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Re: Tree Haiku

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:41 am
by Matt Markworth
Bob, All,

Here's the aforementioned tree-related haiku. It's on The Heron's Nest now (page 7 at, so I'm allowed to share it.

It was inspired by two blue ashes I saw at Masterson Station Equestrian Facility in Lexington, KY.


Re: Tree Haiku

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:50 pm
by Matt Markworth

With the inclusion of celebrating trees through poetry and other means in the NTS mission statement, I'll continue to share in this thread any of my published poems in which trees make an appearance.

In addition, if anyone holds the common belief in popular culture that English-language haiku are 17 English syllables, I encourage you to read this article by Michael Dylan Welch. ( To put it into perspective, in the haiku world, explaining the 17 syllable misconception can be as taxing as trying to explain to many in the tree-measurement world that sine-based laser measuring produces consistently more reliable results than tangent-based measuring tape measuring.

This haiku recently appeared in The Heron's Nest ( and was inspired by spending time in Telluride, CO when the aspens are changing.

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This one was inspired by the clarity I often receive when being deep in the forest, and also that feeling of being able to just exhale. This one appeared in the print journal called Frogpond, which is the print journal of the Haiku Society of America.

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Re: Tree Haiku

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:04 am
by sradivoy
a marsh hawk
tips the solitary


Re: Tree Haiku

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:08 am
by sradivoy
Time after time
caterpillar climbs this broken stem,
then probes beyond


Re: Tree Haiku

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:11 am
by sradivoy
Two trees
Like swans' necks
Twine in the garden


Re: Tree Haiku

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:15 am
by sradivoy
The flower of the camellia-tree
Spilling its water.


Re: Tree Haiku

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:04 pm
by sradivoy
The cool breeze
Fills the empty vault of heaven
With the voice of the pine-tree


Re: Tree Haiku

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:54 pm
by sradivoy
an old growth forest
churns beneath
the cyclists' wheel

Re: Tree Haiku

Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 12:54 pm
by sradivoy
a tree walks
silently by

Re: Tree Haiku

Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 10:40 pm
by sradivoy
early spring
a fresh breeze
turns over a dead leaf