“A Season of Trees,” #haiku sequence

This haiku sequence is for dVerse (Frank Tassone is hosting) and for Tanka Tuesday using the inspirational theme quote from Sue Vincent:

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.”

Herman Hesse

I like to create haiku sequences dedicated to a theme, or to share a narrative of some sort, or to reinforce a central idea. Haiku are perfect for longer form stanza poetry.

skeleton bare trees
ebony sky silhouettes
winter's artistry
a lace of new leaves
encircles a sparrow's nest
rosy blossoms fall
silk-soft leaves of green
touch the cerulean sky
summer melodies
Autumn leaves foretell
dryad secrets faint whisper
only death brings truth

©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro

75 Comments on ““A Season of Trees,” #haiku sequence

  1. I liked the descriptions moving through the seasons–ebony sky silhouettes and lace of new leaves. That’s funny that we both combined these challenges.

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  2. Beautiful. I find trees very inspiring and a source of strength, and your poems convey that beautifully. Thanks, Colleen.

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  3. Very nicely done, Colleen. I love the familiar picture of tree silhouettes conveyed by the first haiku, we have some spooky ones around here, and delicate approach in the lace of new leaves encircling a sparrow’s nest.

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  4. Splendid, Colleen. Your imagery draws one in and gives the feeling of being there. I love haiku sequences and yours flow very nicely.

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  5. A pleasant walk through the seasons. We did get some rain… but I’m looking forward to autumn. I can wait a bit for the truth of winter 😉

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    • Oh, gosh… I can’t wait until October when it cools down. We have temperatures predicted in the 119 degrees F. range today for parts of Phoenix. We don’t get quite that hot, but close enough.

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  6. kaykuala

    Beautiful progression from Wintry White to Autumn Brown, Colleen, just as the prompt had asked for

    Hank

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  7. Pingback: Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Theme Prompt #188 – Word Craft ~ Prose and Poetry

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