Honeysuckle Magic

Pink Honeysuckle blooming

sudden magic of
honeysuckle scent takes me
back to hide-and-seek

beside winding brook
glimmer of tadpoles
tiny almost-legs dangle

my inner child is
still ready to hide and seek
ready or not!

Copyright 2016 Brenda Davis Harsham

Notes: These three haiku are in answer to Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge: Magic and Glimmer. How could I resist writing something? Can you?

I was also inspired by Annette Rochelle Aben’s ballet poem to look into my own past for inspiration.

In writing haiku, I don’t follow a strict 5/7/5 syllable count. I view that more as a maximum rather than a goal. My goal is instead to record a moment of realization or wonder.

20 thoughts on “Honeysuckle Magic

  1. Brenda, the honeysuckle in our neck of the woods is white with yellow and we pull the little center (stamen?) out and sip on one single drop of sweetness! I love the pink honeysuckle and the way you remember playing hide and seek with the child only a memory away. Hugs, Robin

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