unfurling ferns
my mind
empties its thoughts


16 Responses

  1. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    Wonderful – one of my favorite sights every spring, and a new way to see the ferns now. Thank you.

  2. Sheila Sondik Says:

    I love how the first line gives visual and tactile equivalents to the rest of the poem. My fingers are uncurling in response!

  3. Alan Summers Says:

    unfurling ferns
    my mind
    empties its thoughts


    Enjoyable pair of images, one concrete one abstract.


    warm regards,


  4. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    Thank you Alan, Ellen, and Sheila for your kind comments! It's greatly appreciated. :)

  5. kalaramesh Says:

    A very good ku, Gisele.
    What a blissful moment it would be .. .

  6. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    Thank you, Kala! I really appreciate your kind words. :)

  7. T. Johnson Says:

    Gisele, merci de cette belle poesie. Tres approprie comme automne commence…

  8. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    Merci beaucoup! Vos mots sont grandement appréciés. :)

  9. Margaret Dornaus Says:

    Lovely . . .

  10. Cyndi Lloyd Says:

    I appreciate the softness presented in "unfurling ferns" and how the mind, with ease, follows. Gisele, you've given me a great haiku to adopt in my mindfulness practice.
    Thank you,

  11. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Ah oui, comme il est beau cet haïku, Gisele!

    The narrator has been so struck by the beauty of the unfurling fern that this is all that matters for that moment.


  12. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    Thank you, Margaret, Cindy, and Marion, for your lovely comments. I'm so glad you all enjoyed this one. And Marion, I didn't know you spoke French! Merci encore! :)

  13. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Oui, Gisele – J'ai étudié le Français à l'Université et j'ai passé un an à Lille comme assistante d'anglais dans un collège à La Bassée au cours de mes études. Mais, il y a longtemps! :)


  14. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    That's so cool, Marion! My native tongue is French (Atlantic Maritime French) but I prefer to write in English. Written French is so complicated I find. lol! Most people where I live are fluently bilingual and we slip between English and French seamlessly, sometimes even in mid-sentence. :)

  15. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    And there are no accents in English!

  16. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    Yes! Bonus! LOL! :)

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