the pond in winter
windswept snow, crystalline sky
frigid air, silence
Just for the Fun of It
After several years of reading haiku and reading about haiku, I was inspired to write my first haiku this past August. One haiku led to another, then another, as my husband drove me around the northern New England back roads in search of inspiration.
I’ve begun compiling the haiku and their inspiration photographs into a book, which I’m calling Simple Pleasures: Haiku from the Place Just Right, after the Shaker hymn “Simple Gifts.”
The book is a just-for-the-fun-of-it project, intended to give readers a lift and prompt reflection on the simple pleasures outside their own doors. I’m not sure when it will be finished, as I’m also working on a novel and a short story collection. I’ll keep you posted!