Haiku Gallery

Online Exhibition: Arboretum Haiku & You

Images shared by participating haiku poets with their nature-inspired haikus.

See more information on writing haikus and submission details for Arboretum Haiku & You here.

Ninette (age 7) holding haiku: "Me and my tree. | We are like one big family. | Me and my tree."

Ninette (age 7) holding haiku: “Me and my tree. | We are like one big family. | Me and my tree.”

Brodee holding haiku 'sunflower beauty': "sunflowers | beautiful as peacock feathers | as tall as my hopes"

Brodee holding haiku ‘Sunflower Beauty’: “Sunflowers | Beautiful as peacock feathers | As tall as my hopes”

Amy Heuer (staff) holding haiku: "Away from the Arb | buds break outside my window | spring comes anyway"

Amy Heuer (staff) holding haiku: “Away from the Arb | Buds break outside my window | Spring comes anyway”

Amy holding haiku: "Whooo hooo hooo hooo hooo | Her deep night call wakes my soul | 'Alls well', he hoots back"

Amy holding haiku: “Whooo hooo hooo hooo hooo | Her deep night call wakes my soul | ‘Alls well’, he hoots back”

Yolanda holding haiku 'Horse chestnut tree': "Spring candelabra | grow into throny cases | orbs carpet fall ground"

Yolanda holding haiku ‘Horse chestnut tree’: “Spring candelabra | Grow into throny cases | Orbs carpet fall ground”

Maya (age 4) holding haiku 'Walking Stick': "Some may see a stick | But I see a walking stick | It helps me climb high"

Maya (age 4) holding haiku ‘Walking Stick’: “Some may see a stick | But I see a walking stick | It helps me climb high”

Adi Shafir (staff) holding haiku 'The Seeing Tree': "Lonesome tree, I see | And that tree sees me | Now there is a 'we'."

Adi Shafir (staff) holding haiku ‘The Seeing Tree’: “Lonesome tree, I see | And that tree sees me | Now there is a ‘we'”

Brandon (age 4) holding haiku: "The canoe | singing songs catching fish | to fox island we go!"

Brandon (age 4) holding haiku: “The canoe | singing songs catching fish | to fox island we go!”

Joe (age 9) holding haiku: Trees blow in the wind, the flowers smell really good, nature is so cool

Joe (age 9) holding haiku: “Trees blow in the wind | The flowers smell really good | Nature is so cool”

Carena Cremin (staff) holding haiku: No Lilac Sunday this year | Come another day | To see the lovely lilacs

Carena Cremin (staff) holding haiku: “No Lilac Sunday this year | Come another day | To see the lovely lilacs”

Laim holding haiku 'The Fungus Among Us': What in darkness grows, and recycles what is gone, emerges at last

Laim holding haiku ‘The Fungus Among Us’: “What in darkness grows | And recycles what is gone | Emerges at last”

Michelle holding haiku: Look! Flickering dancing, eyes locked, head bob side to side, birders stare in awe

Michelle holding haiku: “Look! Flickering dancing | Eyes locked, head bob side to side | Birders stare in awe”

Emily holding haiku: Overlapping leaves| make a pinhole camera:| lunulas on beech

Emily holding haiku: Overlapping leaves| make a pinhole camera:| lunulas on beech

Jonathan holding haiku "YUM-YUM-YUM-Yippee| Tasty Tulips in Tummy| Poof. Gone. Flower-ie"

Jonathan holding haiku “YUM-YUM-YUM-Yippee| Tasty Tulips in Tummy| Poof. Gone. Flower-ie”

Ana Maria Caballero (staff) holding haiku: "Furry cap opens | revealing pink candy stripes | torn apart by wind"

Ana Maria Caballero (staff) holding haiku: “Furry cap opens | Revealing pink candy stripes | Torn apart by wind”

Kelli holding haiku "Crabapple buds| containing roseate sunsets| erupt across the sky."

Kelli holding haiku “Crabapple buds| containing roseate sunsets| erupt across the sky.”

Chuck holding haiku, April: "Cold, silver morning | dogwood, crabapple, maple | Whisper warmth, color"

Chuck holding haiku, April: “Cold, silver morning | dogwood, crabapple, maple | Whisper warmth, color”

Bob holding haiku: "Five deer silhouettes | grace the strip mall's narrow lawn | flee my headlights' glare."

Bob holding haiku: “Five deer silhouettes | grace the strip mall’s narrow lawn | flee my headlights’ glare.”

Gayle holding haiku: "Between blackened tree boughs | The stars play peekaboo | Sweet dreams."

Gayle holding haiku: “Between blackened tree boughs | The stars play peekaboo | Sweet dreams.”

Chris holding haiku: "Wandered lonely in a crowd | six feet apart, masked and pale | one remaining daffodil"

Chris holding haiku: “Wandered lonely in a crowd | six feet apart, masked and pale | one remaining daffodil”

Maryanne holding haiku: "rainy afternoon | rabbits in a row shelter | under the hedge, crouched"

Maryanne holding haiku: “rainy afternoon | rabbits in a row shelter | under the hedge, crouched”

Nefertiti (age 9) holding haiku 'Flowers in the Summer': "Flower petal dance | when The sunlight hits Them all | Then They all Fall Down"

Nefertiti (age 9) holding haiku ‘Flowers in the Summer’: “Flower petal dance | when The sunlight hits Them all | Then They all Fall Down”

Chuck holding haiku: "VERDANT BEGINNING | STRENGTHENING THROUGH UNITY | ALL COLORS ARE ONE"

Chuck holding haiku: “VERDANT BEGINNING | STRENGTHENING THROUGH UNITY | ALL COLORS ARE ONE”

Kristen holding haiku: "The birds move like leaves. | The branches tremble.| and surrender red berries"

Kristen holding haiku: “The birds move like leaves. | The branches tremble.| and surrender red berries”

Ana Eder-Mulhane (staff) holding haiku: Blue heron circles| Thirsty for ponds and fishes| Ah, crowds - veer away!

Ana Eder-Mulhane (staff) holding haiku: Blue heron circles| Thirsty for ponds and fishes| Ah, crowds – veer away!

Lily (age 10) holding haiku: "It glides like a frog. | It's a prize for ducks and geese. | the pastel scales shine.""

Lily (age 10) holding haiku: “It glides like a frog. | It’s a prize for ducks and geese. | the pastel scales shine.”

Vinh holding haiku 'Wise Old Turtle': "Ripples on the pond. | Underwater old eyes stare | Searching from a shell."

Vinh holding haiku ‘Wise Old Turtle’: “Ripples on the pond. | Underwater old eyes stare | Searching from a shell.”

Yael (age 10) holding haiku: On a summer day | I am sitting by the beach | Walking peacefully"

Yael (age 10) holding haiku: On a summer day | I am sitting by the beach | Walking peacefully”

Fishing rod with fish, haiku by Angel, 'Fishing Wish': "Want to catch a fish, | Though it's not easy to fish, | Till you make a wish!"

Fishing rod with fish, haiku by Angel, ‘Fishing Wish’: “Want to catch a fish, | Though it’s not easy to fish, | Till you make a wish!”

Pamela Thompson (staff) holding haiku 'Mission Control': "How may I help you? | Are Magnolias in bloom? | Not yet, but soon. Very soon."

Pamela Thompson (staff) holding haiku ‘Mission Control’: “How may I help you? | Are Magnolias in bloom? | Not yet, but soon. Very soon.”

Cait holding haiku: "Heard a woman talk | About the Ginkgo biloba | She Loves that Maidenhair"

Cait holding haiku: “Heard a woman talk | About the Ginkgo biloba | She Loves that Maidenhair”

Nancy Sablesky (staff) holding haiku: "The pink day. | The pink day arrived: | That tree was incandescent | Until the sun set!"

Nancy Sablesky (staff) holding haiku: “The pink day. | The pink day arrived: | That tree was incandescent | Until the sun set!”

Haiku from Cork, Ireland: "By the River Lee | A shady Horse Chestnut Tree | So tall and stately"

Haiku from Cork, Ireland: “By the River Lee | A shady Horse Chestnut Tree | So tall and stately”

Eileen holding haiku: "Porch sitter heard call | pileated woodpecker | flew across the yard!"

Eileen holding haiku: “Porch sitter heard call | pileated woodpecker | flew across the yard!”

Kate Stonefoot (staff) holding haiku: "Soft pillos of moss | Tall pines tower overhead | Rooted to this place"

Kate Stonefoot (staff) holding haiku: “Soft pillos of moss | Tall pines tower overhead | Rooted to this place”

Emma holding haiku: "Spring turns to summer | Leaves and flowers in full bloom | The dog eats flowers"

Emma holding haiku: “Spring turns to summer | Leaves and flowers in full bloom | The dog eats flowers”

Sheryl holding pollinator haiku: "I envy the moth | pale flowers in the moonlight | nectar of the bogs!"

Sheryl holding pollinator haiku: “I envy the moth | pale flowers in the moonlight | nectar of the bogs!”

Michael Dosmann (staff) holding pollinator haiku: "Pardon me, dear bee, | As I water the lillies. | Can you buzz, later?" |

Michael Dosmann (staff) holding pollinator haiku: “Pardon me, dear bee, | As I water the lillies. | Can you buzz, later?” |

Mary holding haiku: "lilac evensong | robin feasting on worm meat | fragrance from heaven"

Mary holding haiku: “lilac evensong | robin feasting on worm meat | fragrance from heaven”