I. morning exercise

rising early
a walk in the woods
soaring with birds


II. exercise in patience

seedlings sprout
patiently waiting
for peas

III. exercise in self-control

one last cookie
trying hard
to leave it for you

IV. exercise in futility

the garden grows
clear of weeds
until tomorrow

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Image: Wood Lane – Claude Monet, WikiArt.org. I’ve never seen this piece before and I just love it!

Words: haiku, senryu, c.b.w. 2016

Part of the 2016 April Poem A Day Challenge (via Poetic Asides on Writer’s Digest) for the April 25 prompt: exercise