Traces of Summer Haiku for #writeout
Wind weaves traces ofToday’s poem, a haiku by me on my photograph of on the footbridge to Cole Park
summer: small gifts of color–
remnants of small joys.
~ Sheri Edwards
#writeout: Write Out is an October writing project by the National Writing Project. This year’s theme, Stories Around the Campfire, connects to the National Park Service theme for October. Here’s an introduction to get ready for the many ways and prompts in which you may get involved.
You don’t need a national park or a park– you just need a window to look outside. Or your backyard or front stoop. A local park is nice, or a spot in the wilds. All you need is a glance outside and reflection into the wonder of nature.
Today on our walk, we traced a usual path, including the footbridge to Cole Park, one of our neighborhood parks. On the footbridge, the wind had left some color for us to enjoy, so I snapped a photograph for my observation of nature today. At home, I wrote the poem and created the #writeout project for today, Day 2 of Stories Around the Campfire.
“Slippery,” the #inktober2020 prompt today fit right in with the park poetry idea at a smaller, hidden bridge over Fiddle Creek, the creek next to Cole Park. Or, another bridge along our path– more commonly used:
Either of those two bridges could be “slippery,” especially in early spring. My “inking” today, thanks to the inspiration of our park.
What did you observe in the natural world today?
Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker