Poetry Friday: Commonplace Marvels

Several years ago, a group of Poetry Friday friends began writing a haiku a day as a distraction from the chaos swirling around us. Maybe it’s a good thing we didn’t know then just how chaotic the world would become. I’m still seeking solace in small wonders, what Natalie Babbitt, in The Search for Delicious, described as “those commonplace marvels which [the world] spreads so carelessly before us every day.” Here are two haiku celebrating some marvels I noticed this week.

notes of moonsong stream
crickets hum in harmony
lost summer’s lament

bountiful harvest
a pair of sky blue eggs
gleaming suns inside

Draft © Catherine Flynn, 2021

It’s hard to tell from this photo what a lovely shade of blue these eggs were.

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10 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Commonplace Marvels

  1. I remember those ‘commonplace marvels’, Catherine, & yes, we need them more than ever these recent months. I love your “sky blue eggs”. One aunt raised chickens who laid those colorful eggs. We called them Easter-egg hens. Happy Fall!

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  2. I think this solace is also called “gratitude”–and this is why I love little children. They are full of commonplace marvels, aren’t they? I was just rereading some of those haiku series, and getting to appreciate moments that I would never have remembered if I hadn’t written them down. Thank you for “moonsong stream” and somehow “a pair of” sky-blue eggs is very different than just one!

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