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Tinker

Haiku Journal / Share Your Haiku Here

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"Haiku is a way of letting God know we are paying attention." Margaret D McGee, Haiku - the sacred art

I am trying to write something everyday but my varied schedule & responsibilities aren't conducive to setting aside a "writing time" ( or maybe I don't have the discpline). I do however find myself responding to moments in my day with haiku-like thoughts. So......... I decided to start a haiku journal...

Haiku seems to me to be a perfect vehicle for capturing daily responses since brevitiy and clarity are at the heart of the form.

My initial goal is to write & post at least one haiku a day. I probably will have many lapses but only time will tell. I thought I'd share this idea with you all and invite you to join me sharing your own haiku moments here when your heart moves you.

A "haiku moment:: A moment when the mind stops and the heart moves."*Margaret D McGee

This haiku thread will be a little different from the "haiku train" which builds on others' word images. Here haikus should simply be responses to a moment in time.

So as a reminder with an overly simplified definition, haiku is:

  1. 17 syllables or less
  2. image driven
  3. written in the moment
  4. shared parallel images.  Traditionally in 3 units, 1. an image  2.  a parallel or an expansion of the image  3.  the human enlightenment or Ah ha moment.
  5. often written in a 5/7/5 syllable frame but that is not a hard and fast rule. Although I have to admit I find the 5/7/5 frame seems to naturally finds its way into most of my haiku give or take a syllable.
  6. often called senryu (haiku exploiting human nature with a humorous slant) when funny and funny is always welcome here.

I really hope to see you contribute your haiku in this thread along with me.
~~Tink

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hiaku journal jvg 2012 #1

grey mist hangs low
over cooled muted garden
warmth in the kitchen

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i lie in bed as the stars shine up high...

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Thanks for joining me Victor.

hiaku journal jvg 2012 #2

TV drones while light
blinks from computer screen
garden tools by the door

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where time unwinds

i'm only thinking of you

in my arms you are!

 

vml

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hiaku journal jvg 2012 #3

evergreen retires
needles change to reds and browns --
nest on last green limb

hiaku journal jvg 2012 #4

treetops spike upward
into empty morning sky
bird calls from below

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Jolly good idea m'lady patron of the haiku form on this hallowed site. I'll join you Tink with my first effort.

 

Pregnant are the oaks

Bearing little acorn buds

Nature's mid-wives buzz

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Oooh love it Frank, funny I had a buzzing experience myself today although a little more audible and less subtle in nature..... But I won the battle.

hiaku journal jvg 2012 #5

incessant buzz
from three icky black bombers
fly swatter in hand

hiaku journal jvg 2012 #6 senryu.

killed 3 gained 5 more
where in the hell did they come from?
murder on my mind

hiaku journal jvg 2012 #7

dead flies swept into
dust bin. . .
silence meets my ears

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hiaku journal jvg 2012 #8

brother's birthday
baking cake . . . chocolate|
his favorite

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Keep up the good work Tink, mmm chocolate, sweet.

Another wee one ...

 

a haiku writer

inking poems in three lines

never wore out pens

 

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very wee one, I hope you don't mind I enlarged is slightly.... the font was so small I couldn't read it and it was worth the effort.... :-8)    and speaking of wee things, clearly my home has been invaded by small irritants .... I need an exterminator.

hiaku journal jvg 2012 #9

small black spider
climbs white tile wall
nearby water drips

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In the midst of a heat wave...

hiaku journal jvg 2012 #10

overhead fan hums
in dark of predawn
outside crickets sing along

haiku journal jvg 2012 #11

florescent light blinks
mess on desk cast in shadow
laughter lights up room

This is why I don't retire, I love working with the people who come into my office. (most of the time)

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In the midst of a heat wave...

 

hiaku journal jvg 2012 #10

 

overhead fan hums

in dark of predawn

outside crickets sing along

 

haiku journal jvg 2012 #11

 

florescent light blinks

mess on desk cast in shadow

laughter lights up room

 

This is why I don't retire, I love working with the people who come into my office. (most of the time)

Yes Tink -don't know why the last fonted little, sorry, thanks. Keep'em coming. Glad you like work, nice haikus. Frank

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Another (playing with fonts for fun)

 

Seven syllables

Phantasmagorical

Good word for haikus

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Whoah! Now that is readable and "phantasmagorical" .

haiku journal jvg 2012 #12

second hand jerks
forward on clock's flat face
a moment caught then lost

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haiku journal jvg 2012 #13

words read "Do it now!"
painted in white on brown bark
a daisy prinks the plaque

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You make me smile Frank~~

haiku journal jvg 2012 #14

morning mountain chill
outside my warm cozy quilt
alarm on snooze

haiku journal jvg 2012 #15 lectio divina written as response to Robert Frost's Question

'soul-and-body scars'
so far a bargain,
I live!

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haiku journal jvg 2012 #16 another lectio divina written as response to Gen 2:24 Today's Sunday Reading

'two become one flesh'
bound mystical union
love is a will

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hauku journal jvg #17

last quarter moon sleeps
behind October clouds
I count the stars

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haiku journal jvg #18

aroma of beef stew
lingers in the kitchen
dishes in the sink

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grackles harvest fall

dogwoods, swarming, shaking limbs

hidden by mauve leaves

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Love "grackles" it crackles like the sound made when walking on autumn leaves.

haiku journal jvg # 20

low fog floats over
sedate San Francisco bay
plane pulls into sky

haiku journal jvg #21

blue wing looks down on white clouds
silver plane passes
below

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first frost sparkles on

black roof, still air apparent

with quick breath in awe

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haiku 22 on the way to catch my flight home.

starter clicks
car engine is silent
clock ticks

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