blessings to you! Glad you stopped by.
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 😊💜
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
I enjoy the images your Haiku evokes. I love the photos of your herbs too. Thanks for sharing on the #LMMLinkup this past week.
Thank you, Mary! I’m so glad you enjoy them. Thanks for keeping your linkup open! 🙂
Blessings to you!
Thanks for helping me discover anew!
Glad to be of service, Mandy! 🙂 Thanks for visiting!
Blessings to you!