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Poet's Top Floor Balcony - Poetry Showcase - Your Comments Encouraged => Haiku, Limerick, Zen, Mookuka And Other Fun Poetry => Topic started by: Kay on May 25, 2007, 03:12 PM

Title: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 25, 2007, 03:12 PM
I'd like to do a haiku tag about haiku
to do with only

trees

Let's see if I can find some takers!



branches have more faith
to leave their limbs on the ground
leaves rest death on wind
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Post by: witt on May 25, 2007, 06:00 PM
leaves rest death on wind
roots deeply gripping earth
canopy cascades
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Post by: A-FRIEND on May 25, 2007, 06:32 PM
canopy cascades
panoplies amplifying
tranquil reposing
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Post by: Kay on May 25, 2007, 07:01 PM
tranquuil reposing
peanut cluster leaves that turn
gold into forest
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Post by: cafeRg on May 26, 2007, 02:09 AM
cool idea kay..

gold into forest
priceless with its own beauty
chainsaw massacre
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Post by: Kay on May 26, 2007, 02:44 AM
chainsaw massacre
between the roots of willow
weaken rings of trees
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Post by: Voodoo Child on May 26, 2007, 05:26 AM
weaken rings of trees
drought and seasons takes its toll
but, life finds a way...
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Post by: Kay on May 26, 2007, 01:30 PM
life will find its way
a canopy of living
a healing forest
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Post by: GaerLlwyd on May 26, 2007, 01:37 PM
a healing forest
restful calling species home
sentinel crow's voice
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Post by: witt on May 26, 2007, 04:45 PM
sentinel crow's voice
heralds the coming of men
young boys climb old trees
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Post by: A-FRIEND on May 26, 2007, 04:54 PM
young boys climb old trees
old men sit reminiscing
resting in the shade
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Post by: witt on May 26, 2007, 06:54 PM
resting in the shade
in the leaves of dogwood trees
hummingbirds waiting
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Post by: Kay on May 26, 2007, 06:59 PM
hummingbirds waiting
for the young boys and young girls
to carve initials
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Post by: witt on May 26, 2007, 07:02 PM
to carve initials
into a grand old oak tree
lovers' tradition
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Post by: Kay on May 26, 2007, 07:11 PM
love's tradition
like the weeping willow tree
laughs and cries as one
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Post by: cafeRg on May 26, 2007, 08:28 PM
laughs and cries as one
the forest stands tall and proud
a slow tear trails down
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Post by: A-FRIEND on May 26, 2007, 08:47 PM
a slow tear trails down
wooded witness to evil
weeping willows weep
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Post by: Rach on May 26, 2007, 10:40 PM
weeping willows weep
as their ancestors become
a memory past
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Post by: Kay on May 30, 2007, 11:06 PM
a memory past
a row of healing redwood
the river greets me
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Post by: GaerLlwyd on May 31, 2007, 03:37 AM
the river greets me
waves sing bell-like melodies
water reflects trees
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Post by: witt on May 31, 2007, 10:02 AM
water reflects trees
shimmering, leafy towers
rippling upside-down
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Post by: GaerLlwyd on June 01, 2007, 01:09 AM
rippling upside down
worms make leaves to atmosphere
where strong roots do grow
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Post by: witt on June 01, 2007, 10:30 AM
where strong roots do grow
water and food abounding
foliage bursts forth
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Post by: Kay on June 02, 2007, 02:00 PM
foliage bursts forth
in the forests and the parks
whre boys and girls play
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Post by: witt on June 03, 2007, 09:23 AM
where boys and girls play
among the branches and leaves
no room left for birds
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Post by: WordFaery on June 03, 2007, 08:18 PM
No room left for birds
oak, maple, linden and ash
lost their heads to ice
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 11, 2007, 10:30 PM
lost their heads to ice
whispers of strolling lovers
float through bare branches
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Post by: Kay on June 11, 2007, 10:32 PM
floats through bare branches
like ghosts inside the seedlings
of the mother oak
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Post by: Dryad on June 12, 2007, 08:33 AM
see whether or not
branches reaching to the sky
hold my body's weight
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Post by: witt on June 12, 2007, 10:17 AM
That's a good one, Dryad, but you didn't tag  on the last line.

of the mother oak should be your first line. Then someone will tag onto your last line. Would you care to try it again?
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Post by: Dryad on June 12, 2007, 11:30 AM
apologies!  :coffee I must be half asleep. Of course!

Of the mother oak
but an acorn setting forth
falling into life
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Post by: witt on June 12, 2007, 12:56 PM
Now you've got it!!

falling into life
like a blossom from the limb
of a dogwood tree
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Post by: Kay on June 12, 2007, 01:12 PM
of a dogwood tree
I remember standing there
saying my goodbyes
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Post by: witt on June 12, 2007, 01:19 PM
saying my goodbyes
underneath the yellow pines
on the Indian Trail

(Sorry, I couldn't help but put in the Indian Trail when I thought of the yellow pines: From the Official 2007 Indian Trail Centennial Poet.)
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Post by: Kay on June 16, 2007, 01:23 AM
On the Indian Trail
I see pine trees col0ring
and my eyes turn blue
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Post by: witt on June 16, 2007, 10:24 AM
and my eyes turn blue
reflections of beryl spruce
silhouettes of calm 
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Post by: Dryad on June 16, 2007, 02:27 PM
Silhouettes of calm
verdant movement up above
fragrant canopy
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Post by: witt on June 16, 2007, 02:55 PM
fragrant canopy
dense fortress of protection
hiding place for squirrels
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Post by: Dryad on June 18, 2007, 02:59 AM
hiding place for squirrels
poets armed and on the prowl
blood among the leaves     (after my avatar lol)
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Post by: witt on June 18, 2007, 10:24 AM
blood among the leaves     
sunset paints her crimson strokes
at day's conclusion
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 21, 2007, 08:22 PM
at day's conclusion
clouds creep 'cross darkening sky
shadows fall on trunks
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Post by: Dryad on June 22, 2007, 12:21 AM
shadows fall on trunks
ageless giants dignified
sway throughout the night
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Post by: Kay on June 22, 2007, 12:31 AM
sway throughout the night
to love like the evergreen
continually
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Post by: witt on June 22, 2007, 10:16 AM
continually
pushing ever toward the light
branches toward heaven
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Post by: Rach on June 23, 2007, 12:28 AM
branches toward heaven
lifting their praises, for us,
when we are silent
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Post by: Kay on June 23, 2007, 12:59 AM
when we are silent
willows can learn our language
as we dance with them
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Post by: Dryad on June 26, 2007, 03:22 AM
as we dance with them
trees chopped down consumed by fire
we too scent the air
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Post by: witt on June 26, 2007, 09:57 AM
we too scent the air
rosemary said to cedar
azure buds abound
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Post by: Kay on June 29, 2007, 04:39 PM
azure buds abound
my footsteps follow shadows
through the tall oaks
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Post by: witt on June 30, 2007, 10:19 AM
through the tall oaks
rain drips down the dry branches
leaves lick their parched lips
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Post by: Dryad on July 03, 2007, 09:38 AM
leaves lick their parched lips
scenting imminent showers
possums find shelter
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Post by: witt on July 03, 2007, 09:41 AM
possums find shelter
swaying in towering pines
diurnal napping
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Post by: Mystic1 on July 03, 2007, 08:02 PM
diurnal napping
earth sleeps 'neath winter's snowfall
acorn germinates
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Post by: Kay on July 03, 2007, 08:10 PM
acorn germiniates
where will it lead us all to?
Toward a hundred years.
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Post by: Dryad on July 04, 2007, 01:08 AM
toward a hundred years
hope in every shoot of green
maybe some get there
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Post by: Mystic1 on July 04, 2007, 01:18 AM
maybe some get there
with divinity we too
may stretch branches high
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Post by: witt on July 04, 2007, 12:11 PM
may stretch branches high
as I can possibly reach
toward flowers of hope
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Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on July 04, 2007, 04:55 PM
toward flowers of hope
with sun, rain, music and dreams
passing through tall trees
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Post by: witt on July 04, 2007, 05:00 PM
passing through tall trees
owls question who I am
I'm asking myself
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Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on July 04, 2007, 05:19 PM
I'm asking myself
but the trees know more than me
their reply simply nuts

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Post by: witt on July 04, 2007, 05:54 PM
their reply simply nuts
precisely, eat boiled peanuts
under the maple tree
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Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on July 04, 2007, 06:06 PM
under the maple tree
eating pancakes or waffles
syrup runs so thick
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Post by: witt on July 04, 2007, 06:14 PM
syrup runs so thick
dribbling slowly down my chin
licking sticky lips
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Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on July 04, 2007, 06:17 PM
witt, you got so sexy, you forgot the tree!  or my goof but I thought we had to include "tree" of some sort?

licking sticky lips
carving our name in a tree
one heart we became

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Post by: witt on July 04, 2007, 06:26 PM
You're absolutely right! I don't know which tag I'm in because we're going so fast! hahaha

one heart we became
two lovers forever twined
etched in the old oak
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Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on July 04, 2007, 06:39 PM
etched in the old oak
our love goes on forever
or 'til lightning strikes
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Post by: witt on July 04, 2007, 06:44 PM
or 'til lightning strikes
the evergreen and time stops
whichever comes first
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Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on July 04, 2007, 11:53 PM
whichever comes first
wheresoever it cometh
by this tree I'll wait

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Post by: witt on July 05, 2007, 12:12 PM
by this tree I'll wait
shadowed by its leafy grace
love will saunter by
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Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on July 05, 2007, 12:56 PM
love will saunter by
sharing a host of spring's blooms
and lush bows of trees
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Post by: Kay on July 05, 2007, 04:17 PM
and lush boughs of trees
lead me to a turning point
where vision returns
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Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on July 05, 2007, 04:23 PM
where vision returns
and with the breath of fresh air
the tree shades us all
 
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Post by: witt on July 05, 2007, 05:34 PM
the tree shades us all
wrapped in her silken umbrage
easy quietude
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Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on July 06, 2007, 12:07 AM
easy quietude
fanned under feather-leaf palms
this is the good life
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Post by: witt on July 06, 2007, 11:47 AM
this is the good life
surrounded by forests green
oaks, pines, and cedars
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Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on July 06, 2007, 03:29 PM
oaks, pines, and cedars
grandiose and majestic
nuts, cones, and fresh chips
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Post by: witt on July 07, 2007, 10:06 AM
nuts, cones, and fresh chips
potpourri from trees' bounty
fragrance profusion
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Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on July 09, 2007, 04:04 AM
fragrance profusion
ceremonial I do's
trees bear witness to
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Post by: witt on July 09, 2007, 10:07 AM
trees bear witness to
a majestic conclusion
from a meager start
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Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on July 09, 2007, 12:33 PM
from a meager start
one of many miracles
rain spits; a tree grows

 
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Post by: Kay on July 09, 2007, 04:45 PM
rain spits; a tree grows
its roots become as children
small egos, saplings
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Post by: witt on July 11, 2007, 09:45 AM
rain spits; a tree grows
shouldering through canopy
searching for life light
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Post by: Mystic1 on July 12, 2007, 01:28 AM
searching for life light
groping roots through the darkness
reach the possible
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Post by: witt on July 12, 2007, 10:30 AM
reach the possible
grandiloquent cedar's song
in quiet silence
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Post by: Dryad on July 16, 2007, 01:59 PM
In quiet silence
dryads lift their verdant skirts
swaying in a dance
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Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on July 16, 2007, 02:32 PM
swaying in a dance
round and round the Mulberry
smiles linger after
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Post by: Dryad on July 17, 2007, 02:25 AM
Smiles linger after
the bee has come and gone and
new acorns are formed
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Post by: witt on July 17, 2007, 10:25 AM
new acorns are formed
showering down from the oak
infantility
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Post by: A_Mourning_Glory on July 22, 2007, 03:22 AM
infantility
tiny seedlings to grow strong
towering timbers
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Post by: witt on July 22, 2007, 12:02 PM
towering timbers
teetering on mountainsides
faithful roots hold firm
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Post by: Rach on July 22, 2007, 07:59 PM
faithful roots hold firm
strength for all baby seedlings
hoping to reach high
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Post by: witt on July 23, 2007, 11:29 AM
hoping to reach high
dogwoods twist and turn and bend
reconciled to bloom
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Post by: Dryad on July 23, 2007, 12:54 PM
reconciled to bloom
without being watered now
branches can't stay bare
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Post by: Rach on July 23, 2007, 11:43 PM
branches can't stay bare
must have a coat for their skin
bright green leaves their best
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Post by: Dryad on July 24, 2007, 02:30 AM
bright green leaves their best
clad in verdant glow of spring
ready to rejoice
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Post by: SilverFlame on July 24, 2007, 08:23 AM
ready to rejoice
summer swathes brown in rich green,
the leaves sing brightly
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Post by: witt on July 24, 2007, 10:02 AM
the leaves sing brightly
poplar trees present applause
to a summer's day
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Post by: Dryad on July 24, 2007, 10:49 AM
"To a summer's day"
let us toast it, lifting boughs
dressed in joyful green
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Post by: witt on July 24, 2007, 11:46 AM
dressed in joyful green
with pink powderpuff buttons
mimosas do dance
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Post by: Mystic1 on July 25, 2007, 11:50 PM
mimosas do dance
as breeze reaches soprano
tulips bloom below
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Post by: Rach on August 05, 2007, 07:12 PM
tulips bloom below
their scents mingle together
the flowers and trees
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Post by: Dryad on August 06, 2007, 04:26 AM
the flowers and trees
gently blow the breath of life
into our gardens
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Post by: witt on August 06, 2007, 09:32 AM
into our gardens
awash in sunlight's halo
sycamores grow tall
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Post by: Kay on November 12, 2007, 05:03 PM
sycamores grow tall
once like a man I once loved
he touched the sky too



 :hearts
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Post by: witt on November 13, 2007, 11:09 AM
He touched the sky too
His fingers shaped lofty pines
Evergreen with love
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Post by: Kay on November 13, 2007, 01:07 PM
evergreen with love
is how he signed his last note
under the oak tree
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Post by: witt on November 13, 2007, 01:15 PM
under the oak tree
among many frosted leaves
pink petunias stand
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Post by: Kay on November 16, 2007, 12:15 AM
pink petunias stand
near the grave of my dear friend
by the alder tree
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Post by: Rach on November 16, 2007, 12:20 AM
by the alder tree
the breezes beating so strong
my emotions feed
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Post by: witt on November 16, 2007, 09:36 AM
my emotions feed
on the massive sequoia
coniferous lord
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Post by: Kay on November 18, 2007, 07:07 PM
coniferous lord
there is no dividing us
between air and light
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Post by: Rach on November 19, 2007, 02:16 AM
between air and light
we consider God's great grace
and breathe in deeply
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Post by: Bill on November 19, 2007, 04:03 AM
And breathe in deeply
Summer's last breath, holding it
Until Spring revives.
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Post by: witt on November 19, 2007, 11:26 AM
until Spring revives
toes constrained in scratchy wool
begging for freedom
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Post by: Kay on November 19, 2007, 09:50 PM
begging for freedom
her legs are crossed like tree limbs
her arms, the willow
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Post by: Bill on November 26, 2007, 12:00 AM
Her arms, the willow
Sees her arms so empty now,
Enfolds her and weeps.
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Post by: Kay on November 26, 2007, 12:25 AM
enfolds her and weeps
each strand is an offering
ornamental kiss
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Post by: Bill on November 26, 2007, 12:30 AM
Ornamental kiss,
Decoration for her cheek,
His heart far from her.
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Post by: Kay on November 26, 2007, 12:40 AM
his heart far from her
waiting for the evening moon
between the branches
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Post by: witt on November 26, 2007, 04:15 PM
between the branches
checkerbacker cracks the seeds
mimosa dining
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Post by: Kay on November 26, 2007, 04:43 PM
mimosa dining
the seeds that will be our feast
drop all around us
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Post by: witt on November 27, 2007, 11:31 AM
drop all around us
you leaves of oak and poplar
chickens love to scratch
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Post by: Kay on November 27, 2007, 12:52 PM
chickens love to scratch
they tell me more than trees do
but each give me joy
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Post by: elise on November 27, 2007, 04:08 PM
but each give me joy
unique in all their beauty
snowflakes falling free
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Post by: witt on November 28, 2007, 04:32 PM
Oopsy, elise. Where's your tree? Maybe you're like me. You forget where you are on the board.

snowflakes falling free
through the limbs and down the trunk
gathering at her feet
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Post by: Kay on November 28, 2007, 06:37 PM
gathering at her feet
each tree shrinks back to shadow
as limbs sketch the sky
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Post by: A-FRIEND on November 28, 2007, 07:03 PM
as limbs sketch the sky
coaxing aquatic delights
quenching saplings thirst
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Post by: elise on November 28, 2007, 11:23 PM
ut oh, "tree"...okay...I got it...I think...maybe...

quenching saplings thirst
limbs reach high for cloud's relief
content they flourish

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Post by: A-FRIEND on November 29, 2007, 12:33 PM
content they flourish
green panoplies for respite
invites the weary
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Post by: Kay on November 29, 2007, 06:35 PM
invites the weary
to the altar of redwood
and the evergreen
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Post by: elise on November 29, 2007, 06:59 PM
and the evergreen
fills the air with its fragrance
spilling cones of pine
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Post by: witt on November 30, 2007, 10:17 AM
spilling cones of pine
pesky squirrels nibbling the seeds
rodent bombardment
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Post by: Rach on December 01, 2007, 01:57 AM
rodent bombardment
carry acorns from tree tops
great snack for later
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Post by: Kay on December 01, 2007, 03:19 AM
great snack for later
the acorns multiplying
creatures like ourselves
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Post by: elise on December 01, 2007, 04:45 AM
creatures like ourselves
just trying to make ends meet
high atop the oak
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Post by: witt on December 01, 2007, 10:48 AM
high atop the oak
predatory eyes follow
hawk watches and waits
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Post by: Kay on December 01, 2007, 02:42 PM
hawk watches and waits
but the prey is living large
until the tree falls






(timber!!!!!!!!!)
 :dblu :dblu :dblu

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Post by: elise on December 01, 2007, 04:14 PM
until the tree falls
rodent life continues on
acorns stored with pride
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Post by: witt on December 02, 2007, 09:54 AM
acorns stored with pride
underneath the tulip bulbs
beside the dogwood





BLAM!
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Post by: Rach on December 03, 2007, 01:14 AM
beside the dogwood
planted just under your feet
the diggers are back!
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Post by: witt on December 03, 2007, 12:24 PM
the diggers are back
excavating for the graves
near the loblollies
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Post by: Kay on December 04, 2007, 04:43 PM
near the loblollies
I am missing the cypress
how they nest in light
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Post by: witt on December 04, 2007, 05:00 PM
how they nest in light
magnificent magnolias
ready for display
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Post by: Kay on December 05, 2007, 01:55 PM
ready for display
children's faces under stars
Christmas trees aglow
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Post by: witt on December 05, 2007, 02:01 PM
Christmas trees aglow
Waiting on the hatchet's blow
Hoping to be picked
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Post by: Kay on December 06, 2007, 06:28 PM
hoping to be picked
the daffodils in springtime
grow around the oak
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Post by: Rach on December 07, 2007, 02:39 AM
grow around the oak
family ties and reunions
lounging in the yard
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Post by: witt on December 07, 2007, 11:34 AM
The sweetgum showers
Prickly fruit upon the ground
Retaliation
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Post by: Kay on December 12, 2007, 01:50 PM
Retaliation
might get you a branch or two
but the tree falls down
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Post by: Lady SunShine on December 13, 2007, 06:49 PM
but the tree falls down
he couldn’t hold his playground
his roots held the  seeds
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Post by: Rach on December 14, 2007, 01:36 AM
his roots held the  seeds
that never found their duty
our shade is now gone
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Post by: witt on December 14, 2007, 11:22 AM
our shade is now gone
victim of the buzzing saw
vegetables can grow
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Post by: Kay on December 14, 2007, 11:42 PM
vegetables can grow
near the fruit trees by the old farm
all must have harvest
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Post by: witt on December 15, 2007, 12:51 PM
all must have harvest
chestnut and the hickory
autumnal treasures
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Post by: Rach on December 16, 2007, 12:38 AM
autumnal treasures
fall to the awaiting ground
from clinging branches
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Post by: witt on December 16, 2007, 10:36 AM
from clinging branches
bright scarlet crabapples hang
birds' delightful feast
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Post by: Rach on December 16, 2007, 07:32 PM
birds' delightful feast
seed from the nearby feeder
limbs and nest close by
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Post by: Lady SunShine on December 17, 2007, 11:55 PM
limbs and nest close by
a eagles friend rocks her eggs
leaves fan natures breath
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Post by: Bill on December 31, 2007, 04:22 PM
Leaves fan, nature's breath;
Breeze through the cottonwood trees,
Only visiting.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on January 09, 2008, 04:21 AM
only visiting
the grave where the elm tree stands
a shadow thinning
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 09, 2008, 11:12 AM
a shadow thinning
pointing to the sweet gum tree
hiding cardinals
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Burk28 on January 09, 2008, 07:47 PM
Water reflects trees
Old men of the forest sing
as they drink deeply
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 10, 2008, 11:41 AM
Oopsy, Burk! This is a tag place. You didn't tag onto the last line. I like the haiku, however, that you wrote. Come on back and tag onto this

hiding cardinals
. . .
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Burk28 on January 10, 2008, 05:44 PM
Hiding cardinal
Branch a solemn resting place
Leaf guarding secrets
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: hcscable on January 10, 2008, 09:19 PM
Leaf guarding secrets
Blown free of abetting tree
Now talks to the grass
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Burk28 on January 11, 2008, 02:23 AM
Now talks to the grass
Grass to dandelion whisper
Loose lips that flower
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Bill on January 18, 2008, 02:47 PM
Loose lips that flower
weeds infesting garden's speech,
fast unruly growth
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 18, 2008, 02:56 PM
fast unruly growth
wisteria chokes the pine
with her stranglehold
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: hcscable on January 18, 2008, 05:02 PM
With her stranglehold
Sun grabs desert by the throat
Wringing out summer
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Burk28 on January 18, 2008, 06:07 PM
Wringing out summer
Autumn fingers tickle tree
laughing leaf take flight
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on January 19, 2008, 02:29 AM
laughing leaf take flight
not today, an inch of snow
roots shake under ground
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Burk28 on January 19, 2008, 07:33 AM
roots shake underground
mad moles amazing dirt thieves
and the grubs scatter
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 19, 2008, 12:25 PM
Ah, lucky me--a mole haiku.

and the grubs scatter
pig-faced varmint digs some more
earthworms are too slow
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Burk28 on January 19, 2008, 12:28 PM
 ;D :kool :blusmoke :wine :rose :rose :rose
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 19, 2008, 12:35 PM
Thanks, burk, but I just noticed that I made an oopsy. This is the TREE tag place.

and the grubs scatter
pig-faced varmint digs by pines
earthworms are too slow
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on January 21, 2008, 01:09 AM
earthworms are too slow
anything to gather food
acorns just won't do!
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 21, 2008, 11:32 AM
acorns just won't do
squirrels prefer digging pansies
much more interesting
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Burk28 on January 21, 2008, 02:44 PM
More interesting
each monadical thing seen
soul of rose witness
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on January 22, 2008, 12:49 AM
soul of rose witness
to tears shed on the sidewalk
just below the willow
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Burk28 on January 22, 2008, 03:14 AM
Just below the willow
The piper now paid in full
Spirit rest in peace, rest.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on January 23, 2008, 01:15 AM
Spirit rest in peace,
a bird quietly sitting.
The limbs, his palace.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Bill on February 08, 2008, 04:01 PM
The limbs, his palace,
Green meadow, his vast domain,
Enthroned hawk eyes all.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 09, 2008, 12:08 PM
Enthroned hawk eyes all
Ensconced on his massive throne
Atop the dead oak
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on February 11, 2008, 02:38 AM
Atop the dead oak
our chirping friends look for life,
everything quiet.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on February 24, 2008, 10:30 PM
everything quiet
heavy limbs bow in splendor
beneath snow blankets
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 25, 2008, 11:07 AM
beneath snow blankets
acorns sleep, awaiting spring
the mighty oak hides
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on February 27, 2008, 12:01 AM
letting their light shine
bright, warm rays from early sun
peace grows to the roots
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 27, 2008, 10:55 AM
Hunh? I thought the tag line was supposed to be "the mighty oak hides."
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on March 01, 2008, 01:33 AM
ooohhhh, sorry, witt.  I didn't tag, did I?  I took it a whole nother way.

Let me fix that:

the mighty oak hides
acorns lying on the ground
enjoying the shade
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 01, 2008, 11:39 AM
That's ok, Rach. I've done it myself. I think I'm in one room and I'm in another.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on March 09, 2008, 10:42 AM
enjoying the shade
still the leaves begin to fall
then the sun feels warm
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 09, 2008, 11:46 AM
Oh, happy day!
Good to see you, Kay!
I do hope that you'll stay!

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on March 09, 2008, 03:07 PM
I wish the oak tree
the maple, spruce and elm tree
received me as thee  :rose
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Bill on March 14, 2008, 10:06 PM
Then the sun feels warm,
And trees burst with buds, when it's
Time for Spring greening.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on March 16, 2008, 08:14 PM
Time for Spring greening
flowers opening with our sneezing
joy that life goes on
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 17, 2008, 09:16 AM
joy that life goes on
expressed by redbuds' burgeon
pink clouds in forests
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on March 18, 2008, 12:47 AM
pink clouds in forests
could be the ghosts from childhood
smiling in the trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Bill on March 20, 2008, 04:34 AM
smiling in the trees
understanding why birds build
nests nearer heaven
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on March 20, 2008, 12:21 PM
nests nearer heaven
are more at peace than we are
above the branches
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 20, 2008, 01:10 PM
above the branches
tornadic winds swirl amok
threatening the fledglings
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on March 20, 2008, 03:15 PM
threatening the fledglings
come the foxes and the wolves
with pink tongues like sweet perfume
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Bill on March 26, 2008, 03:50 AM
Pink tongue, sweet perfume,
Open mouthed, lustful lover
Spring kisses cold limbs.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 04, 2008, 02:51 AM
spring kisses cold limbs
and the shoulders of the oak
ache for its embrace
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 04, 2008, 11:55 AM
Beeeutiful, Kay.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on April 04, 2008, 05:06 PM
Ache for its embrace
The Elm's frozen heart
Warmed by the suns loving arms
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 14, 2008, 05:42 PM
You've got it a little backwards, voo, but I fixed it.

Ache for its embrace
Warmed by the suns loving arms
The Elm's frozen heart
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 14, 2008, 06:47 PM
The Elm's frozen heart
rebirthed by warm running sap
disease lies in wait
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Burk28 on April 14, 2008, 07:05 PM
Disease lies in wait,
As chainsaws cackle sawdust
Old men falling hard
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 14, 2008, 08:06 PM
That's lovely, Burk, but the idea of tree tag is to tag onto the last line of the previous poem.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Burk28 on April 15, 2008, 02:13 AM
Doh!!! sorry Witt, your right, my apologies :o
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 15, 2008, 09:45 AM
That's ok. I've done it myself. Haiku of the Day is where one posts an original haiku.
Just tag onto this line, finish the haiku, and have fun.

disease lies in wait
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Burk28 on April 15, 2008, 04:57 PM
Disease lies in wait,
As chainsaws cackle sawdust
Old men falling hard
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 15, 2008, 06:12 PM
old men falling hard
beside the scythe and the ax
leaving the roots still
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 15, 2008, 06:43 PM
You got it, Burk!!

leaving the roots still
the wind shakes the canopy
birds refuse to fall
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 15, 2008, 07:02 PM
birds refuse to fall
their nests in elm, a springboard
flying is more fun!
 :cheekiss

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Burk28 on April 15, 2008, 07:39 PM
Flying is more fun
On wings of freedom soaring
nestled in the clouds
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 16, 2008, 09:35 AM
nestled in the clouds
the towering pine smiles down
on her small seedlings
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 16, 2008, 01:12 PM
on her small seedlings
grow mold around the redwood
but the spring rain comes
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Burk28 on April 16, 2008, 03:37 PM
but the spring rain comes
and new trees begin to grow
Giants in training
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: medusaeyes on April 17, 2008, 01:36 AM
giants in training
reaching to the clouds above
spreading their arms wide
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 17, 2008, 10:38 AM
spreading their arms wide
mimosas suck in warm sun
ready to leaf out
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: MistressofSolace on April 19, 2008, 01:29 AM
Hyperion dreams
hidden from mans caustic touch
do the Redwood scream


(just as a side note you all probably know...Hyperion is the Tallest Living tree)
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on April 23, 2008, 05:29 AM
Do the Redwood scream
Beneath the sharpened ax blade?
My heart weeps for them..
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: MindPoet on April 24, 2008, 05:38 PM
water reflects trees
trees reflect fresh oxygen
oxygen heals us
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on April 25, 2008, 05:51 PM
Oxygen heals us...
Breathe deeply and give your thanks
Hug an Oak today!
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 15, 2008, 07:39 PM
hug an oak today
but run from the ax quickly
green leaves should live on!
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on May 25, 2008, 05:40 AM
green leaves should live on
branches raised to sun, ancient
twisted trunks below
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 25, 2008, 12:55 PM
twisted trunks below
gnarled, craggy bark skeleton
tender canopy
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on May 26, 2008, 12:13 AM
tender canopy
welcome shade from the hot sun
and bring your lawn chairs
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 13, 2008, 09:16 AM
and bring your lawn chairs
to sit and nap under elms
after lunch is done

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 15, 2008, 08:09 PM
after lunch is done
enjoy Dogwood's fragrant scent
'neath a waning moon
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on July 15, 2008, 11:05 PM
'neath a waning moon
hear nature's voice as it calls
from leafy branches
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 17, 2008, 01:23 PM
from leafy branches
reality - shaded
wisps of memory
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 17, 2008, 02:49 PM
wisps of memory
wafting through the yellow pines
whisper in my ear
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 17, 2008, 10:12 PM
whisper in my ear
of the Truth unrealized -
beyond Bhodi Tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 19, 2008, 10:52 AM
beyond Bhodi Tree
mimosa decorated
bibelots dripping
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 20, 2008, 01:28 AM
Bibelots dripping
With the early morning dew
Delicate bonsai
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 20, 2008, 04:46 AM
Delicate bonsai
emrald green clouds floating in blue
yearning to fly free
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 20, 2008, 09:21 AM
yearning to fly free
seeds of the sugar maple
whorl into yonder
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 21, 2008, 12:07 AM
whorl into yonder
laced with the promise of spring
blankets of soft soil
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 21, 2008, 12:11 PM
blankets of soft soil
cover the roots of the elm;
snuggled in rapture
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 21, 2008, 02:49 PM
snuggled in rapture
ivy caresses oak branch,
shaded forest sleeps
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 21, 2008, 03:15 PM
shaded forest sleeps
lullaby vibrates softly
crickets' serenade
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 21, 2008, 03:55 PM
crickets serenade
susurrous moonlit leaves sway,
illumination
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 21, 2008, 06:48 PM
illumination
silent reflections sparkle:
yellow pines shimmer
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 21, 2008, 07:16 PM
yellow pines shimmer
radiance draws memory
lotus breathes stillness

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 22, 2008, 01:08 PM
lotus breathes stillness
over tranquil pond's surface
cherry blossoms dot
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 22, 2008, 01:42 PM
cherry blossoms dot
restless cloud's lazy shadow,
geisha's kimono
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 22, 2008, 07:17 PM
geisha's kimono
lies at base of ginkgo tree
girl swims with lotus
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 22, 2008, 07:29 PM
girl swims with lotus
moonlit silver fishes weave
willow tapestry
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 22, 2008, 07:43 PM
willow tapestry
green shadows of foliage
sieve the golden sun
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 22, 2008, 08:54 PM
sieve the golden sun
proud Blue Spruce green with envy
blushes Black - eyed Sue


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 23, 2008, 10:36 AM
blushes black-eye Sue
leaning on the dogwood tree
"Don't be shy with me."
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 24, 2008, 12:19 AM
"Don't be shy with me."
colored maple leaves reveal
dark sticky goodness
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Bill on July 24, 2008, 01:04 AM
dark sticky goodness
slashed trees become feast and nest
for small crawling beasts
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 24, 2008, 10:10 AM
for small crawling beasts
believe the deity lives
inside the dove tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 10, 2008, 01:36 PM
inside the dove tree
ants laboriously feed
fungus formed of leaves
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 10, 2008, 04:23 PM
Well, I thought that you would never come back to the tree tag!

fungus formed of leaves
pestilence throughout the land
tree of life sustains
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 11, 2008, 03:33 AM
tree of life sustains
despite the ax's bladed
animosity

took me this long to find out just what was goin' on inside the dove tree.
Ants are a peculiar and secretive species.   ;D
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: DarkCoffeeJazz on August 11, 2008, 03:36 AM
animosity
Sunshine harsh against the path
My eyes long for shade
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on August 11, 2008, 03:47 AM
My eyes long for shade
stinging bright cataract world
milky transparency



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 11, 2008, 09:51 AM
milky transparency
dripping from the ginkgo tree
fanned leaves die and fall
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 11, 2008, 10:16 AM
fanned leaves die and fall
autumn winds scatter remains
plum tree stands ashamed
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 12, 2008, 10:57 AM
plum tree stands ashamed
drought-stricken unyielding fruit
futile existence
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on August 13, 2008, 06:13 PM
futile existence
cannot be given to trees
they breathe, regardless
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 14, 2008, 09:48 AM
Good one, Kay! It's great to see you again!!

they breathe regardless
suffocating in damp moss
Southern live oak trees

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 14, 2008, 10:00 AM
KKKKKAAAAAAAYYYYY! I used proper form (Go on, count 'em)  ;D

Southern live oak trees
favored form pure ash and smoke
beneath grilled chicken

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 14, 2008, 10:04 AM
Just keep it up, Mystic! I'm going to sic my rooster on you!
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 14, 2008, 10:47 AM
Of which sort is your rooster, Witt? An appetizing Appenzell, or Dutch Oven Dominique's?
Perhaps it's Leghorn doused in lemon? Maybe a Sweet and Sour Silkie Bantam?
I'd much prefer a salad of Friesland's and Frieze.

Culinary - Minded Mystic  :tongue
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 14, 2008, 10:51 AM
The big kind with razor-sharp spurs.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on August 14, 2008, 02:01 PM
Good to see you Witt (my sister loves y our book by the way)
man, this is getting hard:

beneath grilled chicken
are the ants that find the trees
green, calorie free

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 14, 2008, 11:30 PM
green calorie free
lettuce leaves spring forth beyond
cherry orchard rows
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on August 15, 2008, 12:38 AM
cherry orchard rows
rival the corn field out back
lead to the oak tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 15, 2008, 12:55 AM
Kay, was that a lil easier line to work with?   :kool

lead to the oak tree
wildflower safari blooms
dandelion pride
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 15, 2008, 09:15 AM
Kay, I'm glad that she liked it? Which one was it? Musing at La Poulaille, TatWitt, or Echoes of Memories?


dandelion pride
oxalis humility
sequoia cares not
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on August 17, 2008, 07:24 PM
sequoia cares not
for the quarrel of season
the invalid seeds
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 17, 2008, 07:55 PM
the invalid seeds
drifting from maples alone
land in fecund soil
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on August 17, 2008, 08:12 PM
land in fecund soil
wait for the season's rainfall
to fill earth's cassock


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 18, 2008, 09:48 AM
to fill earth's cassock
the California buckeye
drops his compound leaves
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 18, 2008, 11:17 AM
drops his compound leaves
multi-faceted views swirl
Leafcutter ant's gaze
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 18, 2008, 11:51 AM
leafcutter ants' gaze
focus on vegetation
careful not to kill
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 18, 2008, 12:36 PM
careful not to kill
leaves themselves may disagree
but have no defense
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on August 18, 2008, 12:43 PM
but have no defense
their breastplates hard with color
their ashes soften
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 18, 2008, 12:50 PM
Uh, oh. Too late for me. I'll just post it anyway, dang it!

Just a point. The leafcutter ants are careful to rotate the trees that they harvest so that they don't totally destroy their supply. Isn't that amazing?

but have no defense
they, neglected drought-stricken
Lombardy poplars

You may resume with

their ashes soften
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 18, 2008, 12:58 PM
their ashes soften
replenish soil's next planting
apple blossoms fall

Of course they do Witt, most intellilgent farmers should - be they Sapien or Insectoid.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 18, 2008, 02:17 PM
apple blossoms fall
pink carpeting for leisure
drifting in the scent

You do know that there is another Haiku Tag section, don't you? It doesn't involve trees.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on August 24, 2008, 06:23 PM
drifting in the scent
a mother bird leaves the nest
smells Rose of Sharon
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 24, 2008, 07:49 PM
smells of rose sharon
tranquility returning
hears the peaceful breeze
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 24, 2008, 09:39 PM
hears the peaceful breeze
voice from rustling shadows
bamboo's shy whisper
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on August 24, 2008, 09:50 PM
bamboo's shy whisper
calls to me between the reeds
illuminating
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 25, 2008, 10:18 AM
illuminating
sunlight shifts through spiked branches
amusing my eyes
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Walker on August 26, 2008, 12:10 AM
water reflects trees
in the dark swamplike forest
the creature awaits
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on August 26, 2008, 01:12 AM
the creature awaits
all the leaves that fall each year
red, blush of color

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 26, 2008, 08:23 AM
red, blush of color,
oaks' hue of embarrassment
at summer's ending
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on August 26, 2008, 12:33 PM
at summer's ending
when the trees take in their seams
the landscape unfolds
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 26, 2008, 12:56 PM
the landscape unfolds
through deciduous maples
dropping the disguise
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 26, 2008, 09:51 PM
dropping the disguise
inner beauty thus revealed
with branches bare strength
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 27, 2008, 09:50 AM
with branches' bare strength
limbs hugged the ominous clouds
squeezing moisture out
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on August 27, 2008, 05:38 PM
squeezing moisture out
the branches hang like clotheslines
sunshine irons them
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 27, 2008, 06:43 PM
sunshine irons them
leaves uncurl providing shade
shadows on warm skin
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 27, 2008, 07:10 PM
shadows on warm skin
like veins of remembrances
tracing memories
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Walker on August 29, 2008, 12:55 AM
tracing memories
of the branches from the past
time and time again
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 29, 2008, 01:23 AM
time and time again
cherries blossom in the spring
leaves turn in autumn
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 29, 2008, 09:40 AM
leaves turn in autumn
crimson, gold and vermilion
supersensual
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on August 31, 2008, 10:31 AM
supersensual
the colors of October
the hundred year oak
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 31, 2008, 12:15 PM
the hundred year oak
endures insolent young breeze
with roots' ancient strength
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 31, 2008, 02:13 PM
with roots' ancient strength
succumbed by torrential rains
Mother Nature wept
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on September 01, 2008, 03:56 AM
Mother Nature wept
Gustave breaches bastion
decimates Cyprus
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 01, 2008, 11:06 AM
I think that I am missing your cy pres of Cyprus and Cypress, but I'll give it a shot anyway.

decimates cypress (Cyprus)
inundating the bayou
alligators float
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on September 01, 2008, 11:53 AM
Having recently witnessed a catfight over a simple 'E'. This one, of course, is ladies' choice.  ;D

alligators float
sun themselves in backyard pool
beneath bent maples
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 01, 2008, 12:05 PM
beneath bent maples
one feline squalling affronts
one naps unperturbed
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on September 01, 2008, 05:58 PM
one naps unperturbed
with embraces from a friend
arms outstreched wait there
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 01, 2008, 06:12 PM
arms outstretched wait there
flowers of dogwood give hope
my liberation
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Post by: Rach on September 01, 2008, 06:27 PM
my liberation
deeply inhale their beauty
years in the making
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 01, 2008, 07:10 PM
years in the making
mighty oaks come toppling down
with one vain bluster
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on September 03, 2008, 11:08 PM
with one vain bluster
the shadows of the oak tree
thinned into willow
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on September 04, 2008, 12:43 AM
thinned into willow
sun swam 'neath darkling shadow
to dip below elm
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: GaerLlwyd on September 04, 2008, 02:32 AM
to dip below elm
standing in chestnut's shadow
vines wrap around trunks
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 04, 2008, 10:53 AM
vines wrap around trunks
creeping stealthily, choking
smothering timber
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on September 04, 2008, 12:15 PM
smothering timber
begs respite from smoke
Sequoia bark burns
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 04, 2008, 03:09 PM
sequoia bark burns
flames licking over her limbs
screams of agony
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on September 09, 2008, 01:53 AM
screams of agony
limbs crack and bark breaks away
as the sharp axe falls
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 09, 2008, 10:47 AM
Are you describing the Poetric AX?? Sorry. I couldn't resist.


as the sharp axe falls
beneficial winter wood
accumulated
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on September 09, 2008, 04:41 PM
accumulated
maple debris clogs gutter
home-grown insurgents
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on September 10, 2008, 04:54 AM
home-grown insurgents
sprout from the little acorns
children of the Oak
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 10, 2008, 10:27 AM
children of the oak
tiptoe through the dark of night
plant sylvan acorns
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on September 10, 2008, 06:03 PM
plant sylvan acorns
gather in groves of druids
people of the Oak

{The word Druid is derived from an ancient Celtic word meaning 'People of the Oak'}

Mystic Bard  :blusmoke
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 10, 2008, 07:26 PM
people of the oak
wizards hidden in gardens
wizened magicians
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Walker on September 10, 2008, 08:17 PM
wizened magicians
casting,chanting away evils
to save the forrest
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 10, 2008, 09:29 PM
to save the forest
magnificent eruptions
let the saplings grow
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on September 11, 2008, 08:33 AM
let the saplings grow
beyond Bodhi's shaded limbs
seek enlightenment
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 11, 2008, 10:37 AM
seek enlightenment
sitting on your thinking bench
by the rosemary
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on September 11, 2008, 06:25 PM
by the rosemary
I lean against the birches
and dream about us
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 11, 2008, 06:33 PM
and dream about us
unrestricted valentines
traipsing through the copse
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on September 15, 2008, 12:24 AM
traipsing through the copse
I walk around the forest
the clearing is pink
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 15, 2008, 08:38 AM
the clearing is pink
under awakening dawn
branches raised in praise
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on September 15, 2008, 06:54 PM
Branches raised in praise
Seeking the warmth of the sun
Green leaf hands rejoice!

 :dblu
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on September 15, 2008, 09:50 PM
green leaf hands rejoice
rhythm moves through the branches
and through me, in peace
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: DarkCoffeeJazz on September 16, 2008, 04:08 AM
And through me, in peace
A banner rises upward
Time murders us all
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 16, 2008, 03:39 PM
time murders us all
but the mighty oak  endures
centuries of pain
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Walker on September 16, 2008, 11:11 PM
centuries of pain
yet the branches still flourish
blossoming flowers
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on September 17, 2008, 03:36 AM
blossoming flowers
huddled 'neath elm's umbrella
sip spring rain cocktails

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 17, 2008, 09:24 AM
sip spring rain cocktails
underneath live oak branches
summer in the South
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Walker on September 18, 2008, 12:17 AM
summer in the south
the beautiful flowers
lie in the garden
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on September 18, 2008, 01:23 AM
lie in the garden
the wind blew the pine tree down
play among the cones
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 18, 2008, 08:18 AM
play among the cones
squirrel games in lofty treetops
never ending joy
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on September 18, 2008, 06:06 PM
never ending joy
now I can truly branch out
like a bird in flight
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on September 20, 2008, 04:24 AM
Like a bird in flight
Autumn leaves swirl in the wind
Drifting in the mist
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 20, 2008, 09:40 AM
drifting in the mist
snagged in river birch branches
shadows of lost souls
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on September 20, 2008, 10:30 PM
shadows of lost souls
luminous paper lanterns
Festival of Death
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on September 21, 2008, 12:32 AM
Festival of Death
but the saplings are reborn
life's celebration
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Burk28 on September 21, 2008, 04:47 AM
Life's celebration
deeply drawn sweet and tasted
delectable treat
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on September 21, 2008, 07:07 AM
delectable treats
plucked cherries newly ripened
warm juice glazes tongue
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 21, 2008, 09:47 AM
warm juice glazes tongue
arms stretch among stinging wasps
reaching through fig leaves
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on September 21, 2008, 04:53 PM
reaching through fig leaves
where are the clothes Adam had?
the trees fan the sun




 :cheekiss




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on September 21, 2008, 10:35 PM
the trees fan the sun
cool tattoos dance upon skin
your warm fingertips
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on September 22, 2008, 02:07 AM
your warm fingertips
are like the pasture roses
growing by the trees


 :rose :rose :rose :rose :rose :rose
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 22, 2008, 09:57 AM
growing by the trees
like mushrooms, row upon row,
tombstones multiply
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on September 23, 2008, 12:04 AM
tombstones multiply
gardens of lifeless marble
drenched in spring roses

:rose         :rose         :rose
        :rose          :rose         :rose
                :rose           :rose         :rose
                        :rose            :rose         :rose
                                :rose             :rose         :rose

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Walker on September 24, 2008, 11:31 PM
drenched in spring roses
the rose bushes are vibrant
with the love of nature
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 25, 2008, 08:09 AM
with love of nature
captured in a Mason jar
put on windowsill
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Walker on September 26, 2008, 12:18 AM
put on windowsill
flowers over looks city
watching life go by
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 26, 2008, 09:34 AM
watching life go by
stately pines high on the hill
shrug prickly shoulders
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on October 08, 2008, 12:58 AM
shrug prickly shoulders
while spreading widening limb grins
a trunk stuffed with tricks
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 08, 2008, 09:25 AM
a trunk stuffed with tricks
limbs overflowing with treats
Halloween scare tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on October 12, 2008, 09:39 PM
Halloween scare tree
black limbs waving in the night
clawed fingers menace
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 13, 2008, 10:16 AM
clawed fingers menace
snagging homemade knitted toques
satanically
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Burk28 on October 14, 2008, 09:11 PM
satanically
useless method wrought in vain
light of grace shines bright
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 15, 2008, 10:14 AM
light of grace shines bright
hostility protection
soul restoration
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on October 18, 2008, 02:41 PM
soul restoration
a place where shadow meets light
in depth of forest

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 18, 2008, 03:04 PM
in depth of forest
lurks magical mysteries
true secrets of life
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on October 19, 2008, 08:10 AM
true secrets of life
written on bark of the Oak
esoteric scroll
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 19, 2008, 09:37 AM
esoteric scroll
philosophical wisdom
hidden in branches
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on October 28, 2008, 06:33 PM
hidden in branches
the poem never written
small scribblings of twigs
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 28, 2008, 06:58 PM
small scribblings of twigs
marking their territory
beware of the axe
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on October 29, 2008, 07:15 PM
beware of the axe
chill autumn whispers fortell
bellowed winter fires
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 30, 2008, 09:14 AM
bellowed winter fires
of apple wood and cherry
summer pungency
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on November 03, 2008, 08:34 PM
summer pungency
warm rain on the Maple leaves
glorious fragrance
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on November 04, 2008, 08:43 PM
glorious fragrance
hint of sea in windblown hair
cherry blossom spring
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on November 05, 2008, 04:33 PM
cherry blossom spring
ume fruit and jo matcha
tea house memories
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 05, 2008, 06:45 PM
tea house memories
underneath the ginkgo tree
fanned leaves pendulate
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on November 06, 2008, 07:43 AM
fanned leaves pendulate
iridescent Autumn hues
await gravity
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 06, 2008, 10:48 AM
await gravity
seriousness does prevail
in forest grandeur
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on November 06, 2008, 04:29 PM
in forest grandeur
majestic ancient oak stands
Druid's sacred grove
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 06, 2008, 06:04 PM
Druid's sacred grove
hidden in rugged mountains
outliving us all
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on November 06, 2008, 08:13 PM
outliving us all
the oak that I've come to love
leaves me branch to branch
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 06, 2008, 08:20 PM
leaves me branch to branch
the red berried smörgåsbord
hungry birds' banquet
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on November 12, 2008, 09:19 AM
hungry birds' banquet
suited for nuts and suet
any tree will do
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on November 12, 2008, 10:12 AM
Kay, I had a response written to Witt's haiku; but you beat me to the post. I then had to write a response to yours. I figured, why waste it. So, I posted both of them. 

Response to Witt:

hungry birds’ banquet;
apples ripening in shade,
worm's delicacy

Response to Kay:

any tree will do
long distance message conveyed
woodpecker's tapping

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on November 12, 2008, 10:13 AM
no problem!  :comfort
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on November 12, 2008, 10:17 AM
I can always use the practice.  ;D
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 12, 2008, 10:47 AM
woodpecker's tapping
five a.m. insistency
wakes the slumbering
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on November 12, 2008, 12:08 PM
wakes the slumbering
branches scraping on tin roof
leaves come tumbling down
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 12, 2008, 12:19 PM
leaves come tumbling down
do somersaults in the air
a circus of fall
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on November 12, 2008, 12:48 PM
a circus of fall
gusting winds leave no trace at all
forlorn nest empty
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 12, 2008, 12:59 PM
forlorn nest empty
cardinals have departed
seek holly berries
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on November 15, 2008, 03:02 PM
seek holly berries
the darker colors are tart
fallen from the tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 15, 2008, 05:11 PM
fallen from the tree
lofty sanctuary
nest full of fledglings
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on November 15, 2008, 07:59 PM
nest full of fledglings
reminds me that pedestals
can serve a purpose
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 15, 2008, 08:07 PM
Can serve a purpose
that is what we are here for
or so I've been told
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 16, 2008, 12:15 AM
or so I've been told
lofty places are tricky
so easy to fall off
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on November 16, 2008, 12:18 AM
ah, but the landing
is sometimes preferred to height
seeds fall around trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 16, 2008, 01:16 PM
seeds fall around trees
saplings sprout with confidence
into the future
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Nightsongs on November 16, 2008, 01:29 PM
into the future
into neverending flight
resilient wings soar
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 16, 2008, 01:37 PM
resilient wings soar
sailing over hemlock treetops
perch on pinnacle
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 16, 2008, 04:56 PM
perch on pinnacle
it's such a long way to fall
so beware the breeze
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on November 16, 2008, 05:35 PM
so beware the breeze
oh may it be your friend soon
when all leaves are gone
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 16, 2008, 05:59 PM
when all leaves are gone
neighbors' homes come into view
remember friendship
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 16, 2008, 06:24 PM
remember friendship
in the end it's all that counts
ones we are bound to
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 16, 2008, 07:12 PM
ones we are bound to
trees of this wonderful earth
allowing us breath
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 16, 2008, 08:51 PM
allowing us breath
their leafy oxygen yields
friendship eternal
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 16, 2008, 09:47 PM
Just in case you haven't seen them (I can't remember if you tagged in them or not), but there is also haiku, river and touch tag as well as tree tag.

friendship eternal
my relationship with trees:
mighty hands on earth
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 21, 2008, 03:53 PM
Thanks for the head's up!!!  Awesome!

mighty hands on earth
rooted firmly in the ground
sentries keeping watch
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 21, 2008, 04:20 PM
sentries keeping watch
powerful pine protectors
forest guardians
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on November 21, 2008, 05:34 PM
forest guardians
the sounds behind the green masks
swoop down to greet me
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 21, 2008, 06:51 PM
swoop down to greet me
spread your magnificent wings
leave your volery
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 21, 2008, 08:12 PM
leave your volery
far-reaching view from the trees
perch on high branches
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Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 22, 2008, 11:38 AM
perch on high branches
observing the vast terrain
his territory
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 22, 2008, 04:08 PM
his territory
master of all he discerns
leafy high  outpost
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 22, 2008, 04:18 PM
leafy high outpost
swaying in the cool breezes
talons hold tightly
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 22, 2008, 04:33 PM
talons hold tightly
clinging to leafy branches
a special talent
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 22, 2008, 04:42 PM
a special talent
standing against the strong wind
trees survive the storm
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 22, 2008, 05:56 PM
trees survive the storm
although branches take a hit
healing happens soon
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on November 23, 2008, 04:35 AM
healing happens soon
beyond the rings inside trees
one is time, one sound
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 23, 2008, 10:38 AM
one is time, one sound
great sequoias sing their songs
aboriginal
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on November 23, 2008, 11:07 AM
aboriginal
carving canoe from tree trunk
boomerangs return
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 23, 2008, 12:08 PM
boomerangs return
as does my heart to the land
mountainous forests
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 23, 2008, 05:41 PM
mountainous forests
branches swaying in the wind
looming overhead
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 23, 2008, 05:50 PM
looming overhead
dead oak limb waits for a storm
natural pruning
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 23, 2008, 05:57 PM
natural pruning
old making room for the new
tender new branches
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 23, 2008, 06:01 PM
tender new branches
conceal the mighty Panthers
falcons may swoop down
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on November 23, 2008, 06:03 PM
falcons may swoop down
any type of tree can fall
then no place to hide!
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Soft Words on November 23, 2008, 06:37 PM
then no place to hide
when ascetic trees raise arms
beseech winter's coat
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 24, 2008, 12:05 AM
beseech winter's coat
bare branches shiver above
stark against the sky
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 24, 2008, 10:30 AM
stark against the sky
bare branches scrape at the moon
jealous of beauty
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on November 24, 2008, 10:22 PM
stark against the skies
shimmering silver stars hang
facile with beauty
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on November 24, 2008, 10:31 PM
Oops!!!
jealous of beauty
foliage in their grandeur cloaks
unfurl with fresh dew
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 25, 2008, 10:25 AM
MY-FRIEND!! Those were superb!! Why haven't you been in the tags before. Even if you made an oopsy! That one was great, too! Look for the river tag, the haiku tag, and the touch tag. Oh, and there is just the regular Haiku of the Day where you don't have to tag at all. I hope to see more of you.

unfurl with fresh dew
open your arms to morning
a new day is here
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on November 25, 2008, 02:48 PM
I agree with Witt. Those are superb, Friend.

a new day is here
spring awakens tame saplings
caged wildflowers bloom
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 25, 2008, 02:58 PM
caged wildflowers bloom
springing forth from forest's floor
brightening the dark
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on November 25, 2008, 04:46 PM
brightening the dark
mysterious lights expose
kissing daffodils

*note--Thanks for the encouragement witt & mystic.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 25, 2008, 04:55 PM
Keep it up, MY-FRIEND! You're doing wonderfully!


kissing daffodils
narcissistic paramours
leaving fragrances
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 25, 2008, 08:12 PM
leaving fragrances
sweet aroma fills the air
along dew-kissed trails

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on November 25, 2008, 09:40 PM
along dew-kissed trails
pups wagging puppydog tails
in fields of clover
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 25, 2008, 09:52 PM
in fields of clover
bees sip fragrant nectar sweet
buzzing with pleasure
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 25, 2008, 09:59 PM
Whoopsy. That had nothing to do with trees, did it?
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on November 26, 2008, 12:42 AM
Whoops, my bad Witt.

buzzing with pleasure
blowing through the panoplies
soul healing breezes
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on November 26, 2008, 01:55 AM
soul healing breezes
can be balmy or full force
I lean on the tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on November 26, 2008, 02:26 AM
I lean on the tree
researching  its history
time circles beneath
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 26, 2008, 02:30 AM
time circles beneath
like the wide rings round her trunk
a stunning beauty
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on November 26, 2008, 03:07 AM
a stunning beauty
the oak will live past my time
I will miss the leaves
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on November 26, 2008, 04:48 AM
I will miss the leaves
eucaliptus vapors waft
soothing gentleness
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 26, 2008, 10:02 AM
soothing gentleness
lissom willow sweeps the bank
she bows in respect
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on November 26, 2008, 11:12 AM
she bows in respect
plum blossoms adorn her hair
three-stringed samisan


sham·i·sen    (shām'Ä­-sÄ›n') n.   A Japanese musical instrument resembling a lute, having a very long neck and three strings played with a plectrum.

[Japanese samisen : san, three (from Middle Chinese sam) + mi, taste, touch (from Middle Chinese mujh) + sen, string (from Middle Chinese sianh).]

The shamisen gained its importance in the world of the geisha by becoming the traditional badge of the profession, the “three-strings” upon which they made their living. Even today the depiction of a shamisen always implies a geisha’s presence and is a reminder of the romanticism associated with her art.

Okay, I know that's probably a LOT more than ya wanted to know...but hey, look on the bright side, YOU don't have search for it; AND you learned somethin' new. So THERE!!  :tongue  ;D  :blusmoke

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 26, 2008, 11:28 AM
three-stringed samisen
sets ambiance for evening
trees sway with the tune
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 29, 2008, 02:49 AM
trees sway with the tune
music carried with the wind
rustling through the leaves
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on November 29, 2008, 05:39 AM
For Halo, the Aussie amongst us...

rustling through the leaves
melodic didjeridu
Jacaranda blues
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 29, 2008, 12:19 PM
jacaranda blues
reminding me of my home
near paperbark trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 29, 2008, 06:08 PM
near paperbark trees
a koala habitat
eucalyptus leaves
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 29, 2008, 07:53 PM
eucalyptus leaves
gathered at the summer's end
aromatic treat
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on November 30, 2008, 06:24 AM
aromatic treat
pine suspended in bees' wax
a scented candle
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 30, 2008, 10:36 AM
a scented candle
flickering in the window
near the balsam tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 30, 2008, 05:52 PM
near the balsam tree
the aroma fills the air
holiday season
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 30, 2008, 07:44 PM
holiday season
tall spruces tip the ceiling
sparkling lights twinkle
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on November 30, 2008, 10:06 PM
sparkling lights twinkle
evergreen draped in spangles
rivals twilight sky
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 01, 2008, 10:06 AM
rivals twilight sky
the star on the pinnacle
dewdrops on the spruce
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on December 05, 2008, 09:00 AM
dewdrops on the spruce
reflect candlelight vigil
memorial cross
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Post by: witt on December 05, 2008, 09:52 AM
memorial cross
hand-hewn from great cedar trunks
rises from hilltop
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Post by: elise on December 05, 2008, 10:52 AM
rises from hilltop
green and stately standing tall
leafy majesty
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Post by: witt on December 05, 2008, 11:00 AM
leafy majesty
red and golden maple trees
color cathedral
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Post by: elise on December 06, 2008, 03:45 PM
LOVE "color cathedral" Witt!!!

 
color cathedral
leafy hands folded in prayer
reverant sermon
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Post by: Troydaddy on December 06, 2008, 04:15 PM
reverant sermon
offerings left under
skeletal churches
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Post by: Voodoo Child on December 06, 2008, 05:45 PM
skeletal churches
bare branches weave an altar
Mabon time is here
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Post by: elise on December 07, 2008, 05:19 AM
Mabon time is here
dances round the midnight tree
a joyful Sabbat
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Post by: witt on December 07, 2008, 10:49 AM
a joyful sabbat
hellishly interrupted
fire consuming all
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on December 07, 2008, 03:57 PM
fire consuming all
spirits remaining in trees
haunting eulogy
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Post by: witt on December 07, 2008, 04:38 PM
haunting eulogy
bare forest words whispering
envisioning spring
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Post by: Voodoo Child on December 09, 2008, 03:37 AM
envisioning spring
memories of soft breezes
fragrant flower dreams

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Post by: Mystic1 on December 09, 2008, 05:56 AM
fragrant flower dreams
bougainvillea clings to ash
butterfly at dusk
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Post by: witt on December 09, 2008, 10:50 AM
butterfly at dusk
slips from golden chrysalis
sips honeyed nectar
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Post by: Kay on December 09, 2008, 02:09 PM
sips honeyed nectar
trimming a pine Christmas tree
with joyful lighting
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Post by: witt on December 09, 2008, 04:05 PM
with joyful lighting
twinkling and tinseled tall spruce
adorns the parlor
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Post by: Voodoo Child on December 09, 2008, 06:27 PM
adorns the parlor
pine boughs tied with red ribbon
childhood memories
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Post by: witt on December 09, 2008, 06:34 PM
childhood memories
hearing bells on stockings ring
presents hung on tree
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Post by: Voodoo Child on December 09, 2008, 09:07 PM
presents hung on tree
grandma's hand-made ornaments
glow of candle light
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Post by: witt on December 09, 2008, 09:56 PM
glow of candle light
twinkling on the golden stars
blessing reminders
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on December 10, 2008, 02:18 AM
blessing reminders
snowfall on the evergreen
nature's constant gift
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Post by: witt on December 10, 2008, 09:40 AM
nature's constant gift
Christmas trees in hot July
await the babe's birth
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Post by: elise on December 10, 2008, 06:54 PM
await the babe's birth
evergreens reverently wait
bowing pine-coned heads
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 10, 2008, 06:57 PM
bowing pine-coned heads
before the new prince of peace
baby majesty
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Post by: elise on December 10, 2008, 07:00 PM
baby majesty
follow brightest star to find
hope for all mankind
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Post by: witt on December 10, 2008, 07:03 PM
hope for all mankind
cruel cross from the dogwood tree
saved us from sure death
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on December 10, 2008, 07:06 PM
saved us from sure death
shameful tree that hanged our Lord
forever crooked
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Post by: Voodoo Child on December 10, 2008, 07:09 PM
forever crooked
a lonely Joshua tree
desert vagabond
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Post by: elise on December 10, 2008, 07:12 PM
desert vagabond
so rare to find a tree here
a welcome relief
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 10, 2008, 07:12 PM
desert vagabond
hurries to lush oasis
rests in date palm shade
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Post by: Voodoo Child on December 10, 2008, 11:45 PM
rests in date palm shade
and drinks from a hidden pond
the Spice Road's respite
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Post by: witt on December 11, 2008, 09:58 AM
the Spice Road's respite
under the peppercorn tree
pungent berries wait
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Post by: Voodoo Child on December 11, 2008, 08:06 PM
pungent berries wait
seed of a juniper tree
bitter to the taste
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on December 11, 2008, 08:29 PM
bitter to the taste
swallow your prideful boasting
humility reigns

Okay, while perhaps the above is good...there is no tree reference...and as I am in the tree tag...it must be redone.

bitter to the taste
almond scent of cyanide
plucked from the wrong limb
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Post by: Voodoo Child on December 11, 2008, 11:43 PM
plucked from the wrong limb
knowledge of good and evil
tastes like an apple!

 :dblu
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Post by: Mystic1 on December 12, 2008, 04:14 AM
tastes like an apple
scholars say pomegranate
only One is sure
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Post by: witt on December 12, 2008, 10:06 AM
only one is sure
the mighty oak standing firm
precarious pine
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Post by: Voodoo Child on December 12, 2008, 08:16 PM
precarious pine
it's roots hang on for dear life
on eroded cliff
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Post by: witt on December 12, 2008, 09:29 PM
on eroded cliff
thriving Lebanon cedars
testaments of life
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Post by: Mystic1 on December 12, 2008, 10:09 PM
testaments to life
mushrooms cling to fallen trunk
extrude sustenance
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on December 12, 2008, 11:34 PM
extrude sustenance
the barren oak accepts snow's
mediocrity
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Post by: witt on December 13, 2008, 11:50 AM
mediocrity
boxwoods frame the flower bed
yews are standing guard
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on December 13, 2008, 12:07 PM
yews are standing standing guard
maple leaves change uniform
autumn chill cracks dawn
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 13, 2008, 04:36 PM
autumn chill cracks dawn
sugar maples draw up sap
hanging bucket waits
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on December 13, 2008, 05:08 PM
hanging bucket waits
clanging against icy wind
awaiting springtime
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 13, 2008, 07:56 PM
awaiting springtime
dormant dogwoods hide their blooms
till resurrection
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on December 14, 2008, 02:06 AM
till resurrection
as sure as rain it's coming
all will be made new
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on December 14, 2008, 03:11 AM
all will be made new
blossoms bloom on apple tree
sweet scent fills the air
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 14, 2008, 01:14 PM
sweet scent fills the air
jasmine climbs the big white pine
oriental tang
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Post by: Mystic1 on December 14, 2008, 03:21 PM
oriental tang
windswept pink cherry blossoms -
training young bonsai
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 14, 2008, 06:10 PM
training young bonsai
bending, cutting wires support
twisted into shape
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on December 15, 2008, 03:07 PM
twisted into shape
the branches of the maple
never fail to grow.
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Post by: witt on December 15, 2008, 05:25 PM
never fail to grow
always reaching for the lead
like a stately pine
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on January 01, 2009, 12:28 AM
like a stately pine
whose needles point to the ground
then take their nose dive
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on January 01, 2009, 02:27 AM
then take their nose dive
kingfishers plunge from branches
water drops sparkle
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 03, 2009, 11:51 AM
then take their nose dive
mockingbirds swiftly attack
no grace for the weak
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Post by: Kay on January 03, 2009, 03:42 PM
no grace for the weak
but it is they who find it
at the rugged tree

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Post by: witt on January 03, 2009, 04:04 PM
at the rugged tree
tears dissolve into the ground
rue what is to be
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on January 03, 2009, 04:06 PM
rue what is to be
when the ax is laid to root
the leaves turn to ash
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 03, 2009, 04:10 PM
the leaves turn to ash
burnt beyond recognition
replenish the earth
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on January 03, 2009, 04:22 PM
replenish the earth
so the squirrels can get fatter
there goes one right now!
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 03, 2009, 07:30 PM
there goes one right now
a hawk soars to the robins
nesting in the spruce
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on January 05, 2009, 01:20 PM
resting in the spruce
dove laments length of autumn's
arduous journey
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 05, 2009, 01:25 PM
arduous journey
from the acorn to the oak
centuries of life
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Post by: Mystic1 on January 05, 2009, 01:35 PM
centuries of life
etched in the leaves of maple
shading fieldstone wall
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Post by: witt on January 05, 2009, 01:51 PM
shading fieldstone wall
jasmine climbs in cedar tree
spicing cool spring air
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on January 08, 2009, 03:51 AM
spicing cool spring air
fragrant yews sparkle with dew
reflecting rainbows
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Post by: witt on January 08, 2009, 04:01 PM
reflecting rainbows
puddles shimmer in the sun
rosy maples sip
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on January 09, 2009, 11:46 AM
rosy maples sip
sunset's receding shadows
purple twilight sighs
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 09, 2009, 12:28 PM
purple twilight sighs
over piney mountaintops
blanketed in snow
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Post by: Voodoo Child on January 10, 2009, 09:06 PM
blanketed in snow
saplings reach toward the sun
heralding the Spring
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on January 10, 2009, 10:13 PM
heralding the Spring
the magic trees of the mind
are now outside me
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 11, 2009, 05:41 PM
are now outside me
depraved evil things dwelling?
hide in the cedars
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on January 11, 2009, 06:58 PM
hide in the cedars
from winter's icy blizzard
waxwings take refuge
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 11, 2009, 09:17 PM
Oh, how I wish that we had cedar waxwings! Aren't they lovely?


waxwings take refuge
hollies provide lush berries
gem-laden coffers
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Post by: Rach on January 11, 2009, 09:50 PM
gem-laden coffers
only for the best pirates
no work, big reward
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 11, 2009, 09:59 PM
no work, big reward
the dogwood tree gives beauty
blossoms and berries
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on January 11, 2009, 10:19 PM
sorry, witt, my above entry doesn't even make menton of a tree, does it?  I wasn't paying attention.  See if this is better... :rotfl

blossoms and berries
weighing down their loaded arms
but so breathtaking
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Post by: witt on January 11, 2009, 10:27 PM
but so breathtaking
the maple glows at sunset
which is the beauty?
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on January 12, 2009, 03:47 AM
waxwings take refuge
how I'd like to follow them
hide inside the folds
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Post by: witt on January 12, 2009, 10:41 AM
hide inside the folds
of the graceful poplar tree
butterfly cocoon
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Post by: Voodoo Child on January 14, 2009, 08:55 PM
butterfly cocoon
sheltered amongst the branches
waiting for the sun
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on January 14, 2009, 10:43 PM
waiting for the sun
every tree that's ever been
stands to meet the rays
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on January 17, 2009, 06:38 AM
stands to meet the rays
a seedling strains through dry earth
reaching for the warmth
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 25, 2009, 09:43 AM
reaching for the warmth
the sapling struggles through snow
burgeoning new life
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on January 25, 2009, 06:50 PM
burgeoning new life
as winter sheds her death grip
leafy branches thrive
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 26, 2009, 11:23 AM
leafy branches thrive
tasty fruits begin to hang
on the old peach tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on January 29, 2009, 04:46 AM

on the old peach tree
sweet ripe fruit waits to be plucked
bees drink the sweet juice
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 29, 2009, 10:45 AM
bees drink the sweet juice
pink cherry blossoms tempting
promissory lure
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on February 02, 2009, 09:12 PM
promissory lure
your letters are like branches
spread from Grecian urns.
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Post by: Voodoo Child on February 03, 2009, 06:16 AM
spread from Grecian urns
now, cracked by the seeking roots
olive tree grows strong
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Post by: witt on February 03, 2009, 11:14 AM
olive tree grows strong
withstanding the test of time
forever fruitful
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Post by: elise on February 07, 2009, 04:45 PM
forever fruitful
bearing nature's full bounty
heavily laden
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Post by: witt on February 08, 2009, 01:31 PM
heavily laden
dogwood trees loaded with buds
February's gift
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Post by: elise on February 09, 2009, 06:22 AM
February's gift
premature buds the freeze spoils
said groundhog's shadow
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 10, 2009, 10:36 AM
said groundhog's shadow
six more weeks of winter cold
daffodils don't care
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Post by: elise on February 18, 2009, 05:08 AM
daffodils don't care
hearty sturdy yellow blooms
growing round a tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 18, 2009, 11:22 AM
growing round a tree
lushly vining thick ivy
hiding garter snakes
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on February 18, 2009, 04:44 PM
hiding garter snakes
lush foliage full of surprise
teeming with nature
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 18, 2009, 07:03 PM
teeming with nature
watching through a wet window
feeder hangs in tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on February 18, 2009, 11:44 PM
feeder hangs in tree
feathered radar swooping down
delighted birds feast
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 23, 2009, 11:00 AM
delighted birds feast
seeds and berries everywhere
served up on platters
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on February 23, 2009, 02:59 PM
served up on platters
a dinner jacket's delight
winged creatures feasting
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 23, 2009, 07:59 PM
winged creatures feasting
high in the mimosa tree
hummingbirds' leisure
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on February 28, 2009, 06:37 PM
hummingbirds' leisure
feathered party in the trees
recoup and re-group
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on March 01, 2009, 12:46 AM
recoup and re-group
and whichever way it grows
branches support us
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on March 01, 2009, 05:48 AM
branches support us
their leafy arms holding strong
in any weather
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on March 01, 2009, 03:54 PM
in any weather
life is too brief to chop trees
I find shade in them
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on March 01, 2009, 08:25 PM
I find shade in them
those leafy arms of refuge
splendid picnic place
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Post by: Voodoo Child on March 04, 2009, 12:35 AM
splendid picnic place
beneath the shady oak tree
acorns hurt like stones!
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on March 05, 2009, 09:44 PM
acorns hurt like stones
until they become the oak
stones never do change
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 06, 2009, 04:10 AM
Kay, that is so cute! "stones never do change".. I read that and laughed out loud! :tongue

stones never do change
as trees do with the seasons
they erode away
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Post by: witt on March 06, 2009, 04:29 PM
they erode away
providing nourishing soil
cedar's roots dig in
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 08, 2009, 12:06 AM
cedar's roots dig in
anchoring land to the sky
boughs reach for Heaven
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 15, 2009, 11:51 AM
boughs reach for Heaven
mimicking my outstretched arms
grateful for this life
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Post by: Rach on March 15, 2009, 08:36 PM
grateful for this life
determined not to waste it
his roots dig deeper
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 16, 2009, 05:54 AM
his roots dig deeper
his branches reach for the sky
beautiful oak tree
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Post by: witt on March 16, 2009, 10:43 AM
beautiful oak tree
sheltering branches of strength
strung with moss garlands
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 19, 2009, 05:23 AM
strung with moss garlands
ancient Myrtle Trees stand guard
silent sentinels
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 19, 2009, 09:42 AM
silent sentinels
Leyland cypress guards the door
hiding robin's nest
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 19, 2009, 08:35 PM
hiding robin's nest
woven branches form a screen
keeping fledglings safe
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 22, 2009, 03:48 PM
keeping fledglings safe
strong arms of the oak embrace
until hawks return
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on March 22, 2009, 04:58 PM
until hawks return
but they walk away hungry
as its leaves disguise
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 22, 2009, 10:27 PM
as its leaves disguise
the broken and scared main trunk
the oak will soon die
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 23, 2009, 05:41 PM
the oak will soon die
old dry branches crack and fall
acorn's salvation!
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 23, 2009, 08:15 PM
acorn's salvation
hidden under piles of leaves
rains finally come
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on March 24, 2009, 02:08 AM
rains finally come
washing away the splinters
littering the ground
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 24, 2009, 10:57 AM
littering the ground
leaves, acorns, wild hickory nuts
raking never ends
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 24, 2009, 05:20 PM

raking never ends
it's a spring time frustration
wet leaves weigh a ton!
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 26, 2009, 09:38 AM
wet leaves weigh a ton
acorns root into the ground
next fall rake early
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 29, 2009, 11:14 PM

next fall rake early
leaves take years to become mulch
procrastination
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 30, 2009, 09:54 AM
procrastination
rests in a swinging hammock
summer's favorite word
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on April 05, 2009, 09:12 PM
summer's favorite word
sitting in the arms of shade
next year, plant again
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 06, 2009, 09:58 AM
next year, plant again
reforest for the future
regeneration
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 25, 2009, 12:20 AM
regeneration
from the last bun of branches
perhaps inside me?
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 05, 2009, 01:09 PM
perhaps inside me
the memory distorted
forests of pleasures
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on May 05, 2009, 02:59 PM
forests of pleasures
bloom in the spring of our love
beneath this dogwood
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 05, 2009, 04:51 PM
beneath this dogwood
lie the roots of my childhood
seen through the blossoms
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on May 06, 2009, 08:54 PM
seen through the blossoms
bird's nest sits on forked branches
eggs warmed by the sun
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 09, 2009, 11:35 AM
eggs warmed by the sun
hidden in the tree's cradle
nature's renewal
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on May 09, 2009, 05:16 PM

nature's renewal
leaf buds grow in profusion
spring's green soirée
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 10, 2009, 12:59 AM
spring's green soirée
the tops of trees bend down low
nighttime festival

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on May 10, 2009, 01:49 AM
night time festival
the owls sing their raucous songs
unseen on dark limbs

I made this recording of the owls in my backyard. Here's what they sound like ... sometimes I think that the owls are sitting on my window ledges, hooting in my house!

[stream=475,325]http://www.snapdrive.net/files/547851/my%20backyard%20owls.wav[/stream]
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on May 10, 2009, 06:19 PM
unseen on dark limbs
shadowed cherry blossoms swing
whispering of love

Wow, Voo. Your owls are great. I had to laugh though. They don't sound like owls to me. They sound like Howler Monkeys in the rain forest. lol
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on May 11, 2009, 02:16 AM
My owls are definitely strange birds! I think they sound like monkeys too!

whispering of love
dulcet words float on the breeze
rustling fragrant leaves
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 12, 2009, 10:30 AM
rustling fragrant leaves
little wrens search through the trees
looking for a home
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on May 22, 2009, 03:51 AM
looking for a home
deep in sheltering branches
safe from howling winds
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on May 22, 2009, 05:29 AM
safe from howling winds
within the bole of an elm,
a squirrel sleeps soundly
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 23, 2009, 12:29 PM
a squirrel sleeps soundly
preparing for destruction
wrecked upon my lawn
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on May 26, 2009, 06:08 PM
wrecked upon my lawn
an old dead oak lies broken
no life in its limbs
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 27, 2009, 02:11 PM
no life in its limbs
peach tree gets dug up, removed
apricots replace
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on May 29, 2009, 07:26 PM
apricots replace
no blooms this year, maybe next
flowers bring the fruit
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on May 29, 2009, 07:49 PM
flowers bring the fruit
summer lapses into fall
natural progress
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on May 31, 2009, 08:43 PM
natural progress
love, marrage, baby carrage
execrable verse
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 01, 2009, 01:17 PM
execrable verse
penned beneath the dogwood tree
heartfelt words in rhyme
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on June 01, 2009, 02:58 PM
Heartfelt words in rhyme
penned in hours of the night
metaphors delight
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 01, 2009, 05:02 PM
metaphors delight
dancing waltzes in my mind
locution motion
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on June 01, 2009, 06:47 PM
Locution motion:
‘She floats across the dance floor’,
been much used before.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on June 03, 2009, 03:52 PM
been much used before
shredded wood pulp dried on screens
recycled paper
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 03, 2009, 07:14 PM
recycled paper
saving our wonderful trees
nature's oxygen
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on June 03, 2009, 11:24 PM
nature's oxygen
trees exhale the breath of life
symbiotic friend
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on June 04, 2009, 01:47 AM
“Symbiotic friend,
I’m inviting you for lunch.”
So spoke tiger to the lamb.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 04, 2009, 12:04 PM
A few too many syllables in that last line, Sartor, but I can fix that.


spoke tiger to lamb
lie down with me by this tree
proffered olive branch
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on June 04, 2009, 04:20 PM

I was no doubt in a hurry on my last post.........woe is me!


proffered olive branch
carefully gnawed to toothpick
Lion picks his teeth
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 04, 2009, 07:25 PM
What a picture, Sartor. I can just see that!

lion picks his teeth
lying under bushwillow
hot Senegal sun
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on June 05, 2009, 12:11 AM
hot Senegal sun
beats down on baobab trees
shimmering heat waves
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on June 05, 2009, 12:33 AM
shimmering heat waves
begging for a cool Fall breeze
leaf of surrender
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: EpylepticTrout on June 05, 2009, 01:29 AM
leaf of surrender
fall ground from baobab trees
hot Senegal sun
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on June 05, 2009, 04:19 PM
Hot Senegal sun,
beating down upon the coast,
in Africa’s heat.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 05, 2009, 05:36 PM
Clever there, Oh Scaled One!

in Africa's heat
searing life from baobabs
disappearing trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on June 05, 2009, 08:27 PM
Disappearing trees
clearcut acres by the score
green forest,    no more.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 05, 2009, 08:56 PM
green forest no more
burned by careless camper's fire
tears will never quench
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on June 06, 2009, 04:49 PM
Tears will never quench
the raping of the redwood
and the sequoia
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 06, 2009, 06:01 PM
tears will never quench
my longing for your laughter
ringing through the pines
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on June 06, 2009, 09:29 PM
ringing through the pines
blue jay's song pierces the air
mimicking hawk's call
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on June 06, 2009, 10:25 PM
Mimicking hawk's call
chain saw sings of changing times
in the verdant wood.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on June 07, 2009, 06:30 AM
in the verdant wood
among spring's bright blossoms grow
nettles for my pot
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on June 07, 2009, 06:06 PM
Nettles for my pot
from a shaded mossy glenn
steeped and steaming hot
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on June 07, 2009, 09:55 PM
ringing through the pines
the branches gone by morning
the breeze left behind

 :rose



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on June 08, 2009, 01:18 AM
the breeze left behind
maple seeds sail to the ground
seedlings will sprout soon
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on June 08, 2009, 01:31 AM
seedlings will sprout soon
like a violent sun brought down
to warm up the earth
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 08, 2009, 01:07 PM
to warm up the earth
light must break the horizon
summer faithfulness
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on June 08, 2009, 01:19 PM
summer faithfulness
the maples never cheat us
or neglect to thaw
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on June 08, 2009, 02:35 PM
Or neglect to thaw
icicles from the eve line
nor frozen remorse
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on June 08, 2009, 03:29 PM
nor frozen remorse
lead me to recursive trees
growth at my own  hand


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on June 08, 2009, 04:22 PM
growth at my own hand
nurturing new born willows
nature's nursery

 :comfort
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on June 08, 2009, 05:22 PM
nature's nursery
every color is a child
waiting to be held
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 08, 2009, 05:41 PM
waiting to be held
the olive branch is proffered
ever rejected
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on June 08, 2009, 06:18 PM
ever rejected
passed once more at Christmas time
droopy top hemlock
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on June 10, 2009, 12:19 AM
droopy top hemlock
Charlie Brown's sad Christmas tree
last one on the lot
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on June 10, 2009, 01:44 AM
Last one on the lot
discarded by the lotman
on the twentyfourth
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on June 10, 2009, 01:59 AM
on the twentyfourth
decorated with tinsel
a shining beauty
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on June 10, 2009, 05:27 AM
a shining beauty
awash in autumn splendor,
silver bark maple
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on June 11, 2009, 02:26 AM
silver bark maple
leaking its sticky honey
makes a sweet surprise
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on June 11, 2009, 03:25 AM
makes a sweet surprise
the falling timber of oak
quick! Run for your life!
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on June 11, 2009, 05:44 PM
quick! Run for your life
said the bird to the squirrel
axe-man is coming!
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on June 12, 2009, 12:35 AM
axe-man is coming
soon they'll be a piercing thud
room in the forest
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 13, 2009, 01:08 PM
room in the forest
secretly hidden from view
cleverly concealed
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on June 14, 2009, 02:21 AM
cleverly concealed
my gray hair screams from its roots
each strand a leaf felled
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on June 14, 2009, 02:29 AM
each strand a leaf felled
never to regain its hue
its birds will still sing
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 15, 2009, 12:29 PM
its birds will still sing
even though the oak is gone
cardinals will mourn
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on June 29, 2009, 05:27 PM
cardinals will mourn
the last warm days of summer
the snowbird returns

(http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/APPOD/personaluse2_7647259~A-Cardinal-Sits-on-a-Snow-Covered-Branch-Posters.jpg)
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on June 29, 2009, 05:33 PM
And snowbird returns
to the hush of the valley
singing through winter
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on June 30, 2009, 04:45 AM
singing through winter
wind in snow-laden branches -
crack of ice in spring
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on June 30, 2009, 03:16 PM
Crack of ice in spring,
frozen lakes begin to thaw,
mountain flowers bloom.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on June 30, 2009, 11:42 PM
mountain flowers bloom
against steady evergreen
take your breath away
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 01, 2009, 11:40 AM
take your breath away
magnificence of forests
pristine and untouched
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 02, 2009, 10:29 PM
pristine and untouched
mist obscures the ancient oaks
dew clings to green moss
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 03, 2009, 01:54 PM
dew clings to green moss
live oaks stretch their old fingers
toward the Southern sun
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 03, 2009, 04:19 PM
Toward the southern sun
bend both flower and the weed:
metaphoric pun.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on July 03, 2009, 05:21 PM
metaphoric pun
never know what will happen
the strong always stands
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 03, 2009, 09:25 PM
The strong always stands
until the whirlwind's force
rends it asunder
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 03, 2009, 11:46 PM
rends it asunder
hardwoods toppled by man's greed
forest denuded
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on July 04, 2009, 01:36 AM
forest denuded
and many wildlife are homeless
with no where to hide
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 04, 2009, 12:14 PM
with nowhere to hide
squirrels scampering recklessly
headed for the woods
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 04, 2009, 04:57 PM
With nowhere to hide
lichen clings, a hoary frost
fungus on the bark.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 04, 2009, 05:00 PM
oops!...I goofed

Headed for the woods
moaning among the treetops
the wind in the trees.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 07, 2009, 02:43 AM
the wind in the trees
shaking the dry parchment leaves
autumn's euphony
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 07, 2009, 09:36 AM
autumn's euphony
doesn't compare a whit to
summer's symphony
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 07, 2009, 04:48 PM
Summer's symphony
buzzing insects chirpping frogs
restless breeze in trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 08, 2009, 09:57 AM
restless breeze in trees
gathering clouds are barren
withholding their rain
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 08, 2009, 04:24 PM
Withholding their rain
blackbellied clouds high overhead
shadow the landscape.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 09, 2009, 04:10 AM
shadow the landscape
brilliant sunlight peeks through leaves
dappling the green grass
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 09, 2009, 12:59 PM
dappling the green grass
trees making shadow puppets
summer amusement
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 09, 2009, 11:18 PM
summer amusement
old tire swings from sturdy oak
child's laugher splashing
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 10, 2009, 02:32 PM
Childs laughter splash
the fears of night forgotten
happiness abounds
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 10, 2009, 04:03 PM
happiness abounds
squirrels chase through tree branches
goading with with their barks
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 10, 2009, 06:03 PM
goading with their barks
smashing through the dark forest
hounds have treed a squirrel
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 11, 2009, 04:43 PM
Hounds have treed a squirrel
watching them far below him
from high on a limb
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 11, 2009, 05:03 PM
from high on a limb
yon squirrel barks the alarm
hiding in the leaves
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on July 11, 2009, 05:53 PM
hiding in the leaves
the pecans are loaded full
he is on the hunt
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 11, 2009, 08:04 PM
he is on the hunt
searching for the largest tree
firewood for tonight
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on July 11, 2009, 08:25 PM
firewood for tonight
warmth inside, defeat outside
so plant a seedling
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 12, 2009, 01:35 AM
So plant a seedling
nurture it and let it grow
behold the wonder
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 12, 2009, 01:44 AM
behold the wonder
huge limbs reaching for heaven
giant sequoia
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 12, 2009, 10:32 AM
giant sequoia
a hole carved in its belly
revealing its age
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 12, 2009, 12:19 PM
revealing its age
eucalyptus grows toward sun
bent with gnarled branches
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 13, 2009, 02:27 PM
THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN CORRECTED AFTER IT WAS FIRST POSTED...Sartor

bent with gnarled branches
rooted in the grime of time
tree of Mankind thrives
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 13, 2009, 07:37 PM
You're a little off on your syllable count.

rooted in the grime of history 9
The tree of Mankind thrives 6



tree of Mankind thrives
genealogy restored
ancestors revived
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on July 14, 2009, 12:27 AM
behold the wonder
and the coolness of the day
the arms make great shade
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 14, 2009, 01:48 AM
Sorry........I modified the above.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 14, 2009, 07:34 AM
ancestors revived
blood soaked Lebanon Cedar
opens Paradise
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 14, 2009, 12:55 PM
I didn't mean to offend you, Sartor.

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 14, 2009, 12:57 PM
opens Paradise
gives a glimpse of the ending
preparations made
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 14, 2009, 01:40 PM
Witt.......no offence taken Hun.

Prepartions made
soon the journey will begin
in a box of pine
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on July 16, 2009, 01:35 AM
in a box of pine
returned ashes to the earth
will you remember
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 16, 2009, 04:25 AM
will you remember...
soft pine needles brushing skin,
love's breathless whispers?

smooth bark of willow
in moment’s sacred pleasure,
planting seeds within?


My cup runneth over it seems.  :tongue


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 16, 2009, 12:06 PM
If your cup is full, let it pour!


planting seeds within
the fertile forest landscape
our future woodlands
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 16, 2009, 05:27 PM
Our future woodlands
pinecones hanging on each bough
next generation
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 16, 2009, 05:40 PM
next generation
will there be many forests?
will there be any?
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on July 17, 2009, 02:37 AM
will there be any?
we can count them on one hand
if we're not careful
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 17, 2009, 02:15 PM
if we're not careful
with all of our resources
people will perish
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 17, 2009, 03:23 PM
People will perish
woodlands will cover the earth
Eden is renewed
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 17, 2009, 05:47 PM
Eden is renewed
growing the tree of knowledge
follow directions
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 17, 2009, 06:55 PM
follow directions
loosen the root ball like this
plant in rich black soil

 :dblu
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 17, 2009, 07:17 PM
plant in rich black soil
water the plant thoroughly
growing in two weeks
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 19, 2009, 12:39 AM
growing in two weeks
baby saplings take first steps
seeking the sun's warmth
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 19, 2009, 08:27 AM
seeking the sun's warmth
wisteria scrambles through
river oak branches
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 19, 2009, 05:38 PM
river oak branches
strung Spanish moss silhouettes
stunning in twilight
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on July 19, 2009, 07:43 PM
stunning in twilight
raindrops from previous rains
mini baptism
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 20, 2009, 02:43 PM
Mini baptism
for each and every green blade
as dewdrops condensed
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 20, 2009, 05:01 PM
as dewdrops condensed
we strolled barefoot in the grass
under the willows
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 20, 2009, 05:21 PM
Under the willows
in black shadows from moonlight
bloomed, the bud of love
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 20, 2009, 08:24 PM
bloomed the bud of love
on scarred poplar maple trees
hearts carved in their skin
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on July 21, 2009, 12:57 AM
hearts carved in their skin
wood chips falling to the ground
no hesitation
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 21, 2009, 01:39 AM
no hesitation,
she actually said, "Yes!"
under willow's shade.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 21, 2009, 03:42 PM
Under willow's shade
we spent our last afternoon
ere I went to war
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on July 21, 2009, 11:01 PM
This one got to me, Sartor. Great job.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on July 22, 2009, 01:40 AM
these are getting better and better as we go...

ere I went to war
leaving footprints underneath
remember me by
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 22, 2009, 02:57 PM
remember me by
Carolina silverbells
soft apple green leaves
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 22, 2009, 08:05 PM
Soft apple green leaves
moss beside the waterfall
in mountain canyon
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 23, 2009, 12:37 AM
in mountain canyon
pinyons thrive on the parched land
spilling nutty seeds
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 23, 2009, 10:30 AM
spilling nutty seeds
from high in the canopy
sand pines provide food
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 24, 2009, 05:04 PM
Sand pines provide food,
mountain jack pines drop their cones,
children of the pines.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 25, 2009, 11:24 AM
children of the pines
wander through Indian Trail
arrow-straight Waxhaw



(The old Indian Trail Centennial poet couldn't resist this one!)
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 25, 2009, 04:20 PM
Arrow-straight Waxhaw,
tall, with flattened forehead, flits,
ghosting through the trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 25, 2009, 04:57 PM
ghosting through the trees
silent people of the cane
Flatheads roam the trail



(The Indian Trail Centennial Poet has struck again!)
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on July 27, 2009, 12:48 AM
Flatheads roam the trail
with clusters all around
history in the rings
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 27, 2009, 04:29 PM
History in the rings
date the years and some events
sapling to old growth
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 27, 2009, 07:56 PM
sapling to old growth
we watched that tree all our lives
we're gone; it's still there
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 28, 2009, 01:43 AM
We're gone, it's still there
lifting leafy limbs on high
rejoicing the air
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 28, 2009, 04:25 PM
rejoicing the air
gold leaves flutter on the breeze
Quaking Aspens shake
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 28, 2009, 06:27 PM
quaking aspens shake
awaiting cold winter's return
a shivering thought
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Sartor on July 31, 2009, 05:43 PM
A shivering thought
tree stands naked in the rain
stands so proud, so vain
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 31, 2009, 06:00 PM
stands so proud, so vain
the strong oak puffs out his chest
toppled by the storm
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on August 01, 2009, 07:55 PM
toppled by the storm
but leaving a part behind
among the shavings
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 03, 2009, 12:03 PM
among the shavings
lay uncompleted statues
carved from balsa wood
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 03, 2009, 04:27 PM
carved from balsa wood
rubber band powered plane soars
above the treetops
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 04, 2009, 01:18 PM
above the treetops
a hunting hawk is soaring
baby squirrels hunker
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on August 05, 2009, 05:03 AM
baby squirrels hunker
finding warmth in body heat,
safety in numbers
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 05, 2009, 08:34 PM
safety in numbers
ain't necessarily so
who said that old saw
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on August 08, 2009, 12:31 AM
who said that old saw
whose teeth are bent and rounded
can still shred tree bark
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on August 08, 2009, 01:32 AM
can still shred tree bark
as if the old were younger
but purpose remains
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on August 12, 2009, 01:26 AM
but purpose remains
wood decays to nourish soil
the circle of life
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 13, 2009, 11:09 AM
the circle of life
a  fast carousel spinning
reach for the brass ring
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on August 13, 2009, 04:45 PM
reach for the brass ring
greedy loggers fell the trees
sap running like blood
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on August 16, 2009, 02:00 AM
sap running like blood (like this line, voo)
it's one life for another
seedling days have passed
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 18, 2009, 10:18 AM
seedling days have passed
sunlight and water sustained
pine groves in their youth
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on August 25, 2009, 04:48 PM
pine groves in their youth
seedling trunks grow straight and tall
children of the Earth
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 26, 2009, 06:25 PM
children of the earth
protect the environment
unlike forefathers
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on August 27, 2009, 01:23 AM
unlike forefathers
waiting for service to them
lounging in the shade
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 27, 2009, 09:42 AM
lounging in the shade
taking a break from yard work
enjoying God's world
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Bill on August 28, 2009, 03:37 AM
Enjoying God's world,
Eyes on the leaf-weaving trees,
Planted in solid ground.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 29, 2009, 09:55 AM
planted in solid ground
violent storms cannot harm
roots remain anchored
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on September 03, 2009, 01:34 AM
roots remain anchored
by a little love and grace
acorns still falling
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 04, 2009, 05:23 PM
acorns still falling
harvest time is almost done
frost is in the air
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on September 09, 2009, 01:28 AM
frost is in the air
leaves already changed color
start a new season
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 09, 2009, 11:13 AM
start a new season 
shade trees are shedding their leaves
letting in the sun
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on September 10, 2009, 10:39 PM
letting in the sun
dry leaves flutter in the breeze
autumn has arrived
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on September 11, 2009, 12:56 AM
autumn has arrived
the trees are naked again
their new life to come
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 11, 2009, 10:15 AM
their new life to come
red maples in their splendor
bright fire in the sky
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on September 20, 2009, 12:41 AM

bright fire in the sky
ignite in the autumn winds
red oaks blaze brightly
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on September 20, 2009, 11:35 PM
red oaks blaze brightly
become ashes in the ground
just wasted away
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 24, 2009, 09:07 AM
just wasted away
Japanese maple-lined paths
no life-giving rain
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on October 08, 2009, 12:46 AM
no life-giving rain
tomorrow's disappearing
but many seeds planted
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 08, 2009, 11:30 AM
many seeds planted
covered by blankets of snow
waiting for the spring
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on October 09, 2009, 11:46 PM
waiting for the spring
to shed and share its beauty
picnics being planned
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on October 10, 2009, 05:45 AM
no life-giving rain
falls on the parched desert sand
the Mesquite Tree thrives
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 16, 2009, 12:36 PM
the Mesquite trees thrive
on the southwestern prairies
food for buffalo
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on October 18, 2009, 10:07 PM
food for buffalo
hanging there to be eaten
for those with long necks

:)
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on October 19, 2009, 12:22 AM
for those with ling necks
acacia trees for dinner
giraffe's tongue strips leaves
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 19, 2009, 11:20 AM
giraffe's tongue strips leaves
while lions sleep in the bush
sated from the hunt
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on October 22, 2009, 12:27 AM
sated from the hunt
the shade is temporary
everyone must eat
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 22, 2009, 11:22 AM
everyone must eat
partake of nature's bounty
apples hang heavy
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on October 30, 2009, 02:25 AM
apples hang heavy
soon to hit the ground below
birds munch overhead
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 30, 2009, 11:57 AM
birds munch overhead
enjoying dogwood berries
rich and red and ripe
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on October 31, 2009, 12:15 PM
rich and red and ripe
a treasure trove of autumn
clinging to maple
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 31, 2009, 12:34 PM
clinging to maple
the sap bucket is waiting
I'm licking my lips
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on October 31, 2009, 12:41 PM
I’m licking my lips -
your naked flesh zebra-striped
through willow’s shadow
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 31, 2009, 12:56 PM
through willow's shadow
glimmering stars are winking
moon rests on a branch
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on November 05, 2009, 06:26 PM
moon rests on branches
silver streaked, stark black shadows
hear the bard owl's call
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 05, 2009, 06:31 PM
hear the barn owl's call
echo through the still of night
searching for its mate
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on November 12, 2009, 01:59 AM
searching for its mate
building his home in the sky
on the tallest branch
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 13, 2009, 12:39 PM
on the tallest branch
hawk eyes his territory
contemplating lunch
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on November 30, 2009, 09:22 PM
contemplating lunch
tree sap just isn't filling
something more tasty
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 01, 2009, 12:04 PM
something more tasty
than the sap from the sweetgum:
leaves of sassafras
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 07, 2009, 10:33 PM
sapling branching out
stretching up toward the sky
embracing heaven
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 08, 2009, 12:13 PM
Tag? I don't think that you tagged onto the tagline.

It should have been leaves of sassafras

embracing heaven
steeples to the Diety
sky-scraping pine trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on December 09, 2009, 01:16 AM
sky-scraping pine trees
cones littering to and fro
raking must be done
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 09, 2009, 10:01 AM
raking must be done
underneath the shedding pines
wafting autumn scents
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on December 13, 2009, 03:25 AM
wafting autumn scents
warm sake and roasted beef...
leaves of golden hue
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 13, 2009, 04:54 PM
leaves of golden hue
blowing in the raging winds
naked trees bowing
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 14, 2009, 08:09 AM
naked trees bowing
acknowledging the wind's strength,
its predominence
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 14, 2009, 11:13 AM
its predominance
commanding our attention
ancient chestnut tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 15, 2009, 06:55 AM
ancient chestnut tree
providing shade from hot sun
dog panting beneath
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 15, 2009, 12:30 PM
dog panting beneath
squirrel on branch switches his tail
summertime chases
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on December 16, 2009, 12:46 AM
summertime chases
butterflies awaiting it
to lite up high
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 16, 2009, 08:09 AM
to light up high
the moon shines bright through branches
patterning the clouds
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 16, 2009, 10:24 AM
patterning the clouds
rickracking across the sky
strings of blowing leaves
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 18, 2009, 07:47 AM
strings of blowing leaves
whirling in an Autumn dance
branches undressing
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 18, 2009, 10:01 AM
branches undressing
slipping out of summer garb
naked for winter
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 19, 2009, 07:31 AM
naked for Winter
branches patterned against sky
first snowflakes falling
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 19, 2009, 09:51 AM
first snowflakes falling
silently mounting in drifts
powdering cedars
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 22, 2009, 01:27 AM
powdering cedars
dust blowing off the dry plains
hot wind saps moisture
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 22, 2009, 10:21 AM
Hot wind saps moisture
willow loses summer leaves
arching branches gasp
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 23, 2009, 08:27 AM
arching branches gasp
ice clinging in stalactites
sparkling in sunlight
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 23, 2009, 12:05 PM
sparkling in sunlight
frosted pine cones are dangling
nature's Christmas trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 23, 2009, 10:24 PM
nature's Christmas trees
best left alone in forest
to reach blue heaven
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 24, 2009, 10:08 AM
to reach blue heaven
sequoia stretches and strains
grows for centuries
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 26, 2009, 06:27 AM
grows for centuries
industrialisation
cry of "timber" heard
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 26, 2009, 10:19 AM
cry of timber heard
echoing in the forest
wood for the winter
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 27, 2009, 08:32 AM
wood for the winter
neatly stacked in tidy pile
old willow tree gone
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 27, 2009, 12:51 PM
old willow tree gone
succumbed to strong winter winds
mighty oak still stands
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 28, 2009, 06:52 AM
mighty oak still stands
planted by my ancesters
many storms withstood
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 28, 2009, 12:46 PM
many storms withstood
small bucolic bungalow
built with hand-hewn logs
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 30, 2009, 09:34 AM
built with hand-hewn logs
garden seat beneath oak tree
spreading branches wide
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 30, 2009, 09:43 AM
spreading branches wide
cherry trees play waiting games
blooms ready to burst
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 31, 2009, 09:12 AM
blooms ready to burst
cherry tree's spring renewal
sparrow enjoys view
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 31, 2009, 09:43 AM
sparrow enjoys view
high atop mimosa tree
sings out loud praises
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 01, 2010, 10:51 AM
sings out loud praises
arboretum visitor
trees in full blossom
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 01, 2010, 11:16 AM
trees in full blossom
grass is greening on the lawn
flowers burst open
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 03, 2010, 09:13 AM
flowers burst open
floral carpet under trees
beautiful garden
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 03, 2010, 12:57 PM
beautiful garden
bushes maturing with fruit
mellowing ripe figs
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 04, 2010, 01:56 AM
mellowing ripe figs
ladders placed against tree trunks
plentiful for all
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 04, 2010, 01:39 PM
plentiful for all
golden apples swing freely
filled with summer sun
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 05, 2010, 09:55 AM
filled with summer sun
poppies wave heads under trees
young birds testing wings
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 05, 2010, 10:21 AM
young birds testing wings
flitting through the balustrade
mama bird nearby
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 07, 2010, 08:45 AM
mama bird nearby
watching nest in cherry tree
cat sits under trunk
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 07, 2010, 10:33 AM
cat sits under trunk
eyeing a crested blue jay
which one will attack
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 08, 2010, 05:54 AM
which one will attack
cowboys and Indians game
retire to treehut
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 08, 2010, 11:10 AM
retire to treehut
ensconced in the thick branches
keep out: boys only
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 09, 2010, 09:31 AM
keep out: boys only
chainsaws roaring amongst trees
timber coming down
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 09, 2010, 10:33 AM
timber coming down
powerful winds uprooted
deluge-weakened trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 10, 2010, 09:48 AM
deluge-weakened trees
roots exposed to elements
devastation reigns
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 10, 2010, 10:46 AM
devastation reigns
wild forest fires flaming
fifty years of growth
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 12, 2010, 05:36 AM
fifty years of growth
provide shade from the hot sun
under its branches
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 12, 2010, 09:45 AM
under its branches
hidden in rambling brambles
killdeer is nesting
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 15, 2010, 07:11 AM
killdeer is nesting
wind whistling through leaves above
sun drops behind limbs
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 15, 2010, 11:09 AM
sun drops behind limbs
black etchings across red skies
Nature's artistry
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 16, 2010, 06:37 AM
nature's artistry
pencilled against cumulus
tracery of twigs
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 16, 2010, 11:11 AM
tracery of twigs
scattered over the sidewalk
evidence of storms
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 17, 2010, 09:12 AM
evidence of storms
rotting trunks on forest floor
ants scurry about
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 18, 2010, 11:28 AM
ants scurry about
then march in lines up the tree
silent cadence called
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 19, 2010, 06:57 AM
silent cadence called
nature speaks in its own way
listen to the trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 19, 2010, 10:34 AM
listen to the trees
creaking and moaning at night
in tune with bullfrogs
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 20, 2010, 09:38 AM
in tune with bullfrogs
singing their deep-throated song
above willows weep
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 20, 2010, 09:53 AM
above willows weep
tears splash on the aconite
waking them in spring
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 22, 2010, 10:02 AM
waking them in spring
young conifers reach upward
solar heat returns
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 22, 2010, 10:31 AM
solar heat returns
oak trees scrape the bright blue skies
with dashes of green
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 23, 2010, 03:10 AM
with dashes of green
tree sprouts leaves on bare branches
lambs gambol in field
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 23, 2010, 09:39 AM
lambs gambol in field
soft breezes sway wildflowers
redbud-brightened woods
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 24, 2010, 07:28 AM
redbud-brightened woods
melody of bird chorus
lichen-covered rocks
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 24, 2010, 12:55 PM
lichen-covered rocks
emerald moss under elms
lizard lurks in worts
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on January 24, 2010, 10:02 PM
lizard lurks in worts
branches offer leafy fare
catepillar lunch
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 25, 2010, 12:47 AM
caterpillar lunch
chicks in nest at top of tree
feathered wings busy
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 25, 2010, 03:47 PM
feathered wings busy
flitting among the branches
chickadees delight
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 26, 2010, 07:22 AM
chickadees delight
exercising wings for flight
secure in branches
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 26, 2010, 08:56 AM
secure in branches
old rope swing still hanging there
children grown and gone
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 27, 2010, 07:06 AM
children grown and gone
lonely seat still under trees
old dog remembers
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 27, 2010, 11:13 AM
old dog remembers
snoozing under shady leaves
dreaming of the hunt
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on January 28, 2010, 12:37 AM
dreaming of the hunt
coons clinging to high branches
howling fills the air
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 28, 2010, 09:49 AM
howling fills the air
cat escapes up oak tree trunk
dog waiting below
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 28, 2010, 10:37 AM
dog waiting below
shotgun rests against the tree
hunter cleans his kill
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on January 29, 2010, 02:00 AM
hunter cleans his kill
sunshine breaking through the trees
almost dinner time
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 29, 2010, 10:05 AM
almost dinner time
boys climbing down from tree hut
a race to kitchen
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 29, 2010, 12:10 PM
a race to kitchen
following the aroma
warm baking cookies
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on January 30, 2010, 04:44 AM
warm baking cookies
beckoning them away from
nature's canopy
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 30, 2010, 07:05 AM
nature's canopy
forest echoes to birdsong
rabbit sniffs pine scent
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 30, 2010, 01:03 PM
rabbit sniffs pine scent
nibbling on daylily shoots
no summer flowers
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on January 31, 2010, 08:08 AM
no summer flowers
empty garden overgrown
trees overlook all
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 31, 2010, 10:06 AM
trees overlook all
hundred year old massive oaks
guarding the estate
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 01, 2010, 08:48 AM
guarding the estate
wolfhound alert under tree
silently watching
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 01, 2010, 12:55 PM
silently watching
hawk perched high in tall pine tree
suddenly swoops down
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 02, 2010, 08:20 AM
suddenly swoops down
fruit bat out sourcing dinner
flying tree to tree

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 02, 2010, 11:04 AM
flying tree to tree
chickadees and cardinals
vie for sunflowers
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 03, 2010, 06:26 AM
vie for sunflowers
tall blooms en masse under trees
leaves brush golden heads
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 03, 2010, 11:33 AM
leaves brush golden heads
children picking fresh flowers
loving gift for mom
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on February 03, 2010, 10:16 PM
loving gift for mom
choosing only perfect blooms
plucked beneath tree limbs
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 04, 2010, 11:02 AM
plucked beneath tree limbs
daisies for a daisy chain
young girls together
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 04, 2010, 01:32 PM
young girls together
tree serves as a bright maypole
flowers and ribbons
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 06, 2010, 06:15 AM
flowers and ribbons
tied to cherry tree branches
glad celebration
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on February 06, 2010, 06:32 AM
glad celebration
laughter echoes through the trees
playing hide and seek
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 06, 2010, 10:09 AM
playing hide and seek
secreted behind the tree
concealed shady spot
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on February 06, 2010, 05:59 PM
concealed shady spot
but soon someone will find me
but behind which tree?
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 07, 2010, 07:07 AM
but behind which tree?
dog frantically digs holes
looking for its bone
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 08, 2010, 02:17 PM
looking for its bone
the old hound sniffed under leaves
near the sweet gum tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 09, 2010, 06:29 AM
near the sweet gum tree
mother rabbit dug burrow
to house her babies
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 09, 2010, 12:36 PM
to house her babies
mother wren hops on my porch
twigs stuffed in her beak
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 10, 2010, 08:21 AM
twigs stuffed in her beak
mate sits on another branch
in the old elm tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 10, 2010, 12:14 PM
in the old elm tree
wind whips through bare branches
Mother Nature prunes
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 11, 2010, 04:25 AM
Mother Nature prunes
tossing leaves into the wind
until branches naked
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 11, 2010, 10:17 AM
until branches naked
leaves will continue to fall
prepare for springtime
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 12, 2010, 09:31 AM
prepare for springtime
every sheep must be shorn
before lambing starts
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 12, 2010, 10:20 AM
before lambing starts
ewes graze in the green pasture
rams eye favorites
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 13, 2010, 10:11 AM
rams eye favorites
grazing beneath apple trees
light sprinkles through leaves
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 13, 2010, 12:23 PM
light sprinkles through leaves
illuminating new snow
shimmering crystals
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 13, 2010, 11:20 PM
shimmering crystals
nestling on leaves and branches
winter wonderland
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 14, 2010, 12:35 PM
winter wonderland
quickly melted in the sun
pink crocus remain
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 15, 2010, 10:06 AM
pink crocus remain
lawn overgrown under trees
windows stare blindly
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 15, 2010, 12:49 PM
windows stare blindly
hidden by thickets of trees
abandoned abode
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 16, 2010, 02:57 AM
abandoned abode
new house stands on top of hill
young fir trees growing
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 16, 2010, 10:38 AM
young fir trees growing
beginning a new forest
virgin timberland
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 17, 2010, 01:18 AM
virgin timberland
Native trees all cut down now
country pines away
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 17, 2010, 10:23 AM
country pines away
fragrant cedar interspersed
future Christmas trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 22, 2010, 04:00 AM
future Christmas trees
all destroyed in forest fire
firemen's tired faces
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 22, 2010, 11:50 AM
firemen's tired faces
covered in black matted soot
saved the bungalow
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 22, 2010, 11:59 PM
saved the bungalow
developers' agreement
mother's cottage stands
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on February 23, 2010, 12:52 AM
mother's cottage stands
as tall as the evergreen
flowers all around
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 24, 2010, 01:49 AM
flowers all around
forest carpet of bluebells
branches shading blooms
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 24, 2010, 12:59 PM
branches shading blooms
growing in the mossy beds
ferns fling amber spores
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 26, 2010, 09:48 AM
ferns fling amber spores
spreading forest undergrowth
trees form canopy
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 26, 2010, 03:08 PM
trees form canopy
cozy carpet of dropped leaves
nesting whippoorwills
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on February 26, 2010, 06:13 PM
nesting whippoorwills
prepare for spring time babies
twig gathering time
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on February 27, 2010, 12:30 AM
twig gathering time
lawn covered after cyclone
trees battered branches
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on February 27, 2010, 10:10 AM
trees' battered branches
ripped from the limbs by March winds
fragmented and strewn
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 01, 2010, 06:21 AM
fragmented and strewn
horse galloped over garden
escaped through woodland
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 01, 2010, 03:41 PM
escaped through woodland
wild lilies and daffodils
dot the forest floor
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 02, 2010, 02:12 AM
dot the forest floor
with tiny precious orchids
to delight the trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 02, 2010, 10:57 AM
to delight the trees
clouds gather and dark the skies
rain begins to fall
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 03, 2010, 09:57 AM
rain begins to fall
splattering on summer leaves
eager for its touch
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 03, 2010, 01:26 PM
eager for its touch
sapling stretches for the sun
growth spurt beginning
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 04, 2010, 03:31 AM
growth spurt beginning
young son now able to reach
trees lower branches
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 04, 2010, 12:54 PM
trees' lower branches
spectral fingers extending
draped in Spanish moss
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 05, 2010, 07:51 AM
draped in Spanish moss
old trees interlink branches
over sparkling stream
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 05, 2010, 12:14 PM
over sparkling stream
vines hang from massive poplars
bearing orange blooms
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 06, 2010, 07:13 AM
bearing orange blooms
perfume fills the orchard air
pickers all enjoy
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 06, 2010, 01:43 PM
pickers all enjoy
eating the ripe strawberries
as they fill buckets
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 07, 2010, 09:54 AM
as they fill buckets
sparrows flit between branches
of the apple trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 08, 2010, 12:55 PM
of the apple trees
golden fruits were harvested
crisp taste of summer
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 10, 2010, 08:56 AM
crisp taste of summer
cicadas singing their song
scent of wild flowers
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 10, 2010, 03:07 PM
scent of wild flowers
wafting over green meadows
I lie in the shade
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 12, 2010, 02:52 AM
I lie in the shade
leafy umbrella covers
branches creak above
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 12, 2010, 10:17 AM
branches creak above
spruces sway on the hillside
moonlight spills over
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 13, 2010, 10:29 AM
moonlight spills over
trees all silver in moon glow
shadows come and go
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 13, 2010, 11:04 AM
shadows come and go
wandering through the coppice
evanesce at dawn
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on March 13, 2010, 04:52 PM
evanesce at dawn
infant light illuminates
through ragged branches
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Post by: A-FRIEND on March 13, 2010, 07:23 PM
through ragged branches
swinging troupes stoic motions
destinies unknown
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Post by: Kuranui on March 14, 2010, 08:06 AM
destinies unknown
two men riding through the night
beneath dark forest
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Post by: witt on March 14, 2010, 09:44 AM
beneath dark forest
wending its way over rocks
king snake on the prowl
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Post by: elise on March 14, 2010, 04:23 PM
king snake on the prowl
at home in dark, damp forest
host of night critters
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Post by: witt on March 14, 2010, 07:12 PM
host of night critters
emerging in the darkness
denizens of death
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Post by: Kuranui on March 14, 2010, 10:26 PM
denizens of death
huge black spiders on branches
hiding amongst leaves
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Post by: witt on March 15, 2010, 10:04 AM
hiding amongst leaves
hunting elusive anole
mischievous kitten
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Post by: elise on March 18, 2010, 02:19 AM
mischievous kitten
finding refuge in branches
treetop predator
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Post by: Kuranui on March 18, 2010, 07:46 AM
treetop predator
watching from his leafy perch
half hidden.....a hawk
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Post by: witt on March 18, 2010, 09:19 AM
half hidden ... a hawk
concealed by golden oak leaves
waiting for its chance
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Post by: Kuranui on March 19, 2010, 10:14 AM
waiting for its chance
cat hiding in tall grasses
behind apple trees
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Post by: eenah on March 20, 2010, 05:49 AM
behind apple trees
thorny thicket's lacy gown
dark secrets slumber
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Post by: witt on March 20, 2010, 12:19 PM
dark secrets slumber
in the cold sleeping forests
fairies wait for spring
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Post by: elise on March 20, 2010, 04:54 PM
fairies wait for spring
blooming fragrance in the air
honeysuckle dreams
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Post by: eenah on March 20, 2010, 05:14 PM
honeysuckle dreams
weaving gently through the night
vines yearning for love
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Post by: elise on March 20, 2010, 06:19 PM
vines yearning for love
reaching, winding round the trees
sucking survival
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Post by: Kuranui on March 21, 2010, 08:09 AM
sucking survival
winding itself around trunks
life taken from life
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on March 21, 2010, 08:32 PM
life taken from life
mother tree nurtures infant
strange maternal bond
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 22, 2010, 12:06 PM
strange maternal bond
the moon's cyclic hold on earth
feminine control
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on March 22, 2010, 04:21 PM
feminine control
mother nature reigns supreme
keeps a watchful eye
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Post by: witt on March 22, 2010, 06:58 PM
keeps a watchful eye
robin in the dogwood tree
searching for a worm
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Post by: Kuranui on March 23, 2010, 04:20 AM
searching for a worm
mother bird in early morn
nest in tree above
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Post by: witt on March 23, 2010, 08:35 AM
nest in tree above
hidden in burgeoning leaves
prying eyes below
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 24, 2010, 07:57 AM
prying eyes below
glinting in the moonlit night
wind stirring branches
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 24, 2010, 10:06 AM
wind stirring branches
owls hooting in the forest
eerie autumn night
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eenah on March 25, 2010, 06:41 AM
eerie autumn night
bare branches woeful moan
scattered leaves last waltz
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 25, 2010, 10:21 AM
scattered leaves last waltz
trees stand naked in the cold
will re-robe in spring
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 25, 2010, 12:25 PM
will re-robe in spring
trees put on their greening garb
imperceptibly
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eenah on March 26, 2010, 03:08 AM
imperceptibly
wasteland of ice-barren trees
now brimming green life
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 26, 2010, 06:22 AM
now brimming green life
spills over the forest floor
vines around branches
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Post by: witt on March 26, 2010, 01:28 PM
vines around branches
tatting a lacy edging
haven for lizards
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Post by: Kuranui on March 28, 2010, 08:51 AM
haven for lizards
mosses between old tree roots
all gnarled and caverned
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Post by: witt on March 29, 2010, 10:29 AM
all gnarled and caverned
one hundred year old oak tree
home for woodpeckers
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Post by: elise on March 29, 2010, 02:38 PM
home for woodpeckers
and squirmy catepillars
porous bug haven
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on March 30, 2010, 04:34 AM
porous bug haven
ancient trees still stand
watching life's drama
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on March 30, 2010, 09:49 AM
watching life's drama
in the arms of huge oak trees
hammock swings freely
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Post by: eenah on April 02, 2010, 05:36 PM
hammock swings freely
green canope reverie
squirrel drops acorn
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 03, 2010, 02:02 AM
squirrel drops acorn
precious food store for winter
from the old oak tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 03, 2010, 01:41 PM
from the old oak tree
I can see for miles and miles
in hidden tree house
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 04, 2010, 10:37 AM
in hidden tree house
stray cat finds shelter from rain
birds choose other trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 04, 2010, 12:17 PM
birds choose other trees
preferring lush foliage
leafy concealment
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 05, 2010, 10:55 AM
leafy concealment
weeping willow canopy
leaves sweeping the ground
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 05, 2010, 11:48 AM
leaves sweeping the ground
ivy has tumbled over
the hickory stump
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Post by: Kuranui on April 06, 2010, 01:02 AM
the hickory stump
reminder of what once was
before the axe felled
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 06, 2010, 12:03 PM
before the axe felled
the hickory tree grew strong
raining nuts for squirrels
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 07, 2010, 06:38 AM
raining nuts for squirrels
tree's bounty for winter feed
woodland shares with all
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 07, 2010, 02:23 PM
woodland shares with all
giving homes for nesting birds
summer tanagers
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Post by: elise on April 07, 2010, 03:10 PM
summer tanagers
at home in their leafy trees
comfy in their nests
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Post by: witt on April 07, 2010, 03:45 PM
comfy in their nests
hummingbirds grow till full-sized
search for sweet nectar
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 10, 2010, 09:30 AM
search for sweet nectar
in amongst the forest green
wasps build their large nests
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Post by: witt on April 10, 2010, 03:04 PM
wasps build their large nests
among leaves in maple trees
hidden from my view
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on April 10, 2010, 07:17 PM
hidden from my view
the baby birds are hatching
safe in the treetops
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Post by: witt on April 11, 2010, 02:49 PM
safe in the treetops
summer tanager singing
expressing glory
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on April 12, 2010, 03:06 PM
expressing glory
little voices ringing out
baby birds rejoice
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 12, 2010, 07:23 PM
baby birds rejoice
new wings flitting through the trees
three more cardinals
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 12, 2010, 11:18 PM
three more cardinals
alight on the tall branches
of the nearest trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 13, 2010, 09:52 AM
of the nearest trees
I love crabapple the best
showy pink blossoms
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Post by: elise on April 14, 2010, 12:00 AM
showy pink blossoms
line the streets of my hometown
cherry blossom time
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Post by: Kuranui on April 14, 2010, 09:52 AM
cherry blossom time
pink confetti blossoms lie
carpeting my lawn
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Post by: witt on April 14, 2010, 11:05 AM
carpeting my lawn
tiny blue-flowering weeds
dainty surprises
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on April 15, 2010, 05:12 AM
dainty surprises
all along the countryside
dotted with color
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Post by: witt on April 15, 2010, 10:37 AM
dotted with color
the woods look like a picture
yellow, green, and white
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on April 15, 2010, 04:11 PM
yellow, green, and white
pink and purple sprinkled in
spring is upon us
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 16, 2010, 10:42 AM
spring is upon us
trees are sprouting foliage
daffodils open



( I wish it was true for us down under  ???)
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 16, 2010, 11:50 AM
You're going into autumn now, right, K? It's ok if you have fall haiku! When we go into the winter, you'll be sharing your spring with us!



daffodils open
jonquils nod their pretty heads
in affirmation
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Post by: Kuranui on April 17, 2010, 09:51 AM
We are well into our Autumn....and it feels like it! Lit our fire today for the first time this year.


in affirmation
topmost branches bow and sway
to the sighing wind
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Post by: witt on April 17, 2010, 10:29 AM
to the sighing wind
autumnal leaves acquiesce
skitter across paths
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on April 17, 2010, 08:12 PM
skitter across paths
dodging blooms blown free by wind
trees full of blossoms
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 18, 2010, 10:01 AM
trees full of blossoms
create a fairy landscape
birds sing out their joy
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 18, 2010, 01:28 PM
birds sing out their joy
in the chinaberry tree
spring in full glory
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on April 18, 2010, 07:37 PM
spring in full glory
trees and flowers everywhere
pollen's itchy nose
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 19, 2010, 09:48 AM
pollen's itchy nose
necessary spring evil
new life being born
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 19, 2010, 11:17 AM
new life being born
young chicks break open the shell
in their tree-top home
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 19, 2010, 11:47 AM
in their treetop home
eagles are awakening
ruffling their feathers
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Post by: elise on April 19, 2010, 03:40 PM
ruffling their feathers
stretching to start a new day
dawn shines through the trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 20, 2010, 09:49 AM
dawn shines through the trees
life-giving warmth permeates
leaves sigh thankfully
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 20, 2010, 11:47 AM
leaves sigh thankfully
gratefully appreciates
spring sun's warming rays
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on April 20, 2010, 04:04 PM
spring sun's warming rays
birds stretch and preen their feathers
preparing their nests
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 21, 2010, 10:13 AM
preparing their nests
catbirds pull out fuzzy moss
bills bursting with green
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on April 23, 2010, 03:57 PM
bills bursting with green
busy making treetop home
industrious birds
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 24, 2010, 11:20 AM
industrious birds
constantly feeding their young
search in mimosa
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 26, 2010, 06:53 AM
search in mimosa
little chick fell from tree top
mother bird anxious
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 26, 2010, 12:35 PM
mother bird anxious
chirping in the old oak tree
verdant hideaway
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on April 26, 2010, 05:03 PM
verdant hideaway
plentiful bounty in trees
enough for them all
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 28, 2010, 10:12 AM
enough for them all
peach tree laden with ripe fruit
pear tree alongside
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on April 28, 2010, 06:59 PM
pear tree alongside
a variety of fruits
bountiful summer
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 29, 2010, 09:20 AM
bountiful summer
blueberry bushes bear fruit
free to pick and eat
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on April 29, 2010, 02:00 PM
free to pick and eat
nature's generosity
heavy laden trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on April 30, 2010, 12:23 AM
heavy laden trees
they're loaded with red apples
save a grocery trip
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on April 30, 2010, 02:20 AM
save a grocery trip
pick them right from the treetops
juicy and yummy
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on April 30, 2010, 09:40 AM
juicy and yummy
plums and apricots ripen
out in the orchard
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 30, 2010, 12:57 PM

out in the orchard
the sun's warmth kisses the fruit
wasps hover above
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Post by: elise on April 30, 2010, 03:58 PM
wasps hover above
sharing in nature's bounty
as leaves blow softly
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on May 01, 2010, 10:52 AM
as leaves blow softly
sun dapples between branches
bird song adds music
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 03, 2010, 11:57 AM
bird song adds music
awakens stillness of dawn
leaves shake sleepy heads
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on May 03, 2010, 03:09 PM
leaves shake sleepy heads
mama is here with breakfast
open little mouths
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 03, 2010, 06:34 PM
open little mouths
devouring sustenance
numb eucalyptus
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on May 04, 2010, 10:54 AM
numb eucalyptus
leaves offer scent to the breeze
trunk stands solidly
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 04, 2010, 11:22 AM
trunk stands solidly
under a veil of ivy
ugliness hidden
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on May 04, 2010, 05:31 PM
ugliness hidden
spring makes everything better
shiny new green leaves
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on May 05, 2010, 10:26 AM
shiny new green leaves
spring's gift to the countryside
shade cover from sun
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 05, 2010, 11:44 AM
shade cover for sun
Carolina Silverbell
spring clusters of white
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on May 05, 2010, 10:52 PM
spring clusters of white
dogwood and cherry blossoms
spring's perfect treasure
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 06, 2010, 10:32 AM
spring's perfect treasure
maple poplars burst in bloom
an orange delight
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on May 12, 2010, 10:55 PM
an orange delight
eyes closed to take in the scent
breakfast drink orchard
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 13, 2010, 09:40 AM
breakfast drink orchard
orange blossoms on the trees
framed by a rainbow
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on May 15, 2010, 10:03 AM
framed by a rainbow
reflecting in large puddles
cherry blossom tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 15, 2010, 12:01 PM



cherry blossom tree
dropping its perky petals
pink carpet below
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on May 19, 2010, 09:59 AM
pink carpet below
as spring melts into summer
await the ripe fruit
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 19, 2010, 10:06 AM
await the ripe fruit
trees basking in summer sun
virtuous patience
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on May 21, 2010, 09:50 AM
virtuous patience
waiting by their special tree
eyes for no-one else
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 21, 2010, 10:00 AM
eyes for no one else
lovers carving a rough heart
forever in oak
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on May 22, 2010, 08:44 AM
forever in oak
centuries old plantation
birds sing approval
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 22, 2010, 11:25 AM
birds sing approval
as the dawn begins to break
glowing over trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on May 23, 2010, 09:28 AM
glowing over trees
flames reaching into dark sky
forest fire alarm
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 23, 2010, 11:49 AM
forest fire alarm
wildlife running through thick smoke
in desperation
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on May 25, 2010, 04:10 AM
in desperation
small cat scampers up tree trunk
large dog sits below
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 25, 2010, 10:10 AM
large dog sits below
waiting by the shady elm
time to go hunting
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on May 25, 2010, 02:26 PM
time to go hunting
cat is never coming down
lounging in the tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 25, 2010, 03:52 PM
lounging in the tree
tiger licks his bloody paws
now satiated
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 27, 2010, 12:40 AM
now satiated
the lines, the blood of the leaf
from the summer rain
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 27, 2010, 10:06 AM
from the summer rain
the empress tree grows stronger
gathering vigor
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 27, 2010, 12:20 PM
gathering vigor
is this what summer trees do?
until the snow falls
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 27, 2010, 12:39 PM



until the snow falls
I'll revel in my hammock
stretched between the trees





Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 27, 2010, 09:32 PM
stretched between the trees
are the pages of my life
they fall from the birch
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 28, 2010, 10:13 AM
they fall from the birch
weary from the summer's sun
listless autumn leaves
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on May 28, 2010, 10:53 AM
listless autumn leaves
hanging loosely from branches
reluctant to fall
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on May 28, 2010, 11:54 AM
reluctant to fall
stoic old spruce proudly bears
winters contant taunts
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 28, 2010, 03:50 PM



winter's constant taunts
breaking branches, ripping bark
revived by summer






Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 28, 2010, 04:57 PM
revived by summer
what more can be said of leaves?
except they will fall
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 28, 2010, 07:06 PM
except they will fall
who has eaten of the tree
Eden banishment
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 28, 2010, 08:29 PM
Eden banishment
which way is the exit door
from this forest room?

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 29, 2010, 08:30 AM
from this forest room
scamper hungry white tail deer
to wander gardens
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 30, 2010, 02:47 PM
to wander gardens
and to weave among the trees
keeps me feeling joy
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 01, 2010, 12:52 AM
keeps me feeling joy
twitter of fledgling babies
in their tree-top nests
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 01, 2010, 11:29 AM



in their treetop nests
eagles test their downy wings
preparing for flight







Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on June 01, 2010, 08:45 PM
preparing for flight
I feel like a blue sailplane
caught in the tree trunk
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 03, 2010, 10:42 AM
caught in the tree trunk
one yellow balloon swinging
from a leafy twig
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 03, 2010, 11:31 AM
from a leafy twig
dangles lacy spiderweb
lovely and lethal
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on June 03, 2010, 12:53 PM
lovely and lethal
this is what sap can become
when you eat too much
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 05, 2010, 10:46 AM




when you eat too much
loll under the chestnut tree
musing about love








Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on June 05, 2010, 01:08 PM
musing about love
some are hard to write about
they never take root
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 07, 2010, 10:18 AM



they never take root
magnificent barren trees
never fruition






Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 07, 2010, 10:47 AM
never fruition
storms always damage fruit trees
before fruit ripens
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on June 07, 2010, 12:10 PM
before fruit opens
there are seeds that are growing
in us and in trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 07, 2010, 02:32 PM



in us and in trees
a covert spirit prevails
life everlasting





Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 10, 2010, 12:01 PM
life everlasting
from small seed to full grown tree
dropping its own seeds
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on June 10, 2010, 01:04 PM
dropping its own seeds
is really what we all do
some never grow strong
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 14, 2010, 01:27 AM
some never grow strong
sunlight blocked by bigger trees
seedlings wither, die.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on June 14, 2010, 02:19 AM
seedlings wither, die.
thinning out the forest floor
making room to spread

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on June 14, 2010, 10:57 PM
making room to spread
every root pulled out sharply
acorns land in holes
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 15, 2010, 09:37 AM
acorns land in holes
dug by wily squirrels at night
nature cultivates
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 17, 2010, 09:38 AM
nature cultivates
volcanic lava creates
small island appears
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 18, 2010, 10:28 AM


small island appears
emerald palms in the fog
on the horizon





Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 19, 2010, 09:11 AM
on the horizon
fir trees outlined against sky
I am nearly home
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on June 19, 2010, 02:38 PM
I am nearly home
where my Savior is waiting
by the rugged tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 22, 2010, 06:32 AM
by the rugged tree
we vowed lifetime loyalty
our initials carved
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on June 22, 2010, 03:06 PM
our initials carved
deep into the aging bark
young summertime love
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 23, 2010, 06:41 AM
young summertime love
under trees spreading branches
bird song high above
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 23, 2010, 03:51 PM



bird song high above
wren in search of nesting place
concealed, safe, and cool



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 25, 2010, 10:55 AM
concealed, safe, and cool
cheetah with remains of hunt
a branch for her bed
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Bill on June 25, 2010, 12:16 PM
A branch for her bed,
the roosting dove rests above
receding water.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 25, 2010, 03:40 PM
receding water
leaving behind soaked acorns
ready for sprouting







Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on June 28, 2010, 07:29 AM
ready for sprouting
replacing fallen beech trees
future shady copse
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 28, 2010, 11:44 AM
future shady copse
teak bench ready for lounging
English ivy creeps



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on July 01, 2010, 06:03 PM
English ivy creeps
if it could walk along side
my lush companion


(sounds like a tipsy friend) ha ha ha
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 02, 2010, 11:56 AM
my lush companion
giving shade and rich perfume
pink-bloomed mimosa

(Would your lush companion like a mimosa this morning?)







Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on July 03, 2010, 09:53 AM
pink-bloomed mimosa
growing alongside larches
in garden splendour
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 05, 2010, 12:19 PM
in garden splendor
wrapped in nature's misty morn
peace abides in me







Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on July 09, 2010, 12:20 PM
peace abides in me
sarcasm is a bad seed
a tree no one sees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 10, 2010, 09:50 AM
a tree no one sees
grows by the ancient stone wall
which will topple first?








Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on July 10, 2010, 12:39 PM
which will topple first
the oak or the redwood tree
in the coming storm
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 11, 2010, 05:05 PM
in the coming storm
goldfinches will cling to the trees
I will cling to you





Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on July 14, 2010, 09:33 AM
I will cling to you
as the acorn does the bough
till time to let go
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 14, 2010, 10:14 AM
Oooh, love that, K!







till time to let go
heart-shaped leaves of the redbud
dangle in summer








Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on July 14, 2010, 10:50 PM
dangle in summer
arms and legs on the swingset
never to let go
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on July 15, 2010, 12:01 AM
never let go
weeping willows shedding leaves
rake ever in hand
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 15, 2010, 02:02 PM
rake ever in hand
dead leaves blown by summer storms
vestiges of drought








Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on July 15, 2010, 03:30 PM
vestiges of drought
do the trees know when to stop
when they drink the rain
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on July 15, 2010, 04:57 PM
when they drink the rain
turning sap into apples
parenchyma treats
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on July 16, 2010, 09:55 AM
parenchyma treats
hanging from orchard branches
waiting to be picked
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 16, 2010, 08:03 PM
waiting to be picked
flowers twining on a fence
near the deodar






Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on July 21, 2010, 10:37 PM
near the deodar
there are small children playing
they will grow like trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: 7 on July 21, 2010, 10:50 PM
they will grow like trees
eventually-- all shall fall
as it's meant to be
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on July 22, 2010, 02:15 PM
as it's meant to be
seasons come and seasons go
but the trees remain
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on July 22, 2010, 06:33 PM
but the trees remain
collecting all sanity
breezy dispersion
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 23, 2010, 03:43 PM
breezy dispersion
trees draped with honeysuckle
alluring fragrance










Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on July 25, 2010, 07:06 AM
alluring fragrance
bees attracted to nectar
blossom festival
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 26, 2010, 09:37 AM
blossom festival
rainbows of flowers bursting
extravaganza



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on July 26, 2010, 03:00 PM
extravaganza
cherry blossoms, booming pears
and colorful crepes
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on July 27, 2010, 08:06 AM
and colorful crepes
draped across branches in yard
anniversary
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 28, 2010, 09:27 AM
anniversary
two decades for persimmon
never bore a fruit



(true)


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on July 28, 2010, 03:22 PM
never bore a fruit
expectations unfulfilled
treeless horizons
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Marsupial Man on July 28, 2010, 06:54 PM
treeless horizons
harbor desolate landscapes
a leaf floats beyond
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 29, 2010, 01:43 PM
a leaf floats beyond
drifting to eternity
from the tree of life


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on July 29, 2010, 03:03 PM
from the tree of life
leafy branches reaching high
soaking up the sun
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 29, 2010, 03:13 PM
soaking up the sun
the jarcaranda tree glows
clusters of trumpets



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on July 31, 2010, 04:01 PM
cluster of trumpets
weaving in and around trees
they are beautiful
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 01, 2010, 01:04 PM
they are beautiful
tanagers perched high in oaks
whistling special songs



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on August 02, 2010, 09:31 AM
whistling special songs
children's voices floating down
from their oak tree hut
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 02, 2010, 01:15 PM
from their oak tree hut
opossums' eyes shine fire red
devils of the night


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on August 02, 2010, 01:59 PM
devils of the night
do you only masquerade
or are you a tree?
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on August 03, 2010, 06:48 AM
or are you a tree?
such a small struggling sapling
on the forest floor.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 03, 2010, 09:24 AM
on the forest floor
poison ivy creeps along
treacherous decoy


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on August 04, 2010, 01:12 AM
treacherous decoy
in the forest all looks real
recognize the trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 04, 2010, 02:22 PM
recognize the trees
identify each species
offer tender care



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on August 12, 2010, 01:05 AM
offer tender care
the planet cries out to us
to nurture her trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 13, 2010, 01:24 PM
to nurture her trees
old fallen leaves decompose
she sends morning rain


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on August 14, 2010, 12:16 AM
she sends morning rain
lazy raindrops feeding leaves
early breakfast treat
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 14, 2010, 12:35 PM
early breakfast treat
cafe au lait and croissant
underneath maples


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on August 14, 2010, 02:10 PM
underneath maples
welcoming panoplies call
shaded paradise
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 14, 2010, 02:40 PM
shaded paradise
wander paths through camellias
surrounding live oaks



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on August 14, 2010, 05:02 PM
surrounding live oaks
they rally under the stars
and spread out in sun
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on August 14, 2010, 10:15 PM
and spread out in sun
aromas of drying fruits
golden nourishments
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 15, 2010, 01:31 PM
golden nourishments
streaks of sunlight burst through trees
sunflowers turn their heads


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on August 16, 2010, 11:33 PM
sunflowers turn their heads
follow the sun east to west
repetitively
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 17, 2010, 11:22 AM
repetitively
birch limbs scratch the window pane
disturbing my sleep



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on August 18, 2010, 07:08 AM
disturbing my sleep
shadow of branches on wall
owl hoots in elm tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 18, 2010, 11:20 AM
owl hoots in elm tree
searching for rambling field mice
a late midnight snack


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on August 18, 2010, 04:01 PM
a late midnight snack
nocturnal creatures hunting
under night's cover
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 19, 2010, 11:55 AM
under night's cover
hiding behind the big oak
we secretly kiss




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on August 21, 2010, 09:45 AM
we secretly kiss
carve our names into tree trunk
blackboard of our hearts
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 22, 2010, 09:57 AM
blackboard of our hearts
vows written long ago
permanently sealed


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on August 22, 2010, 01:27 PM
permanently sealed
a letter to be opened
is each growing tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 23, 2010, 12:41 PM
is each growing tree
a whisper of secret breath
confused by the wind


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on August 23, 2010, 03:31 PM
confused by the wind
limbs blowing haphazardly
leafy autumn ride
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Voodoo Child on August 25, 2010, 12:52 AM
leafy autumn ride
the dry rustle of parchment
whispers in the wind
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on August 25, 2010, 01:36 AM
whispers in the wind
conversation in the leaves
discussing autumn
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 26, 2010, 09:55 AM
discussing autumn
hummingbirds perch in the trees
time to travel home


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on August 29, 2010, 05:16 PM
time to travel home
today I welcome loved ones
look up, look up, up
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 30, 2010, 12:09 PM
look up, look up, up
concealed in the sweet gum tree
a hummingbird's nest



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on August 31, 2010, 07:20 AM
a hummingbird's nest
security for fledgeling
tree-top apartment
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 31, 2010, 12:50 PM
treetop apartment
nestled in amongst the leaves
securely hidden



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on August 31, 2010, 01:42 PM
securely hidden
there's a key inside the branch
if you can hold on
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 31, 2010, 07:03 PM
if you can hold on
like ivy clings to oak trees
fortune will follow



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on August 31, 2010, 07:17 PM
fortune will follow
and the trees will bloom again
spring's bounty will come
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on September 02, 2010, 11:31 AM
spring's bounty will come
robing trees with fairy blooms
a feast for the eyes

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 02, 2010, 02:09 PM
a feast for the eyes
pink puff balls and hummingbirds
on mimosa tree


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on September 05, 2010, 04:30 PM
on mimosa tree
robin made her little nest
now south for winter
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 06, 2010, 04:14 PM
now south for the winter
birds prepare for migration
no leaves left on trees


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on September 14, 2010, 10:00 AM
no leaves left on trees
standing naked in the cold
wooden skeletons
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 14, 2010, 11:36 AM
wooden skeletons
sentries concealed by the mist
hiding behind ghosts



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on September 19, 2010, 08:57 AM
hiding behind ghosts
bleached white in the summer sun
tendrils of new life
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on September 22, 2010, 02:08 AM
tendrils of new life
that's a nice thought for a branch
a new tree for shade
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 24, 2010, 04:47 PM
a new tree for shade
some for lovely spring blossoms
plant trees in autumn



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on September 24, 2010, 09:09 PM
plant trees in autumn
reaping benefits for years
leafy investment
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 25, 2010, 02:49 PM
leafy investment
pecan trees are now on sale
have to wait for nuts


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on September 30, 2010, 08:15 AM
have to wait for nuts
nature's glorious bounty
tree treasures to find
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 30, 2010, 08:37 AM
tree treasures to find
maple leaves of bright crimson
dogwood leaves of gold


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eenah on October 05, 2010, 04:46 AM
dogwood leaves of gold
dozy moonlit ghosts of silver
burn copper at dawn
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 05, 2010, 08:52 AM
burnt copper at dawn
mellow pink at evening time
rife colors of trees


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on October 14, 2010, 10:37 PM
rife colors of trees
in their autumnal splendour
dressing the garden
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 15, 2010, 11:38 AM
dressing the garden
amethyst chrysanthemums
under bronze maples


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on October 15, 2010, 04:40 PM
under bronze maples
promises are sometimes made
broken like the limbs
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 16, 2010, 09:55 PM
broken like the limbs
my heart  is torn asunder
never be repaired


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on October 16, 2010, 10:59 PM
never be repaired
splintered limbs that fall down hard
they made a fine pile
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 18, 2010, 12:09 PM
they made a fine pile
hickory nuts and acorns
autumn's treasure trove


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on October 24, 2010, 09:03 AM
autumn's treasure trove
lies beneath naked branches
blanketed by frost
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: absurdal on October 24, 2010, 10:24 AM
blanketed by frost
we lie in each others' earth
arms the heat of home
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 24, 2010, 11:58 AM
arms the heat of home
wood laid by of hickory tree
stacked by the back door



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: absurdal on October 24, 2010, 12:18 PM
i goofed again..supposed to be trees..don't ever grow old...braincells not regenrating...forever turning to look back :                                                         

blanketed by frost
entwined under banyan tree
arms the heat of home

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on October 24, 2010, 01:08 PM
I think that we are about the same age. You just don't stand on your head as much as I do.

arms the heat of home
wood laid by of hickory tree
stacked by the back door




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 04, 2010, 05:06 PM
stacked by the back door
bats and balls and bicycles
empty swing on tree




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on November 05, 2010, 07:18 AM
empty swing on tree
initials carved into the trunk
once children played here.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 08, 2010, 11:57 AM
once, children played here
everyone has gone away
lonely trees keep watch



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on November 10, 2010, 08:38 AM
lonely trees keep watch
old farmhouse with staring panes
branches shade windows
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 10, 2010, 10:53 AM
branches shade windows
surrounded by cool dimness
baking sun outside


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 10, 2010, 06:55 PM
baking sun outside
bare branches scrap the window
winter on her way

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Dutch... on November 10, 2010, 07:04 PM
winter on her way
but first there is Fall
Nature's color show
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 10, 2010, 07:15 PM
oOo great job Dutch!  See???  You got it!
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 15, 2010, 07:43 PM
nature's color show
burgundy leaves from dogwoods
whirlpooling wildly




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Dutch... on November 15, 2010, 07:52 PM
whirlpooling wildly
Autum's harsh way to end things
Spring will take revenge
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on November 15, 2010, 08:47 PM
spring will take revenge
yet her touch is delicate
watch it melt the frost
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 16, 2010, 12:04 AM
watch it melt the frost
off the tree's leafless branches
winter sun shines through
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on November 16, 2010, 01:55 AM
winter sun shines through
and brings the light of morning
near the bare maple
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 16, 2010, 11:50 AM
near the bare maple
a hillock of crimson leaves
autumn's monument




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on November 16, 2010, 05:14 PM
autumn's monument  <--- oooh I like that!
her majestic leafy crown
heralding winter

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 17, 2010, 09:39 AM
autumn's monument  <--- oooh I like that!
her majestic leafy crown
heralding winter

Thanks!!


heralding winter
hard winds blasting from the North
threaten fragile leaves


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Dutch... on November 17, 2010, 12:45 PM
threaten fragile leaves
turns white and green on a breeze
a leave's life is tough!
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 18, 2010, 12:41 PM
a leaf's life is tough
first, producing chlorophyll
last, molder to dust

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Dutch... on November 18, 2010, 01:27 PM
Thanks wit, for your subtile correction of my major typo with leave's *smacks own head*  :tongue

last, molder to dust
frozen sunlight in the dark
sapling: a new start!


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 19, 2010, 05:57 PM
No problem. Just a gentle nudge.




sapling: a new start
soaking up the energy
lives one hundred years




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on November 20, 2010, 06:37 PM
lives one hundred years
deepening its roots each day
strong for tomorrow
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 21, 2010, 02:26 PM
strong for tomorrow
prepared for battering storms
myrtles genuflect



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on November 22, 2010, 02:13 AM
myrtles genuflect
brightly and boldly they shine
the sun smiles on them
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 22, 2010, 10:27 AM
the sun smiles on them
all the saplings in the woods
waiting to grow up


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on November 23, 2010, 12:55 AM
waiting to grow up
a child standing by an oak
just how tall am I?

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 23, 2010, 10:37 AM
just how tall am I
enough to reach lowest limb
to climb to the top



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on November 24, 2010, 12:24 AM
to climb to the top
would be fun, but much too high
i'm so scared of heights!
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 24, 2010, 10:06 AM
I'm so scared of heights:
looking at lofty treetops
makes me feel dizzy


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Dutch... on November 28, 2010, 03:13 PM
makes me feel dizzy
as the sunlight shining through
leaves like emeralds
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 29, 2010, 12:36 PM
leaves like emeralds
shimmer in the setting sun
jewelry for evening



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Dutch... on November 29, 2010, 04:17 PM
jewelry for evening
in this fading Autumn light
trees are filled with it
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Bill on December 01, 2010, 05:22 AM


Trees are filled with it
--the smoldering love which still
flows through forlorn limbs
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 01, 2010, 11:00 AM
flows through forlorn limbs
fondling winter-bare branches
winds search for weakness



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Dutch... on December 12, 2010, 07:42 PM
winds search for weakness
which like sharks they always find
leafs everywhere
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 12, 2010, 08:12 PM
leaves everywhere
pods hang on the Judas tree
pendulous dangles



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Dutch... on December 12, 2010, 08:23 PM
pendulous dangles
gravity wins as they fall
silver anyone?
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 12, 2010, 08:39 PM
silver anyone?
trees all decked out in tinsel
ready for Christmas


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Dutch... on December 12, 2010, 09:27 PM
ready for Christmas
pines hope not to get chopped
hiding under snow
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 13, 2010, 11:03 AM
hiding under snow
patiently awaiting spring
sleeping daffodils



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Dutch... on December 13, 2010, 12:37 PM
sleeping daffodils
dreaming of times in Spring sun
getting yellow tan



 :sunny
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 13, 2010, 01:41 PM
getting yellow tan
sweetgum balls beginning to form
falling in autumn


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Dutch... on December 19, 2010, 10:05 PM
falling in autum
floating on a little breeze
joining friends below
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 21, 2010, 08:37 AM
joining friends below
picnic under rata tree
scarlet blossoms wave
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 21, 2010, 04:19 PM
scarlet blossoms wave
while green leaves bow in tall trees
summertime hello


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 23, 2010, 12:32 AM
summertime hello
choir of birds from cathedral
of tall, leafy trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 23, 2010, 12:21 PM
of tall, leafy trees
maple poplars are showy
bearing bright flowers




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kuranui on December 28, 2010, 07:54 AM
bearing bright flowers
the Kowhai tree stands golden
inviting tui
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 28, 2010, 11:16 AM
inviting tui
frogmouths, nightjars, and swiftlets
to nest in karri



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on March 26, 2011, 05:38 PM
to nest in karri
a patina of colors
majestic tree trunks


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Dutch... on March 26, 2011, 05:55 PM
majestic tree trunks
ferns, mosses, mushrooms, new life
saplings all around
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on March 26, 2011, 08:51 PM
saplings all around
their leafy mothers stand watch
feathered friends take wing
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Dutch... on March 26, 2011, 09:21 PM
feathered friends take wing
clouds of yellow, orange, emerald
high above the crowns
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 22, 2011, 06:37 PM
high above the crowns
soaring over leafing oaks
three buzzards circle




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Eileen Benavente-Blas on June 09, 2011, 07:26 PM
evening shadows
rustling palm fronds reach skyward
capturing the moon
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 10, 2011, 10:02 AM
This is a tag game. The next poem should have tagged on the line: three buzzards circle.
Now I'll tag onto your last line, plus keep it in the category of trees.


capturing the moon
Spanish moss in oaks
wrap it for safekeeping











Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on June 11, 2011, 03:18 AM
Oops, my bad, didn't tag-- mea culpa. Tag plus tree...


wrap for safekeeping
pressed leaves from the guava tree
island souvenir
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 11, 2011, 10:40 PM
island souvenir
drying lei left behind
in coconut palm




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on June 11, 2011, 11:48 PM
in coconut palm
nuts hang full of cool liquid
grab one--quench your thirst
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 12, 2011, 12:13 PM
grab one quench your thirst
plucked straight from the tree
squeeze out sweet juice





Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on June 13, 2011, 03:13 AM
squeeze out sweet juice
from dozens of oranges
backyard fruit tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 13, 2011, 12:17 PM
backyard fruit tree
ever-bearing
octogenarian




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on June 13, 2011, 01:01 PM
octogenarian
the oak in the park
grandfather's favorite
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 16, 2011, 09:19 AM
grandfather's favorite
porch swing
crafted from pine






Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Eileen Benavente-Blas on June 16, 2011, 11:32 AM
crafted from pine
rocking another generation
heirloom cradle
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 17, 2011, 11:56 AM
heirloom cradle
carved maple leaves
glossed to perfection




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on June 17, 2011, 04:29 PM
glossed to perfection
maple dining table
Thanksgiving feast
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Post by: witt on June 18, 2011, 11:19 AM
Thanksgiving feast
whole hogs roasting
over hickory logs



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on June 18, 2011, 08:15 PM
over hickory logs
chestnuts roasting
Christmas memories
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Mystic1 on June 19, 2011, 01:19 AM
Christmas memories
scent of cinnamon-poached pears
and warm mulled wine
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Post by: eileenonguam on June 19, 2011, 11:15 AM
and warm mulled wine
mixing with the scent of pine
Christmas Eve
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Post by: witt on June 19, 2011, 11:32 AM
Christmas Eve
cedar lit with candles
scent fills the room




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Post by: eileenonguam on June 20, 2011, 07:58 AM
scent fills the room
open cedar chest
embroidered linens
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Post by: witt on June 20, 2011, 04:01 PM
I love that image!!




embroidered linens
edged with tatting
ecru with age



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on June 21, 2011, 07:56 AM
Thank you, Witt!


ecru with age
grandparents' wedding picture
antique oaken frame
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Post by: witt on June 21, 2011, 11:52 AM
antique oaken frame
hidden many years
in the attic



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Post by: eileenonguam on June 29, 2011, 08:14 PM
in the attic
a maple rocking chair
no babies to soothe
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: daisyxo on July 02, 2011, 12:57 AM
no babies to soothe
seasons brought an empty nest
deafening silence

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on July 12, 2011, 12:22 PM
deafening silence
no leaves rustling in wind
live oaks cut down
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on July 15, 2011, 02:30 AM
live oaks cut down
making room for expansion
of concrete jungles
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on September 05, 2011, 06:53 PM
on concrete jungles
you can find a hanging branch
trees grown between cracks
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 30, 2011, 11:37 AM
trees grown between cracks
grass invading flower beds
weeds throwing their seeds







Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on December 31, 2011, 02:48 AM
weeds throwing their seeds
dandelions and clover
prolific foliage
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on December 31, 2011, 10:49 AM




prolific foliage
tropical greenery
date palm trees bending





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Post by: elise on January 13, 2012, 07:01 PM
date palm trees bending
gentle breeze sways leaves softly
tropical delight
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 14, 2012, 10:41 AM



tropical delight
lemon trees sparkle at dawn
mimicking the sun


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on January 17, 2012, 06:23 AM
mimicking the sun
flames trees burnish
at dusk
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on January 17, 2012, 12:05 PM



at dusk
fingers of the mimosa
drip sticky sap


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Post by: cipra on April 01, 2012, 07:53 PM
'...dubious ... fruit tree
[bearing] no edible fruit.
"What [is] up with that?"'
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cipra on April 01, 2012, 08:43 PM
oops, broke the first line rule...um...quick fix:

drip sticky sap
catching insects for amber
pleasant pines of mine.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 02, 2012, 01:47 PM
lover's tradition
that's the love and marriage thing
hence, the family tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 02, 2012, 01:55 PM


   hence, the family tree
   down by the river bottom
   sitting on a branch
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on April 02, 2012, 02:27 PM
sitting on a branch
a gecko observes a bug
in a coconut tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 02, 2012, 03:40 PM
in a coconut tree
high above the sandy beach
my hair is sunbleached
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on April 02, 2012, 03:45 PM
my hair is sunbleached
need to lie under tree's shade
leafy canopy
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on April 02, 2012, 04:05 PM
leafy canopy
yet in its shade
no relief from heat
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cipra on April 04, 2012, 02:50 AM
no relief from heat
The forest gives ground to ash
Growth curtails growth.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on April 04, 2012, 07:01 AM
growth curtails growth--
the city encroaches
forests disappear
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 04, 2012, 12:36 PM
forests disappear
their soft bodies store our peace
I need to go there
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 04, 2012, 06:26 PM



   I need to go there
   splashing under big red falls
   pines on mountain tops




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 09, 2012, 08:58 AM
pines on mountain tops
eventually blow away
the evergreen stays
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on April 09, 2012, 02:12 PM
the evergreen stays
waiting for the return of trees
succumbing to winter
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 09, 2012, 02:46 PM


   succumbing to winter
   lawn mowers roar to the edge
   cherry blossoms fall

                :rose
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eileenonguam on April 09, 2012, 08:10 PM
cherry blossoms fall
on watchers below
pink petals in cups of sake
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Post by: seraph on April 11, 2012, 12:08 AM
pink petaled sake
errant cherry blossoms lite
falling snow from trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 11, 2012, 01:10 AM
falling snow from trees
pristine like the prayer beads
heavy sound of bells
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: 7 on April 11, 2012, 03:09 AM
heavy sound of bells
heavy sound of bigger bells
bells  bells  bells  bells  bells
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on April 11, 2012, 11:03 AM
bells bells bells bells bells
calling five o'clock vespers
praying in the grove
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: 7 on April 11, 2012, 09:01 PM
praying in the grove
amongst all of my brethren
not five bells— seven

Sick Puppies - Say My Name (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRxoQOFLWbU#)
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on April 11, 2012, 09:32 PM
not five bells-seven
hell's bells tinnitus tonight
clanging cuts the woods
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 13, 2012, 11:05 PM
clanging cuts the woods
leave the trees to grow upright
I sit beneath them
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 14, 2012, 12:15 PM


   I sit beneath them
   avatars playing cloud tag
   metamorphosis


          :yinyang
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 14, 2012, 03:56 PM
metamorphosis
the clouds have the advantage
they know how to weep
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 15, 2012, 12:32 PM

   they know how to weep
   old willows where we read poems
   now stones mark your grave



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 17, 2012, 06:04 PM
now stones mark your grave
can't get no satisfaction
from the shade of oak
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on April 18, 2012, 03:41 PM
from the shade of oak
passionate love overtakes
poetry written
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 18, 2012, 04:52 PM


   poetry written
   hidden expressions of self
   a tree house of treats
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 18, 2012, 07:03 PM
 a tree house of treats
some of the nuts will harm you
oh, belly of oak


 :apple
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on April 18, 2012, 10:17 PM
oh, belly of oak
wood round rings mark your passage
from your sapling days
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 19, 2012, 06:09 PM
from your sapling days
you have grown into an oak
now I must rake you


 :sunny
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 19, 2012, 07:02 PM


   now I must rake you
   piles to roll and hide in
   autumn romance love
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on April 19, 2012, 10:17 PM
autumn romance love
chimney smoke and cider mills
in bundled sweaters
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 20, 2012, 02:09 PM
in bundled sweaters
my neighbor fred calls my name
Rg, its summer


                 *hehe*
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on April 20, 2012, 05:17 PM
Rg, it's summer
of 65, hang on Sloopy
blares across the beach
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 20, 2012, 05:42 PM
blares across the beach
near the palm trees lined in rows
coconut centers
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 20, 2012, 08:13 PM


   coconut centers
   aloha nui loa
   eat, drink, merriment
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 20, 2012, 09:04 PM
eat, drink, merriment
and time to forget the trees
until the sun shines
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on April 21, 2012, 02:23 AM
until the sun shines
sleepy palms rest weary leaves
awaken refreshed
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 21, 2012, 03:11 AM
awaken refreshed
drink coffee all the day long
sway like the willow



 :hearts
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 21, 2012, 12:38 PM


   sway like a willow
   blowing in the summer breeze
   careless and sexy


                 *dance*
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on April 21, 2012, 01:17 PM
careless and sexy
dangerous and enticing
watch out for the roots
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 21, 2012, 07:37 PM

   watch out for the roots
   hungry for a lawn eater's teeth
   a walk to tool shed
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on April 21, 2012, 11:59 PM
a walk to tool shed
a large glass of lemonade
Norwegian oak smiles
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 22, 2012, 12:33 AM
Norwegian oak smiles
and the Beatles come to mind
another tree walk
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on April 22, 2012, 12:50 AM
another tree walk
on old forgotten paths
swaying canopy
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 22, 2012, 01:12 AM


   swaying canopy
   tied to trees above the clouds
   below the pristine lake
   
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 24, 2012, 08:59 PM
below the pristine lake
time for some skinny dipping
where are my fig leaves


 :rose
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 24, 2012, 09:16 PM


   where are my fig leaves
   who cares when you are with me
   free under the moon
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on April 25, 2012, 10:16 AM



free under the moon
maple poplars showering
golden-toned petals


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on April 29, 2012, 12:42 AM
golden-toned petals
shimmer in the autumn sun
fall's elegant breath
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on April 29, 2012, 02:44 AM
fall's elegant breath
warm breeze gently blow willows
dreamy slow-mo day
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 29, 2012, 01:00 PM


   dreamy slow-mo day
   breath of angels flow through trees
   bluebirds sing their song
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on April 29, 2012, 07:49 PM
blue birds singing their song
the sun breaks the horizon
break out my ought 6
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on April 30, 2012, 12:55 PM


    break out my aught 6
    quarter, a hundred yards out
    hollow tip echo



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 30, 2012, 02:05 PM
hollow tip echo
the best things are deep inside
but not the bee hive  *dance*

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on April 30, 2012, 04:05 PM
but not the beehive
up beneath the canopy
all filled with honey
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on April 30, 2012, 05:54 PM
all filled with honey
I wish every tree could be
as sweet as I am




 :poet
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on May 01, 2012, 07:40 PM


   as sweet as I am
   don't need any maple sugar
   pancakes southern fried





Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 01, 2012, 08:33 PM
Pancakes southern fried
leave no sizzle in the pan
no fruit on the tree

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on May 02, 2012, 01:28 PM
   no fruit on the tree
   monsanto lies killed the bees
   rain wash sin away




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 02, 2012, 03:00 PM
rain wash sin away
good trees always grow again
safe and sound in peace
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on May 04, 2012, 03:57 PM


   safe and sound in peace
   as the oak stands tall and bold
   the willow sways free
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on May 04, 2012, 11:57 PM
the willow sways free
dancing in the moonlight air
a whip in the wind
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 05, 2012, 12:26 AM
a whip in the wind
when gentleness and force meet
new leaves will come forth
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on May 05, 2012, 01:22 AM
new leaves will come forth
roots stretch further underground
to quench winter's thirst
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 05, 2012, 01:29 AM
to quench winter's thirst
when the snowcones are all gone
the green trees remain
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on May 06, 2012, 02:41 AM
the green leaves remain
as soldiers of the summer
stand and wait for fall
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on May 10, 2012, 01:13 PM



stand and wait for fall
ax men chop the dead oak tree
acorns sprout below


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 15, 2012, 06:26 PM
acorns sprout below
all we need is an oak tree
move leaves to jump in
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on May 15, 2012, 08:14 PM
more leaves to jump in
when autumn brings reds and golds
crunchy trampoline
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on May 15, 2012, 11:49 PM
Yikes! Are ya'll tired of summer already?  *hehe*


   crunchy trampoline
   apples falling everywhere
   from the sugar tree



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on May 16, 2012, 12:30 AM
from the sugar tree
I seek sweet sustenance
lemon pie moon smiles
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 19, 2012, 03:09 AM
lemon pie moon smiles (great line, btw)
whipped cream clouds around its face
high above the trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on May 19, 2012, 05:28 PM
high above the trees
a canopy of green reigns
the undergrowth hides
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on May 22, 2012, 01:53 AM
the undergrowth hides
creatures and rainforest gems
snuggled safely there
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 23, 2012, 03:01 PM
sway throughout the night
or just be still like the branch
they have purpose too
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on May 24, 2012, 02:08 PM


  now I am confused
  do I tag Elise or Kay
  hung by a tree branch
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 24, 2012, 06:40 PM
oh, go ahead and tag Elise. I've been hung out to dry too much lately as it is.  :dblu
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on May 24, 2012, 07:54 PM

lol .. I was teasing because you forgot to tag Elise ..no biggie ..so I created a Haiku with my confusion.

So the tag is..

hung by a tree branch  wink*
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 25, 2012, 10:00 PM
 :dblu :dblu  oh no I had a bad week.

ok

hung by a tree branch
I saved a bird's nest today
then sat by the shade
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on May 27, 2012, 01:50 PM


   then sat by the shade
   heat index one hundred one
   grill up the hot dogs





Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on May 27, 2012, 03:06 PM
 grill up the hot dogs
I love the burnt grilled markings
line lines on a tree
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on June 07, 2012, 11:58 AM




line lines on a tree
gray bark strewn on forest floor
death of majesty



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on June 23, 2012, 02:21 PM
death of majesty
felled with every lost tree
wood chip furniture.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on June 25, 2012, 12:59 AM
wood chip furniture
like little sloughs of rough skin
wait for welcome shade
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on June 25, 2012, 02:14 AM
wait for welcome shade
dappled light slipping between
canopy of leaves.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on June 25, 2012, 12:04 PM


   canopy of leaves
   eating juicy cantaloupe
   enchanted forest




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on June 26, 2012, 01:20 PM
enchanted forest
perfect place for a picnic
don't eat the apples

 :apple
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on June 26, 2012, 02:16 PM


   don't eat the apples
   one bite you're the witches slave
   her wish your command



              :apple
   
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on June 26, 2012, 03:45 PM
 her wish your command
no wonder the trees all sway
they move when happy

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on June 27, 2012, 01:44 AM
they move when happy
in the untouched forest
contented souls sing
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on June 27, 2012, 01:28 PM


   contended souls sing
   the sun shines like warm spotlights
   beaming through tall pines




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on June 28, 2012, 10:14 AM
beaming through tall pines
sunlight shines on the smallest
of microcosms.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 03, 2012, 09:56 AM




of microcosms
sequoias standing stately
kings of creation



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on July 04, 2012, 02:14 AM
kings of creation
nothing as beautiful grows
even their color
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on July 05, 2012, 10:58 AM
even their color
fills the sky with bright glory
reds, gold and ochers.





Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on July 05, 2012, 01:37 PM


     reds, gold and ochers
     mighty pine trees stand proudly
     among the colors




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on July 05, 2012, 01:49 PM
among the colors
birds hop and sing looking for
delicious insects.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on July 05, 2012, 07:27 PM
delicious insects
listen to the cicadas
sing their high-pitched song
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on July 12, 2012, 09:12 AM



sing their high-pitched song
imitate their melody
forest at midnight


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on July 12, 2012, 01:58 PM
forest at midnight
a chorus of melodic
sounds fill the night air.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cafeRg on July 12, 2012, 02:12 PM


   sounds fill the night air
   crickets chirping bullfrogs burping
   a twig snaps silence




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on July 16, 2012, 09:53 AM
a twig snaps silence
squirrels playing in the oak
nuts stored for winter.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on July 18, 2012, 07:37 PM
nuts stored for winter
pecan is the one I love
and almond butter
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on July 19, 2012, 10:24 AM
and almond butter
dripping from my slice of bread
new seasons blossoms.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on July 26, 2012, 03:38 PM
new seasons blossoms
they smell differently each year
as we await them
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 03, 2012, 12:12 PM


as we await them
cedar seedlings tickle toes
burgeoning blue-green



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on August 05, 2012, 01:11 PM
burgeoning blue-green
the oak tree stands a reminder
how the colors change
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 19, 2012, 10:24 AM





how the colors change
is a mystery of life
trees become paintings




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eenah on August 21, 2012, 10:58 PM
trees become paintings
glowing leaves of birches light
dreams of fireweed
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on August 22, 2012, 08:43 AM
trees become paintings
glowing leaves of birches light
dreams of fireweed


Great to see you back! It's been a long, long time!




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eenah on August 22, 2012, 09:44 PM
Witt, good to be back! Much time has passed indeed. Marvelous to find this place bustling once again.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on August 23, 2012, 02:41 PM
dreams of fireweed
such a pretty name it bears
destructive beauty
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eenah on August 23, 2012, 09:33 PM
destructive beauty
ancient dark spruces twisted
silenced in the fog
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on August 23, 2012, 10:05 PM
silenced in the fog
the blackened forest awaits
a single candle
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on August 24, 2012, 08:00 AM
a single candle
flame lights the tip of the branch
on Christmas morning.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: seraph on August 24, 2012, 04:42 PM
on Christmas morning
pregnant storm clouds' weight gives way
white confetti flies
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eenah on August 27, 2012, 08:43 PM
white confetti flies
covers dog house and willow
old moose chews smiling
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on August 28, 2012, 01:14 AM
a lovely images, Eenah and Anne. 


old moose chews smiling
new buds delicious fodder
drenched with morning dew.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on September 03, 2012, 03:05 PM
drenched with morning dew
I withdraw from everything
to gain some peace thoughts

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 06, 2012, 09:20 AM




to gain some peace thoughts
I sit on the patio
see mimosas sway




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on September 07, 2012, 01:44 AM
see mimosas sway
there's something about nature
that takes me away
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 14, 2012, 08:41 PM



that takes me away
hammock strung between two trees
all alone and sad



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on September 15, 2012, 06:30 AM
all alone and sad
wind moaning in the branches
sadness is catching.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 15, 2012, 09:42 AM




sadness is catching
dead leaves falling from branches
like my flowing tears



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on September 15, 2012, 09:26 PM
like my flowing tears
the leaves cannot be returned
from where they once came
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on September 16, 2012, 01:41 PM
from where they once came
branches relieved of their load
basket of peaches.

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on September 16, 2012, 05:58 PM




basket of peaches
plucked from low hanging branches
no knife is needed



Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on October 24, 2012, 06:06 AM
very nice, witt!


no knife is needed
garden shears prune the branches
peach blossoms next spring.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: witt on November 09, 2012, 10:02 AM





peach blossoms next spring
sharp thorns of flowering quince
color everywhere




Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Rach on December 27, 2012, 10:07 PM
lovers' tradition
to hide behind for a kiss
no onlookers see
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Kay on January 28, 2013, 04:25 PM
no onlookers see
the decades behind each one
nipping at their heels
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on June 16, 2013, 05:53 PM
REMINDER: How its done:This Haiku is related to TREE  things.  As in our other Haiku challenges, take the last line from the previous haiku and make it your first line.

nipping at their heels
leafy branches chase bare limbs
lush vibrant summer
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Post by: Halo on June 22, 2013, 08:51 AM
lush vibrant summer
peaches heavy on the tree
go well with ice cream.


Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on June 22, 2013, 02:53 PM
go well with ice cream.
summer's wonderful bounty
fruit laden desserts
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on June 26, 2013, 09:07 AM
fruit laden desserts
topped with sugary fresh cream
hornets dive bombing.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on June 26, 2013, 08:04 PM
hornets dive bombing
playing children shriek outside
among the fruit trees
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on June 26, 2013, 08:53 PM
among the fruit trees
deer feast on my June apples
fried apples galore
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on July 01, 2013, 12:20 AM
fried apples galore
grandma's orchard harvested
bountiful fruit trees
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Post by: Halo on July 01, 2013, 06:58 AM
bountiful fruit trees
twisted branches now leafless
tiny buds showing.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on July 02, 2013, 02:45 PM
tiny buds showing
flowers into tasty treats
nourishing foliage
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on July 03, 2013, 12:05 AM
 *clap* nice one, A-F!
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on July 03, 2013, 12:49 AM
Thanks Halo. I can get one off on rare occasions. *hehe*
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Post by: elise on July 06, 2013, 02:57 PM
nourishing foliage
camouflage for squirrels and birds
perfect shade for us
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Post by: A-FRIEND on July 06, 2013, 08:35 PM
perfect shade for us
bounteous panoplies hang
graciously formed
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Post by: elise on July 07, 2013, 10:40 PM
graciously formed
tree's majestic canopy
sheltering with shade
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on July 08, 2013, 09:42 PM
sheltering with shade
long branches offering stealth
jaguars pouncing
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on July 09, 2013, 03:14 AM
jaguars pouncing
unaware prey munching leaves
stealthy predators
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: A-FRIEND on July 11, 2013, 07:41 PM
Dear daughter, you made me work for this one. Take it easy. You know I'm senile.

stealthy predators
spiny acacia trees
difficult eating
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on July 12, 2013, 02:55 PM
Haha you are NOT!!!

Difficult eating
Slimy snails trailing their ooze
On every green leaf
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eenah on July 24, 2013, 10:20 PM
On every green leaf
Golden dust of blossoms past
Gentle breeze and .. sneeze
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on July 25, 2013, 12:30 AM
eenah, so great to see you!

gentle breeze and .. sneeze
wind and tickly pollen parts
blooming limbs shedding
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: anniepimm on July 25, 2013, 03:54 PM
Beautiful brown Coat
all the leaves blown dry
Sleep natures wonder...
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eenah on July 25, 2013, 08:00 PM
Elise, always happy to see you!  :sunny

Blooming limbs shedding
ephemeral cream petals
weaving tapestry
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: eenah on July 26, 2013, 10:50 AM
anniepimm,
Quote
Sleep natures wonder ...
Love it!

Sleep natures wonder...
Tender new life rests still shrouded
In cold winter's raign.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cipra on February 20, 2018, 05:45 AM
In cold winter's raign
Green spikes defy snow's embrace.
Pines sway, icy wind.
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on February 24, 2018, 04:38 AM


pines sway, icy winds
quake the loftiest branches
squirrels fleeing
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on February 24, 2018, 06:20 AM
Squirrels fleeing
For safer stronger branches
Surviving the storm
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Post by: Halo on February 24, 2018, 11:31 AM


Hi ya elise, big hug  :rose

surviving the storm
frightened creatures peek out
hungry for food

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on February 24, 2018, 12:05 PM
hugs ya right back B! :rose


hungry. for food
careful ones leave twiggy nests
scouting forest’s floor
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: cipra on February 25, 2018, 05:29 AM
scouting forest’s floor
maple seeds gyrate along
gentle breeze beckons
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on February 25, 2018, 09:04 AM
gentle breeze beckons
mossy tendrils are swaying
forest of wonder
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Halo on February 25, 2018, 10:31 AM


forest of wonder
beneath green mossy layers
small creatures hiding
Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: Inspired8 on September 14, 2019, 03:56 PM
木の枝が
その家族の森
落ちる死ぬ

ki no eda ga         5
sono mori kazoku  7
Ochiru shinu       5

branches of a tree
the forest a family
falling leaves die

Title: Re: Haiku Tree Tag
Post by: elise on September 27, 2019, 06:37 PM
falling leaves die
old bird nests are visible
stark naked tree limbs