Glen Kappy

Gold Star - 35,170 Points (June 30,1948 / New York, NY USA)

As I Begin A Morning Walk - Poem by Glen Kappy

from 'While Passing Through'/Summer

It's just cut grass I smell
but even so… even so…
how wonderful!

Topic(s) of this poem: grass , insight, smelling, summer, summer time

Form: Haiku


Comments about As I Begin A Morning Walk by Glen Kappy

  • Daniel Brick (6/29/2017 9:57:00 AM)


    I too enjoy that smell of cut grass but you took the pleasure further by making it a poem, so others - still walking in darkness - will see the humble but sufficient light. What happens next will be their destiny. (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy (6/29/2017 4:19:00 PM)

    he, daniel! thanks for reading my poem and commenting. so much beauty in the world! -glen

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  • Seamus O Brian (6/28/2017 7:53:00 AM)


    Oh, this one made me smile, Glen! One of my favorite smells, and so much of life invested in the memory of that smell! Very nice! (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy (6/29/2017 7:27:00 AM)

    cool! glad to make you smile. the world, the universe, is full of the glory of God, yes? -glen

  • Bharati Nayak (6/28/2017 4:27:00 AM)


    Some times a very small things may make our day- -a smile, a pat for something well done, a good gesture- -A piece of an old song- - We automatically associate it with so many lovely things- - A smell of cut grass that go in to our body with breathing may arouse us to the lovely summer morning- - and this small poem just evokes such beautiful feelings. (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy (6/28/2017 7:02:00 AM)

    bharati, it's a pleasure to read your response to this poem. so thank you. you have grasped it perfectly(!) hoping you have a good day, glen

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (6/27/2017 12:29:00 PM)


    Glen, you have a wonderful ability to write such short pieces called Haiku!
    With few words you leave the reader to wonder and smell the cut grass.
    Well! i am trying to catch the fragrance!
    Thank you for sharing. God bless!
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    Glen Kappy (6/27/2017 5:37:00 PM)

    you're welcome! and thank you for reading and commenting. in spring we have a succession of sweet fragrances in the neighborhood i live in. this morning i smelled only cut grass, and it struck me- it too, less sweet and humble though it be- is also a gift, a reminder of the sentient beings we are. -glen

  • Susan Williams (6/26/2017 4:12:00 PM)


    Yes! ! ! There is something so life affirming in the smell of freshly-mowed grass! ! And if it is alfalfa then stand aside because I find it an aphrodisiac and instantly fall in love with the day! (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy (6/26/2017 4:36:00 PM)

    glad you relate, susan! as always, thanks for your reading and comments. -glen

  • Jazib Kamalvi (6/23/2017 6:29:00 PM)


    A wonderful olfaction. Thanks (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy (6/24/2017 6:44:00 AM)

    You're welcome. In the early morning cool and in the absence of other sweeter fragrances in the air, the smell of cut grass is enough. Thank you for commenting, Jazib. -Glen

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (6/23/2017 12:12:00 PM)


    Wonderful imaginary. Beautiful haiku with deep feeling.Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy (6/23/2017 5:09:00 PM)

    again, you're welcome, and thank you for your affirmation. -glen

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 23, 2017



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