Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence

Full Circle



Pattering of rain
Unfurling tender young leaves
Painting blooming buds

Misty mountain air
The solitude of silence
Meditating monk

River of steelhead
Race against a summer breeze
She gasps her last breath

Seeds scattered on snow
Sparrows flit with excitement
Against a blue sky


Chèvrefeuille has listed twelve (12) words, one word for every hour. The goal is to write haiku using the words as given in the clockwise way.

Here are the twelve (12) words, one word for every hour you have to use for the challenge:

1. rain
2. young leaves
3. buds
4. mountain
5. silence
6. monk
7. river
8. summer breeze
9. she
10. snow
11. sparrow (s)
12. blue sky

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem Full Circle #2-2016
The challenge ends October 27th at 10.00 PM (CET). Please check out the link if you want to respond to the challenge and to read the participants beautiful responses.

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

6 thoughts on “Full Circle

  1. Beautiful! The photograph is incredible! As is the poem! :))

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  2. All of these are well done. Great use of “she.”

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  3. Thank you Rivrlogr. I struggled with that one. I couldn’t figure out how to use “she” without it being at the beginning so I made it work as best I could. I loved what you did using it mid-phrase.

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