Category Archives: Haiku

A Monday Haiku

Spring Time’s Power to Incite is nothing new to me. Every year, nature’s clock ticks into this season that inspires me to contemplate being on the cusp of all possibility.


Spring lights soft
whispers to sleeping
dreams wake, make life new.


Temperatures rise
thawing, clearing winter’s frosts
summoning blossoms.


Comes boldly raining
dreamed of hopes flowering into
vivid reality.

©2013 Shari Lynne Smothers


Caring hands’ work ends
Loved ones pass away. Void fills
From gratitude’s well.

Our selfless caring
effort’s reward: that we can
know our best was done.

© 2010 Shari Lynne Smothers

A recent death in my family and the funeral this weekend got me thinking about the role of the care-giver after the work is done. The process of getting through these tough times, isn’t easy to understand, and it helps me just to mull it over. I guess these writings will keep coming out until I discover the answer, or become otherwise distracted.

Day 30: I know Some Things

See actions and those
perpetrating them; begin
to understand things.

* * *

If at first you don’t
succeed in the path you choose
regroup, re-plot yours.

* * *

Care what happens: All
children, better and worse do
impact our futures.

© 2010 Shari Lynne Smothers

Three lessons learned is what I chose to write about. As of this writing, I’m my assessor. So I can only hope I learned them properly. Because I do believe my life depends on them.

Day 30 prompt: Write a ‘lesson learned’ or ‘never learned’ poem; details here from 2010 November PAD Chapbook Challenge