Ronald Steed
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lamentation

lamentation - Rachel weeps for children who are no more Do you have a haiku for this moment? #innocents #weeping #lamentation

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cold season samba

cold season samba - swirly leaves swish and sway to the meadow-beat Do you have a haiku for this moment? #samba #sway #meadow

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the winter meadow

the winter meadow - stands stiffly in tweed coats and golden breeches Do you have a haiku for this moment? #winter #meadow #tweed

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solidago

solidago - frosty gold that glints with seasonal glory Do you have a haiku for this moment? #solidago #gold #glory

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winter reed-hurdle

winter reed-hurdle - keeps wanderers from mucking in the tidal pools Do you have a haiku for this moment? #wander #muck #tidepools

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simple phragmites

simple phragmites - to bow and to bend they shan't be ashamed Do you have a haiku for this moment? #phragmites #simplegifts #bow

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Advent Word- Promise

next year's growth held in trust by this year's plants - promise Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #promise

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Advent Word- Justice

justice - can we imagine healing for wounds that run deep? Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #justice

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Advent Word- Path

though worn by passage each sees the way with new eyes- path Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #path

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Advent Word- Praise

praise - what happens when we grow in god's time and place Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #praise

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Advent Word- Fulfill

spirit gathers then healing spills over cheeks - fulfill Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #fulfill

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Advent Word- Offering

offering - when we gift the things that bring joy to our heart Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #offering painting by @thecurlyhairedpainter

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Advent Word- Messenger

the one who tells us things that will transform us - messenger Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #messenger

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Advent Word- Soul

soul- the color that shines forth when hard frost comes Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #soul

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Advent Word- Heart

where spirit flows like rivers, grows like trees - heart Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #heart

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Advent Word- Compassion

not there to stop tears but sit with as they gather - compassion Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #compassion

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Advent Word- Sing

sing - nature's old ones join the hymn of new life Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #sing

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Advent Word- Gladness

gladness - when witch hazel breaks out in the winter gloom Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #gladness

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Advent Word- Exult

exault - when snowdrops break through the icy spots Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #exult

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Advent Word- Stir

when buds swell and break out of their hard shells - stir Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #stir

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Advent Word- Feed

feed - what happens when abundance meets poverty Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #feed

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Advent Word- Share

to have a moment that someone helped us to find - share Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #share

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Advent Word- Blessed

when one bears fruit that can be shared with others - blessed Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #blessed

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Advent Word- Flock

he keeps watch over going out and coming in - flock Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #flock

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Advent Word- Greeting

greeting - when strangers meet bearing gifts and good news Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #greeting

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Advent Word- Child

good news of great joy a child born who is lord - glory to God Do you have a haiku for this Advent word? #adventword #ECCT #ECCTSE #child

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la dolce vita

la dolce vita - gathered on stone steps to see sun blaze a cityThis haiku moment at the Piazzale Michelangelo overlooking the City of Florence Italy, Tuesday late afternoon, October 19 , 2021: The...

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hard hearts softened

hard hearts softened by zinnas and monarchs - butterfly garden This haiku moment at Harkness State Park in Waterford, CT, Sunday afternoon, September 28, 2021: This is one of the first days of...

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The Charm of Disorder

the charm of flowers in painterly textures; heart-ful patina This haiku moment at our home in Mystic, CT, Wednesday afternoon, June 15, 2022: A perfect Connecticut shoreline day here in Mystic. We...

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frantic and serene

frantic and serene - Late-summer meadow rich in breeze, bees, and seed A haiku moment at the Connecticut Audubon Center, in Pomfret, CT, Sunday afternoon, September 19, 2021: We're in the "quiet...

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Tidewaters flow

Tidewaters flow through summer marsh grass - tension within calm A haiku moment at Barn Island Wildlife Management Area in Stonington, CT, Monday late morning, September 6, 2021: Roxanne and I...

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peach tree triangle

peach tree triangle - balancing its larder of sun-blushed peaches This haiku moment on Enders Island in Mystic, CT, Saturday mid-afternoon, September 4, 2021: On Enders Island, a peachtree stands,...

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giving and taking

giving and taking tender hearts and blossoms - late-summer borderA haiku moment at Harkness State Park in Waterford, CT, Saturday late morning, August 21, 2021: This late-summer border of annuals...

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fine mushroom pair

fine mushroom pair stems off-centered with pores - forest UFOs Note: please to not forage mushrooms unless you are an expert. Identification can be difficult, edible ones can share many similar...

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twisty old apple

twisty old apple keeps watch above the boulders who stay the seaThis haiku moment at Harkness State Park in Waterford, CT, Saturday noon, August 14, 2021: This thick, twisted, and ancient...

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