Friday, June 16, 2017

I Sit Looking Out - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins



I sit looking out

Enjoying Birch and Fir Trees

At peace with nature.

© 2017   M.N. Hopkins

Note:  I started to write a poem yesterday in my usual style of writing and it just did not work.  I though of how to simplify the message and what popped into my head was the word, Haiku.

I have used this form many years back and taught poetry lessons to my students using this form and have been able to effortlessly create examples for them just by staring at an object or out the window and playing around with the words that come to mind while after checking I am using the proper 5-7-5 form of the Japanese poetry.

I wrote this poem this morning, 16 June 2017 and published it for the first time on my blog today.

If you enjoyed reading this poem and would like to read more,  please click on the link provided below:

Poems by M.N. Hopkins

3 comments:

Diane AZ said...

Wonderful haiku and image!

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Thanks Diane. I appreciate your comment and that you feature my blog on your nice photography blog.

Kindest regards & best wishes,
Mike

Anonymous said...

Ps - Don't misunderstand me. The simplicity of this poem reminds me so sadly how far we - Humanity - have left simplicity and love behind in an overcrowded world in which competition against each other is the norm rather that reaching out our hands to join with love and good will to those who need it.

M.B.