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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: fragments on June 11, 2007, 07:52 PM

Title: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on June 11, 2007, 07:52 PM
Use this thread to just add your latest Haiku , Tanka, Or Senru

Feel free to add comments or discussion on what makes a good Haiku

Most of all---HAVE SOME FUN!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on June 11, 2007, 07:55 PM
the dog's hair transforms
into the perfect birds nest,
fowl engineer
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Post by: fragments on June 11, 2007, 07:57 PM
a flat cockroach
is fine dining for crows,
banquet spread
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Post by: Dryad on June 12, 2007, 04:30 AM
seven times
something
sunrise
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on June 12, 2007, 07:40 AM
Yesterday's rain
becomes a morning steambath,
That's evolution
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Post by: danebe on June 12, 2007, 09:46 AM
home gone-
fly away
new nest found
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Post by: Dryad on June 12, 2007, 09:53 AM
Danebe is here too!!!!

 :wine

the drinks are on me.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on June 12, 2007, 07:06 PM
Oh my Danebe is here--That just Rocks!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on June 13, 2007, 03:11 PM
waiting...
              for that cricket to move,   
hunting with lizards
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Post by: danebe on June 13, 2007, 09:34 PM
Cool one Russ!
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Post by: danebe on June 13, 2007, 09:45 PM
noisy  lil' belly...
around goes girl so hungry
as if bumblebee





Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on June 15, 2007, 12:51 AM
You know my lizard colony always inspires me..
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Post by: fragments on June 15, 2007, 12:53 AM
a cat without keys
wanders the parking lot,
It's fun to be DrUnK!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on June 15, 2007, 08:08 PM
a sliver of moon;
a pinch of stars,
perfect recipe
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on June 16, 2007, 08:14 PM
owl sits on the roof;
weighing possibilities,
....................... way deep in it
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Dryad on June 18, 2007, 07:31 AM
feeling better
out not in
methane
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on June 18, 2007, 07:34 PM
I am not sure I grasp what you are saying in this one steff?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on June 18, 2007, 07:36 PM
the waves of clouds
turn crimson at daybreak,
shy beginnings
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Post by: Dryad on June 18, 2007, 09:42 PM
calming rumble
whiskers tickle
cat is here
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: danebe on June 19, 2007, 10:58 PM
blazing sun-
outside my window
bronze gods walk...
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on June 20, 2007, 02:44 PM
Good one Steff


Hey Sylvie are those construction workers bothering you again? :tongue
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on June 20, 2007, 02:47 PM
working overtime:
when your monday morning
is now tuesday night?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Dryad on June 21, 2007, 01:14 AM
Russ is out
Talking to the ladies?
wind ruffled
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on June 21, 2007, 06:34 AM
Obviously, I'm not Johnny-on-the-spot! I missed this new category. These are some superb haiku.
I know what Dry meant by "out not in." hahaha
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Dryad on June 21, 2007, 08:09 AM
thanks witt. Not worth explaining but i am glad it wasnt wasted  :beatnik
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on June 21, 2007, 08:18 AM
terrapin
excavates
drops heirs
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on June 24, 2007, 07:34 AM
yes but are the ladies talking back
Now get in the kitchen and make me a samwitch :tongue
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on June 24, 2007, 07:43 AM
clear midnight:
starshine sprays
my eyes with dreams
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on June 25, 2007, 05:57 AM
sun creeps through fog
illuminating the murk
awakening
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on June 25, 2007, 08:39 AM
Nice One!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Dryad on June 25, 2007, 09:03 PM
scent of pine
and freedom
music plays
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kuranui on June 26, 2007, 04:09 AM
fire flash and thunder
scowling sky threatens deluge
on rain soaked bushland
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on June 26, 2007, 05:41 AM
Thanks, frag.


bejeweled hummingbird
on mimosa blossoms pink
sips honeyed nectar
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kuranui on June 30, 2007, 02:44 AM
pink evening sky
reflecting on dark lake
upside down image
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on July 02, 2007, 06:27 AM
swirling gnats in sun
throes of conjugation
dragonfly attacks
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Post by: Kuranui on July 11, 2007, 03:13 AM
feet pound wet pavement
bus starts to pull out of stop
next bus in two hours
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on September 19, 2007, 12:51 AM
Not being able
to be with it at all,
jetlag
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on September 21, 2007, 06:56 AM
Thanks for reminding us about this section. I had forgotten all about it. I do hope that you get over your jet lag.

amber-shrouded trees
squirrel holes pattern pine needles
autumn approaches
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Masquerade on September 21, 2007, 07:00 AM
autmn approaches
time to begin again
a new forever
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on September 21, 2007, 04:24 PM
This is a lovely haiku, but this isn't haiku tag. This is where you put a haiku that you have created on your own without tagging. If you want to tag onto another, there are two places--Haiku Tag or Haiku TREE tag, where the poem must be about a tree.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kuranui on September 22, 2007, 04:23 AM
fingers tapping keys
screen changing very slowly
frustration showing
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 11, 2007, 06:21 AM
Could you explain to me how this is a haiku?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kuranui on October 12, 2007, 03:55 AM
haiku expanding
words spewing right down the page
elastic haiku?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 12, 2007, 07:13 AM
Oh, I like that. "elastic haiku."
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on October 13, 2007, 12:09 PM
Our greatest poet
Lies beneath the silent soil
Of an unmarked grave
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kuranui on October 13, 2007, 09:48 PM
rain never ending
clouds remaining overhead
washing piling up
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 04, 2007, 09:26 PM
the dog sniffs his way
around in this world,
in-stinks
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 05, 2007, 07:53 AM
That's a good one, frag. Good to see you again.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 06, 2007, 12:42 AM
Thank you
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Post by: fragments on December 06, 2007, 12:43 AM
with no place to go
the lizard turns toward the crane,
facing destiny
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 06, 2007, 06:15 AM
Oh, this one is super, too! I love the abrupt turnabout.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 06, 2007, 09:01 PM
Thanks again
The lizard wasn't to pleased with his turn around, but the crane was
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 06, 2007, 09:07 PM
Florida cold snap:
the bone chilling rush of
sixty degrees
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Rach on December 06, 2007, 09:30 PM
fragments:
these haikus are great!  i'm with witt, it's good to see you again.

Make sure to whisper
in the ears of your loved ones
the beauty they bring
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 07, 2007, 07:51 AM
Thank you Rach

I liked your whispering KU

probably a senryu

I liked your whispering RU
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 07, 2007, 09:12 PM
The bird stares at
the lights on all the houses,
hungry for something
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Post by: fragments on December 09, 2007, 09:08 PM
the lake goes to sleep
by music of winter winds,
sunday's song
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 10, 2007, 07:39 PM
here comes the night
with it's panoramic noise,
goodbye yesterday
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 15, 2007, 07:44 PM
yuletide wonder means
nothing to a hungry crow,
celebrate today
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 16, 2007, 05:45 AM
celebrate today
rain spattered on the parched ground
birds basked in the drops
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Rach on December 16, 2007, 02:28 PM
the snow will soon fall
the breezes are much colder
we can feel the chill
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 16, 2007, 09:27 PM
the monkey sees
his reflection in the pond,
putting on a face
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 20, 2007, 06:46 AM
sunrise breaks over
the fog covered treetops,
blind man's window
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 24, 2007, 09:34 PM
red pajamas
white beard with fur trimmed coat,
---NOT-a burglar...
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 27, 2007, 04:30 AM
crumpled wrappers
lay under the bright tree,
the real story?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on December 31, 2007, 11:11 AM
Solve this mystery,
The riddle of history;
Why "A" before "B"?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 03, 2008, 04:19 AM
the white crane waits,
fishing with his reflection
alone together
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 04, 2008, 08:03 AM
Oh, I really enjoyed these, frag and Bill. I missed them somehow.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 05, 2008, 04:44 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 05, 2008, 04:48 PM
the wind whispers
all the answers at one time,
whistling dixie
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 06, 2008, 07:30 AM
whistling dixie
the Bucolic Bungalow
folks, ever in song


I couldn't resist the tag!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 06, 2008, 04:41 PM
the sun on my back
makes me feel alive again,
resurrection
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 07, 2008, 06:00 AM
Oh, boy. A BIG amen to that!

It's supposed to be in the 70's today! I hope to get some of that sun on my back.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 08, 2008, 03:48 PM
the sun on my back
makes me walk on my shadow,
come out and play
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Burk28 on January 08, 2008, 04:36 PM
Sky tears October
me with no umbrella
lacrimae has come
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 10, 2008, 01:10 AM
gypsy moth dances
to close to the candle,
go to the light
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Burk28 on January 10, 2008, 12:48 PM
Thorazine daydream
white jacket straps freying seam
oblivian sighs
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 11, 2008, 01:25 AM
the rabbit darts right
across the busy highway,
...toll breaker
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Burk28 on January 11, 2008, 04:23 PM
Dripping candle wax
From a courting candlestick
Front porch lovers spoon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Rach on January 11, 2008, 08:34 PM
something on your mind?
say it now before time's out.
Don't hold it inside.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 12, 2008, 07:10 AM
Rach, I know what you mean. Holding it in can cause you to blow up.

Ohh, I like that! Burk. Love my porch!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 12, 2008, 03:00 PM
a piece of the moon
has been missing for a month,
stolen moments
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 13, 2008, 07:58 AM
Another good one, frag.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 13, 2008, 04:35 PM
Thanks
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Post by: Rach on January 13, 2008, 05:06 PM
If only I could,
carry this heavy burden.
You wouldn't have to.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Voodoo Child on January 18, 2008, 12:18 AM
Cherry blossom trees
Surround the ancient tea house
Raining pink petals
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 18, 2008, 12:44 AM
You just missed the Vancouver cherry blossom festival
I would tell you to submit this but alas it's too late
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 18, 2008, 09:48 AM
I was clearing out some junk and found a sticky note with a haiku and a Witticism on it. I don't know if I ever posted it or not. No telling how old it was.
If I have already posted this, please forgive me.

Here's the haiku:

Fledgling cardinals
Tasting curiosities
Tails too long in flight

The Witticism will be in the Sweet and Short section.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 18, 2008, 02:06 PM
too dark to see:
the handwriting
is on the wall
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Post by: Voodoo Child on January 18, 2008, 09:19 PM
A cold, starry night
Ice crystals surround the moon
Misty winter cross
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Rach on January 18, 2008, 09:21 PM
I'm in the pool now.
Time for a little splashin'.
Jump right in with me.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Burk28 on January 19, 2008, 02:27 AM
Elements of love
kindness grace wet kiss embrace
satin and incense
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Post by: fragments on January 19, 2008, 04:45 PM
tornado warning:
Dorothy and ToTo not in
Kansas anymore
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 20, 2008, 04:27 PM
dancing with
the stars in my spirit,
January moon

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Post by: Rach on January 20, 2008, 07:42 PM
Always read the signs,
lest you'll surely lose your way.
Leaving what behind?

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Post by: Voodoo Child on January 20, 2008, 09:12 PM

Pink and gold flowers...
Frangipani's sweet fragrance
My spirits delight...

(http://static.flickr.com/159/334948456_3d6f557a42_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 21, 2008, 06:24 AM
These are great! Wow, you guys are good.

I can almost smell it, Cookie. Great to see you!!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Burk28 on January 21, 2008, 01:13 PM
October sky rusted
Soaked with tattered leaf
Desert landscape cold
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Post by: Rach on January 21, 2008, 07:46 PM
Standing at the door.
The darkness sees more than I.
The heart isn't blind.
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Post by: Voodoo Child on January 22, 2008, 12:19 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/Ancientmyste/224889902_1e51f25384.jpg)


Iridescent hues
Gems floating in the sunlight
Butterfly wings glow




Hi, witt! It's very good to see you, too!  :rose
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Rach on January 22, 2008, 08:07 PM
All amazing sights,
and sounds of voices calling.
They are all unique.

**Awesome picture, Cookie!**
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Post by: Voodoo Child on January 23, 2008, 02:08 PM
Shimmering snowflakes
Diamonds glisten in the sun
Winter's jewel box

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/29/49159837_ffd93876b7.jpg?v=0)


Thanks Rach!  :rose
Pictures seem to add emotion to the haiku

xx Cookie
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 24, 2008, 02:33 AM
Haiku is such a visually expressive form
that pictures naturally blend with the words
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 24, 2008, 02:36 AM
a turkey buzzard
hovers overhead,
future omen?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 25, 2008, 02:19 AM
an ant climbs the wall
without noticing the bird,
observe always
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 29, 2008, 08:55 PM
the rain outside
has entered my heart,
storming through it
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Post by: fragments on January 31, 2008, 02:37 AM
The white clouds on a
dark night are a chess match,
your move
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Voodoo Child on January 31, 2008, 10:07 PM
Starry evening skies
Clouds drift past a crescent moon
Casting pale shadows



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/Ancientmyste/crescent-moon-m44.jpg)

Wow, frag! Gooood haikus!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on February 01, 2008, 09:27 PM
Thanks you have placed some solid one's on this thread also..
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on February 01, 2008, 09:28 PM
a songbird sings
the sweetest music,
language without words
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Post by: Voodoo Child on February 02, 2008, 11:02 AM
The songs of daybreak
Chirping sweetly through the trees
Small singers awake...

(http://www.digital-nature-photography.com/nature/GR10/GRRK171006-9932thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on February 03, 2008, 07:32 AM
I just experienced this very thing just a few minutes ago. Dawn had barely cracked when I was serenaded by the most beautiful songs.
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Post by: Rach on February 03, 2008, 09:10 PM
Imagination
the distant world of a child
adult life corrupts
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Post by: witt on February 04, 2008, 06:03 AM
That's a keeper, Rach!
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Post by: fragments on February 05, 2008, 08:49 PM
Yes I like that one Rach
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Post by: fragments on February 05, 2008, 08:51 PM
cloudy perceptions:
make you not see,
what you think you do
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Post by: Rach on February 07, 2008, 07:50 PM
thanks, witt and fragments.  I really do enjoy these haiku sections.

The darkness of night
fog of a deep, empty soul
death as it creeps in.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on February 08, 2008, 06:08 AM
Oh, I like this too.
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Post by: Bill on February 08, 2008, 10:43 AM
Silently, death sings;
No words are heard, but ev'ryone
Knows them all by heart.
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Post by: Rach on February 10, 2008, 09:55 PM
Kind words touch the heart
encouragement opens doors
to once a blind spot
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Post by: witt on February 11, 2008, 05:50 AM
Good one, Rach. I like the "blind spot" concept.
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Post by: Voodoo Child on February 14, 2008, 11:51 PM
My chai is served sweet
Spiced milk tea of India
Swirling on my tongue



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/Ancientmyste/chai.jpg)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on February 15, 2008, 03:03 AM
I like that one very much
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Post by: witt on February 15, 2008, 09:32 AM
Ohhh, meeee tooooo!
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Post by: witt on February 15, 2008, 09:33 AM
Wait for surprise
Anticipate present
Empty promise
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Rach on February 16, 2008, 09:51 PM
where is my sweetheart
waiting for a valentine
don't have one this year
but daddy loves me.

I hope no one minds, I needed the extra line to finish my idea - turned it into a 5-7-5-5.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on February 17, 2008, 05:08 AM
Sorry, Rach, can't do it! Your penance--one thump on the head!
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Post by: Rach on February 17, 2008, 07:38 PM
ahh, come on Ms. Poetry Director...may I have a pardon please????  Ok, let me write a real one then, to calm your teacher's mind.... :)   

oops, i bent the rules
now i shall get the ruler
stick to the pattern!

I will do better next time, witt.  hahahaha.

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on February 18, 2008, 06:12 AM
That's better!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Rach on February 18, 2008, 09:07 PM
a smile on my face
relaxes mind and body
joy shared with my friends
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on February 19, 2008, 06:08 AM
joy shared with my friends
the reason to continue
makes life worth living
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on February 19, 2008, 06:12 AM
Uh, oh. Just call me an old dummy. I just realized that I tagged onto you! This isn't haiku tag. Just goes to show ya that I make mistakes, too!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on February 19, 2008, 08:57 PM
the moon is gone?
the darkness does not eclipse
how alone we are
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Post by: Voodoo Child on February 21, 2008, 10:32 PM
Red chrysanthemum
Petals spilling like life's-blood
Crimson stains on silk

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/Ancientmyste/courtesan_hinazuru_chokosai_eisho.jpg)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on February 22, 2008, 05:49 AM
You are cranking out some beauties
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on February 26, 2008, 07:30 AM
lizard lazes
along porch railing
snatches gnat
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on February 29, 2008, 01:54 AM
three white swans float
on top of their reflections,
gliding into calmville
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Rach on February 29, 2008, 08:15 PM
I like that, Fragments.  The swans float on their own reflections...what a cool observation.  :)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on March 02, 2008, 08:21 AM
Thank You Rach!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on March 02, 2008, 08:23 AM
The egret's gaze is
baring down on me,
waiting on a friend
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Post by: fragments on March 06, 2008, 04:12 AM
the smokey sunless
sky effects everyone's mood,
vacancy sign
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Voodoo Child on March 06, 2008, 03:12 PM
Well done, Frag. I really get the feeling that the egret has turned into a vulture (in my sick mind! hahaha!)  :dblu

The autumn leaves fall
Red and yellow parchment notes
Tear stained love letters
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on March 07, 2008, 03:49 AM
a tiny ant finds
his way onto my sandwich,
where there's a will...
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on March 07, 2008, 07:51 PM
before the storm:
the silence and the stillness
compete for control
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on March 10, 2008, 08:29 PM
a murder of crows
gather near a recent death,
eulogy dinner
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on March 11, 2008, 06:02 AM
Love it, frag!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on March 14, 2008, 03:59 AM
Thanks again Witt :beatnik
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Post by: fragments on March 14, 2008, 04:02 AM
the ides of March
fall upon me like a sword,
ET Tu Spring?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on March 19, 2008, 03:18 AM
The MaRcH mAdNeSs
has struck me with it's foul stench,
Hoops fever
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on March 20, 2008, 12:54 AM
His back to the light
Its exuberant warmth was
Chilled by his cold flesh
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on March 21, 2008, 02:19 PM
the moon bounces
over the rooftop,
peaking out
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on March 25, 2008, 11:57 PM
A beetle as big
As "Wow!" and "I'm scared, Daddy,"
Has nowhere to hide
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on March 26, 2008, 02:14 AM
Funny one
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on March 26, 2008, 02:16 AM
the path we choose turns;
true destiny remains straight,
chances are...
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on March 30, 2008, 03:04 PM
drowning in traffic;
dreaming of escape,
ahh-snowbirds leave town
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Rach on March 31, 2008, 09:19 PM
shapen my pencil
writing very little now
too much time chorin'
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on April 01, 2008, 01:17 PM
It's tough when you have to force yourself to slow down
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on April 01, 2008, 01:17 PM
The end of the world
took place while you were sleeping!
APRIL FOOLS
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on April 08, 2008, 01:13 AM
nobody told me
how perfect a rainbow is,
afterglow
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Rach on April 09, 2008, 08:48 PM
with these words I say,
i miss what we used to have,
please grant a new start.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on April 10, 2008, 06:25 AM
new days return
sunshine removes shadows
all is well
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Rach on April 11, 2008, 09:49 PM
gentleness of heart
the answer to all problems
keep your eyes open
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on April 14, 2008, 02:44 PM
lizard blends with rock
fly annoys lizard
fly gone
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on April 14, 2008, 03:36 PM
my shoe has a hole
that every puddle finds,
April showers
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on April 23, 2008, 01:26 AM
the orange moon
hangs over the still lake,
ready to pick
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Voodoo Child on April 23, 2008, 02:05 AM
Frag, that is soooo clever! Just love it  :rose

=Voo
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: MindPoet on April 24, 2008, 01:33 PM
rain is so divine
ev'ry drop a tear of joy
how can I hate God?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on May 01, 2008, 02:07 AM
Thank you for your compliment-Vod
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on May 01, 2008, 02:11 AM
clouds float by in shapes
that conjure dream visions,
here comes crazy horse
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on May 07, 2008, 03:21 AM
crimson sunset burns
the horizon into night,
transitioning
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on May 10, 2008, 05:42 AM
crimson sunset burns
the horizon into night,
transitioning

Oh, I really like this one!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on May 10, 2008, 05:42 AM
plastic flamingo
pink wings blowing in the breeze
twirling happily
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on May 15, 2008, 12:31 PM
pink flamingos--are the lawn decoration of my old northern home town.
(also one of the best punk bars)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on May 15, 2008, 12:32 PM
running after the
cockroach, the bird keeps bopping,
Charlie Parker
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on May 25, 2008, 03:34 AM
                                                       drunken time stumbles,
                    slow - spinning infinity -
                                                         into nothingness...
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on May 28, 2008, 04:02 AM
Mystic that is a very tight--Ku


If you were to hold perfect nothingness in your hand, how would you know it was perfect?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on May 28, 2008, 04:06 AM
as the grasshopper
escapes the beak of a bird,
NEVER give in
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on June 12, 2008, 06:40 AM
thunder in the night
Nature's fireworks display
fierce mighty power
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Rach on June 12, 2008, 08:10 PM
writing's loads of fun
get my pen back to paper
smile and enjoy it.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on June 13, 2008, 04:55 AM
Hey, Rach. It's good to see you back!

Yeppers! Get that pen back to paper. We've been missing you!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on June 25, 2008, 01:01 AM
orange sun hangs
over my head,
burning scalp
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on June 26, 2008, 12:56 PM
the wind whisks by
with a rush of touch,
time does fly
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on June 27, 2008, 06:40 AM
Oh, I like the "rush of touch."  A little assonance is a good thing!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on June 29, 2008, 09:35 AM
Thanks Witt
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on June 29, 2008, 09:35 AM
rows of red clouds
make waves across the sky,
surf's up
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on July 02, 2008, 04:01 PM
dragonfly
beauty is belied:
voracious
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on July 03, 2008, 12:24 AM
the rain bangs the roof
with syncopated jazz riffs,
HEY- BABA-A-RAIN- BOP
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on July 04, 2008, 12:05 AM
cowering from the
explosions a deer watches,
 damn human-bangings
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on July 13, 2008, 11:19 AM
hours in the day
fall as rain on parched ground,
here and gone
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 18, 2008, 06:32 AM
Personally, I wouldn't mind soaking up a bit of rain myself...it's blistering here in Texas and it's only July. Sheeeesh!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 18, 2008, 06:52 AM
Transcend
[/b]

release deity's
intentional compassion -
without thought of Self

acting on impulse
this imperceptible grace -
purifies the heart

pebbles of kindness
ripple exponentially -
gentleness reveals

angelic purpose
disguised in humanity -
divine reflections

find true happiness
in well - being of others -
cultivate your love
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on July 18, 2008, 11:42 PM
Nice word play and KU's
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on July 20, 2008, 10:34 AM
summer day begins,
feet burning from walking on
sun-baked concrete.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 20, 2008, 08:49 PM
Russ, wrote this after reading your response in Favourite Poem of the Moment...

silence overhears,
pink lotus petal's laughter,
joyfully at play




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on July 21, 2008, 01:01 AM
I love it

Great Haiku
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 21, 2008, 01:56 AM
flickering shadows,
friction and desire curl toes...
imagination.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on July 21, 2008, 08:16 AM
sun streaks
warmth fills garden
snake basks
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 21, 2008, 08:47 AM
blue desert spring moon
purple dusk robed mountain sleeps,
windswept clouds tiptoe.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 22, 2008, 10:24 AM
beneath summer sun
insects conspire over lunch
devour tomatoes

habaneros grow
chili - flavored grasshoppers
plain or with lime juice?

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on July 22, 2008, 03:23 PM
Having a little pest problem, are you? Love it!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 22, 2008, 04:12 PM
Yep, glad these aren't Mexican grasshoppers, else I'd have no peppers to boot.

tomatoes stripped bare
peppers attempt to cover
envious eyes glare
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 22, 2008, 11:02 PM
hose and rainbow dance
playful rays peeks through red elm
voracious peppers








I suppose I could put the last four together into one haiku...
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on July 23, 2008, 06:30 AM
You could. Gardeners would love it!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on July 23, 2008, 08:07 PM
afternoon shower
makes the day seem clean,
soggy sneakers
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 24, 2008, 04:08 AM
silence pools within
possibility exists
for the eternal
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on July 24, 2008, 11:14 AM
Ancient live oaks grow
Spanish moss drapes docilely
Wind-fingers twirl hair
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on July 24, 2008, 11:31 AM
I like the wind finger--nice
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Angelita_523 on July 24, 2008, 11:38 AM
I admire a writer who can say so much in so little words

Very lovely <33
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 24, 2008, 08:51 PM
cat on windowsill
eyes hummingbird beyond pane
so close yet so far
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on July 25, 2008, 03:46 AM
Thank you, fragments. I appreciate that!


Angelita, thanks for the compliment.


Mystic, keep that cat indoors!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 25, 2008, 11:42 PM
Witt: Can't keep the cat in...mom's allergic. She's (the cat) too old to chase birds anyhow.

what's all this racket?
wildflowers arise come see
swallow at window
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on July 25, 2008, 11:56 PM
the cat watches from
the shade of an azelia,
eye's of a stranger
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 26, 2008, 06:49 AM
morning glory's pride
willow's silver beads shimmer
purple iris weeps
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on July 26, 2008, 08:04 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on July 26, 2008, 02:50 PM
from frozen tundra
to blazing green valley
hot welcome kisses
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 27, 2008, 07:57 AM
tap at my window
please you've come much too early
sparrow let me sleep
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on July 27, 2008, 05:14 PM
It's always the whippoorwill for me!

It sings "Wake up Witt, wake up Witt, Wake up WITT!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 27, 2008, 09:09 PM
unfortunately
eve above bedroom window
perfect for bird's  nest

our Cicadian
Rhythms always seem to clash
Night Owl that I am

inconsiderate
wake the very sun himself
whilest I aim for bed
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on July 28, 2008, 05:42 AM
the same old story
the night owl and the sparrow
(updated version)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 28, 2008, 09:44 AM
in reality
that which must change never does
simply remains same

Universal Law
this transitory belief
finite distortion

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on August 03, 2008, 01:27 AM
a flat frog
never sings to the stars,
ironing it out
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on August 11, 2008, 12:35 AM
the lion sees his
pride get in the way,
almost human
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 11, 2008, 06:01 AM
Oh, how punnish. Clever.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 11, 2008, 07:16 AM
waving golden stripes
wary crane notes tiger's stealth
calm nature prevails
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on August 11, 2008, 10:16 AM
Thanks Witt
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on August 11, 2008, 10:18 AM
Dictionary:
redundancy - N
cutting the lawn
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 12, 2008, 06:59 AM
Well, mowing the lawn IS redundant. Never thought about it!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 13, 2008, 08:17 AM
patient grasshopper
often fills gullet
observant Gallus

patince sometimes leads to your own destruction.
All I'm sayin' is, if you don't act, you become chicken.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 13, 2008, 10:58 AM
Good point!

Love it!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 14, 2008, 08:37 AM
root bound precipice
anguished pine grieves solitude
contemplates abyss
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on August 15, 2008, 10:57 AM
very true about patience
it is a virtue--hard to possess
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on August 15, 2008, 10:58 AM
empty grapefruit tree
means a dry autumn,
damn those racoons!

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 15, 2008, 11:22 AM
stripped pea vines
pods have disappeared
damn those deer
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 16, 2008, 02:22 AM
desolate landscape
pendulous desert twilight
poetic showers         
                          :blusmoke
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 16, 2008, 06:27 AM
kudos dripping
on desolate landscape
applause showers
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 16, 2008, 07:10 AM
For some strange reason, the above made me immediately think of this:

assuaging desire
silken Toblerone coats tongue
bitter chocolate

                         :blusmoke
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 16, 2008, 07:15 AM
Well, I was applauding your poem, but I'll be happy to applaud chocolate as well.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 16, 2008, 07:31 AM
Yes, I know you were, but your applause tasted choclatety to me.  :dblu I adore chocolate.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on August 17, 2008, 12:40 AM
hazy moon beams cast
shadows of midnight rainbows,
August fades
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 17, 2008, 05:47 AM
caramel apple
summer's cinnamon sweetness
melts in autumn rain
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 17, 2008, 06:01 AM
frag, that's lovely. Midnight rainbows! Love it!


Mystic, it is almost that time of year, isn't it?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 17, 2008, 07:02 AM
Yes, but I'm thinking our summer may last a bit longer here in the South. Just have to deal with humidity. BLEK!!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 17, 2008, 08:27 AM
I didn't know that you were from the South, too. Whereabouts it The Ether?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 17, 2008, 08:43 AM
East Texas...'bout oh, 80 miles from Dallas.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 17, 2008, 11:25 AM
Ah! I have some kinfolks in Texas.

teachers in Harrold
gun-toting educators
where do I apply?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 17, 2008, 02:47 PM
school marm Witt,

they's durn ner Yankees
so close t' Oklahoma
whole 'nother country

Yankeefication
dat's not fer me ate all nope
I'm rebelyus

Lard A'mitey It's damn hard to write in a redneck dialect.
But I bleeve I dun it, yes Suh.

This is what 57 hours without sleep will do to a person.   :blusmoke
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 17, 2008, 03:51 PM
GO TO BED!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on August 20, 2008, 12:20 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on August 20, 2008, 12:22 PM
just another tease
fay can get you real wet,
all talk no action
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 20, 2008, 02:55 PM
You got that right! We were all worried about having to drive to therapy during the 40 mph winds, but we don't have to worry about that now.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on August 21, 2008, 09:22 AM
there just can't be
anymore rain in the sky?
feigning buckets
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 21, 2008, 10:02 AM
feigning buckets!!!

I do love a good pun!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on August 22, 2008, 10:39 AM
ARE YOU MAKING PUN OF ME? :tongue
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on August 22, 2008, 10:40 AM
as Fay fizzles;
questioning what was that?
katrina's singing
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 23, 2008, 06:39 PM
cool soothing shower
wafted scent newly mown grass
August afternoon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 24, 2008, 08:06 AM
Nice, Mystic.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 24, 2008, 01:36 PM
Thanks, It rained here yesterday after I had mown the grass.
There I was, standing in the rain, and this just came to me.

As they say, Carpe Diem.

Oops. More of that darn Latin again. shrugs
I'm sure this phrase is a familiar one.   :blusmoke
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 24, 2008, 03:58 PM
riders triumphant
ravaging foe defeated
halls abide in peace
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on August 25, 2008, 09:23 AM
funny you should use that word Witt
this was the haiku in my journal

triumphant return;
king of the summer sky,
players play their part

CO INKY DINK?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: EpylepticTrout on August 25, 2008, 09:41 AM
Arpeggiated
Colorado aspen leaves   
Southern sun through trees





Well I hope this is where this belongs...have at it.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 25, 2008, 10:27 AM
Frag, it must just be a co inky dink!

Sometimes when you think that you are triumphant, the foe slithers back into the garden.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 25, 2008, 10:29 AM
Arpeggiated
Colorado aspen leaves   
Southern sun through trees

Well done indeed, O Great Guppy Lips!

Your arpeggio reference to leaves is wonderful.

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 26, 2008, 05:39 PM
August meteors
Big Dipper overflowing
stars plunge from heaven

                                          :blusmoke
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 28, 2008, 05:20 AM
true meditation
kneeling in the palm of God
reveals our nature

 :blusmoke
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 28, 2008, 05:29 AM
Priceless!!!

kneeling in the palm of God
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on August 29, 2008, 01:53 AM
the broken windmill
lets the water flood,
raining real tears
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on August 31, 2008, 01:14 AM
I may spill the milk
if I don't use the cap,
have to cry over
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 31, 2008, 06:01 AM
rain against window
soggy multi-colored leaves
swimming summer thoughts
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on September 01, 2008, 03:47 PM
cooking while writing
paradoxical haiku
gourmet meal burns up
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 01, 2008, 07:18 PM
singular moment
strive to become one in this
grasp each uniqueness

:blusmoke
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 02, 2008, 10:29 PM
ol' boxer Gustave
touted to be the greatest
all hype and no punch
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: GaerLlwyd on September 03, 2008, 10:38 PM
peacock in moonlight
hues interchanged for stature
eyes find satori
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on September 04, 2008, 12:36 AM
moon men love to dance
on nights with a thousand eyes,
counting stars
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 04, 2008, 07:19 AM
hornet's nest dangles
precariously in breeze
Sword of Damocles
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 05, 2008, 06:51 AM
I dreamed a long dream
Uruma's pale stretch of sand
purple hibiscus

 :blusmoke

Uruma is the ancient name for the Isle of Okinawa.
Just in case anyone wondered.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 07, 2008, 02:52 PM
paper-thin stained glass
kaleidoscopic canvas
twilight butterfly
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on September 10, 2008, 01:06 AM
sand hill cranes tease
the dogs with their honking,
feathered idiots
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on September 10, 2008, 11:25 PM
that cloud sees the world
with views that make it cry,
floating perspective
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 17, 2008, 09:31 PM
wind's mournful nocturne
branches sway leaves pirouette
brush of autumn's breath
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on September 24, 2008, 02:37 AM
the perfect day smiles
on every living thing,
included
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on September 26, 2008, 03:22 PM
chilly autumn rains
soggy leaves too wet to rake
relax and enjoy
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on September 29, 2008, 06:27 AM
bright autumn morning
crisp breeze invigorating
genuflect respect
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 29, 2008, 08:03 AM
cup of Ginseng
warmth of your lips
lingering steam between
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: EpylepticTrout on September 29, 2008, 08:26 PM
Sensual ginseng
tingles warm spicy lips
an unconsious kiss



( I know this isnt a tag....however poetry begets poetry)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 30, 2008, 05:48 PM
touch of summer lost
crisp wind spirals yellowed leaves
grey flecks auburn hair
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 01, 2008, 03:20 PM
Lovely, Mystic.


hanging chandeliers
mimosa pods dangle
dehiscing seeds
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 02, 2008, 05:23 AM
Thanks Witt

cool jazz beat
desert moon spotlight
roadrunner
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on October 03, 2008, 12:32 PM
Wow I missed some great Kus' lurking in these parts--
wonderful work
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on October 03, 2008, 12:33 PM
the night clouds are
whispering across the sky,
instant messaging
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 03, 2008, 02:58 PM
frag, you need to visit more often!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 08, 2008, 08:44 AM
Autumn's magic wand
green leaves transform―gold, crimson,
surreptitiously
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 11, 2008, 06:11 AM
red wagon
wheels creak mud spatters
Autumn rain
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 12, 2008, 04:19 PM
cool Autumn twilight
lone mouse in frantic motion
builds a winter nest
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 15, 2008, 07:41 AM
moonlit bamboo
whispered vows of love
shameless crickets
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on October 15, 2008, 10:08 AM
I like that one--those hussy crickets!

Thanks for the kind words Witt
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on October 15, 2008, 10:09 AM
shadow of...
.............. me in the moonlight,
GODZILLA
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 17, 2008, 01:28 AM
expressive crickets
we should all be so vocal
a lesson to learn


far too kind Fragments
accolades from a Master
I am quite humbled
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 19, 2008, 02:16 AM
fervent garden snail’s
mid-summer assignation
slow down and enjoy
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 23, 2008, 10:19 AM
white lotus
golden koi
summer evening
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on October 28, 2008, 08:22 AM
summer evening
mosquito's buzzing biting
swatting slapping ouch
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Morgue on October 28, 2008, 01:38 PM
Janus left the gates,
shapes and shadows on caved walls;
the form left empty.



Wow, last posts here have been long ago ..
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on November 05, 2008, 05:33 PM
another great batch of Ku's
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on November 05, 2008, 05:37 PM
as the dove flies;
so do the chances of hope,
a new dawn
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 06, 2008, 02:02 AM
Nice one, Frags

naked sycamore;
clothed in twlight kimono,
owl whispers to moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 06, 2008, 03:15 AM
Mystic1, that is beautiful!

Halo
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 06, 2008, 05:33 AM
Thank you, Halo.

silken chrysalis
caterpillar illusion
butterfly effect

meditative soul
life's transitory nature
temple bell in spring


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 11, 2008, 07:57 AM
ocean's crested edge
feathered whisper on wet sand
birch trees in summer
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 12, 2008, 06:44 AM
syncopated time
watercolor afternoon
our dangled silence

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 12, 2008, 06:52 AM
clouds reaching heaven
shadows long on ground
sundial tells no lies
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 12, 2008, 08:43 AM
no more nectar here
busy bee has flown away
watches from afar
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: elise on November 12, 2008, 10:14 AM
today hangs so still
an interesting puzzle
politics off base
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: elise on November 12, 2008, 10:15 AM
America's change
where is the jubilation
where are the comments
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on November 14, 2008, 12:39 AM
Mystic--your sycamore ku--is a real gem

halo nice vision

elise--political kus--nice
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on November 14, 2008, 12:41 AM
counting coup:
leaves falling from the oak tree
onto the grass
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 14, 2008, 05:56 AM
tension like clock spring
thoughts unraveling in dreams
recurring nightmare
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on November 14, 2008, 10:48 AM
the full moon winks
from a cloudless sky,
heavenly flirting
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 14, 2008, 10:55 AM
raindrops drip
from house eaves
frog flicks tongue
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kay on November 16, 2008, 12:44 PM
infinite perfume
a kiss that explains the tongue
no limitations
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: elise on November 16, 2008, 08:24 PM
tempting kitchen smells
remembering garden fresh
dreaming summer dreams
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 17, 2008, 06:54 AM
bowl of seasoned rice
crowded lantern festival
harvest moon recedes
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 17, 2008, 07:07 AM
red lanterns swaying
jasmine perfuming garden
bound feet cannot walk
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 17, 2008, 07:29 AM
snowflakes on shoulder
forgiveness blooms in spring kiss
winter's chill retreats
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 17, 2008, 08:53 AM
squatting by the fire
glowing logs emitting heat
cupped tea warms the hands
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: elise on November 17, 2008, 11:22 AM
bundled up in coats
icy wind across the face
bootprints in the snow
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 17, 2008, 12:14 PM
flowers have faded
gone are the summer breezes:
winter winds are here

chainsaws ripping wood
piled high for a cold night's fire:
old men hard at work

chicken feathers fly
dashing from the hard-steeled ax:
chicken noodle soup
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: 7 on November 17, 2008, 02:07 PM
silk spinning spiders
turkey and apple cider
happy thanksgiving

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 18, 2008, 07:10 AM
divine purity
zazen softness on hard stone
kundalini breath
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 19, 2008, 02:53 AM
for better or worse
impermanent seasons change
inevitable
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 25, 2008, 09:51 AM
snow blankets hill
in the midst of lucid dreams
summer warmth stirs
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on November 26, 2008, 02:29 PM
boy I could use some summer
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on November 26, 2008, 02:30 PM
the wednesday before
thanksgiving day,
RUN TURKEYS RUN...
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 28, 2008, 06:31 PM
I think at this point, we could all use a bit of summer, Russ.

north wind at my back
scent of magnolia blossoms
monochrome landscape

perceptible breath
winter raps on windowpane
summer in my heart


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 01, 2008, 01:21 AM
past the crescent moon
softness of twilight enters
through my open door

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 01, 2008, 06:37 PM
lit aquarium
rainbow-hued tropical scales
shadow of summer
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 02, 2008, 01:32 AM
iridescent blue
stillness, dragonfly moves,
becoming dragon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 03, 2008, 05:15 PM
Some very soft paintings on those Mystic very nice

the sandhill crane...
still fishing
in the cold pond
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 04, 2008, 01:14 AM
Thanks Russ

hazy abstract thoughts
eternity's crinkled edge
smoothed by your bright smile
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 04, 2008, 05:25 AM
eternity
refracted
a single tear
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 05, 2008, 03:48 AM
Gregorian chant
rain's steady hum on stained glass
December twilight

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: elise on December 05, 2008, 06:02 AM
a chill in the air
time for knit hats and warm gloves
December is here

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Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 05, 2008, 04:38 PM
Ellise, perhaps this shall warm up a bit.

glazed ceramic pot
single Azalea blossom
sways concentration

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 06, 2008, 02:46 AM
this koi pond
empty of more than simply fish,
without koi

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: elise on December 06, 2008, 10:40 AM
very warm one Mystic...thanks!  And love scooting the Haiku to the center...gonna try it...:sunny

the sun peeking through
creating silver linings
winter's chill concealed
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 07, 2008, 05:23 AM
Elise, I find most things work better if they are centered.  ;D

at dusk,
a butterfly’s wing
recalls your absence

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 07, 2008, 05:59 AM
There are some superb haiku here. What phase was the moon in when these were written? Magic?

broken branch reveals
interloper's attendance
spying from the shrubs
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 07, 2008, 06:34 AM
Hmm. Let me see if can answer that...

lunar cycle
waxing December magic
first quarter to full

According to my calendar, the moon should reach it's full state on the 12th.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 07, 2008, 07:00 AM
Well, whatever phase it was in, I do hope that you're saving all these haiku!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Soft Words on December 07, 2008, 07:46 AM
browning leaf on kerb
opulently colored kiss
awaiting snowflakes
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 09, 2008, 06:08 AM
panthers roared again
eating up the buccaneers
number one, first place
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 09, 2008, 11:12 AM
meandering stream
crimson edge of maple leaf,
what more is this life?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Voodoo Child on December 11, 2008, 07:31 PM
fragrant flowers bloom
sweet scent fills the morning breeze
my garden repose

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/Ancientmyste/fal2007_flower_garden.jpg)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 13, 2008, 02:02 AM
this softness of snow
grandeur beneath solstice moon
comforts haunted soul

Largest moon of 2008 occuring at this moment.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 13, 2008, 09:59 AM
the full moon bounces
off the pond into the night,
blue dream
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 13, 2008, 10:32 PM
enlightenment
in their moment of blooming,
chrysanthemum dawn
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 14, 2008, 07:14 AM
darkness looms
between new moon and I...
shared sorrow
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 15, 2008, 09:57 AM
hoof prints in the snow
building up a head of steam,
horse powered engine

G.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 16, 2008, 08:34 PM
I really like your looming darkness Ku
nice job
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 16, 2008, 08:49 PM
 frosty evening,
a bird is confused by
decorative lights
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 16, 2008, 09:16 PM
Thanks, Frags. Your confused bird made me chuckle.  ;D
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 18, 2008, 01:09 PM
porcelain teapot
plum trees amidst morning fog,
thoughts fill empty cup
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 18, 2008, 02:32 PM

Bravo.   Superb!    A PLUS!!!

Oh, pooh. It jumped to to a new page. Here's Mystic's masterpiece:

porcelain teapot
plum trees amidst morning fog,
thoughts fill empty cup
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 22, 2008, 04:36 PM
sun shining brightly
nary a cloud in the sky
birds' water frozen
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 23, 2008, 12:25 PM
Mystic did create a gem

But yours is wonderful too

The frozen birdbath--is no longer a part of my life--WHA HOOO!

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 23, 2008, 12:29 PM
the wide open sky:
looking beyond anywhere
in the future...
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 23, 2008, 01:31 PM
Thanks loads, frag.

Did you get one of those fancy birdbath warmers?

It's so cold here not only are the birdbaths frozen, but the chickens' water is frozen as well.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 23, 2008, 02:18 PM
frozen H-2-O
marinate worms in corn juice,
chicken popsicles

:tongue

:blusmoke
 G.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 23, 2008, 04:06 PM
Worms are a great source of protein


worms heading south
to get away from the cold;
TEQUILLA TOO!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 23, 2008, 04:37 PM
The chickens would love the worm popsicles, and I'd perhaps enjoy crunching on frozen tequila. Don't know. Never had any!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Soft Words on December 23, 2008, 06:07 PM
intimidated
fallen cherry blossoms die
well-sung, small and pink
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 24, 2008, 02:35 AM
Lovely cherry blossoms, Arti. G.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 24, 2008, 02:43 AM
encroaching fog,
stars in December,
Vincent's left ear.

On this date (Dec 24) 1888
Vincent Van Gogh,
in a fit of madness,
excised his left ear lobe...
placed it gently in an envelope
and presented it to a brothel wench
named Rachel, with these words:
"Guard this object carefully."

Hmm. I suppose Merry Christmas
would have been inappropriate.

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 24, 2008, 04:20 PM
hush; do you hear it?
miracles are working
peace is descending
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Soft Words on December 24, 2008, 11:13 PM
bouquets arraigned
like prisoners on death row
wilting, decaying
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 27, 2008, 08:05 AM
golden coins won
spinning dreidel twirls around
happy Hanukkah
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 28, 2008, 04:04 AM
heavy snowflakes fall
call attention to themselves
gathering poets
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 29, 2008, 03:30 PM
covetous sigh
clings to ripening peach,
shameless
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Soft Words on December 29, 2008, 11:40 PM
i have lost again
my river has frozen through
oceans are mocking me
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 30, 2008, 01:05 PM
Times Square drops the ball
midnight ticker-tape kisses,
what resolutions?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Soft Words on December 31, 2008, 06:20 AM
i choose to be free
of bitterness and temper;
instead, i'm cliche.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 31, 2008, 04:28 PM
time is running out
make amends; begin anew
bury the hatchet
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 03, 2009, 04:56 PM
appreciation
expressed quietly:
dark whispers
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 04, 2009, 05:11 AM
cardinals fly high
on the wings of fierce falcons
supereminence
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 04, 2009, 05:28 AM
sliver of moon
snowflake's prismatic edge
passing silence
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 05, 2009, 07:48 AM
blood-red sunset
piercing cries...
a murder of crows
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 05, 2009, 07:59 AM
Oh, I like that one. OK, I can't help it if I like blood sports!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 05, 2009, 08:14 AM
I bet you like going to the mall at Christmas too.   ;D
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 05, 2009, 08:23 AM
hahaha. NOT on your life!!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 05, 2009, 08:27 AM
I thought shopping was a bloodsport.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 05, 2009, 05:48 PM
dissimulation 
honesty is all I seek
tell me no promise
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on January 06, 2009, 05:58 PM
Cardinal of red
seeks the wily cat of black
one shall become dead.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Voodoo Child on January 07, 2009, 10:37 PM
fragrant pink petals
bright stars on a field of green
sweet Frangipani...

(http://www.botanictreasures.com/PlumeriaPics/Ozzie_Pink.jpg)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 08, 2009, 11:10 AM
Lovely.

The fragrance wafts through the screen.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 08, 2009, 02:15 PM
western birds fly in
tangle with a southern cat
soar home without tails
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 09, 2009, 03:20 AM
farrier's hammer,
cracks of dawn enlightenment...
awaken my horse
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 10, 2009, 12:49 AM
Yes its a nice combination of things--
mystic can now be deemed a master :dblu
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 10, 2009, 12:58 AM
almost full moon...
a sure home run
caught at the wall
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 10, 2009, 01:15 AM
I am no Master, I am but a humble Mystic. I merely seek what they have sought; as Basho once advised his students. G.

Quote
Achieve enlightenment. Then, having done so, return to this world of ordinary humanity.   
                                                                                                     ~ Basho
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 10, 2009, 06:06 AM
her golden hair,
a brief reprieve of summer,
before the harvest

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 10, 2009, 09:17 AM
The most important part of the journey is the openess of your heart/mind/spirit

Pete Townsend's 'The Seeker' sums it up nicely


I've looked under chairs
I've looked under tables
I try to find the key
To fifty million fables

They call me the Seeker
I've been searching low and high
I won't find what I'm after
Till the day I die

I asked my idols
The questions to my mother
I bought tickets just anywhere
Hoping to discover

They call me the Seeker
I've been looking low and high
I won't get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

People tend to hate me
'Cause I never smile
As I ransack their homes
They wanna shake my hand
Focused in on nowhere
Investigating miles
I'm a Seeker, I'm a really desperate man!

I asked Bobby Dylan
I asked the Beatles
I asked Timothy Leary
But he didn't help me either

They call me the Seeker
I've been looking low and high
I won't get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

[Solo]

I learned how to raise my voice in anger
Now look at my face
Ain't this a smile?
I'm happy when life's good
And when it's bad, I cry
I got values
But I don't know how or why

I'm looking for me!
You're looking for you!
We're looking at each other
And we don't know what to do!

They call me the Seeker
I've been searching low and high
I won't get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die

I won't get to get what I'm after
Till the day I die!

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on January 10, 2009, 11:27 AM
Born in eastern mist
rising in golden glory
day begins anew
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on January 10, 2009, 11:36 PM
Survival of the Fittest

Red bird eats black cat.
No one thought it possible;
go and figure that!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 11, 2009, 06:17 AM
cats die on green turf
brutally flayed by red birds
come morn mourning black
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Rach on January 11, 2009, 05:31 PM
i like that, witt.  here's one from me:

i just love haiku
there's always new creation
brings me so much joy.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on January 11, 2009, 08:56 PM
Redbirds feast on Hawk
then dine on the big black cat
next meal the eagle
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 12, 2009, 05:17 AM
birds flew o'er giants
steel stopped electricity
small birds devour large?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 12, 2009, 07:14 AM
solitary star,
a whisper in the silence
before spring dawns
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 12, 2009, 10:34 AM
the morning air
has a bite to it,
cynanthropic
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 12, 2009, 11:17 AM
 ;D Love the word play in this one, Russ.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 15, 2009, 01:30 PM
snow falls in a haze
her laboured breathing crackles
priest whispers last rites
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 16, 2009, 09:46 AM
the warm morning dew
makes you wet with a whisper...
my hand on your thigh
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 16, 2009, 01:14 PM
midnight stars caress
the body of the world,
making love
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on January 16, 2009, 04:29 PM
Late, when all is still,
when dark moon shadows walk,
like silence, you come.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Voodoo Child on January 17, 2009, 01:52 AM
drifting like a wraith
amongst the broken grave stones
searching for lost love
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 19, 2009, 05:05 AM
swooped down on eagles
victorious birds fly south
a match for raw steel?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on January 19, 2009, 08:56 AM
A curtain of lace
or a curtain of cold steel?
Redbird will reveal!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 19, 2009, 10:16 AM
soon lightning will strike
in the Calusa village
steel must not be forged
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 20, 2009, 11:08 PM
lizards sleep under
the blue light of stars,
idiotropic
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 25, 2009, 10:30 AM
out of the ashes;
the beginning...
and the end
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on January 25, 2009, 04:03 PM
Who's fate parallels
that of Ponce De Leon
by the Calusas?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 26, 2009, 06:40 AM
Well done, frag. I like that.

Very nice, Sartor. It's good to see you kuing.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 26, 2009, 10:21 AM
yes---kuing is wonderful music
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 26, 2009, 10:22 AM
a broken palm frond
dangles in the morning breeze,
hangover
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 26, 2009, 10:56 AM
I love your play on words here, frag!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on January 26, 2009, 11:24 AM
Witt........What is kuing?  Now I know that a kiang is a wild ass of Tibet and Mongolia but I live in Arizona so that lets me off the hook and I'll have you know I haven't had any wild..........never mind and forget I mentioned it.   Frag thinks it is music or so it seems.  Here, according to you, I have been kuing without knowing it.......koo-kooo, koo kooooooooo. 

Let the coo-coo bird
coo, coo, coo with all his might
I can too koo koo
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 26, 2009, 01:22 PM
Sartor, you're about as coo-coo as Dufus, my singing chicken! BAWK BAWK!

Kuing is just clipping the hai off haikuing-- hai-ku.  Sorry. Sometimes we get silly changing words to our own liking!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on January 27, 2009, 08:34 AM
Witt       Ahaaa........mystery of the ku explained.  I had looked in several dictionarys and found nothing on it.  Thank you for setting the record straight.


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on January 28, 2009, 12:32 AM
Now of couse Kuing -s the art of haiku in the real world sense-(if the real world makes any sense let me know)

In reference to the cuckoos, this season word in traditional haiku --refers the the 5th month--the rain before summer


a cloud passes
cuckoo singing opera,
springing out
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on February 01, 2009, 11:22 AM
a hooded egret
stands on the edge of the pond,
K-K-KOLD
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on February 06, 2009, 08:43 AM
dawn screams
breaking winter silence
voice of ice
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on February 06, 2009, 10:53 AM
Super, Mystice!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on February 06, 2009, 12:53 PM
the haiku beat;
tapping rhythm with his feet,
Mystic's Ku's can't be beat!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on February 06, 2009, 12:54 PM
sunset's purple sky:
painting a peaceful goodbye
between two worlds
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on February 06, 2009, 03:19 PM
Thanks guys.

DISCLAIMER

Any resemblance to good poetry in this author's preceding haiku is purely coincidental and not a product of rational thought. - Any assumptions that the author may contain or exhibit extraordinary or unnatural abilities (hereafter to be referred to as super) as it pertains to composition of poetic verse are wholly and unequivocally unfounded. Any consequences resulting from such assumptions or claims become the sole responsibility of the reader. 
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Xarcanus on February 10, 2009, 10:51 PM
I haven't written one of these in eons, and I want to get writing poetry again, in general so here we go. I tried to stay as close to the art-form as possible. Traditionally in your first line you have something that denotes what season it is e.g. snowflakes for winter.


A thousand blossoms
fall; new widows weep gently.
Another horrid war.


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on February 10, 2009, 11:33 PM
Free your mind--and the Ku will follow

Traditional Haiku can have a season word anywhere in it
(or the aimed content pointing to a season can be that season word)

the ice skates hang on
a nail on the cottage porch,
NO SKINNY DIPPING
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on February 11, 2009, 01:45 AM
elm’s stark relief
scent of western desert
crash of cymbals



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on February 11, 2009, 09:39 AM
moonlight through maple
leaves twisted silver etchings'
impermanent ink
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on February 12, 2009, 05:47 AM
Hey, X! It's good to see you posting again. Excellent!

Frag, how cute.

Mystic, I like both of these! I really like the "etchings in impermanent ink." Clever.

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Voodoo Child on February 12, 2009, 10:53 PM
adrift in moonlight
sailing on the starry tide
to the land of dreams

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/Ancientmyste/wg_fp0_frontispiece.jpg)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on February 13, 2009, 12:46 PM
To the land of dreams
where the fairytales come true
for me and for you
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on February 18, 2009, 02:53 PM
busy goldfinches
flitting thistle to sunflower
rainy-day banquet
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on February 22, 2009, 12:07 PM
You come from the past
bringing the scent of incense
and old memories
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on February 23, 2009, 06:03 AM
likeness carved in clay
beauty captured forever
baked in my heart's kiln
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on February 23, 2009, 12:21 PM
Baked in my heart's kiln,
like wet red terracotta,
your image devine.
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Post by: witt on February 23, 2009, 03:11 PM
the sculptor's slow hand
molds the soul of the poser
captured forever
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Post by: Mystic1 on February 24, 2009, 06:11 AM
withering leaves
snowflakes tumble one by one
unburdened boughs
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Post by: Sartor on February 24, 2009, 08:41 AM
captured forever
bound within the dark red clay
the sculpture's spirit
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Post by: Mystic1 on February 28, 2009, 03:20 AM
spring dawns
perched in wet sand
crane's shadow ripples
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Post by: fragments on March 02, 2009, 10:35 AM
cloudless pale blue sky
a homeless rooftop,
 in the real world
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Post by: Mystic1 on March 03, 2009, 08:06 AM
each year without fail
Capistano
a swallow's shadow
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Post by: Sartor on March 03, 2009, 10:45 AM
A swallow's shadow
insects buzz the pond's surface
slanting sunshine rays
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Post by: Mystic1 on March 04, 2009, 11:13 PM
a single star
beyond the rising tide
a scuttling crab
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Post by: Bill on March 06, 2009, 10:45 AM
The Brilliant Poem
(Yeah, I know it's against the rules of haiku to place a title, to lack a connection to the natural world, to fail to unite two seemingly discordant thoughts in a perfect harmony of philosphical transcendance, but cut me some slack.  I'm working on a theme here, across various forms.  *still chuckling)


The brilliant poem
At a loss for words not found
Remained just her smile.
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Post by: witt on March 06, 2009, 11:15 AM
Who says?

According to Bill's Book of Banter, it's perfectly ok.
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Post by: Bill on March 06, 2009, 07:39 PM
witt,

Bill's Book of Banter...Amazing that you would refer to it, since it is a rare volume.  Only one copy available and difficult to access, but somehow you found a way.  Wait a minute...hmmmmmm

Bill's book of banter,
a rare volume, one copy
difficult to access.

FOUND POETRY!  Brilliant!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on March 07, 2009, 04:35 AM
Aye!   Where are my sunglasses?
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Post by: fragments on March 12, 2009, 10:30 AM
In honor of his Birthday--3/12/22

The taste
 of rain
—Why kneel?

jack Kerouac
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Post by: fragments on March 13, 2009, 11:31 AM
grasp a falling leaf
give it back to the wind,
truly free...
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Post by: Mystic1 on March 13, 2009, 12:55 PM
thunder -
on the tin roof
raindrops
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Post by: witt on March 21, 2009, 06:40 PM
dual purpose
blossoms for the eyes
fruit for the palate
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Post by: Mystic1 on March 31, 2009, 10:38 AM
through lifting fog,
a plum colored dawn -
these passing years
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Post by: Mystic1 on April 01, 2009, 06:25 AM
flocking cranes -
in the stillness of dawn
a feather's touch
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Post by: Mystic1 on April 02, 2009, 05:48 AM
pale moonlight,
beyond the shadowed eve -
budding jasmine
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Post by: witt on April 02, 2009, 01:39 PM
Ohhh, lovely, Mystic. We were thinking along the same lines. I wrote this before I saw yours.


                                                 dogwoods in bloom
                                                 peach trees, burgeoning leaves
                                                 azaleas waiting
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Post by: Mystic1 on April 03, 2009, 04:14 AM
Great minds do think alike...I'mm waiting too, Spring should be here by now. I guess it's running a little late this year. Oh, that reminds me, I've been meaning to pick up an azalea to turn into a bonsai - if I don't kill it first.  ;D G.
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Post by: fragments on April 26, 2009, 01:31 AM
for a brief moment
the cat stalks his own shadow,
ghost hunting
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Post by: witt on May 05, 2009, 09:20 AM
snake hidden in mint
nervousness invades my heart
fear creates the pain
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Post by: Mystic1 on May 05, 2009, 10:22 AM
sunrise,
a robin's breast
heaving
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Post by: fragments on May 05, 2009, 10:37 AM
early morning fog
touches the ground with white,
calesthetics
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Post by: Mystic1 on May 06, 2009, 08:27 AM
three quarter moon,
bathed in pink neon
a jazz trio.
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Post by: EpylepticTrout on May 07, 2009, 07:38 PM
simple concentric
vibrations touch essentially
resonating wood
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Post by: Mystic1 on May 15, 2009, 06:34 AM
orange blossoms whisper,
evening clouds promise rain -
both fall in showers
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Post by: Mystic1 on May 16, 2009, 12:35 PM
I've been reading Issa of late, I think he has begun to wear off on me.

a dry well?
even this river
shows disdain!


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Post by: Mystic1 on May 17, 2009, 06:14 AM
garden pond,
above the moon -
spring rain
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Post by: Mystic1 on May 18, 2009, 06:36 AM
midsummer,
an orphan's cry -
bone-chilling
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Post by: Mystic1 on May 19, 2009, 04:27 AM
this breath within,
summer's dawn at my window
fades too quickly.
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Post by: Mystic1 on May 20, 2009, 05:59 AM
beyond its confines,
even the stubborn ivy
continues to climb
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Post by: witt on May 20, 2009, 09:11 AM
Mystic, your Haiku of the Day lately have been superb. Love this ivy one!
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Post by: Mystic1 on May 20, 2009, 09:38 AM
Thank you, Witt. But I must give credit where credit's due. I've been reading Master Issa every day for a week now. His haiku are truly inspirational.
The last, the ivy one, is what's known as a jisei, literally, a Farewell to Life. A Japanese Death Poem. I found a page of those too. And although I am, hopefully, far removed from my own deathbed, it doesn't hurt to practice.  ;D I can't decide whether these jisei appeal to latent morbid tendencies or simple practicality
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Post by: witt on May 20, 2009, 09:46 AM
Well, whatever you're doing, keep it up!
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Post by: Mystic1 on May 20, 2009, 10:05 AM
I recently found this page in my search for haiku on the net.

http://haikuguy.com/issa/

And I subscribed to Issa-a-Day. So, every morning, in my inbox I find a randomly selected haiku of Issa's. (many with commetary) There are over nine thousand such poems in the archives. And, every morning, I attempt a reply. I usually write one, sometimes two or three, based on the one haiku sent. With that meny, it could go on for years to come.

Wait until I begin to study Basho in earnest. I may never reach the level of these Masters, but I'll sure give it the old college try.
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Post by: Mystic1 on May 21, 2009, 02:43 AM
covered in newsprint,
economic hardship -
drowsing homeless
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Post by: Voodoo Child on May 22, 2009, 12:03 AM
Good link.. the first word I entered was 'cranes' and I got 6 haikus on the first page..

Kobayashi Issa didn't follow a strict 5-7-5 syllable structure like we do here at Splash...

...or .. is this just how they translate into English? hhhhmmmmmm.....
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Post by: Mystic1 on May 22, 2009, 12:41 AM
Quote
Kobayashi Issa didn't follow a strict 5-7-5 syllable structure like we do here at Splash...
...or .. is this just how they translate into English? hhhhmmmmmm.....

Much of the answer to your question can be attributed to linguistic discrepancies. But, the 5-7-5 rule, isn't strictly; strict. About a year ago, I had a lengthy conversation with Fragments on the subject of haiku - a sort of How To, in Favourite Poem at the Moment. It begins on Page 1, Reply 15 and runs through Page 2, Reply 22. Throughout our discussion there are good references and links that should answer your question more fully. Suffice to say that particular rule is simply, as Fragments states, ...an English Translation Myth. It was an enlightening conversation for me, and I still read it to this day.

Hope this helps. By the way, if you'll notice (Especially in this forum.) many of my own haiku do not adhere to this stict rule either. Maybe I'm just a rebel by nature? 'Course, not all of my Haiku are true Haiku. But I'm still learning how to tell the difference. And I'm getting better at it. I won't say practice makes you perfect, but it can sure get you close. G.

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Post by: Mystic1 on May 22, 2009, 01:02 AM
I got this haiku in my inbox yesterday:

for festive jelly too
the venerable Twelfth Day...
first winter rain

~ Issa, 1819


shigure ki on Issa's haiku:

Quote
Tenth Month, 12th day is the Death anniversary of the great poet, Bashô. This day is also called First Winter Rain Anniversary

Reading the commentary, provided there is any, often helps to understand the haiku.
 

fireworks,
these luminous fireflies
celebrating too.

This one is for Rachel, to commemorate her birth (July 3rd.)
Though she passed away in March, four years ago, now.
I always remember her birthday.

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Post by: Mystic1 on May 24, 2009, 02:02 AM
planting peppers,
smell of spring rain arrives
on afternoon breeze
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Post by: Mystic1 on May 24, 2009, 03:20 PM
visitors,
at this late hour?
a stray dog.
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Post by: witt on May 24, 2009, 03:50 PM
Good use of brevity and conventions, mystic.
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Post by: Mystic1 on May 24, 2009, 04:18 PM
Thanks, Witt. More of Issa's influence.  ;D
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Post by: Mystic1 on May 25, 2009, 02:01 AM
dead leaves colliding...
washed away by rushing stream
distant thunder roars

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Post by: witt on May 26, 2009, 05:08 AM
distant thunder roars
showers fall down in torrents


Just kidding!!! I couldn't resist. I know that this isn't Haiku Tag, but sometimes I get myself confused as well. Just like in the Quatrain Riddles. I started written the quatrain and the first three lines were haiku. Oh, well, no one will notice that it's a four line haiku.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on May 26, 2009, 05:46 AM
Oh, now they'll know. You've broken the first rule of deception.
Never, ever put anything in writing. Eh, I'm like the military:
They don't ask - I won't tell. If they do ask - I'll lie.

swaying in dawn breeze,
apple blossom shadows -
The Principia

Isaac Newton’s Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica
(Now known as The Principia,) in which he first defines the  
three laws of motion, was published on July 5th 1687.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on May 27, 2009, 02:07 AM
candlelight,
deafening roar of raindrops
on the tin roof
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Post by: Mystic1 on May 29, 2009, 12:18 AM
yellowfin
on the horizon
sashimi


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Post by: witt on May 29, 2009, 08:43 AM
Excellent!
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Post by: Mystic1 on May 31, 2009, 10:48 PM
wildflowers blooming,
above the meadow grasses
dandelion wine
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 01, 2009, 07:52 PM
through a cracked window
the scent of honeysuckle
on shafts of moonlight
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Post by: Voodoo Child on June 03, 2009, 11:41 AM
beautiful imagery!
Well done, G..
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 03, 2009, 01:44 PM
Thanks, V.

gathering eggs,
bloody feathers scattered
in the spring mud
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 04, 2009, 09:46 AM
eyeing hummingbirds,
old grey cat rests in shade
twitching her tail

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Post by: Rach on June 04, 2009, 08:36 PM
that's a nice one mystic.

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Post by: Mystic1 on June 04, 2009, 11:01 PM
Thank you, Rach.

his alms bowl
filling with rain water,
devout mantis


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Post by: EpylepticTrout on June 04, 2009, 11:27 PM
devout mantis
reign O'er me
joint chrysalis we
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Post by: witt on June 05, 2009, 02:14 PM
love the mantis
devour the enemy
tag the trout.
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 05, 2009, 05:29 PM
Nice one, Trout. You too, Witt.

tag the trout
frying fish almandine
or butter flied

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Post by: Mystic1 on June 06, 2009, 02:25 AM
on the road,
a bachelor strolls
with spring moon

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Post by: Mystic1 on June 07, 2009, 02:33 AM
in silence,
a budding rose between
earth and moon
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Post by: Rach on June 09, 2009, 10:34 PM
a hungry bunny
sitting in the cool, dry grass
munching through the day
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 10, 2009, 03:34 PM
Mockingbird
whistling accompaniment -
crimson sunrise
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Post by: Voodoo Child on June 10, 2009, 10:07 PM
Quote
a hungry bunny
sitting in the cool, dry grass
munching through the day

Rach, this is so sweet! My cats and I were watching the little cottontail that lives in my bushes this morning munching the clover.. I thought she was so cute and my cats... well, they were making that weird chattering noise! Yikes! I know what was on their minds! Bad kitty!

Quote
Mockingbird
whistling accompaniment -
crimson sunrise

G, this is so very lovely.. in just a few brief words, you painted a complete picture..

xx Cookie
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Post by: Rach on June 10, 2009, 10:12 PM
Thanks, Voo.  I have been away from home for about a week because of some remodeling projects.  But, we drove up in the driveway, and there he sat just eating away.  He was just as unconcerned as anything just enjoying his meal.  My parents and I walked right by him, and he didn't even move!  That was amazing to me.  But, at least I have a guard rabbit while I'm away!!  :)

BTW:  That kitty story was sooo cute.  I'm glad they didn't eat Peter.
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 10, 2009, 10:18 PM
Thanks, Voo. All I left out of that story was the window.  ;D
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Post by: Rach on June 10, 2009, 10:23 PM
a smile on the face
always makes you feel better
makes others smile too
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 11, 2009, 03:55 AM
summer moon,
passing reflections...
prostitutes
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Post by: Voodoo Child on June 11, 2009, 01:42 PM
cold winter sunrise
last night's lewd indiscretion
morning penitence
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 11, 2009, 03:48 PM
oooh, good one, V. So, two Hail Marys and three Our Fathers, or was it the other way 'round?

His Holiness,
Pope Mystic The First :tongue
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 11, 2009, 04:12 PM
jack in the pulpit,
clothed in Sunday finery...
maroon cardinals

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Post by: Voodoo Child on June 11, 2009, 09:35 PM
lovely drosera
deadly trap awaits your prey
sundew femme fatale


(http://www.fleischfressendepflanzen.de/img/db/Drosera_dichrosepala/Drosera_dichrosepala_965.jpg)
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 11, 2009, 11:36 PM
That’s a sticky situation, V. You know, a mind like mine could really travel with a pic like that.
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Post by: Voodoo Child on June 12, 2009, 09:45 PM
heya, G.. yeah that pic is far out.. psychedelic sundew fantasy!

emperor of dreams
riding on the dragon's back
delicious languor...


(http://www.reprodart.com/kunst/john_anster_fitzgerald/stuff.jpg)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 13, 2009, 12:16 AM
twilight
after their long slumber
cicadas
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Post by: witt on June 13, 2009, 09:19 AM
Wow! These are great, Myst et Voo.
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 13, 2009, 03:14 PM
Thanks, Witt.
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Post by: Voodoo Child on June 13, 2009, 09:50 PM
witt, so much fun tracking others hiakus..

I'm so glad you've liked this... thus far!

xx Voo
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 14, 2009, 04:09 AM
hazy moon,
spanning the distance...
Golden Gate

Thanks, bish, for the San Fran vibe.
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 15, 2009, 03:20 AM
buzzing, buzzing,
bumblebee's love song
to the poppy
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Post by: witt on June 15, 2009, 07:52 AM
I enjoyed this, Myst.
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 15, 2009, 10:10 AM
Thank you, Witt..I'm glad.
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 16, 2009, 01:12 AM
spring sunrise
ascending the mountain
a pilgrim's footsteps
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Post by: Voodoo Child on June 16, 2009, 10:39 PM
arcane mysteries
ancient shrine hidden in mist
long-forgotten gods...
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 17, 2009, 12:13 AM
Nice one, Voo. Sounds a bit greek to me. But I wonder if you weren't going a bit older, perhaps? G.
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Post by: Voodoo Child on June 17, 2009, 12:22 AM
a lot older... around the time of Lemuria!  :dblu
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 17, 2009, 01:15 AM
I thought so.
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 17, 2009, 01:18 AM
cool evening
apple blossoms reach
toward full moon
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 18, 2009, 03:19 AM
still moon watches
apple blossom fall...
how many more?
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Post by: Mystic1 on June 29, 2009, 02:03 PM
lovers,
in each moment...
spring blooms
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Post by: Mystic1 on July 01, 2009, 01:24 AM
shouldering
the scent of primrose...
stone lintel
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Post by: Mystic1 on July 02, 2009, 02:21 AM
this globe...
the distance between us
not so far
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Post by: witt on July 02, 2009, 06:16 AM
A keeper. A KEEPER!
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Post by: Mystic1 on July 02, 2009, 09:51 AM
Thanks, Witt.

The essence of truth...seen through the eyes of a five year old boy.  ;D
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Post by: Mystic1 on July 03, 2009, 08:21 AM
poured out
from Big Dipper,
my house
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Post by: Sartor on July 03, 2009, 12:26 PM
They came
flying abuzz
skeeters
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Post by: Mystic1 on July 03, 2009, 12:40 PM
Oh, nice one Sartor. The mere thought of squadrons of the lil buggers makes my skin crawl....excuse me, but have you seen my back scratcher? G.
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Post by: Rach on July 03, 2009, 01:09 PM
i like this one too, sartor.  nice.  my problems have been more with the ants lately though.  for some reason, they don't want to share my yard with me!   :kool
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Post by: Sartor on July 03, 2009, 05:17 PM
Handing back-scratcher to Mystic.......time to have the uncles call back the aunts Rach.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on July 04, 2009, 08:35 AM
soil swallows
each teardrop
drought
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Post by: Mystic1 on July 04, 2009, 04:02 PM
single female
always on the lookout,
paging Bob White!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: EpylepticTrout on July 05, 2009, 06:32 PM
half life on the back
side accelerator
clipping zen toenails
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 08, 2009, 04:13 AM
stars at dusk
distant recollections
of your eyes
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Post by: Sartor on July 08, 2009, 12:21 PM
Wind rustles the tree
bringing back the memory
of what used to be.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 08, 2009, 07:50 PM
how is it...
each drop's gentle caress -still
loneliness prevails?
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Post by: Voodoo Child on July 09, 2009, 12:35 AM
eyes glisten with tears
rain-streaked windows to the soul
glass shatters in pain
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Post by: Mystic1 on July 09, 2009, 01:44 AM
ladybug explores
the whole of creation...
my outstretched palm
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Post by: Voodoo Child on July 09, 2009, 02:13 AM
the full moon rises
casting dark shadow puppets
their words sound like wind
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Post by: Mystic1 on July 10, 2009, 02:04 AM
spring evening
hungers for enlightenment...
new moon rises
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on July 10, 2009, 10:29 AM
Dreams stop with a jolt
light filters through the branches
daylight in the swamp
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 10, 2009, 11:57 AM
orange clouds streak the sky
sudden hush of mystery
twilight time has come
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 11, 2009, 07:57 AM
Today I am not as young as I once was, nor am I (hopefully) as old as I shall be


from this vine
a green-striped Buddha
protruding

sticky chin
below red-lipped smile
celebrates birth

G. (That's Me)

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Rach on July 11, 2009, 01:55 PM
hope is in the air
joy comes when you're not looking
and love is waiting
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on July 11, 2009, 09:52 PM
The prom had ended
she refused, he took her home
virgo intacta
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 11, 2009, 10:17 PM
Today I am not as young as I once was, nor am I (hopefully) as old as I shall be


from this vine
a green-striped Buddha
protruding

sticky chin
below red-lipped smile
celebrates birth

G. (That's Me)



G... is today your birthday???
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 11, 2009, 10:48 PM
soft summer kisses
moments stolen in moonlight
cancer lascivio
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 11, 2009, 11:56 PM
Yes, Voo, today is my birthday...at least for another hour. aGing Me
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 12, 2009, 12:54 AM
Our b-days are 8 days apart. Mine is on the 19th.. Cancer-Leo cusp. That's why I'm so twisted.. Cancer moon/Leo sun... :tongue
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 12, 2009, 02:49 AM
warm summer breeze
stirring from the south,
your sweet caress

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 12, 2009, 02:51 AM
V,

If I remember correctly, my rising sign is Leo. Explains a few things, don't it?  :tongue

I also have a friend, her birthday is the twenty-first. She is most certainly Leoesque.

G.(eorge) OF The Jungle

(Watch out for that V!!!)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on July 12, 2009, 08:31 AM
birthdays come and go
sometimes noticed; sometimes not
you have touched the world
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on July 13, 2009, 10:44 AM
Lo. He looked at her
then bloomed the flower of love
to last a lifetime
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 14, 2009, 03:20 AM
green worm peeks
from red apple's core...
at least it's whole

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on July 14, 2009, 09:48 AM
To be dependant
and rely on government
brings forth your bondage
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 15, 2009, 01:52 AM
at twilight
a field of barley
in her hair
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 16, 2009, 09:02 AM
these drifting clouds,
summer's diary of blue
filled with blank pages
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 16, 2009, 09:00 PM
sunset...
departure lingers
in her eyes
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Voodoo Child on July 16, 2009, 10:03 PM
the sun has risen
birds welcome to new born day
singing songs of joy
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 17, 2009, 05:09 AM
honeysuckle...
on the southern mountain
a shadow of rain
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on July 17, 2009, 11:30 AM
Let no troubled heart
chill the heat of treasured love
when a true love blooms
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Post by: Mystic1 on July 18, 2009, 01:25 AM
beyond orchard...
dawn breaks concentration
of blooming plum trees
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Post by: Mystic1 on July 19, 2009, 01:26 AM
temple looming...
from below the mountain,
scent of the sea
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Post by: Mystic1 on July 20, 2009, 01:54 AM
summer rain
whispers on bare shoulder -
muffled cries
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Post by: Mystic1 on July 21, 2009, 03:44 AM
two rabbits
darting between raindrops -
tag, you’re it!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on July 21, 2009, 12:15 PM
Beware sticky web
knowing not which strands are safe
life can quickly ebb
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Post by: Rach on July 21, 2009, 09:41 PM
like this one, sartor.

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on July 22, 2009, 04:21 PM
Thanks Rach.

Hither comes a fly
buzzing to and fro and by
living just to die
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Post by: Mystic1 on July 22, 2009, 05:59 PM
hushed giggle...
summer rain sparkles
on wind chimes
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Post by: Voodoo Child on July 22, 2009, 08:55 PM
silver light ripples
ethereal music plays
calling the angels
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Post by: Mystic1 on July 24, 2009, 05:09 AM
crushing thunder...
her comfortable weight
in my lap
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on July 24, 2009, 01:07 PM
Daylight comes
with the rising sun
day is born
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 24, 2009, 11:53 PM
in the corner
unable to sleep, too...
chirping cricket
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Post by: Mystic1 on July 25, 2009, 08:00 PM
I've been thinking about original haiku, and how they were written in a single line. This is my first attempt...

in the day's heat new grass and manure mingle perfume.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on July 25, 2009, 08:42 PM
two rabbits
darting between raindrops -
tag, you’re it!



I particularly like this one G...

Quote
in the corner
unable to sleep, too...
chirping cricket

and this one as well...

Quote
summer rain
whispers on bare shoulder -
muffled cries

this is delightful...



Halo 
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on July 25, 2009, 08:47 PM
silver light ripples
ethereal music plays
calling the angels

Dear Voo, love this...


Halo
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 27, 2009, 11:46 PM
O Mistress of the Heavenly Choir,

I am most humbled by your kind remarks. Bless you.

Gregorian Me.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 27, 2009, 11:49 PM
wrapped in warm sheets,
creating the illusion
of your embrace
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Post by: Voodoo Child on July 28, 2009, 12:19 PM
silver light ripples
ethereal music plays
calling the angels

Dear Voo, love this...


Halo


(((((Halo)))))

Thanks for your lovely reply!  :cheekiss

xx Voo
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on July 29, 2009, 11:32 AM
crickets constant chirp
cicadas' crescendo chirr
summer's symphony
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Sartor on July 31, 2009, 01:50 PM
South flies the wild goose
in the waning days of fall
true to winter's call
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 01, 2009, 06:26 AM
lizard in low bush
black cat stalking swishing tail
hidden in tall grass
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 05, 2009, 01:18 AM
summer dawns...
in the sky and these puddles,
rainbows
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Post by: Voodoo Child on August 11, 2009, 09:49 PM
fleeting memories
of childhood's fondest daydream
echoes in my mind

 :comfort
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 13, 2009, 02:51 AM
silhouetted
against August twilight,
blooming jasmine
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on August 27, 2009, 11:51 PM
sweet smell of mown lawn
cut down in the prime of life
death's odor in the air
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on September 10, 2009, 11:27 AM
streaks mar the morning
dawn breaks along with my heart
can I bear your pain?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Voodoo Child on September 10, 2009, 07:08 PM
These are great!  ;D
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Rach on September 10, 2009, 09:08 PM
watch for you today
by my lonely window pane
but still your not there
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on September 11, 2009, 06:38 AM
only one noticed
over ten thousand postings
no one really cares
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 11, 2009, 07:48 PM
conscientious
butterfly counting guests
at garden gate
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 12, 2009, 12:41 AM
Dear witt, 10,000 posts is awesome, congratulations...looki ng forward to all your posts to come.

Halo
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Voodoo Child on September 19, 2009, 08:28 PM
twilight comes at last
a stillness waits for the stars
nature holds its breath
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Post by: Kuranui on September 20, 2009, 06:02 AM
tasty cheese in trap
mouse  cautiously approaches
dead mouse caught in trap
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Post by: Rach on September 20, 2009, 07:34 PM
Kuranui:
This is a funny one.  I have had my experiences with mice since moving about a year ago.  Those little guys give me the chilly-willies.  It wouldn't be so bad if they'd just stay outside.  I hate traps.  I have put my dad on trap duty.  :)  I am thankful for a gentleman who will do that dirty work for me.  As clumsy as I am, I would probably lose a finger or toe or something.   ;D
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on September 24, 2009, 05:11 AM
what is the purpose
endeavors go unnoticed
bitter feelings rise
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 28, 2009, 03:12 AM
red lilies bloom
such fond remembrances...
curling ribbons
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kuranui on September 30, 2009, 05:31 AM
path runs to river
small dog follows it sniffing
other dogs' scent trails.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 01, 2009, 06:33 AM
trailing the cat
through a gap in my fence -
autumn arrives
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 01, 2009, 03:08 PM
A+, my young man, A+!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 01, 2009, 06:09 PM
Thanks Auntie Witt  ;D
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Post by: Halo on October 01, 2009, 09:44 PM

Gorgeous Haiku G!  :angel:
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Post by: Mystic1 on October 02, 2009, 12:44 AM
Bless you, sweet  :angel:
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 02, 2009, 01:05 AM
between blue sky
and a crack in the sidewalk,
peony’s cloud
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Post by: Mystic1 on October 05, 2009, 06:04 AM
(http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab134/random_thought_leakage/autumn_sass.jpg)

cool evening,
lone sassafras rusts
in twilight dew
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Post by: witt on October 08, 2009, 08:07 AM
([url]http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab134/random_thought_leakage/autumn_sass.jpg[/url])

cool evening,
lone sassafras rusts
in twilight dew



A+ again, Mystic!!!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 08, 2009, 01:57 PM
Thanks again, Witt. Hopefully, with enough practice, I may actually get this haiku thing right one of these days.  :tongue
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 08, 2009, 02:14 PM
moonless autumn
from hollow silence...
owl hoots
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Post by: Mystic1 on October 09, 2009, 04:59 AM
tossing bouquet
and copious birdseed,
autumn nuptials
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Voodoo Child on October 10, 2009, 02:10 AM
a gentle breeze brings
the cloying scent of roses
swirling pink petals
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kuranui on October 12, 2009, 05:02 AM
rain making puddles
mirror images reflect
Autumn leaf floating
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 13, 2009, 04:27 PM
slate roof tiles
drip grey autumn sky -
filling buckets
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 13, 2009, 05:08 PM
Your report card must look pretty good. All A's!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on October 14, 2009, 12:49 AM
Simply wonderful to see you all floating along with the luminescence of autumn as your inspirations
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on October 14, 2009, 12:54 AM
with you...
even a cloudy night
is filled with stars
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 14, 2009, 07:05 AM
Heeeyyyy, frag! Great to see you again. We've been missing you.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 14, 2009, 08:32 AM
passing through these
fragments of autumn...
familiar face

 :dblu  ;D
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 14, 2009, 12:54 PM
southern breeze...
blue eyes reflecting
fog's cool embrace
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 15, 2009, 03:51 AM
each weary step
an unreachable distance...
Mount Fuji's peak
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Post by: Mystic1 on October 16, 2009, 01:17 AM
competing cries
away in the distance...
baby and crow

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kuranui on October 16, 2009, 03:33 AM
southern hemisphere
spring heading for summer sun
daylight lengthening
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Post by: Mystic1 on October 16, 2009, 07:05 PM
waxing -
moon and candlelit
pumpkins
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Post by: Mystic1 on October 20, 2009, 01:14 AM
indigo duet...
your rhapsody in blue
a cappella
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 30, 2009, 10:51 PM
sea whispers -
struggling to find words
in the sand
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on October 30, 2009, 11:05 PM

I'm sure the sea knows the secrets of life, but is not allowed to tell us.
Lovely Haiku's and beautiful images, G.

 :angel:
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 31, 2009, 03:32 AM
rushing
between waves of blue silence...
my name on your lips


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 01, 2009, 01:09 AM
morning bell -
disparate voices
pealing
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 01, 2009, 07:31 PM
November fog descending the hillside by its own path
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 02, 2009, 05:11 AM
she bends...
tea kettle whistles
kensho!*

* In Zen Buddhism there is a great enlightenment called satori, sought through many years of disciplined meditation. There are also many little flashes of enlightenment, called kensho, which are intense forms of those everyday noticings that surprise us or please us because they seem to reveal a truth, or to be exemplary, or to connect us again, momentarily, with the sense of awe. Haiku is a momentary, condensed poetic form and its special quality is that it is perfectly adapted to give the reader that little instant of kensho insight. Basho developed the haiku form so that each haiku became a little burst of awakening. It is this that is the essence of haiku, not its number of syllables. ~ excerpt from Haiku and Zen, George Marsh 1999

visit here to read the full article: http://simplyhaiku.com/SHv1n2/haikuandzen.html (http://simplyhaiku.com/SHv1n2/haikuandzen.html)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 02, 2009, 05:43 AM

G, thank you for posting this information, I found it interesting and helpful, and there is a sense of contentment and familiarity coming from that Haiku.

Halo.  :angel:
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 02, 2009, 06:01 AM
You are quite welcome my feathered lovely. Anything to help further the cause for haiku. Your presence is always a blessing, thank you. G.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 02, 2009, 06:36 AM
Yes. We Americans have bastardized the form for the sake of fun.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 02, 2009, 06:43 AM
November fog descending the hillside by its own path

I like!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 02, 2009, 10:17 PM
Thanks Witt, glad you enjoyed that one. I'm still finding my footing with the one liners.
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Post by: Mystic1 on November 02, 2009, 10:21 PM
edges
near the sound of emptiness -
autumn's crescent moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 03, 2009, 09:27 AM
Evolution of a haiku...

I couldn't decide. So, take your pick.  ;D

1.

in stillness
morning glory awakes
before the dawn

2.

stillness...
purple morning glory
before dawn

3.

morning glory's purple stillness just before dawn

4.

still...
morning glories
dawn

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 04, 2009, 01:49 AM
captured
in the curl of this shell...
distant sea
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 04, 2009, 05:17 AM
Evolution of a haiku...

I couldn't decide. So, take your pick.  ;D

1.

in stillness
morning glory awakes
before the dawn

2.

stillness...
purple morning glory
before dawn

3.

morning glory's purple stillness just before dawn

4.

still...
morning glories
dawn

How about

in stillness
morning glory awakes
before dawn
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 04, 2009, 05:19 AM
captured
in the curl of this shell...
distant sea


LOVE this!!!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 04, 2009, 09:11 PM
fledgling owl -
in the learning curve
of spring moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 06, 2009, 04:46 PM
autumn breeze
tastes of the long road ahead
front gate clangs
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Post by: Mystic1 on November 07, 2009, 05:57 AM
better than I
this old horse knows the way -
autumn's new moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 07, 2009, 08:14 AM
N-i-i-i-i-c-e!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 07, 2009, 08:14 PM
Offers Witt a bow of thanks for her generosity and appreciation

Yes, it is November, and yet, it will be eighty degrees (That's 27 for those of you converting to Celsius) here in Texas tomorrow. Thus, I give you:


resembling spring -
each day begins with the turn
of a new leaf


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 08, 2009, 05:11 PM
suddenly
peeking through autumn mist -
a single wild rose!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 08, 2009, 07:12 PM

G, your Haiku's paint autumn in a soft glow of remembrance.

Halo  :angel:

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Soft Words on November 09, 2009, 02:19 AM
G, I'm jealous of your 27 degree autumn. (Yes, I refuse to convert to Farenheit)

swirling at her feet
he is constantly calling
then tornadoes rage
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 09, 2009, 10:28 AM
I’m glad you are enjoying my haiku, Berenice. Thank you.

Arti, no worries, I’m flexible :tongue and don’t mind converting to Celsius
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 09, 2009, 10:32 AM
Like many politicians, I find myself once again, undecided.

1.

sudden thunder -
the clock on the wall clasps hands
striking midnight

2.

autumn thunder -
the clock on the wall clasps hands
striking midnight

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 10, 2009, 04:55 PM
you and I
in separate seasons...
the same
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 17, 2009, 03:16 AM
autumn evening -
crickets complaining
about the chill

And they have every right to complain. We got a cold front and the current temperature is: seven, yes, seven (7) degrees Celsius.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 18, 2009, 03:27 AM
ancient light
a newborn wish falling...
autumn’s first frost

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 19, 2009, 05:17 AM
Love that one, Mystic!



joy comes in the dawn
smiles are birthed in the morning
frowns creep in at night
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 24, 2009, 09:10 PM
fading blossoms
in grandaughter’s hair...
an autumn breeze

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 24, 2009, 09:14 PM


pink blush
unfurling...
lotus weeps
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 26, 2009, 06:15 AM
turkey and dressing
counting our many blessings
with loved one gathered
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 27, 2009, 08:31 PM
scent of spring rain...
cherry blossom's shadow in
your old photograph
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 09, 2009, 04:00 PM
pendulous
snow-laden pine branch -
Christmas moon
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Post by: GaerLlwyd on December 10, 2009, 07:37 AM
Christmas moon skyglow
glistens on snow-drifted fields
branch fall breaks surface
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 10, 2009, 11:57 AM
Mystic and G, both of these paint pretty Christmas cards.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 10, 2009, 07:36 PM
each grain of sand
awash in autumn moon...
ivory crane

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 13, 2009, 04:56 PM
Gorgeous, Mystic!





icicles forming
curtain over windows
one drop at a time
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 18, 2009, 01:37 PM
Some wonderful Kus--
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 18, 2009, 01:37 PM
frozen memories
float about in the cold air,
life changes
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 20, 2009, 01:50 PM
endless snow
in Christmas finery...
shoveling

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 22, 2009, 10:30 AM
light shimmering like
dancing diamonds everywhere
on frosted rooftops

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 23, 2009, 02:19 PM
drunk with poetry,
standing between the ocean
and the wind.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 23, 2009, 03:31 PM
Fabulous!


I LOVE it!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kuranui on December 23, 2009, 05:16 PM
Wow! That's lovely!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: fragments on December 23, 2009, 09:37 PM
Thanks the both of ya..
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 27, 2009, 11:52 AM
waxing poetic in front of the smoldering fire -- writing haiku
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 29, 2009, 03:49 AM
resolute
in the chill of New Year's dawn...
no resolutions
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 31, 2009, 10:12 PM
drop by drop...
rain and the blue moon
drips on New Year's Eve
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kuranui on January 03, 2010, 09:05 PM
still night awaits storm
rumble from dark distant cloud
teen street kid huddles
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 12, 2010, 04:33 AM
neither
winter wind nor lover's sigh
disturb candle's flame

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 12, 2010, 04:51 AM
Wow. Love the image of this, Mystic.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 12, 2010, 05:50 AM
Thanks Witt. Expect more..including the above, I've written seven this morning.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 13, 2010, 02:03 AM
entwined
in the shade of an oak
ivy and us
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 14, 2010, 02:32 AM
blackberries
tart sweetness bursting
in our kiss
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on January 14, 2010, 02:45 AM

Both Haiku's are delightful G. America's cold winter seems to have turned your thoughts to Spring...
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 15, 2010, 06:17 PM
B,

Though the weather seems to have turned a bit spring-like...more than the weather brings my thoughts to blue skies and blooms.  ;D
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 15, 2010, 06:18 PM
a warm sigh...
the curve of your breast
collects dew
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 15, 2010, 11:02 PM
winter moon
lights the path to my door...
your beaming smile
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on January 16, 2010, 12:37 PM
Snowflake


Drifting carelessly,
as if nothing else exists,
until it hits the ground.

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 16, 2010, 02:49 PM
spring blooms...
only sighs and whispers
between us
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 17, 2010, 03:10 AM
brittle elm leaf...
in Dealey Plaza
a car backfires
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 17, 2010, 08:06 PM
cherry blossoms
in pond's reflection too
my first grey hair
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kuranui on January 19, 2010, 02:07 AM
claws sharpened to kill
tiger in beautiful coat
prowling our nightclubs
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 23, 2010, 10:25 PM
bent low
over the old man's cane...
crescent moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 27, 2010, 12:56 AM
in the shadow
of an approaching storm...
sunflower dawn
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on February 05, 2010, 07:23 PM
passing
scent of plum blossoms...
our shadows caress
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on February 06, 2010, 05:23 AM
Oooh...Love that!



I haven't seen you around here much lately, Mr. Splash Host. Where ya been?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on February 06, 2010, 07:06 AM
hyacinth
blossoms the same blue...
twilight
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kuranui on February 07, 2010, 02:19 AM
raindrops fall
silver cascade
crystal chandelier
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on February 10, 2010, 10:01 PM
a blemish
on the year's first snow...
crow's shadow
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on February 15, 2010, 02:09 PM
between
the silence of snowflakes...
a dove’s song
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kuranui on February 15, 2010, 09:51 PM
footsteps
on autumn leaves
dog barks
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on February 25, 2010, 07:24 AM
growing too
in the rice fields...
her belly
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on February 28, 2010, 11:57 PM
steam rises
from the sugar cane mill...
first flake of snow
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 05, 2010, 06:52 PM
waiting
in the inkpot...
haiku
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 06, 2010, 09:19 AM
beneath
the crunch of winter...
wildflowers
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 08, 2010, 12:18 AM
crossing the bridge
above a lotus pond...
gibbous moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 09, 2010, 05:03 PM
after the hut
has burned down - ashes
rise on spring wind
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 14, 2010, 04:04 AM
clarity
in Buddha's shadowed eyes...
autumn moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kuranui on March 19, 2010, 06:20 AM
sick from night before
canine watches his master
hair of dog needed
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on March 20, 2010, 08:26 AM
sick from night before
canine watches his master
hair of dog needed


hahaha


the hair of the dog
gets rid of the fuzzy mouth
remember next time
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 21, 2010, 12:55 AM
rain, sleet and hail
while waiting for the snow...
first spring sunset

Yes, it's all true what they say about Texas weather: If you don't like it, wait a minute...it'll change. This is an accurate report of our weather today.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kuranui on March 23, 2010, 01:04 AM
(It sounds dreadful, Mystic. Too much to take in one day.)

frost and snow flurries
wind and rain beating down
he gets cold shoulder
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 29, 2010, 06:09 AM
It was well worth the wait. I got some great photos.
Since someone who shall remain nameless was quicker on the draw than I was in the New Haiku Game...I'll simply leave my offering here for your enjoyment.

bounding into
the newly raked leaf pile...
a child's laughter
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 29, 2010, 09:26 PM
There’s a study of mountains hidden in hiddenness. ~ Dogan: Mountains and Rivers Sutra

hiding
in spring’s noonday shadows...
a mountain
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 05, 2010, 02:43 PM
daffodils
no longer buzzing...
cool evening
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 07, 2010, 08:21 PM
beckoning me
toward the village square...
chrysanthemums
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on April 08, 2010, 02:57 PM
Lovely, mystic!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 08, 2010, 10:36 PM
Thanks Witt
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 08, 2010, 10:39 PM
(http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab134/random_thought_leakage/Helicopter/Chinese%20Urn/Daffodils/Pansies/IMG_0755.jpg)

passing away
in this single bloom...
ten thousand things
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kuranui on April 10, 2010, 05:14 AM
watching me
from a garden bed---
pansy face
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on April 10, 2010, 11:16 AM
Very nice, mystic! I've been doing a haiga a day on Facebook. Funny how few comments I have gotten.


K, I love your comeback!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on April 10, 2010, 11:33 AM
one cloud
blue skies
alone
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 11, 2010, 12:05 AM
Witt:

I didn't know you had a facebook page. I've got one myself but I seldom ever use it. There are many people, especially westerners, who have never heard the word haiga, or have any idea what one is. I'd love to read yours though.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on April 13, 2010, 03:38 PM
I don't know if you can see them in the picture or not.

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 13, 2010, 04:24 PM
Nice one, Witt. And you can see them in the picture.  ;D
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on April 13, 2010, 06:01 PM
Thanks. My intention is to have a haiga a day that will reflect my daily life. Some serious, some not so serious as the squirrel tracks, but it reflects the activity that goes on here at the Bucolic Bungalow.

Did the link work that I sent you? You haven't mentioned it.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 13, 2010, 11:43 PM
No Haiga this time. It was too dark for a photo and my subject was not inclined to pose.

shuffling
through leftover autumn...
cottontail
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 13, 2010, 11:50 PM
i've tried it a couple of times and I'm sorry to report, it hasn't worked. You could PM me your facebook I.D. and I'll add you to my friends list...that would work.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 14, 2010, 09:55 AM
a glance…
white cotton becomes
wet silk
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on April 14, 2010, 11:38 AM
Aha! We've got it now!


Nice haiku!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 15, 2010, 02:47 PM
in the mirror
cherry blossom nipples sway...
shaving her legs
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 16, 2010, 02:55 AM
after our shower...
the scent of sandalwood
between her thighs
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 16, 2010, 03:20 PM
moonlit silhouette...
falling in love again
with your shape
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 17, 2010, 12:29 AM
resting my hand
on your gentle roundness...
our daughter's first kick
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on April 17, 2010, 06:54 AM
Every time I tried to comment on yesterday's haikus, the server dropped out and I couldn't respond. Do you think that your ku's were too hot to handle?  ;D
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 17, 2010, 08:34 AM
If that's true, you'll really be in trouble by the end of next week. These are only the mild flavored ones.  :tongue
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 17, 2010, 12:48 PM
giggling...
older brother offers
her first lemon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 18, 2010, 08:35 PM
a wry smile...
proudly brushing new grass
from her knees
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on April 19, 2010, 05:55 AM
Cute childhood images!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 19, 2010, 07:01 AM
Thanks, Witt. And now for something completely different...
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 19, 2010, 07:03 AM
passing Autumn...
hint of cool seduction
in her step
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on April 19, 2010, 10:57 AM
A lovely change of pace.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 19, 2010, 07:52 PM
the silent
acceptance in her smile...
my breath quickens
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on April 20, 2010, 12:01 AM
Prelude

Smiling, he lit the fuse,
Watched its sparkling tail hiss his
Anticipation

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on April 20, 2010, 11:18 AM
hazardous haiku
who'll be the recipient
of this big kaboom
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on April 20, 2010, 05:33 PM
The Bell Tolls

"God, was I surprised!
I never saw it coming."
God just smiles, "I did."
 
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on April 21, 2010, 06:22 AM
Oh! That's who!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 21, 2010, 03:45 PM
caramel apple
on our first date - tasting
salt on her tongue
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 22, 2010, 07:00 AM
inhaling
your contented sigh...
bamboo leaves
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on April 22, 2010, 07:06 AM
Two beautiful, sensuous ku's, mystic.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 23, 2010, 03:31 AM
Thanks again, Witt
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 23, 2010, 03:32 AM
reciting
fingertip supplications...
my skin tingles
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on April 23, 2010, 07:56 AM
I like the depicture here. Very interesting.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 23, 2010, 11:08 AM
 :dblu  ;D
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on April 25, 2010, 02:52 AM
Duel


This is a, “Hey! You!”
Haiku calling you out to
Pens at ten paces.




(Not really a challenge; just a thought that came to me.)         
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on April 25, 2010, 02:53 AM
ESL Poet


Are you as careless
With your first love’s sound and sense
As you are with mine?


         
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 25, 2010, 03:10 AM
stretching...
glory of her navel
revealed
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on April 25, 2010, 06:12 AM
Duel


This is a, “Hey! You!”
Haiku calling you out to
Pens at ten paces.




(Not really a challenge; just a thought that came to me.)


I accept the dare
pencil ready and sharpened
wit sharp as a tack
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on April 25, 2010, 06:13 AM
stretching...
glory of her navel
revealed

I saw that happen to mine!!!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on April 25, 2010, 08:23 AM

Ooooooh Bill, is that a Haiku challenge I'm reading here? I can't wait to see who has the fastest pen then. :)

Halo
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on April 25, 2010, 08:50 AM
Ok, I now repeat
for the sake of the record;
no challenge, just a thought.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 25, 2010, 10:51 AM
My navel went from an innie to an outie and I'm still not sure how or when...exactly.

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 25, 2010, 10:57 AM
acing
hotel anatomy...
inch by inch
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on April 25, 2010, 09:22 PM

So, why not a Haiku challenge, fastest pen at ten paces, huh, Bill, huh?
(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/smileys/ththTanning-2.gif)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on April 25, 2010, 09:28 PM
acing
hotel anatomy...
inch by inch



Definitely a (http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/smileys/5g-star.png) hotel. 


I think this is a very clever Haiku, G.

 :angel:
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kuranui on April 26, 2010, 02:33 AM
interesting view
sun rising over water
my fish tank glitters
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 26, 2010, 04:17 AM
reading Braille
in the tattoo on her hip...
summer dawns
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 26, 2010, 04:29 AM
Thanks, B.  :tongue
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 27, 2010, 05:39 AM
below your skirt...
the tell-tale witness
of carpet burn
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 28, 2010, 09:16 AM
tightening the
first strap - scent of leather
and sweat
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on May 02, 2010, 06:29 AM
candlelight's
soft red glow on your cheeks...
after spanking
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on May 23, 2010, 11:48 AM
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Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Rg on May 23, 2010, 12:17 PM
isn't that 4 lines
i am glad to be back - wo0t!
with my friends - da best! 

:rose
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on May 23, 2010, 12:19 PM
Thanks is the title
not that a haiku needs one
Thanks for all you do!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Rg on May 23, 2010, 01:20 PM
you my sweet lady
we thank eleven thousand
plus - times and much more

stary cats wander in
you with catnip tea in hand
pur-ur-ur-ur-urrrrrr


(http://www.laymark.com/i/c/c53.gif) (http://www.laymark.com)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on May 23, 2010, 08:45 PM
in autumn moonlight
each bird finds its way - my lips
caress your nipple
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on May 24, 2010, 06:35 PM
we lean into
the silence of turning leaves -
autumn kiss
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on May 25, 2010, 06:29 AM
Nice one, mystic.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on May 25, 2010, 02:07 PM
Thanks, Witt
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on May 30, 2010, 01:15 AM
her red bikini
bobbing in the hot tub -
early autumn leaves
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on May 30, 2010, 01:48 PM
flush of her thigh
beneath warm fingertips -
hibiscus petals
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kuranui on May 31, 2010, 08:49 PM
large raindrops tumble
collecting in hollow ground
my tears form rivers
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 09, 2010, 01:06 PM
after her nap
in the orchard's shade...
peach blossom scent
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 17, 2010, 11:49 AM
in the silence
of a plum blossom...
butterflies
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on June 18, 2010, 07:05 AM
Ooh, this is a keeper!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 18, 2010, 12:15 PM
Thanks, Witt.  ;D
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on June 25, 2010, 09:17 AM
Silencer shushes
a sudden, but violent
end to all protests.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on June 25, 2010, 11:53 AM
Ooh, that's a scary thought.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 30, 2010, 05:08 AM
faucet drips
garden spider's shadow
on the kitchen sink
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on June 30, 2010, 11:44 AM
Love IT!!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 30, 2010, 07:15 PM
thanks, Witt...see how ya like this one: :blusmoke


on the road
to enlightenment...
a flat tire

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 01, 2010, 07:34 AM
annnnnnnnnnnd one more:


dawn strikes
temple bell stillness...
cherry blossoms!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on July 01, 2010, 09:49 AM
See Dick run.
Run, Dick! Run!
Jane's PMSing again.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 02, 2010, 02:59 AM
Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one. - Vladimir Nobokov

stepping
from this lantern's dim glow...
into spring dawn

For my mother, who passed away July 1, 2010
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on July 02, 2010, 06:25 AM
Mystic, I am so sorry. I will be keeping you in my prayers.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 02, 2010, 09:09 AM
Thank you, Witt. Prayers are always welcome and greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 02, 2010, 12:02 PM
After You've Gone

the sun has set
and the stars have followed...
a light dew falls

summer mourning...
coffee and cold pizza
for breakfast
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on July 03, 2010, 01:20 AM

Dear G, love never dies, never comes to an end. A mother's love is alive inside us always.  :angel:



remembrance

beside my step
growing steadily
marigolds


 *hug*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 03, 2010, 07:35 AM
That is a beautiful piece. Thank you Berenice, it's perfect. (Mom has marigolds growing in her little garden.) 

*hug* :angel: *hug*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 15, 2010, 04:10 PM
even though
prisoners of their flesh...
mockingbirds sing
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on July 28, 2010, 06:28 PM
senses
scattering
sound...waves
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on July 29, 2010, 09:49 AM
An interesting ku, Bill!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: elise on July 29, 2010, 11:39 AM
how did i miss these?   G, a beautiful tribute to your mother!
Sends you big hugs...
 :rose
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on July 29, 2010, 07:53 PM
Witt,

Thank you.  I've done some reading, some thinking.  This is a first attempt at a new approach (for me) to the form. 

Regards,
Bill
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 30, 2010, 07:34 PM
Nice approach Bill.

E, thank you. I think perhaps you missed 'em cause, well they are a smallish breed of poetry.   wink*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 13, 2010, 10:07 AM
(http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab134/random_thought_leakage/Marigolds_Peppers_Morning%20Glories/IMG_0970.jpg)

in the silence
beyond the sigh of my name...
morning glory
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: elise on August 18, 2010, 12:03 PM
beautiful G
 :rose
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 18, 2010, 12:09 PM
Thanks, E.  :comfort
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 20, 2010, 09:14 AM
receding
from the crane's bill...
evening tide
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 30, 2010, 03:58 PM
(http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab134/random_thought_leakage/Flowers/PlumBlossom.jpg)

drifting
through plum blossom's shadow...
Kookaburra laugh

Photo by B.
Haiku by G.

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 01, 2010, 01:55 AM
first spring moon...
blossoms for my pillow
amid a copse of plum
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 05, 2010, 08:22 AM
rising...
a distant train's whistle
with the dawn
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on September 06, 2010, 12:20 PM
I can't decide if this one makes me feel melancholy or anticipatory.



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 06, 2010, 05:20 PM
i suppose that could very well depend upon whose bed you might find yourself in when the sun came up.   *lick* :blusmoke
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 06, 2010, 08:53 PM

Haiku and photo are gorgeous viewed together. And all your Haiku's inspire!
 :angel:
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 06, 2010, 10:49 PM
Inspiration can go both ways...(http://www.cool-smileys.com/images/angel20.gif) (http://www.cool-smileys.com/angel-smiley-growing-devil-horns)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 07, 2010, 08:26 AM

lovers breath
tickling her cheek
starry eyed
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 07, 2010, 11:20 PM
Michaelmas
after picking apples...
scent of roast goose
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 09, 2010, 05:53 AM
the Buddha
resting in his shadow...
spider monkey
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 17, 2010, 12:21 AM
(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/P9082658.jpg)


under cover
impending nightfall
colored secrets


photo by me
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 19, 2010, 12:51 AM


gentle hands
weaving a braid
tenderness
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 19, 2010, 10:06 PM
rising, rising
the sound of cicadas...
plum blossom moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 19, 2010, 10:38 PM


rain
puddling around my feet
thoughts of you
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 22, 2010, 06:04 AM
twilight breeze...
twist of leaves in their turning
toward harvest moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 22, 2010, 11:12 PM


petals scent...
leaves lingering traces
memories
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 23, 2010, 04:13 AM
(http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab134/random_thought_leakage/poohbear.gif)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 23, 2010, 04:17 AM

Too cute G.  *hehe*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on September 24, 2010, 12:57 PM
hilarious!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 25, 2010, 01:38 AM


(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/spring%20macros/P9213000-2.jpg)





Photo: bluebells in my garden
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 25, 2010, 06:51 AM
Gorgeous haiga B. I was instantly captivated by your Bluebell:

in the shade
of this ancient forest....
bluebells ring
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on September 25, 2010, 10:58 AM
Very nice, halo! Is that your flower? Pretty.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on September 25, 2010, 10:59 AM
Mystic, I like your "bluebells ring."
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 25, 2010, 08:57 PM

gossamer wings
swarming warm night air...
excited gnats




Dear witt, Thank you... these bluebells are growing in my front garden. I didn't appreciate them until I discovered photography :)

G, I like your 'bluebells ring' too, lovely!

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kuranui on October 14, 2010, 06:42 PM
rainbow colours glow
spannned across road.....
arc de triumph
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 15, 2010, 07:50 AM
How clever!

arc de triumph!!

Love it!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on October 21, 2010, 10:34 AM
Hello All: I'm new to haiku (good first line? 5 syllables!) and while surfing Haiku posts , I fell in love with the form!  Thanks everyone who posts Haikus! I'll be studying this exciting "short but powerful" (5 syllables..i'm beginning to unconsciously write in haiku!).   Thanks to Witt, too.  Don't know if these would be classified as Haiku, but they do have the strict 5 7 5 syllabic structure. What u think?? Any hope for a 65 year old  "haiku newbie" ?(shucks, only 4 syl can't use!)



tooth that I placed 
under the pillow last night
this morning still there



Did the Tooth Fairy Die? or is it the end of a childhood, the end of innocense?




dangling on a hook
fish discover water last
cut fillet bake serve



i must have taken her for granted because when she left , I discovered I was a walking zombie for months--cut & bleeding



caught in a downpour
brooding over a lost love
eyes full of rain



"eyes full of rain"  (darn! recount: only 4 syllables ..the perfect double entendre: "rain, tears"..oh well, gotta rework)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 21, 2010, 05:18 PM
Oh, I am so glad that you are having fun. You don't have to adhere to the strict 5-7-5 here. The less the better. The 5-7-5 pattern is more important in the haiku tags. Have you seen those? It's a lot of fun to tag onto someone else's line. It really makes you think.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 21, 2010, 05:57 PM
hanging by a thread
tossed by the October breeze
where will I land?





Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on October 21, 2010, 07:14 PM
you'll land in my casement where a thin curtain ruffles the full moon.Where's my opera cape, my pomade.. 


enter my casement 
curtains rufflling the full moon
my veins await you
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: elise on October 22, 2010, 10:24 AM
absurdal, you have made me smile so much! Love your style!
 :sunny
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on October 22, 2010, 10:38 AM
Thanks so much, witt! I've just expanded it into a tanka with strict 5 7 5 7 7 syllabic count. My FIRST TANKA TANKS!!!!

enter my casement 
curtains ruffling the full moon
my veins await you
drink drink my bloodless lover
we all have desperate needs


methinks i'll grab my opera cape & pomade and scare some tykes on hollow (veins) ween!

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on October 22, 2010, 10:55 AM
Witt & all: oops..rereading last post "on hollow (veins) weenie..I don't like my inadvertant implication here--however subtle--what I meant was "hollow (as in my hollow veins await) ween, please ignore that last word (Witt: is there a way to delete weenie?) , before someone gets the wrong impression.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 22, 2010, 11:58 AM
You can edit your own posts. Click where it says "Modify." That will take you back to your message box and you can delete anything that you wish.


Great tanka. There's a place for Tanka. It's in the Haiku and Other Fun Poetry section. Just click on that and you should see where you post tanka.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 22, 2010, 12:00 PM
Witt & all: oops..rereading last post "on hollow (veins) weenie..I don't like my inadvertant implication here--however subtle--what I meant was "hollow (as in my hollow veins await) ween, please ignore that last word (Witt: is there a way to delete weenie?) , before someone gets the wrong impression.  Thanks!

I doubt that anyone will be offended by it!  wink*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on October 23, 2010, 08:00 AM
in the dark
all cats
are black





postscript:

what color
are they
in a blinding light?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on October 24, 2010, 09:09 AM

Tanka


by the river bank
fireflies fall asleep
with the lights on
 
and off
 
and on...


Haiku (5 7 5 )


morning fog lifted
bowing to beans from brazil
sunlight pouring through




good cup of morning gourmet coffee sure helps clear the cobwebs!!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on October 24, 2010, 09:12 AM
darnit! What am I doing posting a Tanka in the haiku cat! Apologize! Not even 3 cups of expresso helped clear the....
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 24, 2010, 11:28 AM
Well, we all can't be perfect.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on October 26, 2010, 10:18 AM
! read somewhere that when a suckerfish attaches to a shark the host (shark),    gains nothing from the relationship but the suckerfish benefits by using the host as transport and protection and also feeds on materials dropped by the host.So, whose the sucker?  2 versions (haiku for the today):  


Spring vacation
board oceanliner
suckerfish attaches to shark


after the prenuptial
honeymoon cruise
suckerfish attaches to shark

 
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 26, 2010, 10:36 AM
 *clap*




ocean hitchhiker
unbeknownst to tiger shark
remora rides






Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on October 26, 2010, 11:49 AM
nice job, witt!! Yours is better. You "tick" me off!!!                                             

Not all symbiotic relationships favor the host. The African White rhino has a symbiotic (mutually dependent) relationship with red-billed ox-peckers, also called tick birds. In Swahili, the tick bird is named "askari wa kifaru", which means "the rhino's guard". The bird eats ticks that are present on the rhino and also noisily warns the rhino of danger. In return, the rhino  allows the tick birds to eat blood from sores on the rhinos skin and altho it somewhat obstructs the rhinos healing , it is tolerated.  .                                   

 Tick for tat. Tit for tat! (that's tatting with an African accent..YO'all). 
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 27, 2010, 02:59 PM
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Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on October 27, 2010, 04:36 PM
taste the witches brew
look into distorted mirror
where did jekyll go???
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on October 28, 2010, 04:26 PM
I reside in Miami Beach, Florida where it seems evey day the denizens are greeted with at least one sunshower. But the nice thing: they don't last long and I've noticed that when it occurs, usually one side of the street remains dry and unaffected while the other drenched.                                                             



Haiku 5 7 5   

caught in sunshower
rinse & dry in one cycle
no need for quarters

 

 
     
 
                             
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 29, 2010, 11:41 PM
such joyful noise
rising with the autumn breeze...
Sing, orphaned sparrow!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: elise on October 30, 2010, 12:19 AM
beautiful!!!!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on October 30, 2010, 07:30 AM
such joyful noise
rising with the autumn breeze...
Sing, orphaned sparrow!

exquisite G...
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on October 30, 2010, 09:15 AM
nice job, mystic..it truly 'sings".





looking upward at summer solstice? or maybe something else..



Haiku 5 7 5

marks on the doorframe
this is the summer solstice
for gazing upward





the day he became taller, I silently wept 



 
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 03, 2010, 05:57 AM

Haiku 5 7 5


wearing trendy jeans--
patches and holes in the knees
from garden pruning   
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: cafeRg on November 03, 2010, 12:29 PM





   haiku of the day
   sitting here in wonderment
   should i tag or day


           *hehe*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 04, 2010, 01:43 PM
river overflows
the last raindrop that's falling
thinks it caused the flood
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 06, 2010, 06:41 AM
Autumn -
the grass too,
bent with age
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 06, 2010, 09:45 AM
Oh, I love that one, Mystic!




research
technology
miracles
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 07, 2010, 02:35 AM
Thanks Witt. Just trying to get back into a routine.  *hug*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 11, 2010, 07:18 AM

Haiku 5 7 5

daylight saving time
turning the clock back one hour
wanting to turn more
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 11, 2010, 07:47 AM
absurdal, that's a clever ending  :coffee

G, your Haiku's have an inspirational oriental flavor, always.  :sunny
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 11, 2010, 08:20 AM
thanks, Halo...i'm from the east but wish I was from the far east..so much more enchanting...when in the service (1965) I took my R&R (rest, recouperation) in Japan--it was so glorious..food from all over the Orient (Hong Kong, etc, Japan was the hub) assailed your senses..and when you entered a storied department store and moved up the escalator, there was a geisha girl stationed on each floor, greeting and bowing down to you on your way up..here in the US of A you're greeted with a gun: "gimme that gold chain, bro, or else!". "Okay Okay..would you first like to hear my latest haiku?"  "are you ku ku, man!". "You're close..just drop one of the Ku..".     
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 13, 2010, 07:16 AM
big boy now...


at busy crosswalk
I reach out for my sons hand
but he pulls away
 

marks on the doorframe
my son looking down at me
asking for the keys
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 15, 2010, 06:21 AM
romantic evening
girlfriend and I
holding hand-helds
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 17, 2010, 05:50 AM
Once above the timberline,  if you listen closely you may hear the trickling of small brooks, perhaps the deep murmur sound from a mountain stream or various pitches from cascading waterfalls


mountain hiking--
above the timberline
a water concerto
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 17, 2010, 07:48 PM


I can feel the peace and hear the music in this Haiku, absurdal. :)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 17, 2010, 08:08 PM
photo by me

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/PA314258.jpg)


long road...
heading toward home,
forget me not

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 17, 2010, 08:49 PM
Above the timberline
Halo the mountain hiker listens---
Water concerto


thanks, Halo..glad you enjoyed the  concert
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 17, 2010, 08:53 PM

 :sunny
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 18, 2010, 06:08 AM
gymnastic hopeful
practicing on balance beam
morris on catwalk
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on November 18, 2010, 08:18 AM
Union

Since you ask,
"Sense you us?"
Yes; sight, and sounds, and scents.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 19, 2010, 10:02 AM
harvest night
homeless man
asleep with the moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 20, 2010, 05:40 AM
bottle washes ashore
without genie
no wishes today
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 20, 2010, 10:48 AM
Awww. Sorry for no wishes.

This was cute.



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 21, 2010, 08:27 AM
thanks, Witt..



broken hour-glass
all day at the beach
collecting sand
 
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 21, 2010, 09:32 AM
I really like this
love haiku about the beach
millions of memories






Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 21, 2010, 09:51 AM
Witt:

I,too,love the beach
live one block from the ocean
going for swim now


sea ya,

A
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 22, 2010, 07:57 AM

haiku wish came true!





beggar at wishing well
makes wish--wades in
Steak & Eggs!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 24, 2010, 04:32 AM
Absurdal, great haiku....and Halo, gorgeous. I won't soon forget your haiku or your photo. :blusmoke
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 24, 2010, 04:46 AM
thanks, Mystic! I altered the last line--hopefully improved it?


dentist waiting chair
please remove your bluetooth  
hygienist asks
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 26, 2010, 07:54 AM
Sunday Service Prayer
the dyslexic
bows to his dog
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 26, 2010, 10:26 AM
Hahaha!



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 26, 2010, 06:57 PM
Absurdal, great haiku....and Halo, gorgeous. I won't soon forget your haiku or your photo. :blusmoke

Thank you G, coming from you this is a compliment I won't forget. :)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 27, 2010, 09:13 AM
Last weekend I attended an outside "Rummage Book Sale". Large assortment--paperback novels, text books, etc. Don't they realize no one reads books? 




rummage book sale
their son's lemonade
the best-seller
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on November 27, 2010, 07:33 PM
To preface haiku
with explanation
precludes imagination


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 28, 2010, 06:19 AM
Short Preface: nice one, Bill! 



3 Baseball Senryu



Bobblehead Day
pigeons in the bleachers
pecking seeds

Yankees Tribute Day
8 Yogi Berra's
In the next aisle

unexpected pop-up
the shortstop catches
a flying bat



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 29, 2010, 07:43 AM
hurt caterpillar
emerging out of cocoon
caterpillar
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on November 29, 2010, 08:09 AM
Hmmmm...

Pay attention, Bill;
count: five five seven and then
realign the lines.

Ok.

To preface haiku
supplants  imagination
with explanation.

Thus

frozen water
released from its prison
gurgles giddily

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 29, 2010, 08:21 AM
To preface haiku
with explanation
precludes imagination


Dang!! I didn't even catch it! I need to read these things later in the day!!



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 29, 2010, 10:24 AM
Bill: very clever! And nice innovative wet & giddy released ex-prisoner follow thru! Memorable!!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on November 30, 2010, 06:36 AM


Spring Break 2010--
more cops on the beach
than college kids
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Bill on December 01, 2010, 12:43 AM
frozen ground is
always warming up to the
prod of roots and seeds
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 01, 2010, 09:10 AM
nice one, Bill!





hitchhiker
with thumb out
alien creature
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 02, 2010, 06:20 AM
yearbook inscriptions
I love you forever
and other fairy tales
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 03, 2010, 07:18 AM
badly bent
the old man's shadow
kisses him goodnight
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 04, 2010, 07:25 AM
after the eulogy
mama's gravesite returns
to its silence
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 05, 2010, 08:38 AM
someone stole
the buddha statue:
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 06, 2010, 07:42 AM
busy intersection
the seeing-eye dog waits
for the green light
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 10, 2010, 05:30 AM
Nigiri cart...
cry of the old vendor
Fresh Fish! Fresh fish!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on December 18, 2010, 08:50 AM

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/PC165070.jpg)


a tangle of...
green leaves seeking the sun
hearts entwined


photo: Morning Glories I grew from seed
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Dutch... on December 19, 2010, 05:01 PM
Halo,

what a wonderful combination of Haiku and picture..well done!!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on December 19, 2010, 05:11 PM

Thank you Dutch. :)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 24, 2010, 05:22 AM
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Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Dutch... on December 24, 2010, 09:54 AM
Ohhh that's a very lovely one witt!

You got my mind into gear so to say so here is mine. And Merry Christmas to all my poetry family inhere...have a wonderful time!
 :wine :rose
[attachimg=1]



And yes you saw it right..there is a Haiku written on the ribbon(time to use your zoom tool on your browser  :tongue )
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 27, 2010, 03:38 PM
Oh, that is so cool, Dutch! It took me awhile to figure out how to read it, but I did it.
That's so clever. Love it!!





Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on January 06, 2011, 02:40 AM
Dutch, delightful presentation of your Christmas Haiku, it's beautiful!

*

flash of orange...
shimmering in the water
gold fish


*



my inspiration... http://www.redbubble.com/people/fineartphoto/art/6532647-1-good-fortune (http://www.redbubble.com/people/fineartphoto/art/6532647-1-good-fortune)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 22, 2011, 07:24 AM
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Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on January 22, 2011, 07:53 AM
that's a little frightening for a downunder person. Phew, they are in Northern Queensland...I'm safe.   :sunny
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 22, 2011, 08:09 AM
Where exactly are you so that I won't have to worry about you so much!



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: cafeRg on January 22, 2011, 12:11 PM
Just trying to get back into the groove of things here ..so question ..if this is Haiku of the Day ..then should be only ..one Haiku of each day and only thoughts should follow for that days haiku, otherwise this wouldnt be Haiku of the Day, correct?

so my thoughts on this sharp looking bird..

can it swim?

    :kool


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on January 23, 2011, 05:41 AM
witt - I'm in Melbourne, just so you don't have to worry so much...  :sweetkiss

Rg - I know nothing about the Cassowary, except that which witt, has brought to my attention in
her Haiku. But I am sure they don't live close to the Queensland floods. Queensland covers a huge
area.  I haven't heard of any Cassowary's having to swim  :tongue
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Dutch... on January 23, 2011, 08:07 AM
Rg made me thinking...about the haiku for a today  :tongue



Today is Sunday
Speed skating is on tv
Outside the ice gone...
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Dutch... on January 23, 2011, 08:11 AM
Queensland is flooded
Cassowary castaway
reaching new islands
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 24, 2011, 06:02 AM
Thanks for the location, Halo.

Yes, cassowarys are strong swimmers.


Love that, Dutch!! "cassowary castaway"
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 24, 2011, 06:06 AM
start of a new week
a brand-new Monday morning
a fresh beginning



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on January 24, 2011, 06:56 AM

Cute Haiku Dutch, and witt, what prompts your Cassowary curiosity?

Hmm my Monday is coming to a close in an hour and five minutes, have a great Monday  :sunny
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on January 24, 2011, 07:04 AM
(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/P1105846-1.jpg)

morning glories...
blooming with the sun
close before dark


photo by me

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 24, 2011, 08:05 AM

witt, what prompts your Cassowary curiosity?



I received the book Birdology by Sy Montgomery for Christmas, given to me because it had a section on chickens, but there was a whole fascinating section on the cassowary. I really enjoyed that section and learned a lot.



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: cafeRg on January 26, 2011, 04:29 PM
have a good day, muse
write think rewrite think rewrite
haiku makes me smile

       :sunny

Revised: per Dutch




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Dutch... on January 26, 2011, 05:23 PM
I like your Haiku Rg and I know this isn't The Axe...but Iam just a Dutchie so Iam sure you will excuse me!  *lick*

I would think....

"have a good day, muse"

would even a better opening.. :poet

Just my two pennies  :tongue
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: cafeRg on January 26, 2011, 06:07 PM
Excellent suggestion Dutch. I revised it as you suggested. I always welcome critique of my writings in any forum.

Thank you, much!

      :kool


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Dutch... on January 26, 2011, 06:13 PM
You're very much welcome Rg

I always welcome critique as well, because I think it only can make my writings better and I know there is still so much to learn, and one is never too old for that.
Besides, other people may have angles or thoughts that I wouldn't have been thinking about...
 :sunny

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on January 27, 2011, 07:14 PM
badly bent
the old man's shadow
kisses him goodnight

this is really in the spirit of Japanese Haiku, lovely
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: cafeRg on January 31, 2011, 08:06 AM
unrest in Cairo
curse of the grave awaken
blood burst from your heart

           :yinyang


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on February 21, 2011, 07:28 AM
waxen light...
distant yet compelling,
a lover's moon



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 08, 2011, 02:22 AM
in parting,
cherry blossoms and spring rain
fall slowly
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on March 08, 2011, 07:26 AM
(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/spring%20macros/P9212980.jpg)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 09, 2011, 06:25 PM
water leaks
through the hole in my sneaker...
winter wind
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 10, 2011, 05:21 AM
passing butterfly's
attempt to stir this still air...
such heroics!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on March 11, 2011, 05:49 AM
Great to see you again!!


This is superb!!




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 12, 2011, 12:25 AM
traveling south
my only companions
the cries of wild geese
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 15, 2011, 10:14 PM
the crystal vase
tumbles to the floor -
already shattered
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Dutch... on March 17, 2011, 09:09 AM
Eire: liquid sunshine
emerald island full sheep
gold everywhere
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 17, 2011, 11:36 PM
standing
in the Buddha's footprints...
I too, have ten toes.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: elise on March 18, 2011, 11:10 PM
Ohhhhh good one G!  Aint it the truth!    ~hugggggggsssss
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 19, 2011, 12:37 PM
Thanks, E. Good to see you once again roaming the Halls.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Dutch... on April 01, 2011, 07:47 PM
White willow in bloom
her leafs dance in gentle breeze
as it snows in spring
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 02, 2011, 12:58 AM
wildflowers
in Jackson Pollock strokes...
cool twilight
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 03, 2011, 11:07 PM
spring dawn...
from the decayed wine cask
a plum tree blooms
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 07, 2011, 01:02 AM
sauntering
through crowds of budding leaves...
first spring moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on April 07, 2011, 01:55 AM

beautiful vignettes of spring, G!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 07, 2011, 02:05 AM
 :sunny Thanks  :angel:
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on April 07, 2011, 03:12 AM
You're welcome G...and here's my Autumn to match your Spring  :comfort


each leaf...
falling to the ground
an Autumn Jewel



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 07, 2011, 03:29 PM
Nice one, B. I love autumn. leans in and whispers so no one else can hear There's only one l in jewel  wink* *hug*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on April 07, 2011, 07:56 PM


thanks G, extra darned 'l' gone...thinks the whole world heard your whisper (http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/smileys/girl-smiley-blush-gigi.gif)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on April 13, 2011, 06:26 AM
peacefully...
under the peach tree
fragile bones rest


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on April 13, 2011, 08:09 AM
Love this one!



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on April 13, 2011, 10:29 PM

thank you witt  :cheekiss
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on April 22, 2011, 04:54 AM


worthy is the Lamb,
the gift of salvation...
His to give



Have a safe and blessed Easter everyone!

:hearts
B

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on May 01, 2011, 08:01 PM
Dome of the Rock...
temple bells tolling
the ninth hour
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on May 03, 2011, 08:30 AM
city lights...
too many to count,
neon garden



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on May 05, 2011, 06:08 AM
southerly squall...
tearing leaves from branches
naked plum tree



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Dutch... on May 07, 2011, 09:53 AM
Silver Quaich
drops of liquid gold go round
Slainte Mhath!


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on May 11, 2011, 06:32 PM
newscaster says:
'Mississippi cresting' -
sudden thunder!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on May 21, 2011, 11:14 PM
autumn dawn
glaring above the bed sheet...
pink nipple
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on May 24, 2011, 08:54 AM
James Taylor - Something In The Way She Moves (with lyrics!) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoevtZiVR4k#)

Southern wind
rustles summer grass her voice
calls my name
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on May 24, 2011, 06:20 PM




Lovely!





Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on May 30, 2011, 10:59 PM
pink nipples
caught peeking through her blouse
cheeks blush to match
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on May 31, 2011, 12:55 AM
numb fingertips
stretching to hang the wash...
winter afternoon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on May 31, 2011, 12:57 AM
stalking
through cool neon shadows...
tiger moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: eileenonguam on June 05, 2011, 11:29 AM
evening sky
rustling palm fronds
catch the moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 07, 2011, 09:22 AM
racing between
stoic birch tree shadows...
a stray dogs bark
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: eileenonguam on June 07, 2011, 10:51 AM
the Big Dipper tilts
spilling stars
into my eyes
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: bythesea on June 07, 2011, 11:10 AM
Toes hidden
in sand--
Veronique's?

I don't think this entry qualifies-- something
about syllable count and number of lines.

But, it doesn't matter because V is gone.

bts
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Eileen Benavente-Blas on June 07, 2011, 12:03 PM
Hafa Adai (Hello) bts,

I think what you have here is a senryu, a short poem on human nature.

eileenonguam
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 07, 2011, 06:53 PM
in my humble opinion (and maybe it's just me.) good poetry is good poetry and needs no other label save Good Poetry As i am fond of pointing out, Basho (who created or rather re-created the haiku form) once admonished his students::

Quote
First, learn the rules...then, forget them.

agreeable me :blusmoke
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: bythesea on June 07, 2011, 06:56 PM
Plato said the opposite--

"First forget the rules,
then learn them."

bts
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 07, 2011, 07:35 PM
Quote
And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. ~ T. S. Eliot

worn sandals
at my hut's door again
blooming rose

:blusmoke
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 07, 2011, 10:34 PM
Quote
The quieter you become, the more you can hear ~ Ram Dass

first leaves falling --
on her lips before Good-bye
a softer sound
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 08, 2011, 09:44 AM
peering
from the elephant grass...
an elephant
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: eileenonguam on June 08, 2011, 10:38 AM
such heat
air so still, humid--
the earth quakes
 
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on June 08, 2011, 11:39 AM
Oh, boy. I have been wallowing in these wonderful haikus!!



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on June 08, 2011, 11:41 AM
Plato said the opposite--

"First forget the rules,
then learn them."

bts

Thanks for reminding me of this, bts. I need to put this on my wall.


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 09, 2011, 09:06 AM
ringing in
the Year of the Dog...
cats bell
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Dutch... on June 09, 2011, 09:25 AM
Are y'all happy now?
Haiku, she is all in tears!
Will still be 5-7-5 for me


 :tongue :sunny
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: eileenonguam on June 09, 2011, 10:15 AM
Hafa Adai (Hello) Dutch,

You appear dismayed by the haiku posted here that do not follow the 5-7-5 syllable pattern. 

no need to shed tears--
haiku less than seventeen
does not cloud the moon


I go by the definition of the Haiku Society of America:

"A haiku is a short poem that uses imagistic language to convey the essence of an experience of nature or the season intuitively linked to the human condition.[/b]

Notes:  Most haiku in English consist of three unrhymed lines of seventeen or fewer syllables, with the middle line longest, though today's poets use a variety of line lengths and arrangements. In Japanese a typical haiku has seventeen "sounds" (on) arranged five, seven, and five. (Some translators of Japanese poetry have noted that about twelve syllables in English approximates the duration of seventeen Japanese on.) Traditional Japanese haiku include a "season word" (kigo), a word or phrase that helps identify the season of the experience recorded in the poem, and a "cutting word" (kireji), a sort of spoken punctuation that marks a pause or gives emphasis to one part of the poem. In English, season words are sometimes omitted, but the original focus on experience captured in clear images continues. The most common technique is juxtaposing two images or ideas (Japanese rens). Punctuation, space, a line-break, or a grammatical break may substitute for a cutting word. Most haiku have no titles, and metaphors and similes are commonly avoided. (Haiku do sometimes have brief prefatory notes, usually specifying the setting or similar facts; metaphors and similes in the simple sense of these terms do sometimes occur, but not frequently."

When I began studying haiku years ago, I wrote only in the 5-7-5 pattern.  Once I felt I had a good understanding of haiku, I began writing ones with less than 17 syllables.

In my haiku workshops for high school students, I have them write in the 5-7-5  pattern.  We take a ginko (haiku walk) and take notes.  Back in the classroom, we write our haiku.  I write too while the students write and I follow the 5-7-5 pattern.  However, I find that they end up adding unneeded words to get the 17 syllables.  In my own haiku,  I currently write in less than 17 syllables.

eileenonguam
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Dutch... on June 09, 2011, 10:39 AM
I just looked in the mirror...and no sign of appearing at all  :tongue

It was just something that popped into my mind...ask others..Iam just like that  *hehe*

Nevertheless thanks for your read...is always good to read upon other ones views on the subject...
 :sunny
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on June 09, 2011, 11:37 AM
wilted hydrangea
ripped from its mothers womb
dead petals 




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Eileen Benavente-Blas on June 09, 2011, 03:36 PM
Oh my, Witt--a violent take on trimming flowers.


rainy afternoon
roads awash
in smashed toads


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 09, 2011, 07:19 PM
in tsunami's wake
laying gently unbroken
porcelain doll

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: eileenonguam on June 10, 2011, 11:23 PM
Nice one, Mystic1!


typhoon aftermath
peeking from the flattened grove
new banana shoots
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 16, 2011, 03:01 AM
Thanks, Eileen.

hurrying home
through flickering street lamps
white of your smile
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 16, 2011, 01:19 PM
lone daredevil
above the pond - Red Gum leaf
losing its grip
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 17, 2011, 05:12 AM
straight to the top
of that distant mountain...
this winding path
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 21, 2011, 11:20 PM
http://www.poetrysociety.org.nz/node/279 (http://www.poetrysociety.org.nz/node/279)

Uretara -
my shadow deepening
Basho's autumn dusk
______________
on a bare branch
a crow settles
autumn dusk

- Basho
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: eileenonguam on June 29, 2011, 04:04 PM
Tokyo in June
unrelenting heat
longing for winter
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on June 30, 2011, 06:48 AM
Sounds just like right here in South Carolina!


I'm not longing for winter, though. I'll take it HOT!




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 03, 2011, 07:13 PM
withering fields
fading scent of violet
in still twilight
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 03, 2011, 07:23 PM
                                                                in the still dawn air
                          your kiss tumbles, promising
                                                           crispness of autumn
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: eileenonguam on July 04, 2011, 01:13 AM
rainy season
soggy barbecue
Fourth of July
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on July 11, 2011, 06:38 PM





thunder during night
dreaming of torrential floods
dry rain gauge at dawn






Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: eileenonguam on July 12, 2011, 08:24 AM
last day in Tokyo
a white butterfly flutters by
sayonara
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 25, 2011, 07:51 AM
my hand on your thigh
nudges an epiphany -
the curling of toes
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: cafeRg on September 06, 2011, 12:38 PM
Flying flying high
The view is magnificent
Falling falling down



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: cafeRg on September 10, 2011, 08:49 AM

Remember Hero's
 towers of rescue and death
nine eleven tears

      :rose
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 11, 2011, 01:22 AM
wisps of white
in the gentle spring breeze -
passing years
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 13, 2011, 02:17 AM
 :rose

in the shadow
of this newly bloomed rose...
a fading petal
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: cafeRg on September 15, 2011, 01:44 PM


   a sandy two track
   leading through unknown forest
   this is life's treasure

      *beer* *beer*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 16, 2011, 04:09 AM
Willie Nelson - Blue Skies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSCplj40uuY#)

in her gaze
a cloudless blue her sigh
the spring breeze
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 18, 2011, 07:51 AM


like an echo...
bridging the distance between
a poem from you
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 21, 2011, 03:26 AM


marigolds
spring planting to celebrate
the gift of life
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 22, 2011, 03:26 PM
stepping
through the creak of the gate...
late autumn rain
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 23, 2011, 09:06 AM
(http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab134/random_thought_leakage/Autumn%20Clouds/004.jpg)

green-leaf tree
reaching toward fullness...
first autumn moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on September 26, 2011, 07:13 AM
Mystic 1: nice fusion of photo and ku! Enjoyed!
 

schoolyard fence--
when did I end up
on this side?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 26, 2011, 09:57 AM

pale moonlight
leaves flirting with the breeze
morning all too soon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 28, 2011, 06:39 AM
Thanks, Al. A rather thought provoking senryu you've written, too.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on September 28, 2011, 07:05 AM
Thanks, Mystic. Yeah, "schoolyard fence" always makes me wistful-eyed when I re-read. I live near a schoolyard and sometimes I stop by the tall erected fence that separates me from the schoolyard and watch as children play during the time they are outdoors. One day--as I watched them running and yelling and screaming-- a palpable sadness descended...it seemed like yesterday I was on the other side with them--running up and down without locks or paychecks or blood pressure pills..I clutched my fingers between the steel railings and for a brief moment felt like ripping that fence down!

Al
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on September 28, 2011, 07:06 AM
the warmth
of my own hands. . .
winter moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on October 09, 2011, 09:05 PM

breath of life...
sun's warm rays dusting
each flower head

inspiration for this Hiaku: http://www.redbubble.com/people/kornrawiee/art/7867039-miss-you (http://www.redbubble.com/people/kornrawiee/art/7867039-miss-you)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 30, 2011, 12:17 PM


October tiptoes
changing greens to shades of reds
imperceptible


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Soft Words on October 30, 2011, 06:12 PM
imperceptible
grief birthing contentment while
fall cedes to winter
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 31, 2011, 09:38 PM
Trick or treat,
squeals the Grim Reaper
sickle moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 25, 2011, 04:37 PM
chill dawn
bounding through fallow fields
startled doe's hoof prints
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 26, 2011, 05:45 AM
Oh, I like that, Mystic!




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 26, 2011, 06:23 AM
Thanks Witt. This came from pure experience. There's a hay field just behind my house, and I decided to take a walk this morning. They've just harvested the winter yield. On the opposite edge of the field I noticed a doe step from the tree line about two hundred yards away. She didn't notice me at first, but then the wind shifted and she caught my scent, turned, stared and bounded out across the field. So, by the time I reached the other edge where she had been standing all that was left were hoof prints in the soft earth. I finished my walk and when I came home I wrote this haiku with the sight of that doe still in my memory. I regretted not having my camera along, but I doubt I could have taken a more clear photograph of the moment I (eventually) captured in haiku.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: daisyxo on November 28, 2011, 10:14 AM
so pretty ... and they do leave an image in your mind.  You captured her essence beautifully.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 28, 2011, 11:46 AM
Thanks Marsha...nice to see you back.  :rose
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: daisyxo on December 03, 2011, 08:50 AM
thanks G, it's nice to be back  :comfort
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 05, 2011, 12:21 PM
schoolyard fence--
when did I end up
on this side?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 06, 2011, 05:52 AM
hospital vigil. . .
her firm grip
softens
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 06, 2011, 02:23 PM
Great to see you again, absurdal!


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 06, 2011, 02:24 PM
cardinals
decorate pine trees
Christmas magic



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 07, 2011, 02:36 AM
Thanks, Witt for your kind words--after my protracted hiatus. Glad to be back and posting some senryu/haiku. Hope you're well.

Al
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 07, 2011, 02:41 AM
winter solitude
a tarnished half-heart
in the jewelry box
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on December 08, 2011, 06:37 AM
moving words, Al, strong imagery.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 08, 2011, 07:33 AM
Hello Halo: Thanks for the kind words. Hope all is well with you.  Took a hiatus but am back and will try to post a haiku /senryu a day. Good for the spirit. Hope your writing is coming along.

Warmest,

Al
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 08, 2011, 07:38 AM
old shoes--
if these tongues
could speak!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 08, 2011, 09:16 AM
Ah, a simple way to say "walk a mile in your shoes!"



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 08, 2011, 09:16 AM
sunshine
in your eyes
clouds in your brain



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on December 08, 2011, 06:23 PM
witt, yours made me smile...a lot.  :tongue
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 10, 2011, 05:39 PM
display window:
she glosses her lips
in a crystal vase
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 11, 2011, 06:00 AM
Christmas spirit
two bag ladies
exchanging yarns
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 14, 2011, 09:38 AM
Urban Mall
customers with iPads
shopping eBay
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 15, 2011, 05:43 AM
torrential downpour
the Laughing Buddha
laughing
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 15, 2011, 06:49 AM
Urban Mall
customers with iPads
shopping eBay


Love this one. What a testimony!



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 15, 2011, 07:57 AM
Thank you, dear Witt!    Yep, it seems mall customers would rather eat and shop online than frequent concrete storefronts.  Today, it's the "Food Court" where shoppers can be found--as the stores remain empty. "In 2008, more than 150,000 individual mall stores closed", wrote one pundit, "Shopping Malls may soon exist as dinosaur parks of another age."

Al


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 21, 2011, 07:51 AM
GPS
Big Brother is
L O_O king
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 22, 2011, 03:09 PM
(http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab134/random_thought_leakage/Autumn%20Clouds/014-1.jpg)

writing
bare branch calligraphy
winter clouds
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on December 22, 2011, 04:18 PM

Amen to THAT, al! Ain't it the troof!



I LOVE it, mystic!!








Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 22, 2011, 06:47 PM
You can thank Halo for that one Witt. She's the one who asked for the photo...which led, inevitably, to the haiku.   *hug* :angel: *hug*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 22, 2011, 07:01 PM
mystic: visually impressive with a nice fusion of photo and ku!

I guess Winter has arrived--stark, but sometimes misty and surreal:


winter morn
wiping a foggy window
to watch the fog
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 23, 2011, 01:57 AM
winter wind
chases fallen leaves -
scattered laughter
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 24, 2011, 03:32 AM
squirrels gather
at Basho's vermillion fence -
Shiogama

* Basho recounts his visit to the Shiogama shrine in Oku no Hosomichi, (The Narrow Road To The Interior) telling of the magnificent pillars, painted ceiling, long flight of stone steps, votive lanterns, and the 'sparkle of the vermilion fence in the morning sun'.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 24, 2011, 07:05 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY4_wIJUCMU#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY4_wIJUCMU#ws)

And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. ~ Luke 2:16-20

in this single star
an entire universe -
condensing fog
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 28, 2011, 05:55 AM
Mystic; powerful vid and ku! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on December 28, 2011, 06:03 AM
returning soldiers. . .
children running
into camouflaged arms


heartwrenching youtube vid sung by an 8 year old gospel singer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t6C1UCP19U
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 28, 2011, 07:21 AM
this rusted gate
still after years of neglect
cherry blossoms
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 30, 2011, 06:34 PM
above
the leafless plum orchard -
ripening moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 02, 2012, 11:53 AM
even as before
dew clings to each blade of grass
in this new year too
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 03, 2012, 05:18 AM
I found this in one of my flower beds on January 1, 2012.


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 03, 2012, 01:48 PM
 :sunny That's great, Witt. I think the spring-like weather in the South has all the flowers confused. I had pansies blooming on Christmas Day. And, I had to mow yesterday.  :kool
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on January 04, 2012, 07:49 AM


(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/smileys/ththTanning-2.gif)



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 05, 2012, 05:35 AM
rub it in, halo
your summer, our winter
upside-down girl




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: eileenonguam on January 17, 2012, 01:36 AM
Witt,

I love daffodils and I love your haiku.

eileenonguam
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 17, 2012, 07:46 AM


Thank you!!

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: eileenonguam on January 17, 2012, 11:20 AM
island winter
drying my hair
in cooling trade winds
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 23, 2012, 10:08 AM
rising fog –
woodpecker’s bill tacks moonlight
to a tree
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 24, 2012, 07:12 AM
cupping her breast –
the sudden chill of
someone else’s name
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on January 24, 2012, 11:55 AM




Well done, G!



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Dutch... on February 06, 2012, 08:04 AM
one and one is two
yet sometimes it's just One
forget school's lessons
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on February 06, 2012, 02:02 PM
finally
the Snow Moon* arrives...
without snow

* The first full moon of February is known as the Snow Moon by Native Americans
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on February 07, 2012, 06:01 AM



one and one is two
yet sometimes it's just One
forget school's lessons


Absolutely. Sometimes I feel this way even when I'm with Hubby. He's just not "there" much anymore. It's so sad.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on February 07, 2012, 06:03 AM
finally
the Snow Moon* arrives...
without snow

* The first full moon of February is known as the Snow Moon by Native Americans


I've been enjoying the snow moon since 4:30 a.m. It's lovely. Thanks for your haiku and giving the moon a name for me to appreciate it more.



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Dutch... on February 07, 2012, 01:25 PM
Iam so very sorry to hear that witt..that truely is a sad sad thing!  *hug*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on February 08, 2012, 06:49 PM
autumn sunlight fades
forgetting our address - you
flip the porch light on
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on February 10, 2012, 05:58 PM
first date
before dessert – she left
lipstick on my cheek
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on February 17, 2012, 12:36 AM
floating blameless
breathing in, breathing out
I awaken
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on February 17, 2012, 05:23 PM
your neck arches
tropical fish purse-lipped gaze
the tank gurgles
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on February 18, 2012, 05:55 AM



I like the double entendre here. It makes me smile.







Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on February 20, 2012, 01:16 AM
 :tongue
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on February 20, 2012, 01:16 AM
whispers
behind a silk fan...
autumn wind
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on February 20, 2012, 01:48 AM
fumbled zipper...
the scent of coming rain
on the still air
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on February 20, 2012, 05:10 AM
whispers
behind a silk fan...
autumn wind


Very nice! Subtle beauty.




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on February 21, 2012, 12:20 AM
an inspiring collection of Haiku on this page, Dutch and MysticG   :sunny

Dutch, your Haiku slipped to the last page when I posted this comment.  I really like it, so I'm displaying it again.

Quote
one and one is two
yet sometimes it's just One
forget school's lessons

and yours G

Quote
whispers
behind a silk fan...
autumn wind

is lovely!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 09, 2012, 08:11 AM
a single bloom
on the bare-limbed plum tree...
her last breath
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 09, 2012, 08:14 AM
I've been experimenting with single line haiku again:

in the koi pond the old fisherman catches his reflection



at twilight the fawn’s bleat smelled of wild garlic

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on March 09, 2012, 04:39 PM
a single bloom
on the bare-limbed plum tree...
her last breath


Funny. I look at it as a "first breath."  My peach tree is blooming and the first bloom was its first breath.

Lovely!


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on March 09, 2012, 04:41 PM
I've been experimenting with single line haiku again:

in the koi pond the old fisherman catches his reflection



at twilight the fawn’s bleat smelled of wild garlic

I like both of them, but I like the wild garlic the best. Our lawns are full of it!   *hehe*

Good work!!




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 15, 2012, 11:16 PM
Thanks, Witt.
Quote
Funny. I look at it as a "first breath."  My peach tree is blooming and the first bloom was its first breath.
As clarification, her last breath is in reference to a friend who passed a few years ago in spring. It was meant to espouse the transience of Life. That Life continues, even at the moment of death.

a single bloom
on the bare-limbed plum tree...
her last breath
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 15, 2012, 11:18 PM
Osaka
where Basho breathed his last -
still Osaka
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 16, 2012, 06:44 AM
autumn blue
white bellies of south-bound geese –
crowded airport
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 20, 2012, 04:11 PM
this last leaf
of autumn makes its choice –
plummets
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 25, 2012, 12:06 AM
To define is to limit. ~ Dogen

Dogen’s zazen,
in the surrounding mist –
Nothing. Everything.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Dutch... on April 25, 2012, 08:14 AM
XXV  IV  MMVI

To define my love:
Separated by an Ocean,
United by Sea

 :hearts
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kay on April 25, 2012, 12:07 PM
United by Sea
the waves carry words of love
how they move towards you
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: cafeRg on April 28, 2012, 09:57 AM

   send me dead fairies
   thank you for cold cold heartbeats
   your shoes full of shit

               
 
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: seraph on April 28, 2012, 08:48 PM
monochromatic
weathered white resists its end
bleached bones glow in sand
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on May 05, 2012, 11:18 PM
Variations

we are
but ripples - unless you count
the pond

we are mere ripples,
until you consider
the pond
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kay on May 18, 2012, 11:13 PM
I am laughing hard
my stomach hurts so badly
that I cannot breathe

its all I can do
to not fill these pages fast
with such joyfulness!!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on May 29, 2012, 06:39 AM




three days in a row
bans of hurricane showers
rain gauge inches up




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 11, 2012, 01:10 AM
moon at low tide -
clouds part, a half-buried shell
points a finger

_______________
gibbous moon -
the half-buried shell
points a finger
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 11, 2012, 09:31 PM
uncertain sky –
rose petal’s edge
curls in the breeze
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: cafeRg on June 13, 2012, 11:34 AM


   basement bar b que
   licking your burnt sticky chops
   like king in a hole




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 13, 2012, 11:35 PM
on hands and knees
you’re such a dirty girl –
planting roses

 :tongue
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on June 14, 2012, 05:47 AM
on hands and knees
you’re such a dirty girl –
planting roses

 :tongue


Love it!


It would fit me yesterday if it ended: pulling weeds!!!



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 14, 2012, 06:38 PM
on hands and knees
you’re such a dirty girl –
planting roses

 :tongue


Love it!


It would fit me yesterday if it ended: pulling weeds!!!

on hands and knees
you’re such a dirty girl –
pulling weeds

That is a thankless job, Witt. Specially in the summer heat.  :rose
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: seraph on June 24, 2012, 09:05 PM
pulling weeds
up through early morning soil
the scent of soil wafts
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 22, 2012, 05:38 AM
lovers’ shadows
whispering in the dark –
plum blossom moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on July 22, 2012, 07:45 AM


What a graceful piece!


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 22, 2012, 10:24 PM
Thanks, Witt  :blusmoke

Paco de Lucia - Rio Ancho (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pLsRPK2bEA#)

from the alley
a Flamenco tune – candles
in the window
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 04, 2012, 12:27 PM




Saturday morning
clouds covering hot sunshine
some yard work gets done



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: A-FRIEND on August 04, 2012, 05:56 PM
some yard work gets done
myth of lazy summer days
I need a cold beer
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kay on August 05, 2012, 09:01 AM
I need a cold beer
you can even bathe in it
talk about the hop!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 06, 2012, 05:37 PM




walked through the alley
all alone and desolate
need reassurance




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 09, 2012, 10:26 AM
late winter
echo of plum blossoms –
her smooth embrace
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on August 20, 2012, 08:49 PM
Chet Baker ~ Every Time We Say Goodbye (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP02sgYrHsw#)

the wind has died
yet blossoms fall - through silence
a sparrow flutters
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: dublinsteve on August 20, 2012, 09:25 PM
autumn will come quietly
silver maple will glow gold
crocus will prepare for spring
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 21, 2012, 04:54 AM



Lovely.



Good to see you, Steve.



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: seraph on August 23, 2012, 10:53 AM
crocus will prepare for spring
beneath the crystalline snow
thirsting for the sun
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on August 30, 2012, 05:55 AM





laughing up your sleeve
everyone lowly bowing
then you disappear




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 01, 2012, 10:50 PM
such stillness!
even the plum blossoms
refuse to budge
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on September 02, 2012, 12:09 PM




Ain't that the troof!


It's very still here -- hot and humid!



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on September 02, 2012, 12:12 PM
such stillness!
even the plum blossoms
refuse to budge



I just looked out the window and saw movement in the trees. Now I see why.


mimosa branch moves
under weight of cardinal
no breezes blowing




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 02, 2012, 10:06 PM
At first glance Haiku seem to be a single, simple vignette. I realize that they are not at all simple or singular in image. And that is what makes them so amazing - so much for so few words. Two lovely Haiku witt and G.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on September 15, 2012, 05:46 AM




chill is in the air
tulip poplar shakes her limbs
autumn is nearby




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 15, 2012, 08:55 AM
thanks for the inspiration, witt.  :rose

relief from the heat
autumn shakes her leafy tail
summer's remnants fall
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kay on September 15, 2012, 05:27 PM
summer's remnants fall
its sad to see colors go
like friends you thought close
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on September 20, 2012, 05:29 AM





puddles of water
lying stagnant in the yard
mosquitoes squirming




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kay on September 20, 2012, 08:46 AM
mosquitoes squirming
do they hear the coming storm
will they buzz away
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 21, 2012, 10:09 AM
a field of daisies
dazed in the blustering wind
stems all a quiver.


(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/1b88c753.jpg)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 03, 2012, 05:27 PM
a field of daisies
dazed in the blustering wind
stems all a quiver.


([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc30/byzantinehalo/1b88c753.jpg[/url])


I didn't see this when it was posted. Sorry.

It is lovely and really enhances the photo.

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 03, 2012, 05:28 PM





hurtful barbs are flung
deleted on second thought
laughter behind back






Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on October 04, 2012, 09:44 AM
Thank you witt. Those words of yours tell their own tale, people can be callous.  :rose
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on October 04, 2012, 08:27 PM

an angelic touch comes with the first morning dew, awaiting the sun.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on October 06, 2012, 02:38 AM
wispy threads of thought
tangled like vines in the mind
look for the exit.     :tongue
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 10, 2012, 05:24 AM



My mind is tangled with weeds! At least you have vines.



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 10, 2012, 05:25 AM


On second thought, those vines could be briars! Ouch!!


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on October 25, 2012, 07:11 AM
interwoven red
petals fold on fold hugging
each other in place.



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Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 25, 2012, 11:49 AM




That is beautiful!!



This is my Number Two



all the leaves are raked
grass is mowed for the last time
doing autumn chores






Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on October 26, 2012, 08:09 AM
Thanks witt... one chore less when the grass takes a break from growing. I just love how small vignettes of nature and life fit into a Haiku.

One for your Halloween

#2

the dark kiss of dusk
touches each petal before
color bleeds to black.


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Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 26, 2012, 04:45 PM




Oh, that is GREAT!






Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on October 27, 2012, 01:54 AM
Thank you, witt, awaiting your next  :rose

#3

creation and birth
caught in the stretch and tearing
a flower's short life.

*

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on October 28, 2012, 05:10 AM
#4

head tossed, mane flowing
with grace those fluid muscles
race against the wind.

*

[attachimg=1]


some days dreaming is all ya have.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 28, 2012, 05:28 AM





My fifth haiku in the challenge:

soulful eyes do stare
from a cage of rusty bars
sniffing for freedom

Your photo inspired it. I hope you don't mind.





Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on October 28, 2012, 05:44 AM
Wonderful, wonderful Haiku! I'm so pleased the photo inspired you.  *clap*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on October 29, 2012, 03:43 AM
#5

over the ocean
the sun's radiance glories,
viewing God's splendors.


[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 29, 2012, 02:09 PM
.



#6

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Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on October 29, 2012, 08:58 PM
witt, this is lovely!

I found inspiration in your words and photo...


#6

heavy dew drops drip
from the last faded flower
melancholy loss.

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 30, 2012, 06:20 AM
witt, this is lovely!

I found inspiration in your words and photo...





Thanks! It seems that we inspire each other!!




7th


Sandy's gift to us
watched TV by candle glow
but the screen was black





Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on October 30, 2012, 06:40 AM
What a year for wild weather in America, frightening how many storms and tornadoes you have had... that is a pretty cool Haiku though, made me smile.

Oh and yes we make a bit of a team don't we  :rose

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on October 31, 2012, 07:55 AM
#7

thumbnail photograph
too distant to see their eyes
bittersweet moment?


Dear witt,
Would you be up for extending the challenge for another week?

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 31, 2012, 04:21 PM
#7


Dear witt,
Would you be up for extending the challenge for another week?



Sure! Why not? It's fun!!

leaves stacked like snowdrifts
piled high up against the wall
raking for five hours!




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on October 31, 2012, 04:22 PM


Oh, that makes number eight!




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on October 31, 2012, 08:56 PM

game on then, witt  *party*

#8

our fragility
outweighed by mother nature
her whims and fancies.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 01, 2012, 05:34 AM





9th haiku

in the pitch black dark
no moon's illumination
a windchime tinkles




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 02, 2012, 06:28 AM





10th





fried egg in the pan
buttery hot Southern grits
bacon on the plate





Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 02, 2012, 07:26 AM
I missed a day?  :tongue. jeepers how I don't know annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd I just got home from work and your Haiku is about delicious food.
So, two for the price of one.  :comfort

#9

take a long road trip
see the colors of nature
leaden gray cities.

*

and

#10


velvet soft muzzles
nickering in the paddock
mare calls to her foal.

*



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 02, 2012, 10:02 AM



Well, it's no wonder why you missed a day, you're all upside down!!  *rofl*



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 03, 2012, 06:09 AM




11th



wind swirling dry leaves
piling higher and higher
raking is useless




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 03, 2012, 07:25 AM
(http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/misc/smiley-vault-misc-100.gif) (http://www.smileyvault.com/)


#11

as midnight draws near
hands ride the clock face secure
in spring's dark of night.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: A-FRIEND on November 03, 2012, 12:51 PM
remember the time
cows could jump over the moon
have faith you can too
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 04, 2012, 01:56 AM
Ha! I have enough trouble standing on my head, let alone jumping over the moon.  *hehe*

Cool Haiku, Earl!!!


witt, your #11 is a very traditional Haiku, great seasonal imagery!!!!

#12

bare bones gone to dust
history resides within
if the earth could tell.

*


[attachimg=1]


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 04, 2012, 07:30 AM




Thanks, halo.


#12

mimosa pods hang
racket like rattlesnakes
nature's maracas





Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 05, 2012, 05:22 AM




13th



granddaddy longlegs
crawling like a weird robot
under every leaf!




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 05, 2012, 05:38 AM


that's cool, very clever  *clap*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 05, 2012, 05:40 AM
#13

I hear soft whispers
tree tops hushed calls in the wind,
leafy boughs sighing.

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 05, 2012, 10:20 PM

now it seems I was a little ahead of myself.  :tongue

#14

songs of chirping birds
heavy in the sultry air
thunder storm looming.


annnnnnnnnnnnnd 15 minutes later... here comes the rain!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 06, 2012, 07:36 AM





14th

wish I had some rain
one tenth in thirty-one days
we're dry as a bone





Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 06, 2012, 06:21 PM
#14a  (I posted two in one day  :sunny bright spark me!)


thirsty flower heads
drooping over the brick path
faded by the sun.

*

in sympathy with your drought ridden garden.  :rose





Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 07, 2012, 04:56 AM
/


#15


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Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 07, 2012, 06:42 AM
Awww, there is nothing worse than watching your garden suffer due to drought. How lovely to find a bright spot.

#15

wandering the path
even the weeds look forlorn
birdbath is empty.

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Inspired8 on November 07, 2012, 04:49 PM
Hey Halo, Hey Witt- its been awhile hope its okay to jump in....


autumns leaves turning
seasons fickled reasons stay
cooler winds prevail


cheers
vic
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 07, 2012, 10:27 PM
Hey Vic, the more the merrier in our Haiku a day challenge. We started off with a weeks worth and decided to continue. Welcome back, glad you brought your lovely Haiku with you!

#16

balmy afternoon
guinea pigs nap in the shade
lying on their scraps.

*

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 08, 2012, 05:12 AM



Great, 8! It's fun to try to do a haiku a day. It's sort of a journal and is interesting to look back to see your moods and feelings evolve and change.



16th



constancy is good
change is inevitable
beware the flip side




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 08, 2012, 06:35 PM

end of the brick path
chickens scratching for earth worms
rain clouds overhead.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 09, 2012, 04:52 AM





17th


I don't feel welcome
in my closed garden of friends
is it jealousy?




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Inspired8 on November 09, 2012, 05:18 AM
only emptiness
my darkest hidden secret
tears only allude
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 09, 2012, 07:50 AM

falling from the sky
rain collects in a puddle
mirroring gray clouds.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 10, 2012, 05:03 AM





18th


hot sun burns my face
chilly breezes freeze my neck
typical autumn




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 11, 2012, 03:06 AM
two today then, one for yesterday and one for today...I had no internet where I was yesterday. 

*

the stillness of dusk
broken by sparrow birdsong
pink sky fades quickly.

*

sun's last light glows gold
nesting birds ruffling feathers
worms safe for the night.

*

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 11, 2012, 07:35 AM





19th



big fat bumblebee
leafing through yellow petals
marigold's pages





Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 11, 2012, 07:45 AM
Delightful, marigold's pages, that is such an apt turn of phrase for a marigold.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 11, 2012, 04:16 PM
Delightful, marigold's pages, that is such an apt turn of phrase for a marigold.


thanks, halo. I wasn't sure if it was going to work as I intended. I appreciate your comment!





Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 11, 2012, 07:55 PM


heart set on a course
impatience wars with logic
difficult to wait.

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 12, 2012, 05:39 AM


heart set on a course
impatience wars with logic
difficult to wait.


Ahhh. The Impatience Wars. I know them well.




20th



geranium pot
tucked under a rosemary
survives frosty nights






Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 13, 2012, 05:22 AM





21st



leaves on the rooftop
swirling in mighty circles
threatening to jump




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 13, 2012, 07:26 AM

21st


leaves on the rooftop
swirling in mighty circles
threatening to jump



I love this one...


*

morning mists linger
dew drops along the leaf's edge
reflect rose petals.

*


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 14, 2012, 05:56 AM

21st


leaves on the rooftop
swirling in mighty circles
threatening to jump



I love this one...


*

morning mists linger
dew drops along the leaf's edge
reflect rose petals.

*


Thanks, halo. Obviously, we are in opposite seasons.

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 14, 2012, 05:57 AM





22nd

mist hangs in the air
dark clouds gather up in mounds
angry winds strip leaves




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 14, 2012, 07:01 AM
We sure are in opposite seasons. I'm enjoying our sharing of the differences and the challenge of everyday as well.


*

bee buzzing around
bluebonnets blue as the sky
pollen laden legs.

*

click on the photo to open it up.

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Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 15, 2012, 04:53 AM




Wow! What a close-up!

Great accompanying haiku.




Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 15, 2012, 05:00 AM



23rd


off in the distance
two hundred ten foot oak trees
leaves fall in my yard


Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 16, 2012, 05:43 AM


24th



minding my business
innocent as a baby
stepped into a mess




 wink*






Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 16, 2012, 07:18 AM
 *clap*  situation perfect, witt

this one is for yesterday, I fell asleep very early (keeping in mind that I'm going to bed when y'all are getting up) and forgot to even write a Haiku, let alone post one.


*

hours of the day
move so fast, fleeting moments
basking in the sun.

*

Today's

*

sharp words of anger
tempered under a blue sky
watching clouds roll by.

*





Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 16, 2012, 07:44 AM



23rd


off in the distance
two hundred ten foot oak trees
leaves fall in my yard




Oh and by the way, I love this.  How those leaves travel in the wind and what a lot of leaves that must be.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: witt on November 17, 2012, 06:12 AM


Thanks, halo.

it's time to move on
I overstayed my welcome
leaving with much love



Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 17, 2012, 05:54 PM


leaf by leaf naked
no longer lush with foliage
might this be its death?

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 19, 2012, 07:05 AM

We're treading water
waiting for something, someone
uncharted waters.

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 26, 2012, 07:25 AM


spring days are numbered
summer so close it's heat felt
no dew on the grass.

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on December 21, 2012, 07:39 AM
counting down the days
gifts pile up under the tree
how many sleeps now?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on December 23, 2012, 03:13 AM
we are as fabric
woven to a master plan
cloth fit for the King.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Rach on December 27, 2012, 04:54 PM
my eyes are opened
because a new year ensures
writing to be done
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on March 20, 2013, 05:47 AM


and there in your eyes
are the memories we made
crystal clarity
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 16, 2013, 10:16 AM
Look! Look!
the robin’s nest....
a hint of blue
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on April 16, 2013, 11:24 PM

Quote
Look! Look!
the robin’s nest....
a hint of blue


Beautiful, G!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 17, 2013, 09:22 AM
early spring
damp with dew - new grass
and her knickers
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 18, 2013, 05:46 PM
mocking
the mockingbird....
his mate
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 19, 2013, 06:29 PM
before dawn
my only company
cooing doves
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on April 19, 2013, 07:40 PM

That's what I love about 'before dawn', alone!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 19, 2013, 11:07 PM
Rumi - Only Breath (Heart touching poem) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8hrF2CGTWY#)

between
our first breath and our last...
God wept
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 26, 2013, 02:12 AM
distant whistle
on the edge of a spring moon...
Robert Johnson sings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4I4pLH8BJ8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4I4pLH8BJ8)

:blusmoke
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 30, 2013, 12:35 AM
dusk on the meadow
her youngest vanishes –
fireflies
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 30, 2013, 09:08 AM
Norah Jones - Seven years (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXiRuSIXbns#)

bed time –
she asks if her toy pony
can stay up

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on May 01, 2013, 10:10 PM
 *hug*

in galloping dreams
winged hooves dodge falling stars
skimming moonlit skies. 

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on May 02, 2013, 02:18 AM
 *hug* *lick*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on May 03, 2013, 09:45 AM
throwing a tantrum
too exhausted for sleep
she's nearly five.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on May 13, 2013, 06:18 PM
alone tonight
I add another friend
to Facebook
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: elise on May 14, 2013, 11:18 AM
where have muses gone
searching for them everywhere
hoping to find mine
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on May 14, 2013, 06:40 PM
all-night vigil
mama's grip softens
tightens, softens. . .
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on May 15, 2013, 02:04 PM
dayflies--
so much to do
so little time
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: elise on May 17, 2013, 07:12 PM
this is our platform
manned by eager ears and minds
take courage and share
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on May 17, 2013, 07:38 PM


a new era
words and thoughts nurturing
creative blooms.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on May 22, 2013, 06:25 AM
inspired
ten tiny fingers painting
her rainbow mess.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on May 27, 2013, 10:29 PM
Memorial Wall
smaller and smaller
print
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on May 31, 2013, 10:41 PM
Winter storms in
rolling on roaring thunder
lighting the sky.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: A-FRIEND on June 01, 2013, 07:06 PM
lighting the sky
hot electrical fingers
ending the picnic
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: 7 on June 02, 2013, 01:11 PM
ending the picnic—
plato's slaves break through their chains
escaping the cave
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on June 09, 2013, 11:27 PM
Nice one, 7

iris petals
flutter in time to the wind
purple notes.

 
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on June 25, 2013, 09:02 AM
in a few minutes
my cosy, inviting bed
will warm cold toes.

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on June 27, 2013, 05:11 AM
dark sky
the moon is on its way round
America tonight.

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on June 29, 2013, 08:58 AM
chilled bones
eerily still morning
sun's face hiding.

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on July 05, 2013, 08:32 AM

on the clothesline
washing flaps allegro
to a wild wind.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: A-FRIEND on July 05, 2013, 06:03 PM
to a wild wing
carries upon it sweet souled
lovable daughters
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on July 05, 2013, 10:45 PM
Nice one, A-F.  :coffee


ride the sky
queen of the heavens
golden moon.

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 11, 2013, 10:55 PM
baby sparrow
splish-splash bathes...
in Buddha's tea *

~ Issa, 1815

* Literally, the bird is bathing in hydrangea tea. On the Eighth Day of Fourth Month in the old Japanese calendar, Buddha's birthday was celebrated. Since it was used in these festivities, hydrangea tea (amacha) became a season word for this day. Issa reiterates the religious theme of salvation belonging to all creatures. As Gabi Greve explains, a miniature hanamidô ("blossom temple hall") is set up at Buddhist temples and decorated with colorful flowers. Small statues of the child Buddha are also decorated with flowers, and hydrangea tea is poured over the statue by visitors. In this scene, the baby sparrows bathe, literally, with the child Buddha; see Junko Takahashi, Issa ikimono no kuchô ("Issa: An Anthology of Haiku about Living Things") Tokyo: Shogakukan, 2002, 6-7.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 11, 2013, 11:05 PM
July heat
resting in honeysuckle shade...
squirrel carcass
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on July 11, 2013, 11:43 PM
Poor squirrel... beautifully put, G.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on July 13, 2013, 09:02 AM
mid winter warm
watching the sweet peas climb
something ate a bud.

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 23, 2013, 05:29 PM
among
cicada cacophony...
a dove
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: anniepimm on July 23, 2013, 05:57 PM
Sticky nighttime air
unable to cool down me
winter need apply.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on August 02, 2013, 09:00 AM

timing the door
making it through by a whisker
restless cat.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: anniepimm on August 02, 2013, 09:47 AM
Seduced by pudding
Sweet smell of the custard
Pie Demolished  *hehe*   
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on August 03, 2013, 08:26 AM
old words
edge to edge on parchment
grace of a quill.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: anniepimm on August 03, 2013, 09:27 AM
Out of breath
Needs less heaviness of self
More salad? 
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on August 03, 2013, 08:59 PM
You make me smile, anniepimm. It's good to have you back.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: anniepimm on August 04, 2013, 12:56 PM
Many thanks
To a fair lady sweet
You’re too kind.

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 08, 2013, 07:31 PM
wandering priest...
the farmer’s braying ass
stops at my gate
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: absurdal on September 14, 2013, 12:00 PM
mayfly
so little
time
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on September 20, 2013, 10:56 PM
harvest moon
rises through summer's
farewell rain
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 21, 2013, 10:45 PM
autumn rain
leaking through my hut's roof -
swim, bedbugs, swim!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: elise on October 21, 2013, 10:52 PM
LOL this made me laugh...I think I might be saying, "DROWN!!!"
 *lick*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 22, 2013, 01:15 AM
Pure Land Buddhism as many other religions, teaches us we are to accept things as they are; and perhaps, more importantly, to have compassion for all things - but especially for those things which we may detest.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 22, 2013, 01:16 AM
Walking up the same stone stairs toward the Mountain Gate (temple) I suddenly had the conviction that I was the same as the trees which lined the steps on either side, and it wasn’t that I had stopped being my Self, but that I was the trees. ~ D. T. Suzuki

sweeping
the temple’s stone steps –
pine boughs
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 01, 2013, 03:31 PM
blossom gazing...
shadow of an empty branch
dances on the wind
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 03, 2013, 11:47 PM
flocks of geese
and late night sake drinkers
migrating
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 06, 2013, 10:52 PM
within
the bare branches of elm -
a sliver of crow
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 07, 2013, 08:28 AM
jutting
from the riverbank a bridge half finished...
                                                           spring rain
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 07, 2013, 03:36 PM
translucence
among the winnowed chaff
green bottle fly...dies
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 20, 2014, 07:58 PM
first of spring
from a pile of horse manure...
bluebonnets
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Kay on March 21, 2014, 03:34 PM
bluebonnets
grow them in clumps near clover
stare into the blue
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: A-FRIEND on March 21, 2014, 08:44 PM
stare into the blue
imaginations unfurl
dancing in forest lands
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 31, 2014, 07:43 PM
steeped too long,
even the sweetest leaf
becomes bitter
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: A-FRIEND on April 01, 2014, 04:43 PM
footprints in the snow
leading to the trapper's line
wild reality
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 23, 2014, 06:39 PM
young buck
antlers still in velvet –
eyes the milk cow
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 05, 2014, 11:32 AM
early summer...
where are you off to,
dragonfly?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 05, 2014, 11:32 AM
at river’s edge
rotting log and toadstool...
spring breeze
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on June 06, 2014, 05:43 AM
Love how you Haiku!  *hug*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 06, 2014, 07:02 PM
by moonlight...
a single mockingbird
preening
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 06, 2014, 07:03 PM
clinging
to my screen door – remnants
of cicada shell
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 06, 2014, 07:04 PM
THUNDER!
in the dark a young girl
clutches her bear
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 06, 2014, 07:27 PM
Permanent as ink, I slip between the lines of your tattoos.

(http://i1.wp.com/www.inkedmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/fighting.jpg?zoom=1.5&resize=439%2C706&fit=522%2C780)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 07, 2014, 07:25 PM
hunting mice
in the hay field's stubble...
flying kites
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 07, 2014, 10:55 PM
even
from the smallest pot -
bonsai!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 08, 2014, 08:52 AM
making soap
beneath juniper shade...
yucca blossoms
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 08, 2014, 12:29 PM
against the grey
of early summer storm -
mockingbird's screech
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 15, 2014, 11:01 AM
jammed in traffic...
finally the green light
exposes her lie
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 22, 2014, 08:58 PM
July twilight...
memory deepens to blue
waiting for the moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 22, 2014, 08:59 PM
effortless
the gum tree leaves turn -
crescent moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 28, 2015, 04:24 AM
birds at dawn -
I retweet this haiku
one more time
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 28, 2015, 04:47 AM
For Rachel,
July 3, 1983 - March 29, 2005
on the tenth anniversary of her death:


for all my words...
the moon speaks more eloquent
saying nothing
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 28, 2015, 09:08 AM
first day of spring
peeking through cracks in the fence
bluebonnets
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on March 30, 2015, 12:33 PM
spring moon
sound of rain slides
through bamboo
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 01, 2015, 11:52 AM
Saint Joseph's Day
will she return too?
Capistrano

http://www.missionsjc.com/preservation/history.php (http://www.missionsjc.com/preservation/history.php)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 03, 2015, 04:09 AM
under my window
amaryllis blooms in pots –
her eyes the same blue
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: elise on April 08, 2015, 12:56 AM
showing sprouts of spring
newborn baby animals
the robin takes wing
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on July 08, 2015, 12:18 PM
Death whispered
waking me from fitful sleep -
my mother’s name…
this time.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 17, 2015, 11:53 AM
silence
of winter's first snow -
dead moth
on my windowsill
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: A-FRIEND on November 17, 2015, 03:50 PM
Good to hear from you G.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 22, 2015, 07:44 PM
Good to be back. I was having issues with my new laptop. After many lengthy discussions with Dell, deleting Windows 8 and upgrading to Windows 10, (That alone took two weeks and I was still having the same issues.) the poor thing was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. (Faulty memory module) It's almost a year old - but was still under warranty, so they FedExed a new one and I got my brother to install it. So far, so good. -- the laptop hasn't left home and forgotten its address.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on November 22, 2015, 08:00 PM
I was wandering around Youtube today and found this song  (It's Mandarin Chinese so I had to find English lyrics.) -- got it stuck in my head -- then wrote a haiku.

our shadows
among drifting blossoms…
lingered
______________________

https://youtu.be/w0dMz8RBG7g

You Exist In My Song

Wanting

Without any precaution and without a trace of apprehension,
you appeared in my world as you did, bringing me a pleasant surprise that I couldn’t resist.
But like this, without me knowing, you quietly disappeared from my world,
without a word, leaving behind only my memories.

You exist, deep in my mind, in my dreams, in my heart, and in my song.
You exist, deep in my mind, in my dreams, in my heart, and in my song.

Still remember us once walking side by side together past that bustling alley.
Even though we were strangers, just passing by each other, we still felt each other.
One look, one beat of the heart, one unexpected delight. It’s like a dream that was destined.

You exist, deep in my mind, in my dreams, in my heart, and in my song.
You exist, deep in my mind, in my dreams, in my heart, and in my song.

The world is so big, why did we meet?
Could it have been chance?
Could it have been destiny?

You exist, deep in my mind, in my dreams, in my heart, and in my song.
You exist, deep in my mind, in my dreams, in my heart, and in my song.
You exist, deep in my mind, in my dreams, in my heart, and in my song.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 04, 2015, 03:24 AM
cold rain
boiling in my rice pot
half a slice of moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 23, 2015, 11:39 AM
In 1912, the people of Japan sent 3,020 cherry trees to the United States as a gift of friendship.

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Christmas -
Washington's cherry trees
bloom too early
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 18, 2016, 01:40 AM
poor barn owl, too
laments my lack of barn
midwinter snow
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on April 21, 2016, 04:35 AM
for sale:
one pair pink baby shoes -
never worn
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on May 02, 2016, 10:05 AM
first autumn moon
a moment’s hesitation...
geese fold clipped wings
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on June 21, 2016, 12:36 AM
cherry blossom
on this single petal -
still no regrets
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: elise on June 30, 2016, 11:26 PM
Lovely as ever G....hugsssss
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 04, 2016, 04:40 AM
a lone goose
chases its forlorn cry
further south
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 04, 2016, 04:41 AM
only catch
for the poor fisherman…
autumn moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on October 04, 2016, 04:42 AM
harvest moon
last of the fresh nettles
for my pot
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 21, 2016, 04:23 PM
framed
in my open window
plum blossom moon
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 21, 2016, 04:24 PM
The phrase "lame duck" was coined in the eighteenth century at the London Stock Exchange, to refer to a stockbroker who defaulted on his debts. The first known mention of the term in writing was made by Horace Walpole, from a letter in 1761 to Sir Horace Mann: "Do you know what a Bull and a Bear and Lame Duck are?" In 1791 Mary Berry wrote of the Duchess of Devonshire's loss of £50,000 in stocks, "the conversation of the town" that her name was to be "posted up as a lame duck". In the literal sense, the term refers to a duck which is unable to keep up with its flock, making it a target for predators.

It was transferred to politicians in the nineteenth century, the first recorded use being in the Congressional Globe (the official record of the United States Congress) of January 14, 1863: "In no event ... could [the Court of Claims] be justly obnoxious to the charge of being a receptacle of 'lame ducks' or broken down politicians."


lame duck
keeps dragging, dragging
a long four years
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 27, 2016, 01:27 AM
new sandals -
ancient plum tree near my gate
still blooms
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 27, 2016, 10:52 PM
In Japan, most homes are fenced. Essentially, the gate is the front door. Some even have doorbells. In Japanese culture, it is considered impolite to walk to someone's door and knock or ring the bell. You're meant to use the bell at the gate.

at my door
without invitation -
cherry blossom scent

at my gate
waiting to be noticed...
roundness of new moon

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 27, 2016, 11:01 PM
‘Outside, someone was walking by, clapping two thick wooden sticks together. The first time I heard that sound I thought it came from a nearby shrine, but Sugiyama-sensei explained that it was a neighborhood warning for people to put out any fires – nowadays meaning heaters, stoves, and the like – before going to bed. The tradition apparently stretched back hundreds of years, to a time when Japanese homes were made out of wood and people cooked over open fires. Houses were still very close together today, and volunteers still took turns making the rounds, maintaining the tradition.’

~ Abigail Friedman, The Haiku Apprentice:
Memoirs Of Writing Poetry In Japan, 2006

(Pg, 145)

taking her turn
at fire watch duty
naked larch branches
sudden rhythmic clapping
the chill creeps slowly in
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 29, 2016, 07:47 PM
deep breath
cool salt air burns her nose
night fishing
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 29, 2016, 07:47 PM
Ueno
so many, so many
blossom viewing
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 29, 2016, 07:48 PM
leaves shudder
sweeping away autumn –
north wind
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 29, 2016, 07:49 PM
unburdened
by reputation –
Mount Fuji
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 29, 2016, 07:55 PM
Mochi is Japanese rice cake made of mochigome, a short-grain japonica glutinous rice. The rice is pounded into paste and molded into the desired shape. In Japan it is traditionally made in a ceremony called mochitsuki. While also eaten year-round, mochi is a traditional food for the Japanese New Year and is commonly sold and eaten during that time.

The cherry blossom
(sakura), is a symbol of Japan and signifies the onset of full-fledged Spring. Sakuramochi is a pink-coloured mochi surrounding sweet anko and wrapped in an edible salted cherry leaf that is usually made during the Spring season.

moonlight
cherry blossom mochi…
her pink nipples

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on December 30, 2016, 01:01 PM
at the airport
his first flying lesson
starling
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 02, 2017, 07:35 PM
annual migration
crowding I-95
snowbirds

https://youtu.be/r2GjADTcKFA
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 03, 2017, 08:46 PM
joyous calls
of southern bound geese -
plastic flamingo
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 03, 2017, 10:01 PM
at her grave
sound of rain on wet leaves –
weeping willow
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 04, 2017, 09:34 AM
plodding through
this field of bluebonnets -
stone donkey
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 07, 2017, 03:43 PM
through blackberry night
I glimpsed you a moment;
searching and searching 
until this empty dawn –
I’ve found only regret.
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 10, 2017, 10:23 PM
late winter moon
old owl's hoot returning -
has he brought spring, too?
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 12, 2017, 01:05 PM
a single cloud
crosses the vast expanse -
yucca blossom
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 24, 2017, 02:06 AM
midnight cool
creeping through the hay field…
cat’s meow
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Mystic1 on January 31, 2017, 11:01 AM
filling
a beggar's wooden bowl...
first snow
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: 7 on August 12, 2017, 04:21 PM
falls final cost, loss
mystic melodies set free
yet never forgot
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: elise on August 13, 2017, 12:31 AM
7...
A fitting Haiku that Gary would've loved!
 :rose
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on August 13, 2017, 07:59 AM

G's passing has brought some old cats back into the Alley, he would love that!

Nice to read you, 7!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: elise on August 21, 2017, 02:04 PM
don't look at the sky
today brings a rare eclipse
put those glasses on

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on August 26, 2017, 08:27 PM


heavy in the air
pollen laden blossoms
sakura’s scent

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on August 29, 2017, 06:23 PM


under the leaves
rustling in the moist decay
unseen creatures

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on August 30, 2017, 08:59 AM


brush strokes
capture blossoms forever
petals in pastel

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: daisyxo on August 30, 2017, 11:56 AM
This represents how most of my workdays go lately.  Although we normally don't explain a haiku ... sigh, new office, merged with new company, our group feeling unwelcome with new coworkers ... needless to say ...

coworkers jabber
concentration escapes me
headphones blocking noise
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on August 31, 2017, 07:02 AM
Go daisy!  *clap*


bird song
flooding into the dark
wake-up call

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 01, 2017, 05:47 AM

camellia blooms
strewn across the table
pollen dust

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 15, 2017, 05:47 AM


Cicadas singing
loud in the darkened night
season's first serenade

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: daisyxo on November 15, 2017, 08:20 AM
Beautiful ... love night songs
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 16, 2017, 09:23 PM
Beautiful ... love night songs

Me too, daisy <3
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on January 10, 2018, 07:48 PM

daydreams in the chair
chasing flitting blue shadows
behind sleepy eyelids

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on March 01, 2018, 06:19 AM


Lotus buds
opening to the first light
baring all

*

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on March 02, 2018, 06:26 PM


purple tumble
spilling over the wall
Bougainvillea

*

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on May 03, 2018, 09:40 AM



it's raining
exhilarating rhythm
pounding on the roof

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on June 27, 2018, 03:54 AM

a soft blue haze
framed by bare winter branches
soon a full moon

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on June 27, 2018, 04:45 PM

bare trees
skeletal against the sky
undressed beauty

*

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: daisyxo on July 10, 2018, 04:28 PM
I love your haiku's Halo :-)
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on July 11, 2018, 04:04 AM

Thank you dear daisy!  :rose
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on August 17, 2018, 08:21 AM

clouds come and go
rolling by just like the day
so much to do

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on August 31, 2018, 08:49 AM


late night silence
unwanted, persistent thoughts
invade the peace

*

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 04, 2018, 07:07 AM
cloudless night sky
birthing a chilly morning
scarves and steamy breath

*

winter won't let go
scraping ice off car windows
blossoms opening

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Wordweaver on September 06, 2018, 06:25 PM
You are indeed the Haiku Champ and I enjoy them as well. 
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 08, 2018, 04:38 AM
Ah Weave, I'm only the Haiku champ by default. I'm the only person doing Haiku here  *hehe*
But I thank you for and receive the compliment.

Halo
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 10, 2018, 08:58 AM


spring is here
blossoms, freesias, camellias
parade on their branches

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 13, 2018, 09:43 AM


the turn of the key
always awake listening
for their safe return

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 16, 2018, 08:18 AM


no need to be scared
its only dentist and drill
teeth quivering

:tongue
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: daisyxo on September 17, 2018, 06:54 AM
Yikes I get the chills just thinking about the dentist!!
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on September 19, 2018, 06:24 PM

Thanks daisy!

over and done with
not even a twinge of pain
worry for nothing

 :sunny

Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on October 30, 2018, 07:45 AM
two girls chatting
moon will be asleep first
so much to say

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: daisyxo on October 31, 2018, 06:14 PM
Sisters or friends?  I remember those days.  *hehe*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 01, 2018, 08:11 AM

Auntie and niece, only a couple of years apart in age. They have had a few days together and loved it. It's so nice for them, and me!  *hug*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 04, 2018, 06:43 AM
through the car window
leaves dancing a wild rhythm
mesmerising

*
Title: Re: Haiku Of The Day
Post by: Halo on November 16, 2018, 06:08 AM
amber fluid
begin by picking hops
ancient thirst

*