I practice
letting go . . .
autumn morning

16 Responses

  1. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    Beautiful. I first read Bill's haiku here, some time ago. Thank you.

  2. Bill Waters Says:

    Yes — we've been reading each other's work for quite a while, you and I. Thank you, Ellen. :- )

  3. Lynne Says:

    Oh, so simply beautiful.

  4. Bill Waters Says:

    Thank you, Lynne! :- )

  5. Ronald Grognet Says:

    Bill, At 81 I identify with your haiku.

    letting go–

    an elderly

    art form

  6. Bill Waters Says:

    Very nice, Ronald! :- )

    At 53, I too am in that zone — which has its beginning, I think, in middle age — where gathering shifts to dispersing and holding on shifts to letting go. How else to advance if we don't lighten our loads? How else to deal with the changes that time dishes out if we don't redefine ourselves in terms other than youth?… _/|_

  7. Barbara Kaufmann Says:

    So elegantly simple! I love this one!

  8. Bill Waters Says:

    Thanks so much, Barbara! :- D

  9. Jim Says:

    Please provide a way to update subscriber's email address or unsubscribe. Such link should be sent with each email you send out.

  10. Alan Summers Says:

    Hi Jim,

    A good point.

    You can always go to the top left of the webpage here, where it has:

    haiku & other small poems

    Just click onto "SUBSCRIPTIONS" and you can change things, and always just visit tiny words when you want to, hopefully without forgetting all of us here, if you don't receive further emails.

    warm regards,


  11. Alan Summers Says:

    I practice
    letting go . . .
    autumn morning


    Simple and profoundly beautiful. I'm a little older but Bill Waters is ahead of me in letting go.

    Wonderful haiku, thank you!

    kind regards,


  12. Bill Waters Says:

    Thanks so much for commenting, Alan — I really appreciate it! :- D

  13. jazzytower Says:

    This is beautiful. Simplicity at its best.

    I like this whole tiny words approach. Had not heard of it before:)-.

  14. Bill Waters Says:

    Thank you, jazzytower! :- )

  15. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    Simple, yet so much to reflect on. Absolutely lovely. :)

  16. Bill Waters Says:

    Thanks so much, Gisele! :- )

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