BP–A Sense of Place: Hiking Trail

The Haiku Foundation has had a weekly column running for several months. It is moderated by K.J. Munro, a haiku poet from Canada. Called A Sense of Place, the column focuses upon haiku written about a particular place as seen through the various senses. The last five weeks the place was a hiking trail and the senses have been sight, hearing, sound, taste, and touch respectively.

This haiku poet has been fortunate enough to have had the following haiku chosen to be published in the column:

she hikes

the overlook trail

lotus in bloom


fall hike

our footsteps silenced

by pine needles


nature hike

the underlying scent

of moldy leaves


taking a break

they snack

on trail mix


leaves of three

he grabs

the wrong handhold

Nancy Brady, 2018

As an aside, the first haiku was based upon the overlook trail at Old Woman Creek National Estuary Research Center, one of two national research centers on the Great Lakes. The rest of them are located on the coasts including the newest one, which is located in Hawaii. The estuary is formed at the juncture where Old Woman Creek meets Lake Erie. The lotus blossom is the symbol of Old Woman Creek because the blossoms cover the creek in the summer.

Check out more haiku at The Haiku Foundation https://www.thehaikufoundation.org under A Sense of Place. Thank you, K.J., for selecting some of my haiku.

The series now shifts to city sidewalks.



About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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3 Responses to BP–A Sense of Place: Hiking Trail

  1. Jules says:

    Hoorah! Nice series.

    Liked by 1 person

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