Thursday, April 30, 2020

Haiku in Yellow

on the day of the goldfinch sighting April 2020
goldfinch buoyant on
waves of wind, yellow bobber
up down up down up
                                                                                              --Kenda Turner

...and she smiles remembering the moment...

Haiku, walks, wordplay, sunshine, children's laughter (even if only on video chats)--and the goldfinch--are some of the bright spots that bring smiles my way while traveling this difficult path of the coronavirus. And the poem by Emily Dickinson, familiar to many, comes to mind:

by Emily Dickinson
"Hope" is the thing with feathers,
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all.

Wishing you bright spots, smiles, health and hope as you travel through these days, too.



  1. I love that poem - so appropriate right now, don't you think? Bright spots during this crisis turn out to be the little things - lilacs blooming, the first butterfly, a socially distant conversation with an old friend (both of us masked) I hadn't seen in a year. Stay safe, Kenda!

    1. Peggy, the fact that we are in spring is something to be thankful for isn't it? Like you say, lilacs blooming and butterflies, things we might not have been so mindful of before but which now catch our attention. Friends and poetry, too. We're being reminded not to take things for granted, I think. Thanks for dropping in. I'm glad to know you're doing ok!