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“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”Honore de Balzac

Haiku: Dear Mom - Collage of the seasons of her life

Haiku: Dear Mom – Collage of the seasons of her life



Fall leaves floating by

lifetimes of hurt swept aside

winter’s balm beckons…


Cherry blossoms smile

changing seasons of our lives

Love is all we have…


I love Haiku,as a form of poetry because it forces us to choose our words carefully. When you have a 5-7-5 set of syllables to work with in a stanza, you must pare things down. I hope you like this ode to my Mom and to all Moms.

“Men are what their mothers made them.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Haiku: Dear Mom - Collage of symbols of the 4 seasons.

Haiku: Dear Mom – Collage of symbols of the 4 seasons.


A Sunflower dance

Grapes of wrath have come and gone

Love whispers … Dear Mom


Love, life’s shifting winds

In spring, summer, fall, winter

A mom’s heart … steadies

More below!

“My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.” Carly Fiorina

Haiku: Dear Mom - Collage of the seasons of her life

Haiku: Dear Mom – Collage of the seasons of her life


Dear Mom, I thank you

for memories  … dark and light

A child’s love, feeds on…

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Dear Mom Write a letter to your mom. Tell her something you’ve always wanted to say, but haven’t been able to.


Positive Motivation Tip: Cherish your Mom… and hold on to that special love.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos Cherry Blossoms, Sunflower, Grapes, Leaf moss, Moon, Cicada, fireworks, Pond, winter pond, Batchelor’s buttons, Batchelor’s button too, cooking, Alice’s adventures, Mother and child, maternal bond, via Wikipedia

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

72 Comments leave one →
  1. andy1076 permalink
    15/07/2015 11:10 am

    Beautiful collage 😊

  2. SAN_jeet permalink
    15/07/2015 11:13 am


  3. Michele permalink
    15/07/2015 1:42 pm

    Beautiful Haiku’s-I haven’t attempted to write any recently-I really should start again. These are perfect Mom tributes.

  4. Christy Maurer permalink
    15/07/2015 3:17 pm

    I love these photos and the haiku that go with them. thank you for sharing your thoughts about your mom!

  5. Patrice M Foster permalink
    15/07/2015 3:43 pm

    Dear mom memory is beautiful leave all my worry behind

  6. Claudette P. Esterine permalink
    15/07/2015 4:05 pm

    Very beautiful in every way! 🙂

  7. I Love Paars by: Lee permalink
    15/07/2015 4:36 pm

    Mothers are the most compelling and most selfless person. Most forgiving person I know

  8. Masshole Mommy permalink
    15/07/2015 4:53 pm

    I have so much to tell my mom that honestly, I don;t even know where to start. Maybe with a thank you?

  9. tiarasandtantrums permalink
    15/07/2015 5:24 pm

    every time I visit here I am amazed at your poetry skills! I can’t write poetry to save my life

  10. Kayla @ TheEclecticElement permalink
    15/07/2015 5:55 pm

    I definitely agree with you in regards to Haikus as a written medium; even though they seem easy to write you have to stop and really put thought into the words you’re going to say. All of your haikus are beautiful!

  11. kaylaoftheeclecticelement permalink
    15/07/2015 5:56 pm

    I definitely agree with you in regards to Haikus as a written medium; even though they seem easy to write you have to stop and really put thought into the words you’re going to say. All of your haikus are beautiful!

  12. Ling Tan permalink
    15/07/2015 7:05 pm

    What a sweet haiku. You mum, I’m sure, would be touched to be reaching this!

  13. My Life From Home permalink
    15/07/2015 7:28 pm

    It’s always nice to be reminded that your loved!

  14. Beth Williams permalink
    15/07/2015 7:41 pm

    Always important to cherish your mother. Lovely poems

  15. asbestrecipes permalink
    15/07/2015 7:50 pm

    Your Haiku is full of great thoughts and images love it!

  16. Chelley @ A is For Adelaide permalink
    15/07/2015 8:14 pm

    I write little love letters to my mom a lot. She is my rock… 17 years without my dad has given me so much more desire to stay close with her.

  17. Carly Brydon Anderson permalink
    15/07/2015 8:38 pm

    You wrote a beautiful haiku! My mom is amazing and I am so thankful for her!

  18. Fred Hawson permalink
    15/07/2015 8:53 pm

    I am not a very good poet. Haiku seem simple enough, but it is hard to make the syllables fit the form yet come up with a meaningful and vivid imagery for it.

  19. Michelle hwee permalink
    15/07/2015 9:04 pm

    Love this post 🙂 Especially since it honors all the moms out there!

  20. Timber permalink
    15/07/2015 9:05 pm

    I’m always in awe of both your photography ability and your positivity!

  21. Melodi Steinberg permalink
    15/07/2015 11:06 pm

    What a beautiful post and beautiful pictures to go with it!

  22. Annemarie LeBlanc permalink
    15/07/2015 11:22 pm

    Short, sweet, and hits you straight to the heart. Love your haikus! You must have a great mom because she definitely manifests herself in you.

  23. phyliciamarie permalink
    16/07/2015 4:00 am

    I would prolly have made the same Haiku because I can relate. With all the warmth we get from our mom’s love, we also get some dark memories because of tough love, but in the end, our mom just wants what’s best for us.

  24. ronleyba (@ronley_ph) permalink
    16/07/2015 5:06 am

    MOMs are the best. YES I truly love my dad too but Mom’s love is way different. Thanks for this article!

  25. 16/07/2015 5:08 am

    Interesting challenge nicely done.

  26. Kristen from The Road to Domestication permalink
    16/07/2015 5:24 am

    Such a sweet post! And lovely photos, too!

  27. sriches permalink
    16/07/2015 5:59 am

    What a lovely dedication to mums! The ode is perfect! I love being a mum, certainly makes me understand why my own mum used to do and say certain things – I even repeat some myself even now! Sim x

  28. Shann Eva permalink
    16/07/2015 6:48 am

    Beautiful. I love Haiku poetry and the ones for your mom are such a nice tribute. Thanks for sharing.

  29. dedezoomsalot permalink
    16/07/2015 7:34 am

    I just talked with my mom this morning. Although we don’t keep in touch as often as I’d like, she’s always the person with whom I want to share good news!

  30. 16/07/2015 7:42 am

    This is lovely. I always love the photos and quotes you use, always the best. My mom passed away when I was 16 but I can totally relate to that Carly quote!

  31. Rosey permalink
    16/07/2015 8:37 am

    I think it’s wonderful when my kids write me something. I’m one to save those forever and always. 🙂 I liked your haiku.

  32. 16/07/2015 10:08 am

    If you want to know what love is look at the way a mother looks at her young child. As always your quotes brought that sense of their enduring love back to me. Lovely post as always

  33. Esme Sy permalink
    16/07/2015 10:26 am

    These are lovely haikus. I may not always say thank you to my mom, but I make sure I always tell her that I love her.

  34. 3sonshavei permalink
    16/07/2015 1:11 pm

    I remember an English class with a teacher that was Haiku happy! It was an easy class as I loved writing them

  35. Rebecca Swenor permalink
    16/07/2015 3:27 pm

    This is an awesome inspiring post indeed. I totally love the haiku as a form of poetry also. This is totally beautiful for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Yona Williams permalink
    16/07/2015 4:51 pm

    Haiku is a really fun form of expression. I haven’t written any in a long time. I like the examples that you show here.

  37. Nova permalink
    16/07/2015 6:47 pm

    Dear Mom, I can’t thank you enough for all the sacrifices and unconditional love you bestow upon me. Words aren’t good enough to show how much I love you.

  38. toughcookiemommy permalink
    16/07/2015 8:29 pm

    Being a mom is such an important role. It is probably the best thing that has ever happened to me in my life.

  39. VaiChin @RamblingThroughParenthood permalink
    17/07/2015 1:04 am

    Such beautiful words. I love Haikus too, and have tried writing them.

  40. sinyees permalink
    17/07/2015 2:30 am

    Missing my mum a lot. Thanks for sharing.

  41. amayachika permalink
    17/07/2015 3:33 am

    Practicing and learning Haiku now. Love reading it, so simple yet so deep. It gives deeper meaning and at the same time you will get lesson after reading it.

  42. Pooja Kawatra Gupta permalink
    17/07/2015 4:45 am

    Such a beautiful and inspiring quotes you have highlighted about the relation with our mom which we take for granted. I feel like writing a letter to her now.

  43. franckxethee permalink
    17/07/2015 5:05 am

    These are nice haiku’s. Mom’s love are just timeless and unconditional.

  44. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    17/07/2015 7:04 am

    Lovely photos that compliment those nice Mother Haikus. Ah, now I miss my mother.

  45. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    17/07/2015 7:05 am

    Lovely photos to compliment such good Mom Haikus. Ah, now I am missing my mother’s sweet thoughts.

  46. mumseword permalink
    17/07/2015 7:14 am

    Awww.. this is so so sweet!!

  47. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    17/07/2015 9:29 am

    Wish I could have done one for my mom when she was still alive.

  48. JessicaACassidy permalink
    17/07/2015 9:55 am

    I missed my Mom so much while reading this post.

  49. 17/07/2015 1:15 pm

    We should always give and respect our mothers/father for they have given us such life as much as they can.

  50. Karen permalink
    18/07/2015 12:02 am

    Mothers are sensitive when it comes to their children. I know coz I am a Mom. And now I also understand my mother why she’s too protective to us.

  51. Sunshine Kelly permalink
    18/07/2015 3:01 am

    You are good with Haiku, for me sometimes I am lost with words. Cheers to all the mom in the world.

  52. Sabrina permalink
    18/07/2015 8:41 am

    As a mother myself, it always effects me when I see when I see mothers being appreciated in a special way.

  53. Dawn McAlexander permalink
    18/07/2015 8:37 pm

    I always love a good Haiku. These pictures are very lovely as well.

  54. Hui Zi permalink
    20/07/2015 5:42 am

    Lovely of you to have that ode to moms 🙂 And gorgeous collage as usual!

  55. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    20/07/2015 6:30 am

    I will never get tired reading these fine Haiku.

  56. Christina Aliperti permalink
    21/07/2015 7:40 pm

    Growing up, I didn’t get the concept of a haiku. Now, they are my favorite type of poetry. I still occassionally write them.

  57. Anna permalink
    23/07/2015 5:48 pm

    What a sweet way to honor our mothers. Nice haiku eh 🙂

  58. Chubskulit Rose permalink
    24/07/2015 5:56 am

    Great hauki, I wish I have the poet in me to construct good poetry like this.

  59. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    24/07/2015 8:34 am

    Whether its Haiku or any other type of Poetry, A tribute to mother is one great piece to write.

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