M is for Mother Nature

For the second year I decided to participate in the A-Z Blogging Challenge.  Each April bloggers write for 26 days (Sundays off). Each day is a consecutive letter of the alphabet.

Today is April 15th   and the Marvelous letter M

Madly rushing to read your M posts


Under the heading of Mother Nature in The Bench I’ve included poems about – nature. One of them is Slave Lake, a town in Alberta that burned down in 2011.


At the time I was inspired to write this Haiku

blue skies, orange sun

blowing breezes,  flames flourish

Slave Lake:  town burned down


Madly rushing to read your M posts

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12 Responses to M is for Mother Nature

  1. Such imagery for so few words – great job Sue!

  2. Kirsten says:

    I’m appreciating the juxtaposition of nature’s benevolent side and her ferocity. A powerful tribute to a tragic event.
    Nicely done. 🙂

  3. This Haiku is so full of imagery. Nice job. The first line is distant, yet shares a vein, from the second and third line. Nicely done, Susan!

  4. So sad, and you gave us quite the image with the flames and breezes. (thought I was following you, but no posts in my Reader, so I remedied that today and clicked on the follow button) 🙂
    Silvia @

  5. Claire says:

    Poor Slave Lake…there’s a town that’s faced more than its fair share of tragedy. Perfect Haiku for it.

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