is a bounty breathed

Sophia Wood
3 min readOct 14, 2021

This is the fifteenth set of haiku from my daily practice started on January 1st, 2021. I am publishing this one day late. The previous set is here. I publish a new set every 19 days. Enjoy!

I breathed alder air

it filled my lungs with quiet

spores of seasons’ growth

when you turn in a

certain way, the sky swallows

you — your silhouette

sometimes you just run

straight into a wall of life

it embraces you

there are days in which

a palette knife smears serpents

on the azure sky

you gather yourself

to look at the different

versions you can be

the weight that you lift

to the heights that you take wing

don’t go unnoticed

to feel that soft breeze

as you come to repose — pause

is a bounty breathed

sine waves in the clouds

curve down the spine of our sky

a slow dance of white

when I banished you

your response — absolutely

astonishing — bloom

sustenance I made

for you, was an act of love

your smile — a delight

you just know how to

immerse me in your language

of branches and roots

I long for rivers

with their agates and whirlpools

places for quiet

you have this structure

that you store your quietness

to keep it secure

our lens can turn us

our world —an upside down sphere

is there really up?

at the tops of hills

your calls and antics amuse

my canada jay

I dream that you kiss

asymptote, vanishing point

pulls you together

so precious is now

with youthful minds in my home

leaving playful trails

autumn calls us all

just the other day, grape leaves

danced in the changed wind

do you ever just

look deep at your reflection

in awe we exist



Sophia Wood

Math obsessed perpetual asker of why. Creator of poetry, code, math, and art. find me at or Salem, OR