Daily haiku, day 1: NaPoWritMo

the scent of rain
robins pull worms from damp earth
first thunder rumbles

© Colleen M. Chesebro
Charles Lamb. A Masque of Days. London: Cassell and Co., 1901 — Source. Cover design by Walter Crane. “The Art of Book Covers.”

From NaPoWritMo.net: And here’s our own prompt (optional, as always) for the first day of Na/GloPoWriMo. They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but they never said you can’t try to write a poem based on a book cover — and that’s your challenge for today! Take a look through Public Domain Review’s article on “The Art of Book Covers.”

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

43 thoughts on “Daily haiku, day 1: NaPoWritMo

  1. Colleen, this is a lovely haiku and of course reminds me of spring in Michigan. The worms are such a huge thing from my childhood. We don’t have that here, as you know!

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        1. I know you remember these storms. This is the most rain we’ve gotten (this spring) compared to the total rainfall for the last two years we’ve lived here.The trees and plants should be exploding soon!

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  2. This poem evokes a sense of peacefulness within me. The opening line, “the scent of rain,” immediately brings to mind the refreshing and invigorating aroma of rain, which is such a welcome change after a period of dryness. The imagery of robins pulling worms from the damp earth is such a vivid and picturesque scene, and it reminds me of the beauty of nature and how everything is interconnected.

    The final line, “first thunder rumbles,” brings a sense of anticipation and excitement, as if the storm is just beginning and anything could happen. It also reminds me of the power and majesty of nature, and how we as humans are often at its mercy.

    I would like to say, this poem is a beautiful reflection on the wonders of nature, and how even the simplest things can bring joy and inspiration. It reminds me to slow down, take a deep breath, and appreciate the world around me. 👍👏👌😊

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