Ripple Blooms

Kindness wrought
Strangers unaware
Giving joy

Giving joy
Giver to taker
Ripple blooms

Ripple blooms
Inner joy shimmers
Kindness wrought


This is written in 3-5-3 Haiku form.
Image Credit

© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012

Day 23
Theme: Joy of Giving
Form: (ABC, CDE, EFA) – Haiku

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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22 Responses to Ripple Blooms

  1. dani says:

    i really love this, Becca! your poetry and the passing on of random kindness… and how the “ripple blooms” beautiful! ♥


  2. so sweet becca.. Loved the way you wrote especially 3-5-3 form. WoW..!


  3. wordcoaster says:

    Nice–especially like the wrap around full-circle effect 🙂


  4. zongrik says:

    AWE….so sweet


  5. Arti says:

    I came here upon Linda’s (Shoreacres) recommendation. You’ve stirred up the ripple effects of spreading joy and delight with your poetry. Thanks so much for this wonderful haiku, Becca!


  6. shoreacres says:

    This is just lovely. I’m going to share it with a friend whose blog is “Ripple Effects”. I know she’ll enjoy it.


  7. Asni says:

    So much said in so few words! I’ve not tried this format yet. I think in tomorrow’s prompt, I will have to do it!

    Becca, thank you so much for your motivation and kind comments in my blog. Love and appreciate them very much.


  8. Pat Cegan says:

    Interesting form and you do it well. hugs, pat


  9. Andy Sewina says:

    Yeah, the 3 5 3 form works so well for you here!


  10. The beauty of ripple blooms….love how you went to 3-5-3 form…so much said in such few words


  11. markwindham says:

    Lovely. The kindness behind the gift more important the the thing given.


  12. granbee says:

    Beautiful and so accurate–kindness given unstintingly does ripple across the water and air of our lives to reach the shores of so many other hearts! Beautifully perfect photo to go with your poem.


  13. Grace says:

    Very nice pattern and set…I like the ripple blooms ….

    If I may tweak your last verse for a perfect 3-5-3 form:

    Ripple blooms
    Inner joy glimmers (or shimmers)
    Kindness wrought

    Thanks for your lovely words in my blog ~ You are very kind ~


    • becca givens says:

      oops … I moved the line — and didn’t catch the necessary change — Grace, you are so astute!! You must dream 5-7-5 and 3-5-3 in your sleep — thank you for catching my slip (of mind)!! 😀 I appreciate your feedback and the manner in which you present it!


  14. viv blake says:

    Lovely, it flows well and carries a charming message.


  15. “kindness wrought” I like that very much. Lovely Haiku


  16. Valli says:

    Beautifully expressed Becca…Loved it!!


  17. Geraldine says:

    Beautiful words and good advice too! 🙂


  18. Vidya Sury says:

    The photo is adorable and so is your haiku set. Becca, I so look forward to what you write! 😀 Thank you for the treat!


  19. wightrabbit says:

    Dellightful! I love this 3-5-3 form, it’s especially clever!


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