Haiku: Four To Contemplate...

"What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action." Meister Eckhart 

Haiku: Four To Contemplate...
Haiku: Four To Contemplate...

Windmill churns...
A steady hand moves
With rhythm.

Newly wed...
Dreams of  Stork visits
A baby...

The words are:  Windmill and Stork

What is Carpe DiemBlog Owner, Kristjaan Panneman,  describes it as:  "a weblog on haiku. It's a new daily haiku meme where you can write a classical or non-classical haiku on a given prompt. Haiku is an ancient Japanese poetry form. A haiku has three short lines and describes a short moment (as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water). Mostly a haiku counts 5-7-5 syllables and is sometimes called 'counted verse.'"

Today, I'm taking some liberty to catch up on the haiku I didn't get to do over the weekend. For me, I find that writing haiku requires, contemplation, observation and surrender... We surrender to the process so the ideas and words can form. Sometimes, they come in a clear and complete voice and at other times, I have to wait and contemplate the word a bit more...

"The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival." Aristotle

Haiku: Four To Contemplate...

Haiku: Four To Contemplate...
A phone rings...
Morning Glories wave
Time for tea

Rainfall on rooftops
Spring is here...

The words are:  Morning Glory and Spring Rain

Some Food for Thought: This time I have four words to write haiku on. What comes to mind?  Take a moment to contemplate what Windmill, Stork, Morning Glory and Spring Rain means to you? Love and Peace in 2013.

I would love to hear from you: Please leave me a comment. Thank You!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photographs: WindmillStork, Morning GlorySpring Rain, via Wikipedia, or my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet 


  1. All things emanate from the four. :-)

  2. my fav picture:

  3. These haiku are really wonderful. Love how you have placed all those different prompts in one post. That picture of the Morning Glories is beautiful. Thank you sharing Kismet.

  4. the thought of tea and morning glories definitely made me smile :)
    A steady hand moves
    With rhythm. -- enjoyed this line right here too ^^
    and great photos btw ^^

  5. When I read the words "a steady hand," I can't help but think of the divine...


  6. All very nice
    I'm looking forward to Spring
    And rain.
    Great Lakes and Mississippi River
    All at record lows.


  7. Wow! Lovely set of haiku and grand photography ~

    Carol (A Creative Harbor) on Blogger ^_^

  8. "Newly wed...
    Dreams of Stork visits
    A baby..." - loved this my friend !!!

  9. Fabulous four indeed but I loved the spring rain the most...

  10. Beautiful contemplations on each prompt! Thank you fro sharing.

  11. I still believe in karma. What you sow is what you reap.

  12. I like the rhythm of the windmill haiku.

  13. Love the windmill photo with breeze softly blowing the tall grass.

  14. lovely pics, i like to see real windmills

  15. The hand of Providence is present in moving the Universe, even in simple old windmills. Anticipation and yearnings would also need His blessings before baby's arrival. Nicely Eli!


  16. Spring does seem full of promises. I love your pictures! @Reese, there are windmills at Ilocos, too, but I bet the windmills in the Netherlands would seem more magical! I would love to see them too


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