As the season gradually changes from summer towards autumn and we reach out for more jumpers and get cosy during the darker nights, let’s take a moment to notice the atmosphere and what going on around us. And write a haiku or short poem about it! Or just a few words about something that you saw or happened.
You could type some words, draw or brush the words, or use a drawing app on your phone or iPad. Here are some lovely examples from participants, thanks for sending to us ?
change in the weather
dashing under the sycamore we take cover as
the august rain starts to pour
Blair (in response to Ken’s haiku)
Look! A pheasant’s tail
I grasp the reigns of a horse
Night spills on parchment.
Gently squeezing the soft hair of the brush
I wash away the sumi traces as the autumn breeze beckons
Blair (in response to Laura’s haiku)
sand martins or swallows?
swooping through the sky
above the yet to ripen blackberries
giving up foraging as the thorns block our way
we take a moment to savor the mid afternoon pause
Blair (in response to M’s haiku)
– temple bell
bathed in soft light
I return to the cushion
Blair (in response to Andy’s haiku)
Broken Broken yet
perfect the Harvest Moon
Upon the Rivulet…
Slowly dancing purple shadows
Massage the rippling golden currents
Blair (in response to Mike’s haiku)
and a dream
The leaf on the breeze
Walking and watching
toying with composition
Haiku by Alan, inspired by his sketchbooks and photos of the west coast of Scotland.
Wind hisses in the grass
Gorse branches rattle
Crowns of tangled thorn
fading colours of flowers and grasses
effortlessly merge as I unhurriedly cycle
alongside sparkling canal waters
Have fun, doodle or come up with some creative words at our free online art community. Our regular relaxing activities – Creative Time – encourage you to have some creative enjoyment and keep in touch with us and find inspiration from other participants in Scotland and beyond!