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Perspective: The Happy Wanderer in Haiku

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“Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you’ll find it there.” Robb Sagendorph

Perspective: The Happy Wanderer in Haiku - Berlin Bear

Perspective: The Happy Wanderer in Haiku – Berlin Bear

What’s your travel style?
Is happenstance friend or foe?
Traveling nomad

Yesterday was cold
Today is warm and sunny
Must be in Berlin

Travel’s in her blood
Exotic climes call her name
Budapest beckons

Travel Perspectives
Roll the dice, watch the mirage
It’s Vegas .. Baby

“You can’t be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.” Hal Borland,

Perspective: The Happy Wanderer in Haiku - Cloudy days

Perspective: The Happy Wanderer in Haiku – Cloudy days

What’s your travel pitch?
Mapped out and framed? Trains and planes?
Thailand by teatime

Bullet trains here … there
The Happy Wanderer smiles
New day in Japan

Tarry, Safari!
The lion sleeps well tonight
Tomorrow, you’re … LUNCH

Morocco owns tomorrow
Tonight, we eat … sleep

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“After all, I don’t see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Perspective: The Happy Wanderer in Haiku - Flower Power

Perspective: The Happy Wanderer in Haiku – Flower Power

Traveling season
The natives come out to play
Rich, poor, middle class

Climb Mount Everest
Pussy Willows in DC
Bye Buenos Aires!

Paris in the air
London Bridge ain’t falling down
Travel Perspectives

Slick cars, trains, planes, ships
Motor homes on the highway
Happy Wanderings!

Stay Inspired, have a great travel season and thank you for stopping by!

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: The Happy Wanderer
What’s your travel style? Are you itinerary and schedule driven, needing to have every step mapped out in advance or are you content to arrive without a plan and let happenstance be your guide? and Daily Prompt: Clean Slate.  Explore the room you’re in as if you’re seeing it for the first time. Pretend you know nothing. What do you see? Who is the person who lives there?

Positive Motivation Tip:  Travel helps us gain perspective. It can shift for the better if we pay attention to all around us that is magnificent in other places. Let the rest go…

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos: Buddy Bear BerlinWhite Dogwood, via Wikipedia, or  Climb Some Hill by B. Tal via Flickr and/or my personal collection

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

39 Comments leave one →
  1. Masshole Mommy permalink
    29/04/2015 2:58 pm

    That bear is mighty cool! I think haikus are a pretty cool form of poetry. My son is learning them in school actually.

  2. Michele permalink
    29/04/2015 5:02 pm

    Been a while since I tried writing Haiku. I do like the one above!

  3. SexyMoxieMama permalink
    29/04/2015 6:55 pm

    I have a post on Haikus on my blog too (it is old though). I like the ones that you have written. We should get a Haiku circle going 🙂

  4. Tina permalink
    29/04/2015 8:04 pm

    This is so much fun!! I had forgotten all about Haiku. Thanks for the adorable poem, the great memories and the travel.

  5. Crystal From Tidbits of Experience permalink
    29/04/2015 8:16 pm

    I haven’t ever been to this place, but it looks really nice and worth taking a trip to. I love those beautiful pictures and the poem you shared.

  6. bri permalink
    29/04/2015 8:23 pm

    I love Haiku style of poetry.

  7. meunfinished permalink
    29/04/2015 8:24 pm

    Yes, I love flowers. But the pictures of the sky were just breathtaking!

  8. Roz K. Walker (@rozkwalker) permalink
    29/04/2015 8:34 pm

    I like haikus. This is a good one.

  9. R U S S permalink
    29/04/2015 9:21 pm

    Travel makes me sane and happy! It keeps me inspired and it keeps me going. It’s always something that I look forward to. I wish it were always travel season for me 🙂

    I haven’t written a haiku since forever. The last time I wrote a haiku, I was in grade school.

  10. Pauline permalink
    29/04/2015 10:10 pm

    It is always nice to see how others express happiness. Haiku is one impressive medium.

  11. 29/04/2015 10:32 pm

    I like to arrive with the awareness of the possibilities but without a definite plan!

  12. Rebel Sweetheart permalink
    30/04/2015 2:31 am

    How timely! I’m traveling with my in-laws this weekend. 🙂

  13. 30/04/2015 5:19 am

    Well it doesn’t take much to get me interested in travel plans. This post worked in an instant. 😉 Hubby’s got Budapest high on his list of ‘wanna visits.’

  14. Stevie permalink
    30/04/2015 6:03 am

    Love a good Haiku! And all those pics are just stunning!

  15. Denise permalink
    30/04/2015 6:11 am

    So interesting. I love your posts.

  16. Tea permalink
    30/04/2015 7:34 am

    I must admit I don’t understand haiku, but I love your pictures:)

  17. teazoa permalink
    30/04/2015 7:35 am

    I never understood haiku, but I love your pictures.

  18. Shonda permalink
    30/04/2015 7:43 am

    I wish I were as creative to write such a beautiful haiku.

  19. abundantjourneys permalink
    30/04/2015 7:44 am

    I wish I were creative enough to write such a beautiful haiku

  20. kleebanks permalink
    30/04/2015 9:07 am

    Travel…my hubby and I want to go back to Punta Cana, where my daughter had her destination wedding in 2013. For easy day trips this summer, though, we will probably go to the ocean a few times, since we’re in Maine and only about 45 minutes from the coast.

  21. martinkadelux permalink
    30/04/2015 9:26 am

    I love this… rich, poor, middle class… paints such a vivid message- especially in these times.

  22. Crystal (The Imperfect Mom) permalink
    30/04/2015 9:40 am

    Looking at flowers always makes me happy. Thank you!

  23. Emily Ploch permalink
    30/04/2015 10:08 am

    I’ve never been to Hawaii but have always wanted to go. It looks beautiful!

  24. Daniele Holmberg permalink
    30/04/2015 10:24 am

    Cute poem & I love the photos! I remember learning haiku in school.😀

  25. upliftingfam permalink
    30/04/2015 10:35 am

    The bear is so cute. I wish that I was talented enough to write Haiku’s and poems. 🙂

  26. Lee permalink
    30/04/2015 11:11 am

    I am a seat of the pants wanderer. I have traveled all over with only my plane flight as my structure. Thank you for the motivation tip.

  27. JessicaACassidy (@wifetoalineman) permalink
    30/04/2015 12:19 pm

    I so love the sky photos. it looks so amazing.

  28. livingthefantabulesslife permalink
    30/04/2015 12:38 pm

    Haiku is always neat to me. My kids just did a unit in school.

  29. M from The Stay-at-Home Life permalink
    30/04/2015 1:25 pm

    The flowers are gorgeous there!

  30. Michelle hwee permalink
    30/04/2015 3:18 pm

    Very beautiful poems! 🙂 Thanks for sharing them. I like haikus

  31. The Trophy WifeStyle permalink
    30/04/2015 5:16 pm

    ahhhhh nothing is better than travel! You can learn so much about life by visiting someplace new 🙂

  32. 30/04/2015 8:26 pm

    I love to travel and love flowers. I enjoyed your photos.

  33. Rebecca Swenor permalink
    01/05/2015 11:20 am

    This is interesting indeed and a positive lesson too. Sometimes if we let things just happen we are more happier because there is no disappointment. We see what is really there. Thanks for shairng.

  34. 3sonshavei permalink
    03/05/2015 3:13 pm

    Love the flowers. This time of year is great for inspiration and fun photography

  35. Char W permalink
    04/05/2015 5:41 am

    Very gorgeous photos. Nature scenes and animals are a few of my favorite things to take pictures of.

  36. Chubskulit Rose permalink
    04/05/2015 6:37 am

    You just made my day with those beautiful pictures and inspiring quotes, thanks a lot!

  37. zatomlinson permalink
    04/05/2015 10:12 am

    I love poetry and Haikus although I haven’t written one since high school lol. My favorite one was Tarry! Safari!

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