Forest & Whisper: A Haiku

It has been awhile since I participated with the Monday weekly haiku challenge at #RonovanWrites. My last time linking up was in the post Rainbow: Quiet Beauty with a Promise. This week I couldn’t resist, because I love the prompt words,  forest & whisper.


In the Forest


On a quiet path

I wander through a forest

Beautiful and fresh


A gentle river

Whispers its song beneath the

Forest canopy



Forest haiku


Writing haiku is one of my favorite things to do, and it often helps to have prompt words. It can be a challenge to be concise with your words, but sometimes it’s very easy. Sometimes all it takes is to look at a photo or spend time sitting outside.


Nature is a wonderful place to be inspired whether it is a small spot in a backyard, a mountain view, a lake, a field, a river or some combination.


Write Your Own Haiku


I would like to encourage you to write your own haiku. It is a simple form of poetry that says a lot with a few words.


For today’s haiku, I went to the online magnetic poetry nature kit. It often helps if I don’t have any particular words in mind. But sometimes I have to rearrange or combine words to form a word that isn’t there.  There are also other kits besides the nature one and they are fun to work with. 


Be sure to check out #RonovanWritesWeeklyHaikuChallenge. There in the comments are others who have linked to their own haiku using his prompts. If you do write your own, I’d love for you to share it.

I’m linking up with: #LMMLinkup


16 thoughts on “Forest & Whisper: A Haiku

  1. So beautiful Gayl! Those are such great prompt words, and I love the way that they fit so perfectly in your Haiku and photo. God’s creation is such a place of rest and wonder. Love you dear poet/sister/friend! xo

    1. Thank you, dear Bettie! You are right, His creation is a beautiful place to rest and evoke wonder. Blessings and love to you, dear poet/sister/friend! xoxo

  2. Great haiku! I loved the whisper of the river you mentioned. I also find a lot of beauty in nature, especially these days when the world is becoming more urban. Sometimes I write poems too, but my haikus seldom turn out as good as this set. But I do like to write! You can check out my blog if you want, . Thank you for sharing your work!

    1. Dear Autumn, thank you so much! I appreciate your encouragement. Yes, there is just something about being out in nature that relaxes me. I can almost feel the tension rolling away. I will check out your blog. Thank you! Blessings to you!

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