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Talents ~ Haiku Poetry

I have no talents

Look deeper for your talents

They were there always

Haiku, as learned from a recent challenge by LaJenna, is a specific type of poetry using 5-7-5 syllables. If you are interested in learning to write poetry, this is a great place to start. Very simple. And the more you write, more you want to write. At least that has been my experience.


Took this photo in my backyard of a Chipping Sparrow nest. Beautiful little blue eggs. Cannot wait for the spring to see more of them once again. Photographing nature is so rewarding. 99% of my photos are all from my backyard.

Use what talents you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. ~Henry VanDyke


What do you think?

14 Points

Written by Carol DM


  1. I love the photo of the nest, soooo cute! Haiku poetry, now that is a real challenge — I have been trying my hand on it but unsuccessful — too few a words to contain my thought and I guess, it is the discipline of 5-7-5 that is discouraging me a bit — I don’t like thinking when I write — I like to just write and pour my heart out. I am happy for you though. Poetry and lovely photos — perfect combo.

    • Thanks for your compliments! And I agree about Haiku, it is a learning experience which I am enjoying. Yes i Like to journal as well but sometimes less is more. πŸ™‚

  2. What a wonderful pic this is…mine being a commercial place I rarely see such natural things nearby my home. It looks you are fond of photography.

  3. I love the photo and the honest simplicity of the Haiku. I hit a block after day 7 of the challenge and am bouncing between 2 unfinished Haiku posts now, one about death, the other about cleaning…

  4. Very creative! Most types of poetry does not have to have 5-7-5 syllables. Just the Haiku type as far as I know. Your poetry has helped me grow in the field of writing poetry.

  5. Well, I have a talent for getting myself in sticky situations. My husband says I have a talent for losing things. I am really good at crying, do any of those count?