Too Early –Too Late

To be early
Never late
But timely
No one likes a weed
Before waking seeds
Staying until blooms have long since past
First and last memory
Breezes waft as sighs, closing doors
A gust heard like whistling cries
Echoes the joy of their good-bye


It is haibun Monday at dVerse. Exactly 44 words in a poem, excluding the title. The prompt word is early. Now I am an early bird, but there are some things you should never be too early for.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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28 Responses to Too Early –Too Late

  1. Oh if all could just be perfect…. timing is everything.

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  2. kim881 says:

    If only I could get it right! I love the lines:
    ‘No one likes a weed
    Before waking seeds
    Staying until blooms have long since past’.

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  3. kanzensakura says:

    LOL. It is quadrille Monday at dVerse. But the poem is perfection. I love the breezes closing doors.

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  4. sanaarizvi says:

    Timing certainly is everything .. 🙂 Beautifully penned ❤️

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  5. V.J. Knutson says:

    Always the problem…what is too early, what is too late?

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  6. henrigabetta says:

    Echoes the joy of their goodbye. My fav line. A nice quick pace, clear voice and enjoyment to read. Thank you.

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  7. Lovely quadrille. 🙂

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  8. Grace says:

    Timely is the key; not too early or late.

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  9. Timing can be so perplexing in different circumstances…no one wants to arrive first nor be to late…I always find it hard to be just right time wise.

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  10. Truedessa says:

    Timing is the one of the keys to life.

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  11. Gina says:

    the beauty of timing and waiting in this lovely poem Mary. love the echoes of the wind

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  12. Oh such vivid images of timing. 😊


  13. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice lines: “Breezes waft as sighs, closing doors
    A gust heard like whistling cries”


  14. WaTeR
    Be River
    Wave Be
    Ocean Whole..
    TiMe NoW LonGeR HellD..:)


  15. Good one, Mary. All in the timing.


  16. Mish says:

    Finding the balance of early and late is key. Lovely imagery, Mary.


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