Tag Archives: Nankin Lake

Tjs Household Haiku Green

I love this prompt, for it reminds me of one of the many reasons I enjoy being out at the park. Thanks, TJ for this great way to share pictures and haiku, I so appreciate you!!

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duck call


I flew to the park and oh what luck, finding a cozy spot in the company of three large, white ducks!

Tucked in between the spring green and winter’s tree trunk dead, I happened to catch sight of another white duck’s head.

She was all curled up, sitting in the sun, as if taking a break from a job well done.

Wanted no excuse to move, no immediate reason to get going, she sat there like a sought after, sage, all seeing and all knowing.

While all around, the world was carrying on, in trees filled with red-winged black birds and the lake of honking geese and silent swans.

Gulls went screaming across the sky in direct contrast to the dainty orange butterflies.

Brave new leaves could not contain the breeze that created dancing branches on the shoreline trees.

Those big fluffy ducks, with feathers of white just sat there, casually taking in the sounds and sights.

When our visit was over, it was as if they knew and they headed for the lake to do whatever it is that ducks do.

They swam off and I started my van. They know I’ll be back as soon as I can!

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben

meanwhile at the park


Screaming gulls soar high

Above stark river bank trees

Cotton ball clouds hang

Not a duck in sight

Geese flock in search of a mate

Water moves gently

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben 

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge #20 Solitude

I appreciate SOLITUDE, much like this duck here.  This is one of the reasons I love going to the park to visit the ducks, it’s one way that I find some SOLITUDE!



New book Fanfare and a review – PhoKu – Visual Perspective Haiku by Annette Rochelle Aben



Many thanks to Sally Cronin for this wonderful coming-out party!  PhoKu is a taste of my life here in Westland, MI in visual and verse. I am as honored to have this book to share with you as I am to have to support with which to share my book.


Source: New book Fanfare and a review – PhoKu – Visual Perspective Haiku by Annette Rochelle Aben