Sunshine Meadow – Haiku

The simplistic feeling of total immersion into the bounty of nature can have a profound impact on our lives.  The moments we usually remember when we’re old are often the ones that are entrenched in innocence and unadulterated happiness.  A walk through a meadow bathed in the warmth and comfort of sunshine, the smells of grasses and flowers, and a warm breeze blowing through your hair will do more for your state of mental health than anything that comes from a prescription bottle. 

Green meadow grasses

Waving with the gusting wind

Flowing aimlessly


Frolicking puppy

Chasing flying butterflies

Blissfully focused


Eternal delight

Sunshine cleansing everything

Warmth and happiness


Stay awhile, won’t you

Immerse yourself deep in bliss

Then just remain there


R J Schwartz
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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

5 thoughts on “Sunshine Meadow – Haiku

  • April 19, 2017 at 4:18 PM

    These are beautiful haiku, Ralph. Your introductory commentary is also spot on. The innocent wonder of childhood is what remains with us.

  • April 19, 2017 at 4:42 PM

    Lovely, beautiful haiku work, Ralph. I really like your intro also. ” will do more for your state of mental health than anything that comes from a prescription bottle.” – I really need to take this into account to get over the health issues I have had lately. I am going out to walk in nature, thank you for that. Well done, Ralph, well done indeed.

  • April 20, 2017 at 12:36 AM

    Lovely imagery Ralph, and I agree, nature is the great healer of all ills, and connecting regularly a profound gift of energy and peace of mind. great work.

  • April 24, 2017 at 1:12 PM

    Stay awhile…don’t mind if I do. Great imagery. Loved the Frolicking puppies. Great Haiku.

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