“So little done, so much to do”

Time to change, now
So little done, much to do
Shifting energy 

Future approaching
Time of essence evident
Awakening growth

Image Credit

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011




“So little done, so much to do.”
from the last words spoken by Cecil Rhodes before his death in 1902

(“Use all or part of it within your poem or prose”)

Who exactly is Cecil Rhodes? After investigating, it turns out, he was the English businessman and financier Cecil Rhodes who founded the modern diamond industry and controlled the British South Africa Company, which acquired Rhodesia and Zambia as British territories. He was also a noted philanthropist (working for charity) and founded the Rhodes scholarships.


About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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24 Responses to “So little done, so much to do”

  1. JazzBumpa says:

    Ah, yes. I have a deadline to mean, and made scant progress today.



  2. Whitesnake says:

    Short sweet and didn’t tax my brain!


  3. Jess says:

    well done haiku. they’re a nice little form sometimes


  4. Renee Espriu says:

    Never enough time no matter how one seems to approach it and as you get closer it is just out of your grasp. Nicely described.


  5. Olive Tree says:

    I love the way you choose your words in put them together in what to me sometimes feels restricted when it comes to haiku, but that is also the challenge of haiku that I find to be fascinating. Great job as usual, Becca.


    • Becca Givens says:

      Ahh, thank you! I enjoy the challenge of condensing a thought or an emotion into 17 syllables – with the hopes it make sense and provide a full message or at least that is the intent!! I admire those who can write fluidly with more words ~~ another talent!!


  6. Old-Raven says:

    I think that these are excellent for the prompt! And I loved “Shifting Energy.” Really well done.


  7. emma says:

    This captures the stress of time so well!


  8. Oh, the Rhodes scholarships? I’ve heard of them, but I didn’t know who started them…
    I like the line “Shifting energy”!


  9. Madeleine says:

    Brilliant haiku Becca! :O)


  10. Laurie Kolp says:

    Becca- Perfect! The line is so natural here… perfect match of theme and tempo.


  11. Thom says:

    My favorite line was also Shifting Energy but I also liked Awakening growth. You do these so well. Many mahalos for sharing. Have a great week ahead.


  12. I like this poem. It’s thought-provoking: “Shifting energy”. Nicely-done!


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