Springtime Haiku for National Poetry Month



Springtime is on my mind as leaves and blossoms begin to appear on the trees. A perfect time for writingn a springtime haiku. But, today there was rain, wind and thunder introducing cooler weather for a few days. It’s almost as if Spring decided to go away. I’m glad the warm temperatures will be back later in the week.


One day last week I was outdoors around twilight and was struck by the beauty of the deep blue sky. 

I grabbed my phone and took several pictures. This afternoon I reread a post by Bette Stevens. She reminded me that this is National Poetry Month and inspired me to write some springtime haiku. I based it on a photo I took of the sky that day last week. 


Twilight in springtime
(The photo I took didn’t do justice to the deep color, so I used a filter to help convey the richness of the blue.)


Springtime Twilight

Foothills shadow bathed
Contrast a deep blue sky at
Twilight time in Spring


I’m linking up with: #InspireMeMonday, #TeaAndWord, #TrekkingThru


14 thoughts on “Springtime Haiku for National Poetry Month

  1. Dear Gayl,
    I love your beautiful Haiku! You have captured that beautiful time of dusk in the evenings! And thank you for reminding me that May is National Poetry Month. God has given us such a beautiful way to express our thoughts to Him through the gift of poetry. I am so grateful that we can share that together!! Blessings, love, and hugs to you my dear poet/sister/friend! And, thank you for the link to Bette’s site. I am going to check it out now!

    1. Dear Bettie,
      Thank you so much! Yes, I am so glad for the gift of poetry. It’s one of my favorite ways to express my thoughts and feelings. I, too, am glad we share that love. Blessings, love and hugs right back to you, dear sister/poet/friend. xoxo

  2. Oh, you’ve written about my favourite time of day! I love how still, peaceful, mysterious and otherworldly twilight is, the pause for breath it offers to us. It deserves its reputation as a “thin place” where heaven seems to touch earth. I love your haiku, Gayl, and the way you express yourself via photographs and words. I’d also failed to note when National Poetry Month was – how shameful for a poet! – but now I know I might have to write a bit more. Love and hugs to you, dear friend. xoxo

    1. I love twilight time, too, Joy. It really is a beautiful time of day. I’m so glad you liked the haiku and photographs. I hope you do write more poetry this month. 🙂 Blessings, love and hugs to you, dear poet/sister/friend! xoxo

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my spring haiku and challenge as a favorite… Simply delighted to see that you raised the ‘pen’ to celebrate–“Springtime Twilight” captures the essence of the inspiration of the season. Happy Poetry Month, Happy Writing & Happy Spring, dear Gayl! xo

    1. You are welcome. I’m happy to share it and thank you for inspiring me! Thanks for reminding me of Poetry Month. May your writing and springtime also be happy. Maybe you’ll really get some spring weather soon! Blessings to you, Bette! xoxo

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