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haiku journal jvg #48 Poem a Day

first sound this morning
granddaughter's sweet voice saying
Happy Birthday Grandma!

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Hope you can keep this going . . .

 

I've left several poem-a-day trails. The first was haiku, senryu and the like (though I morphed many into something else). It lasted 15 months. There have been other trails, of various forms or purposes, but none so long. I've just started a new one. My goal is a full year. This again, haiku, senryu and the like with tanka and maybe more. At least that is how it has begun.

One of the draws for me to haiku and other short forms is the image capture aspect. I have difficult "issues" with photography and do not suffer it well. The image poem is a much better venue for me. I see it all in greater depth.

The risk, with a form focus such as this, is that you may, after a while, have trouble escaping it. I did the first time and I expect it will happen again, but now I don't care. If my writing leads me down a rabbit hole . . . so be it.

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Hi Gatekeeper, If you look back in this thread you will see I often have huge gaps in my "haiku a day" trail but the April challenge of "a poem a day" seems to have sparked a renewal. This thread is open to any and all who want to add a haiku or senryu whenever they feel the inclination, so jump in I'd love company. I like reading haiku as much as writing it. For me time is always a factor, but these small poems are moments snatched from time leaving an impression that lingers. I too sometimes use the image I have captured in haiku as the core for a longer poem later then again I sometimes write a haiku as a response to a longer piece. And I always have time to read a haiku, longer poems are often skipped over to read later simply because I don't have the time.

haiku journal jvg #59

penned words on paper
symbols of imperfection
poet's truths revealed

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HaHaHa - love the "bird hair"! / ;- ) And, the in-your-face expression!

 

You should see my bed-hair some mornings. Yikes! No, maybe not - it scares my cat!

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Watch for the migrants

kinglets, sparrows, and warblers.

Leaves too wet to rake.

 

 

 

042713 / 1029

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"kinglets", I don't know those birds, I'll have to google. After reading about your birds and I just hung up from talking with my husband in Mexico, I was reminded of the last time we camped on the beach.

haiku journal jvg #62

pelican's head bobs,
beak bulges with trigger fish,
shore's stand-up comic

 

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haiku journal jvg #63 (inspired from reading Stars Wheel in Purple by Hilda Doolittle)

midnight's purple sky
thousands of stars swirl above
lone star shows the way

Stars Wheel in Purple by Hilda Doolittle

Stars wheel in purple, yours is not so rare
as Hesperus, nor yet so great a star
as bright Aldeboran or Sirius,
nor yet the stained and brilliant one of War;

stars turn in purple, glorious to the sight;
yours is not gracious as the Pleiads are
nor as Orion's sapphires, luminous;

yet disenchanted, cold, imperious face,
when all the others blighted, reel and fall,
your star, steel-set, keeps lone and frigid tryst
to freighted ships, baffled in wind and blast.

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Crouched in my branch pile

ma rabbit too cute to kill.

Grazed trees disagree.

 

 

 

'keeper

042813 / 2309

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Ahhh! That rabbit wouldn't have a chance around my dog. Run bunny run!

haiku journal jvg # 62

windswept dunes dormant
white capped waves pound western shore
crab pots sit empty

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Different Springs . . .

 

 

Eighty-two degrees

follows six inches of snow.

Mid-continent week.

 

 

042913 / 2349

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Wow, you still have snow?

haiku journal jvg # 63

blades of grass grow tall
lush lawns must be fed and mowed
keep menfolk busy

 

 

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haiku journal jvg # 64

on my feet I wear
one black shoe and one brown shoe
dressing in the dark

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The eight-two degrees was a sham - 28 degrees and more snow yesterday afternoon/evening.

 

 

Sunflower feeder

for chickadee and nuthatch.

No match for red squirrel.

 

 

haiku hotel

050213 / 1036

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