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Nature--A Haiku

Updated on January 9, 2012

The river rises,

It splashes the wave on shore

Birds squawk overhead.


A Clown fish bit me,

In the depths of the river

So, I swam away.


I went to the hot,

Amazon forest in June,

And saw a macaw.


I saw the heavy,

Anaconda yesterday,

It was humongous.


I see the downpour,

Of water from the blue sky

It makes me rush to a cave.


The sky is irate

I see a bright light,

Flashing down on a sapling.


I see magic strike

The plantlet turns into tree,

It blooms into an allurement.


Time halts for a flash,

Birds twitter from their refuge,

Mammals stare in awe.


Nature is brilliant,

Nature is magnificent,

No one can swap with.

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I love nature and this was a beautiful work of art to describe it! :) Well done!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Rahul,

      I am glad you like the above. Thank you for your precious vote...appreciate it :)

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Peggy,

      Yes, My kid loves to haiku since; it involves playing with words and it kinda helps them with their vocab as well.

      i am glad you liked the above. Thanks!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      AAh! What freshness of mother nature I can feel in your words...! Hmmm!! :) Beautiful as it is...

      Great hub!

      Rahul

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      The imagery you create with your words in this haiku poem is so vivid. I have never tried my hand at it. Nice to have your kids be a part of this. Sounds like a fun family project. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Thank you Radhika. Means a lot coming from a prolific writer like you...cheers!

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Wow! such a Haiku weaved in front of a lovely picture. Really this hub made me nostalgic.

      Voted up and sharing with my friends here.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Thank you Tina. I am glad you liked the above.

      Mother Nature sure is bountiful and beautiful :)

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      This is a beautiful Haiku to nature! I can't say that I know anything about Haiku but I love the simplicity and the way your words describe the beauty of nature. The photo is like a dream and the colors are wonderful! We are lucky to live on this planet!

      Tina

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      thanks Alocsin. i am glad you liked it, yet complex :)

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I like how you put several haiku together to express a more complex idea. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hello Frank,

      I am delighted and pleased that you like my above creation.

      Thank you & pleasure to see you around my hubs!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      wow these are so good :) Frank can't pick a favorite cuz they are all so well done Frank

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks Audrey.

      My son, loves the clownfish so, thought of putting in there with a twist...lol

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      I love the clown fish haiku--and your picture is great!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      You're welcome, Ruchira. I'll read more, too!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Victoria,

      This was my first Haiku and am pretty overwhelmed by the response. Thank you for your words of encouragement & follow.

      Appreciate it!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Lovely! Awesome images. Where did the picture come from? The colors are vibrant. Your words are descriptive. Look forward to reading more!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi ExoticHippieQueen,

      Thanks for the read and encouraging words. Appreciate it!

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      ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

      I love the simplicity of the haiku. You conveyed simple yet beautiful imagery, and your photo is awesome!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Thank you MM. 'Am glad that you enjoyed it.

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      Beautiful! They all turn into pictures in my mind. Voted up and awesome.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Thank you Kamalesh for the words of encouragement.

      Appreciate it!

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      Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Hi Ruchira, Very much enjoyed reading the poem - its absolutely wonderful and so is the picture. Keep up your good work my Friend.

      Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks Cindy. I am glad that I could make you hug Mother Nature through these simple words :)

      Thanks for the read and words of encouragement.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      The picture was gorgeous. I loved all the different tropical places that I was able to visit with the pictures you painted with your words.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Thank you JAS for your appreciation.

      Thank you chspublish. Wishing you joy!

      Thank you Sunshine. Yes, this was my First haiku :)

      Appreciate you ALL for stopping by to show support.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      This is your first attempy at haiku?!? It's beautiful! Keep them coming!!

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      chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

      Very well developed images in your poem.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Beautiful Haiku. I really enjoyed this.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hello Neeleshkulkarni,

      So good to see you...happy new year!

      Actually, Haiku is like playing with syllables and it was fun. You should try it :) Thanks for the read and stopping by!

      Hello Mckbirdbks,

      Good to see you! Thank you for your kind words. Appreciate you stopping by :)

      Hello Manoj,

      Yes, it is the 5-7-5 syllables thing. It was fun. Thank you for the read and support.

      Hi MM,

      Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. Your Haiku's are enjoyable as well and was my key to creating one of my own. Cheers!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      A beautiful Haiku, Loved it and voting up!

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      Manoj Kumar Srivastava 5 years ago from India

      Ruchira, Haiku is one genre I am learning. Somebody told me it should have these many syllables and so on. Yours is good as it tells so much in so few of so many.

      MAKUSR

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Very artful, colorful, playful and well crafted.

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      neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

      i write poetry myself but i wish i could write so effortlessly ruchira.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hello writer20,

      Thank you so much for the read and comment. I am glad that you liked it. Feels so good to hear from an accomplished writer...Cheers!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi RHW,

      Thanks for your kind words. This was my first attempt at Haiku and am glad to get a wide applaud by noted hubbers.

      Wow, you have 8 birds. You should write something about them as a hub. My kid is in awe of having a pet and he loves a macaw, thus it came in my Haiku.

      These birds are super-smart and it's nice to get their responses...lol

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Rick,

      Yup, I was inspired by my various hubber friends as well and took a dive into this kinda poetry. It is fun to play with words and keep track of syllables. Infact, my kid enjoyed creating the words along with me, it's so simple :)

      Good luck in your venture, am sure you will enjoy it.

      Thank you for the read and comment. Will swing by your profile to check out your hubs.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Thank you Ruchi. I appreciate such high comments coming from an avid writer yourself.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Great Haiku poem loved it. Voted up and awesome

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Ruchira - this is fantastic! Loved the photo and the imagery in so few words. I think that is what I like best about Haiku.

      I love birds in general and have 8 of them:) lol I love Macaws but I have an African Grey and a Quaker parrot...sometimes when i am reading hubs if I laugh they mock me...it's as if you have an audience here! lol

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      Poetic Fool 5 years ago

      I keep reading these haiku and am challenged to try my hand at it. It seems a most intriguing form. When I do, I will keep in mind yours as an excellent example. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

      Excellent work. Enjoyed reading it.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hello epi,

      Pleasure is mine to be able to connect you with Nature. Thanks so much for stopping by and appreciating my first Haiku.

      Hello Ruby,

      Your words of encouragement mean so much to me. Thank you for the read and support. Peace & Light to you Always!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      First let me say, " That picture is soo beautiful " Your haiku about nature is awesome. I really loved it...

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ..oh my my .... so beautiful are your words ....always so nice to connect with you and thank you for this warm and rich experience .... lake erie time 2:22pm

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Thank you Vinaya

      Deborah

      Debby

      KrystalD

      Mathira

      Cebutouristspot

      for your words of encouragement. This was my first attempt at Haiku and enjoyed playing with words.

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      cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

      Wow. That is a great image you got there :D It's so mesmerizing.

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      mathira 5 years ago from chennai

      Interesting, Ruchira.

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      I like that there is aplayful element here. Thank you for sharing :)

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Awesome imagery, Ruchira. And, I agree about your graphics.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow I love your picture.. did you do it yourself? is it a graphic? your poem is simply beautiful..

      I voted up and beautiful

      Debbie

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      The images in your haikus are beautiful.