A South Carolina Inspired Haiku Poem

10 May

As you may have noticed already, this month I am participating in the Word Count Blogathon, along with hundreds of other fascinating bloggers. This fun-filled event inspires bloggers everywhere to create daily posts and share ideas with the rest of the world. For May 10th, we were tasked with writing a Japanese inspired Haiku poem. Well, to be honest, I have never written a poem like this and didn’t know much about them! So, be kind as you read mine…

My Haiku poem is directly inspired by the natural beauty of Charleston, South Carolina where I live and work. We are blessed with some of the most splendid scenery and wildlife in the world. Along with beautiful beaches, pine forests and gardens, many birds come to the Carolina’s during the cold winter months to mate and rear young one’s .

The most impressive of these birds is the Snowy Egret, which displays stunning white plumes along it’s head that’s supported by a very slender long neck, much like the flamingo. I often come across families of Egrets on my late-afternoon walks around our property. I hope that this poem inspires you to come visit Charleston sometime soon to experience this for yourself!

Marsh grass brown and tall

Golden waving in sea breeze

Egrets soon take flight

Feel free to post your own Haiku poem below! If you would like to learn more about Haiku’s, feel free to visit How to Write a Haiku Poem on WikiHow


5 Responses to “A South Carolina Inspired Haiku Poem”

  1. Jan Udlock May 10, 2011 at 2:43 am #

    Yeah for you! My haiku is coming tomorrow. Your pictures are gorgeous.

    Have a good day.

    • admin May 10, 2011 at 3:53 am #

      Thanks Jan – cant wait to read yours! 🙂 – Tess

  2. Lisa Carter May 10, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    What a beautiful haiku, Tess! I’d love to come to your neck of the woods some day…

  3. Barb May 10, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    Lovely. As is Charleston–just ran the Cooper R. Bridge run last month and spent an extra day in town enjoying oh-so-many things.

  4. Alana May 11, 2011 at 2:10 am #

    I visited Charleston in March for the first time and was so sorry to leave. What a beautiful city you live in. This haiku post includes a couple of pictures I took while I was there. I bet I’m the only person who has ever attempted to write haiku on the Civil War.


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