This is the eighth set of haiku from my daily practice started on January 1st, 2021. The previous set is is here. I publish a new set every 19 days. Enjoy!

tell me where to stand

and I will love every

iota of earth

you are potential

a ball of a peony

preparing to bloom

the most precious things

found without expectation

on the forest floor

solve the soma cube

puzzle possibilities

and create you own


This is the seventh set of haiku from my daily practice started on January 1st, 2021. The previous set is is here. I publish a new set every 19 days. Enjoy!

I was late for lunch

hummingbird stopped me to talk

of the kale flowers


This is the sixth set of haiku from my daily practice started on January 1st, 2021. The previous set is is here. I publish a new set every 19 days. Enjoy!

as a treehugger

plant me beside, beneath one

the ultimate hug


This is the fifth set of haiku from my daily practice started January 1st, 2021. The previous set is is here. I publish a new set every 19 days. Enjoy!

a forest burned shows

the skeletal curvature

flesh removed from earth


This is the fourth set of haiku from my daily practice started January 1st, 2021. The previous set is is here. I publish a new set every 19 days. Enjoy!

yellow river sky

in fall you came, but no more

tributaries — gone


This is the third set of haiku from my daily practice started January 1st, 2021. The previous set is is here. This practice was more challenging after losing power for 11 days due to an ice storm, but the beauty, the loss of trees, and time yielded more thought. Enjoy!

I always look up

to the trees; magnificent

my smallness is known

the lenses we have

magnify, distort, and bend

our reality

I breath in and out

the air that circles the earth

the eddies of life


This is the second set of haiku from my daily practice started January 1st, 2021. The previous set is here. This practice has brought more awareness throughout my days of the poetic beauty that surrounds me. Enjoy!

paths beneath my feet

nodes in the past and future

graphs of my being


We had a family discussion about service in the time of Covid. One of our children was brainstorming service ideas with a junior youth group and said they felt limited and frustrated. The list below is just some ideas that we came up with that may work for those looking for service that are not centered on raising money and are isolating at home:

>Write letters to those that you know that may be experiencing loneliness or isolation.

>Create a remote meeting time once a week to read to younger children

>Offer peer tutoring

>Contact a local elderly home to…


I have started the practice of writing a haiku or a haiku style poem every single day. This practice is a break from the noise and brings me focus. The breadcrumbs of consciousness and present-moment awareness are more easily found when I take a moment to write. The winter rose on my walk, the reflection of light in the puddles, and the sound of my daughter’s violin drifting down the stairs all stay in the front of my mind when I know I will write.

I plan to publish some of these moments on medium every 19 days. Why 19…

Sophia Wood

Sophia is a mathematician, artist, engineer, writer and more. She schools her three children at home and creates content for her classes and fractalkitty.com.

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