Paris Haiku—The Garden


Gardens are wondrous places—and in honor of this week’s Gardens of Paris tour, I’m sharing Ruth Yarrow’s elegant garden haiku.

Using 6 words, arranged judiciously, Yarrow evokes green spaces as settings for celebration and sociability, as well as solitude and quiet.


after the garden party           the garden


I love the surprise in this haiku, as well as its minimalism.

I was curious about where a prompt of “after the…” might lead a poem. One result was my haiku, After the Louvre.

What’s your favorite garden haiku? Please share it here!

Meanwhile, I’m collecting lots of Paris impressions, and will return to the US—and to Paris haiku—next week.

Photo credit: Charlotte Albers

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