Haiku fun at the Japanese garden

I don’t think I’ve yet mentioned in this blog my favorite place in Houston: the Japanese Garden at Hermann Park. This is my happy place — where I can go to soak in God’s beauty in the middle of the busyness of a large city, where I can write, remembering who God is and who He has made me to be.

My happy place

Call me weird, but when I’m at the Japanese Garden, I like to write Japanese haiku. For anyone who doesn’t know, haiku are short, three-line poems with a 5-7-5 syllable scheme. They’re so simple that anyone can write them. Here are my latest creations:

Trust simplicity
Welcoming grasp from chaos
Listen to one voice.

Urban paradise
Hear whispers among chaos
Salve to weary soul.


One response to “Haiku fun at the Japanese garden

  1. Lindsay— your haiku is like a prayer… a really simple and beautiful and deep and incredible prayer…

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