earth day
leaving the river alone
with its thoughts


4 Responses

  1. David Smedley Says:

    This was my morning personified.

    geese on the lake
    all calling at once
    allahu akbar

  2. haikuapprentice Says:

    Beautiful and thoughtful poem, thank you for sharing Kristen.
    I can hear with you the quiet murmuring of the river, as it ponders along in its timeless way.
    The season phrase opening line sharpens the impact.

    earth day
    yet another neglected


  3. Guest Says:

    This is one of the most thought provoking and poetic pieces I've ever seen on Tinywords.

    Thank you for sharing it.

  4. Alan Summers Says:


    earth day
    leaving the river alone
    with its thoughts


    It's amazing that now it's not Earth Day but Earth's Reprieve as few aircraft and other deadly pollutants are reduced.

    Lovely haiku, and I'm enjoying leaving the rest of nature alone, and letting it become ever more natural again.


    river stretch–
    a wisp of a cloud
    follows itself

    Alan Summers
    Presence journal #62 (November 2018)

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