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Hello!  My name’s Laurel.

I’m glad you’re here.

Here’s what I’ve noticed:

Bits of poetry can be found almost anywhere you look.  In a sunrise, a forgotten garden, in your mother’s laughter and her tears, between the pages of that book you were reading, in the spring you spent in Prague, or in the winter of your own discontent, in a glorious summer, or the odes of autumn, in a baby’s hand, a grandfather’s wrinkled brow, in peanut butter sandwiches, in life and death, in war and peace, in sickness and health, and pretty much anywhere else your eye happens to gaze.  And haiku are no exception, of course.  It’s just that they are so small, so seemingly shy and retiring, that we don’t always see them.  Many of us have even trod on haiku unwittingly, which is an uncomfortable experience for all involved.  (There are some haiku with such sharp edges they can pierce a foot, or a heart, quite easily).

So, here’s what I do:

Collect haiku that I find ’round the traps (of my mind), and then I make little suits for them.  Kind of like high-visibility clothing, but prettier.

Here’s what I don’t do:

Trap or ensnare haiku, or collude with other types of poetry in order to force the haiku to participate.

Here’s what I’d like you to do:

Read!  Enjoy!  And pass along to friends who might also read and enjoy!

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Loving the new blog Laurel!
    Ronnie xo

    August 3, 2011
  2. Laurel, you are so clever, so talented, so creative, amazing, awesome and inspiring! I love your haiku. This is the kind of thing that I used to do in a former life – thank you for sharing it. I love your back drops. If you ever want scraps of fabric, I have many – in lots of tiny bags, just can’t bear to part with them.

    Keep it up!

    September 8, 2011
    • You are too kind Sarah–and I’d love to go through the fabric scraps, and see them in and out of their tiny bags. I’m so intrigued! 🙂

      September 8, 2011
  3. Rick Quinn #


    I came to your blog from Liz Pratt. It’s quiet, but profound, and glorious in the ‘show me grace in ordinary life’ way.

    Post still more beauty
    worlds intrude crowding out
    solace in the fire

    Thank you, Laurel. Very much.

    September 14, 2011
    • Hi Rick, Thank you for your very kind comment, and your beautiful haiku.

      October 31, 2011
  4. best blog ever

    October 31, 2011

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