My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

Haiku Reflections: If Only I Had Time



Written for the OSI  prompt for Jan.25: If Only I Had Time

PS: I have attempted to put a positive spin on this excellent but (in my opinion) rather sad prompt. My first thoughts were to write about our fleeting hours. Time that slips so quickly away. I ended up deciding to focus on how nature endures and is there for us, however we chose to spend our time.

Also part of my Write- a- Book Challenge  (Haiku Journal).


Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 2): Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my inspirational, pro-active and fun book/eBook, all about aging well: Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well. I am also the author of: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 1): Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker. Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance). Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: Haiku Reflections: The Four Seasons (Volumes I, II and III) and My Poetic Path. These titles are available at all the Amazon sites. When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, the yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! 🐱 With Blogger, I also host my new author's site: Geraldine Helen Hartman and my product review blog: My Real Life Reviews. I hope you will visit often and enjoy all of my sites.😂 Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste!

29 thoughts on “Haiku Reflections: If Only I Had Time

  1. Very real, true words and almost comforting piece. I really appreciated this.

  2. ..uplifting,optimistic words & a very nice photograph..many thanks..

  3. Taking a positive approach is good, Geraldine! I love that photo! But too much snow! Yikes! 🙂

  4. If one thing is timeless, it’s nature. Everlasting. Excellent words.

  5. reflecting on the change of seasons,, i found it quite profound last year when i realized i had but experienced the change of seasons 47 times… seems like hundreds doesn’t it??? and a good many of those years i spent in florida or california where the seasons don’t change as drastically as they do in other parts of the country… almost all of my florida memories happen “in the summer” even tho it probably wast very often summer at all……

  6. Very uplifting, even as I look out on a whole lot of winter!

  7. yet, nature is always changing too reminding us of the naturalness of change and the flow of time. Lovely poem.

  8. Love the line “nature remains through all change”. Beautiful haiku.

  9. You have lifted up the constant, the great comforter despite its own transient nature, in our lives full of change. Thanks for this!

  10. But I never wanted the snow to melt! It’s just too messy! 😀

    Seriously, very true. Life always goes on, yet it comes full circle in time… just like the seasons.

  11. very calm and beautiful, reminds of what we should hold on to in the constant run of life.

  12. Nature and time are the best soul mates, as they keep changing, even if the seasons are predictable — they are always refreshing.

  13. ive been waiting for spring…. nice ‘ku

  14. Hello! I was just browsing through WordPress blogs since I’m new to the site and came across yours. I love the Write-a-Book Challenge you started! I’m a writer as well and I think I’m going to join the challenge so I have some pressure to get something done. HaHa!

    So thanks for the motivation! And I like your poetry–you’re quite thoughtful.

  15. My mind is turning toward spring too.

  16. So true, a constant in our world of change.

  17. G, I love your work and have seemed to have misplaced January. lol HUG

  18. Nature and time are harnessed. Lovely words and photo! If only I had time, I’d advance to spring…well, maybe not.

  19. I like the positive spin, often it’s so easy to think of time as something to stress about, everyone’s always in a rush but the calmness of nature is everywhere

  20. so true. it’s the one constant–spring will come. the sun will rise. snow will come. there is something comforting and timeless about it.

    Thanks, Geraldine–nice respite of timelessness here!

  21. It’s always comforting to know there will be another tomorrow. Absolutely gorgeous haiku. I love the photo too.

  22. Hi Christine, I thought it was rather comforting too, thanks!

    Hi Zoya, Thanks so much.

    Hi Mary, I LOVE snow (actually it’s snowing right now as I type this!!!) glad you liked the poem though. 😉

    Hi Tony, It is indeed.

    Hi Paisley, I don’t think I’d be comfortable living in a place with no distinct seasons. The changes of each time of year are so special and unique. Autumn is my fav but there is something wonderful about all 4. Thanks for your thoughts on this topic.

    Hi Deborah, You’ve got lots of the “white stuff” where you are too! 😉

    Hi Sue, Nature is always there, always constant even with it’s changes. I like that thought. I found it comforting and uplifting to think about.

    Hi Ruinwen, Thanks dear friend!!!

    Hi Sandy C, You’ve said it all, in a nutshell Sandy!

    Hi Chris, I don’t like the “slushy seasons” either, good point dear C!

    Hi Lena, So very true Lena.

    Hi Amias, Welcome and I totally agree with you.

    Hi Totomai, Aren’t we all. Welcome to MPP.

    Hi Jacharee, Welcome and I do hope you come back the first week in Feb. for the first Write a Book updates. That would be wonderful.

    Hi Jason, I don’t think we are going to be seeing spring in BC for a while yet. In the meantime, I am sooooooooo loving the snow.

    Hi Sandy, A constant in an everchanging world. We must take good care of Mother Nature though, so that she is able to withstand all the upheaval that the world is facing. 😦

    Hi Tammy, Oh dear Tammy, I am SO glad to see a comment from you. Hope you are feeling much better, you have been missed.

    Hi Sue, Glad you enjoyed this work.

    Hi Lissa, I guess that’s why we seem to crave time in nature and solitude when our lives are in overdrive.

    Hi Beth, Glad you enjoyed it Beth.

    Hi Selma, Thanks so much dear S!

    I will be dropping by all your blogs in the next couple of days, hugs and thanks so much for your comments, G 🙂

  23. I love the spin you put on the prompt. Nature endures while we frolic briefly.

  24. As the hands on a clock shows changing time so does nature as the different seasons pass frome one into another.
    I have never lived where it snowed as much as it shows in the photo you posted…it is beautiful to look at.

  25. Like your spin. All times that ever exist still exist in living memory passed along. And when human memory passes, nature still burns, melts, grows.

  26. Hi Carrie, I love your comment, perfect words! 😉

    Hi Maggie, Welcome and thanks for your kind words. I love snow so I have to agree. It is beautiful to look at.

    Hi Pearl, Nature does endure…Welcome to MPP!

    Hi Pie, I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    Thanks so much for your comments, most appreciated, G 🙂

  27. oh, so true. This is really inspiring for me. Wonderful haiku as always!!

  28. I appreciate the optimistic approach you took in this haiku ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

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