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April Haiku #8732

Updated on November 19, 2017

Time needs to slow down

as fern near the underbrush

or a trail in trees

weekend in concrete

seems faster then in the pines

or cool brown bird's nests

once different clock

seedling sprouts from springtime earth

mature in slowed frame

as my children grow

what seems to be a short blink

my grey history

as years are passing

the oak gains and losses leaves

each sprout a slow growth

so I speed forward

nature watches with slight grin

my time, not green time


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      Jamie Lee Hamann 9 months ago from Reno NV

      Thank you Mark Tulin for you stopping by to read. Have a great weekend. Jamie

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      Mark Tulin 9 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Love the last line and the intimacy of the words with nature.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 9 months ago from Reno NV

      I find that I have to stroll out into nature often or time seems to go to fast. Thank you for all the kind comments and Happy Easter to those who celebrate. Jamie

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      Terrie Lynn 9 months ago from Canada

      This reminds me to slow down and look around. Take time to see nature. Well done.

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      John Hansen 9 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Well done, Jamie, with these haiku combining nature and time.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Time passes on so quickly, and our children grow up so rapidly. I always enjoy your poetry. Thank you.

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      Louise Powles 9 months ago from Norfolk, England

      Yes I agree, time does need to slow down. It goes by so quickly!

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 9 months ago from Mississauga, ON

      Beautiful collection corresponding with what April has generally in store for us.

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      Richard Francis Fleck 9 months ago from Denver, Colorado

      A delightful collection!

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      Muaaz khan 9 months ago

      Excellent, I have been to say that it I like the Haiku and it's passing time

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 9 months ago from Reno NV

      Thank you ThreeKeys, Janis and Shyron. Happy Friday my friends. Jamie

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      Shyron E Shenko 9 months ago from Texas

      Fantastic Jamie, I love that you can come up so easily with Haiku. I don't seem to get the hang of them.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 9 months ago from Washington, DC

      My favorite lines: "my grey history," and "my time, not green time." They tie it together for me, lovely haiku, Jamie, about signs of passing time.

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      Threekeys 9 months ago from Australia

      Your imagery popped my awareness of time and its passing. I love how your tied in nature with time.