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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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Larsen M. Callirhoe

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

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

where time unwinds

i'm only thinking of you

in my arms you are!

 

vml

Larsen M. Callirhoe

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Frank E Gibbard

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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Frank E Gibbard

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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Frank E Gibbard

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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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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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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when you sleep, your mind

flys or wanders to new places

familiar when awake

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I count the stars

five - fifteen - thirty - fifty -

resume tomorrow

Drown your sorrows in drink, by all means, but the real sorrows can swim

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Frank E Gibbard

haiku journal jvg # 39

 

winter stars hide

behind drifting darkened clowds

meadow wet from rain

Glad to see this thread is progressing Tink. ? typo clowds, sorry to rain on your parade so to speak. Frank

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Not a typo Frank I simply misspelled it. Thank you, I fixed it. Cloud is one of those words that every time I write it my brain questions w or u? And sometimes I pick correctly and other times not. But usually I have spell check to fix it for me, Last night I simply didn't take the time to check and correct and I know better. I had just come in from outside in the rainy darkness and here was Brendan's haiku counting the same stars I was missing. Brendan's haiku inspired a response in me, So I typed my haiku directly into this thread without spell check. I don't know why my brain doesn't want to let me hold that particular word spelling, Spelling rarely gives me problems. ~~smile~~

haiku journal jvg #40

memories leak
onto journal page
for granddaughter to read

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Frank E Gibbard

"Not a typo Frank I simply misspelled it. Brendan's haiku inspired a response in me, So I typed my haiku directly into this thread without spell check. I don't know why my brain doesn't want to let me hold that particular word spelling, Spelling rarely gives me problems. ~~smile~~

 

Oh I know Tink, easy to do, it's just some US variations catch me out, there are results searching for clowds one led me to a gay poet I never heard of whose eccentric spellings some argue are not wrong per ce apparently just his usage of his own version of language. His name Peter Orlovsky and clowds was how he spelt it. Just thought I'd mention that for interest's sake in passing.

Good haiku (s) as ever personal & pertinent duetting with Brendan a good double act going. Cheers Frank.

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haiku journal jvg #41

green snot runs
coughing kids sent home from school
all four down with flu

Desparation call from daughter-in-law on her way to pick up her 3rd child being sent home from school today. Her youngest was home sick to start with. She has gotten 3 separate calls, 3 separate trips. 9am, 10:30 and 11am. Lucky for me I live so far away. I'm sorry I can't help but happy I will not be exposed.

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haiku journal jvg #44

little hand on two
big hand clicks to eleven
my bed beckons

and one I wrote last summer scribbled on the back of a receipt that I ran across while prepping for my tax accountant. I would like to save it so I am recording it here.

#45

neglected parched earth
water seeps snail-like through crust
life in slow motion

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