A Soft Spot to Land #kaiku #ekphrastic

Image Credit: Butterfly on Asters by Lisa Smith Nelson

free of wind

winged flower
flutters on the breeze

small spot in large world
soft purple petals call loud
stop, rest a moment


This was written for Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge. This week we were given a photo by Lisa Smith Nelson to use for an ekphrastic poem. I chose to write an interlinked series of three hiakus, using forms 2-3-2, 3-5-3 and 5-7-5. And, of course, I used a little alliteration…

20 thoughts on “A Soft Spot to Land #kaiku #ekphrastic

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  2. WildChild47

    I really like the creative thinking here – using 3 forms of haiku – because it forms a lovely cascade – allows for an expansion of the poem – and it feels like a soft fluttering of wings – or breath – when reading it. Delightful Trent. :)

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