Friday, August 8, 2008

Cloud Watching

cool summer breezes
tickle toes and the green grass
as we watch the sky

little blonde-haired boy
his head on mommy's shoulder
blue eyes on the clouds

look! there's a fishy
swimming there with the airplanes
high up in the blue

his eyes scan the sky
not fishy! I see tractors!
that's my little boy

he scampers away
and plays oh so busily
while life hurries on

*Inspiration: I was laying outside on a blanket with my baby boy while my toddler played in the sandbox with his trucks, tractors, etc.; unexpectedly my boy came and lay down next to me and we shared a nice little moment.


  1. Aw, I loved the imagery and just the cuteness of summer with a baby boy. Super sweet.

  2. Those are some sweet haikus.

    Sounds like you two had a great time cloud gazing. :)

  3. THAT was phenomenal!

    Great poetry!

  4. I love kids takes on cloud shapes.....

  5. beautiful imagery. You really capture the thoughts of your little boy.

  6. What wonderful imagery!

    -Secret Agent Mama (dot com)

  7. Boys and tractors - a real love affair.

    Beautiful haiku.

  8. Great haiku! It made me want to take some time today to look at clouds.

  9. You don't mention a genre of books that you enjoy reading. If you like fantasy, may I suggest one to try? "Outcasts Of Skagaray" is an action fantasy adventure, which you can preview free by reading the sample chapters on By the way, I did take in the poem. I've had special moments with my children, too - I should write about them on my blog, which is if you ever want to visit. I'd be thrilled if you read and enjoyed my book - but best wishes, whatever happens. Bless your family.

  10. The best part of our day is when we stop and enjoy the moment. I loved the imagery and could almost fell the grass and see the sky.