A writer inspired by nature and human nature


Celestial sky

Shining, simmering shower

Spectacular Show

—Bette A. Stevens © November 19, 2002

On my 55th birthday after observing the Leonid meteor shower, I  wrote this haiku. The following day, I shared it with my fifth grades students and after some celestial research, the students wrote their own “Heavenly Haiku” poems.

Watch the Leonid Meteor Shower November 16 – 17, 2013  at

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/watchtheskies/leonids-2013-live-ustream.html#.UogHseKLjlc

Comments on: "Heavenly Haiku by Bette A. Stevens" (14)

  1. Beautiful Bette. And, what a wonderful image 🙂

  2. Love that title, Heavenly Haiku….that picture is amazing!

  3. How fortunate I was to have my birthday celebrated by the stars… It was truly inspirational. I’ll be watching the links to see how Leonid performs this years. Predictions are down due to full moon. We’ll see! Thanks for stopping by for a visit. You’re comments are well appreciated. Happy star-gazing!

  4. WOW….I love the photo! The Earth & our Maker sure can put on a Show! I’m really enjoying your blog. Author, Catherine Lyon 🙂 🙂

  5. I think Haikus are wonderful as they really make you think of every single word in its 7-5-7 syllable format. Yours was quite vivid.

    Here’s my endeavor on the same Heavenly theme as yours

    A Wishful Night

    A Shooting star passes by.
    A wish must be made.
    Only time will make it true.

    Would love to get feedback,

    • Hi, Robin. I like your poem and it’s theme that captures the viewer! Haiku 5-7-5 is one of my favorite forms, but I adore poetry in any form. I call poems stories in a nugget. Thanks for stopping b and taking time to write A Wishful Night. May yours be magical!

      • Hi Bette

        OOPS !!! You’re right Haiku is 5-7-5. I had a momentary loss of memory and I transpose posed the numbers and got 7-5-7.

        THANKS for the compliment regarding my poem, either way the numeric restrictions does force anyone attempting to write to really think about the words they use to form a single cohesive story idea.

  6. Love it, Bette. Blessings, Natalie

    • Thank you Natalie. The show was spectacular and I had so much fun with my students that week. They did a little research of their choice on the solar system and came up with their own wonderful haikus too. Blessings right back to you, Bette

  7. Thanks, Eunice. So are you, your wonderful prints, posters & jewelry. AWESOME, that is… Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving.

  8. I love Haiku. I’ve heard there’s supposed to be some formal format / structure to Haiku.
    I’ve written some that I call Haiku, but I pay no attention to any rules.
    I don’t figure art should have any format but beauty.
    And I think the greatest works of Art – in any form – move us in a spiritual way – add something to us.
    Thank you.

    • Thanks for stopping by Jcalberta. I agree that ART is BEAUTY and BEAUTY is ART… It moves me and indeed adds so much to life. Keep writing… ☺

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