haiku, oh, haiku

what would I do without you?

you open my world

As a little girl, I was mesmerized one day at elementary school. I still remember her name. Mrs. Hadarly. She opened my eyes. She opened my mind. She opened my heart. She opened my world. She introduced the haiku to me in class.

I was as giddy as one could get when I came up with my first “tiny poem”. That’s how my classmates coined it. All of a sudden, I felt immediately transformed. Wow, an “artist” is born, I thought to myself.

So my haiku adventure began. I had loads of thoughts to share, although words didn’t come that easily. My classmates and I referred to dictionaries just to write our haikus in class. You see, terms weren’t “Googable” yet, haha! (Ooops that obviously reveals my age, so let’s not get into that! *wink, wink*)

Something magical happened when I completed my haiku project. My teacher said that my work was very good. And that was music to my ears. In fact, it played a lovely song in my head the whole day. Her positive feedback got me all fired up and I wished then that we could just focus on haikus the whole year. I loved the feeling of being great at something!

Fast forward to this day. I enjoy my romance with haikus. In fact, I tease myself that if the haiku were a fine gentleman, I would’ve married him, haha!

As I go through life, I find myself thinking in haikus. I love to be in the moment and view the world from different angles, with different glasses, considering different lifestyles, different stages, different backgrounds. My natural empathy draws me to others and inspires me to reflect on possible haikus for their lives too.

I love the haiku for its simplicity, its purity, its authenticity, its depth, its insightfulness.

Anyway, hmmm, I wonder how Mrs. Hadarly is doing these days. Would love to visit and thank her over a cup of coffee …..

dear mrs. hadarly

little yeka loves you so

you have sown your seed


Thanks so much for joining me on this lovely day! Do drop me a haiku. That would make my heart smile! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


27 thoughts on “YOU HAD ME AT HAIKU! ❤️”

  1. Wow Yeka!! This is awesome 💕🌸
    I am too grateful to Mrs. Hadarly that she opened your eyes and you composed such a beautiful Haiku…
    Have a great day 🤗💕❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Oh Jyoti! You are so wonderfully sweet! How beautiful can one’s heart get? 💕💕💕💕💕Thanks for sharing in my fun today! 😀☀️😀☀️😀☀️


  2. Hello Yeka..great that you always remember your teacher who taught you Haiku.
    For me I like to write rhymed short sentences…they are not poetry but I feel happy to Express my feelings through this way..
    Happy Sunday and best regards♥️😎🙂🍫

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      1. Of course..
        Dark powers fly here fly there..
        Let them vanish in the air..
        And tell them that..
        I don’t care…
        I am protected..


  3. I had a teacher in school that inspired me so many years ago. Some how or another, our paths crossed again 50 years later and I had a chance to tell him how much he meant to me growing up. I hope you get the chance to look up Mrs. Hadarly. She will be so grateful to see how you use your wonderful talent to produce such beautiful work my friend.

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