Forest sentries sway
Each stands together, alone.
Aspens know my heart.
This haiku is brought to you by the Trifecta weekend writing prompt:
This weekend we’re asking you to harken back to your grade school days and write a haiku. No word restrictions, just stick to the structure as defined below. Haiku: an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectively.
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I’m glad you stopped by. I hope you have a beautiful weekend!
Very nature-y, just like a haiku should be. I like it!
Thanks, Draug. I’m glad you enjoyed the haiku.
I always wonder if trees and plants have a way of communicating. Chemically or other wise.
I wouldn’t be surprised if they do, Jasmine. A language we can’t understand, no doubt!
🙂 I believe in FARIES TOO! (Not really)
Now fairies, that would be awesome!
I know right! I don’t even care if there mean.
How I wish, I was able to write such beautiful Haiku. Jannat’s Haiku is like ice cream:)
You’re funny, Vishal 🙂 Your nice comment made me smile. Thanks for reading!
I am not, Jannat. I mean it::)))
Well, thank you, Vishal. I feel like an imposter when I write “real” form poetry, so the compliments are hard for me to accept, I guess. I hope the the real poets don’t get offended at my attempts 🙂
You are not an imposter and poetry is the reflection of the mind, I feel. Lolz how do u define real poets coz we are all poets in some way or another:)
Yeah, I think most of us do have poetic thoughts, Vishal. I suppose I think of ‘real’ poets as those who study the and explore the different forms of poetry. I don’t do that 🙂
so true but u on ur way::)
Perhaps, if I tried harder 😛
My favorite line was “Each stands together, alone”. This is so good.
Thanks, Joe! That was actually the first line I wrote (as I counted the syllables out on my fingers…)
Very good haiku!
Thanks so much for reading, Newwhitebear 🙂
Aspens know my heart – a great line!
I’m glad you liked that line, Theinnerzone! (I read the re-write of your haiku and it’s still beautiful – nice job :))
Loved ‘forest sentries.’
Thanks, Jennifer. I love it when different lines speak to different people, as this haiku seems to be doing.
Very nice Haiku. Was this a past writing or did you just come up with it? I know, I’m being nosy. Aspens are pretty trees especially when there is snow covering them. Have a wonderful weekend.
Sean, I wrote this one this morning after reading the prompt and looking through my folder of “Unused blog photos”. I know it’s weird, but I keep of a folder of pictures that I’d like to share at some point, but don’t know what to do with them yet. I have a feeling I’ll take a bazillion pictures of snow…gotta make up for 25 years of desert winters 🙂
you enjoy taking pictures so it is natural to have some time of organization for the pictures. I know I just usually dump them in a folder I create saying that I’ll go back through them or organize a bit more but never seem to find time to do that. I do know that it usually snowed 1 time a year in that area. Didn’t last very long and if you woke up late, you might miss it. You’ll like some of the shots you’ll get with snow and the different levels which you can play with so see different luminosity in the snow.
Snow is a new challenge I’m looking forward to. Well, photographing it…not so much driving in it 🙂 I don’t want to rush things, as I’m enjoying the rainy season right now!
Beautiful! I especially love the second line. Well done!
Thank, Ivy…I appreciate you stopping by 🙂
Very pretty! I love the forest!
I like the forest too, Quickstepp. I find it so peaceful.
Beautiful Haiku, Janna. Glad you had a chance to share your love of Aspens.
Thanks, Nancy! I don’t do haiku often, so it was a fun challenge.
This is lovely!!
Thanks so much, Mielle 🙂
I absolutely love your pictures.
Thanks, David! Your comment is encouraging. I like it when I’m able to combine photos with my writing.
Lovely photo; lovelier verse, Janna!
Thanks so much, Debbie. Looking through photos for inspiration today, this one stood out for me.
Love the photo and Aspens. I used to live where they were abundant. The twickling of the leaves in summer was the best part. Thanks for sharing your lovely verse, too.
There aren’t a lot of Aspens where I live, but on our drive, I did see a few clusters of them, so I told my husband I wanted to photograph the first group when we headed back to the main road. The area consists mostly of pines (predominately Ponderosas), so it was nice to get a photo that didn’t reveal that. “Twickling” – I like that description. I wish we could have spent more time around the trees so I could hear that. Maybe next time.
I appreciate you stopping by and sharing your comment, Diane!
I love contradiction – “standing together, alone”. Very cool.
Thanks for reading, Rob! I’m glad you liked that line 🙂
Great showcase of nature in this haiku! The picture went so well with it, too.
Thanks, Sandra! (I actually wrote this for the photo :))
Love your haiku and your choice to compare aspens symbiotic nature to a life of solitude surrounded by others is feels quite familiar.
It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who knows that feeling, Deb. Thanks so much for reading!
The last line is a stunner, with great imagery to set the scene… yes this is great haiku…
Thanks, Bjorn. With your talent for poetry, I take this as a big compliment 🙂
Love it JT
Humans are much like aspens.
Yes, yes, we are, SBWI. I appreciate you taking time to read it!
Beautiful, gorgeous, stunning! I love everything about this. 🙂
Thanks so much, Suzanne!
Again, I’m with everyone else this was beautiful 8)
I’m glad you liked it, Glynis. I appreciate you stopping by!
I can only echo the others. Lovely imagery. I’m a tree-hugger myself so any reference to them has my votes.
Trees are so beautiful, Steph. I’m glad you like them, too!
This is so serene – the last line completes it beautifully.
Thanks, Freya! Haiku isn’t something I do very often, so it was a fun challenge.
airy, pretty, and touching
Stands alone together-what a lovely thought! Nice work Janna!
Thanks, Valerie! Sometimes we are stuck within ourselves in the company of others, like the Aspens.
Aspens are such pretty trees. This is a perfect haiku!
Thanks, Tina! I like them, too. I will try to get back there in the winter, perhaps when it snows because they are pretty that way, too 🙂
Beautiful! I love love love the feelings trees bring!
Thanks, Miss Hannah! So glad you share my love of trees 🙂
Thanks for reading, Ruby!
‘Forest sentries.’ What a beautiful metaphor! Wonderful haiku.
Thanks, Tobin. I appreciate you taking time to read it!
“Each stands alone, together.” goes for many things. I liked the feel of this.
Thanks, Gina. It’s nice to know that some can relate to the sentiments of this 🙂
“Aspens know my heart” rings true for me too. Love it.
Thanks so much, Allen! I like that you can relate to that line.
‘Each stands together, alone’ so true and beautifully expressed.
I’m glad that line feels true for you too, Sarah Ann. I appreciate you taking time to read it!
Love the idea of trees knowing your heart. Great haiku!
Thanks, Kymm…I’m glad you enjoyed it!
So lovely. This makes me want to go for a hike in the park. But if I do that, the new post might not get written. 🙂 Thanks for linking up. And thanks, as always, for your support for Trifecta. How you make time to comment on so many pieces each week boggles my mind, but we notice and appreciate it. xx
I know what you mean about things not getting done if you head out on a hike!
It’s a pleasure reading each week. It’s getting harder to read everyone with so many entries, but I enjoy it, so do as much as I can. With my kids’ sports and scout activities ramping up, I may have to sit out responding/reading some challenges, but we’ll see how it goes 🙂
Like humans – together but also alone
Have a great week ahead Janna,
Exactly, Eric! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Love the strong image in your Haiku. Marie
I appreciate you stopping by to read it, Marie!
That is an enchanting picture. Somehow looking at it transported me to that airy fairy movement of the protagonists in that epic, ” Crouching tiger hidden dragon.”
Could there be a haiku in that?
I think there could be haiku i just about anything! Thanks for reading, Shaki 🙂
This one echoes hauntingly. Nice
Thanks, Phil. I really appreciate you reading it.
I love Haiku I should practice it more often. Nice Job
I hardly ever write it, but have done so twice in one week now 🙂 Thanks for reading, Patty!
Now that I’ve worked my way back through all of your Haiku prompts – – I can see why you like writing them. Which is probably the same reason I’ve become hooked on writing them myself. It takes a little effort to elicit some sort of emotional response form those who might read them, and it’s interesting to note the different spins which can be taken for each theme/prompt word.
So here’s my last Haiku response to catch up to all those you’ve written
From the very top
Following the branches down
Family roots found.
Haiku are fun, Robin! Thanks for taking time to read my haiku posts. I’m glad you found some inspiration in them.