Yesterday I attended a haiku gathering at Wild Graces in Deerfield, NH, spending the day with a warm and welcoming group of haiku poets amid the flowers, birds, and insects of this beautiful place. In his presentation “Finding Yourself on the Web of Life,” environmental educator and haiku poet Jeff Hoagland had us thinking about the natural setting around us in both ecological and poetic terms. During the free range exploration of our surroundings at the end of his talk, I was inspired to write today’s haiku.
the bumblebee deep
within the blossom
Here is one of my favorites of Jeff’s haiku that he shared with us:
a better view
of my situation