Five Forest Haiku

Updated on August 9, 2020
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Seafarer Mama/Karen is a poet, and reads her poetry to small groups of friends, and to larger groups at open mics.

Come Sit With Me and Share Some Poetry

Stone seat along the forest path at our local botanical garden.
Stone seat along the forest path at our local botanical garden. | Source

Invitation

This short note is an invitation to you, dear reader. Grab a glass of cold water, iced tea, or lemondade. Then, sit in the shade of the summer canopy that keeps the forest path pleasantly cool.

I have some haiku to share with you. Haiku are short nature poems composed of three lines each. They were inspired by a walk along a botanical garden path, which passed some of my favorite spots. Come sit and enjoy some poetry with me, sweet one.

Affectionately yours,

Seafarer Mama/Karen A. Szklany

Pan Blesses All Who Love Nature

Stone Pan statue at Tower Hill Botanical Garden
Stone Pan statue at Tower Hill Botanical Garden | Source

Welcoming Pan

Stone statue of Pan

Inviting all visitors

To soak in Beauty.

Moss Steps are a Soft Stairway to Heaven

Stone steps covered with moss and fern make soft landings for small creatures.
Stone steps covered with moss and fern make soft landings for small creatures. | Source

Steps of Moss & Fern

Stairway to Heaven

For adventuring chipmunks;

Party at the top.

Wooden Seat of Wisdom in the Forest

Wooden bench on the forest path.  Perfect place to sit on a sun-dappled summer day.
Wooden bench on the forest path. Perfect place to sit on a sun-dappled summer day. | Source

Wisdom Seat

Sitting with the trees,

Listening to their wisdom;

Breezes stir my soul.

Tea Table by the Vegetable Gardens

Sit and rest with some water or tea at a table by the vegetable gardens.
Sit and rest with some water or tea at a table by the vegetable gardens. | Source

Veggie Garden Luncheon

Breathing in the scent

Of fresh vegetable gardens:

Blissful, restful lunch.

Victorian Fountain Under the Oak Tree

Victorian Fountain under an old oak tree in the Cottage Garden
Victorian Fountain under an old oak tree in the Cottage Garden | Source

Passion Spark

Emptying myself

At the altar of Naure,

My being ignites.

Cool, Shady Fountain Within Reach

Fountain at the "Garden Within Reach," which was built for accessibilty by all guests.  From behind the fountain you can see straight through the educational building to the other side, including the Winter Garden between the 2 wings of the building.
Fountain at the "Garden Within Reach," which was built for accessibilty by all guests. From behind the fountain you can see straight through the educational building to the other side, including the Winter Garden between the 2 wings of the building. | Source

The Heavens in Wild Places

"The clearest way into into the Universe is through a forest wilderness."

~ John Muir

Tower Hill Botanical Garden

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Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Boylston, MA 01503:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr, Boylston, MA 01505, USA

get directions

Botanical Garden in Boylston, MA. Managed by the Worcester Horticultural Society. Visitors welcome with social distancing during COVID pandemic.

© 2020 Karen A Szklany

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    • Seafarer Mama profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A Szklany 

      5 weeks ago from New England

      Hi Paul ~ Thank you for stopping by and reading, and for your kind words! Glad you enjoyed my haiku,etc.

    • Paul K Francis profile image

      Paul K Francis 

      5 weeks ago from east coast,USA

      Your words express the freshness and beauty one feels in nature very well. Thanks.

    • Seafarer Mama profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A Szklany 

      5 weeks ago from New England

      Thank you, Carolyn. Glad you enjoyed them.

    • Carolyn M Fields profile image

      Carolyn Fields 

      5 weeks ago from South Dakota, USA

      These are lovely. Thank you for sharing.

    • Seafarer Mama profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A Szklany 

      5 weeks ago from New England

      Thank you so much, Peggy!

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      Peggy Woods 

      5 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      The photos of the Tower Hill Botanical Garden are stunning. Your poetry suits it beautifully.

    • Seafarer Mama profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A Szklany 

      5 weeks ago from New England

      Thank you, Eric. Thank you for stopping by to let me know you enjoyed them. So good to know! ~:0)

      Thank you for visiting, Lorna. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my nature poems and that they brought you to a lovely place.~:0)

    • Lorna Lamon profile image

      Lorna Lamon 

      5 weeks ago

      A wonderful walk through the beauty of nature. Lovely poems and photos.

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      Eric Dierker 

      5 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I enjoyed these. Thank you for sharing them.

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