Tag Archives: Haiku

The Osprey (Life) #haiku

Dive for fish
Raise with empty claws
Try again

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This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge. This week was poet’s choice. I chose a haiku.

Oh, just a FYI, the next time the osprey hit the water, it came up with a clawful (see photo below)

Toadstool #haiku

Image credit: Unsplash, and the photographer is Wolfgang Hasselmann

A bit of fungus
A tower in fairyland
Both visions are true

-or-

Fungus rot
Fairyland tower
Point of view

-or-

Fungus
Fairyland
Toadstool

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This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge. This week was a photo challenge. the photo at the top was provided by Lisa Thompson, a photo by Wolfgang Hasselmann found on Unsplash. This week I chose a haiku. I used the three different forms to say the same thing (6/7/6, 3/5/3 and 2/3/2).

Trees #nonet #haiku

back-yard

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Shh
Listen
Gold and Green
Living, breathing
Center of the wood
Heartbeat of the forest
Holding Earth’s ancient wisdom
Towers of organic knowledge
What would you tell me if I could hear?

Eldest oak
To a young sapling
Growing truth

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This was written for Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge.  This week the challenge was in the form of a quote (chosen by Sue Vincent):

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse

I chose to do a reverse nonet followed by a 3/5/3 haiku to make a tree :)

Photo was taken a few weeks ago from my back yard looking up the hill behind my house into the woods

Reality Slips Away #haiku

west-dennis-evening

‘Neath indigo skies
Red glow on the horizon
Real world turns to dream

Water slips to sleep
The evening turns into night
But what awakens?

Final glow reflects
Day creatures take one last look
Night creatures their first

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This was written for Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge. This week we could chose our own key words.  I did a haiku or two or three…

The Role of Humans #haiku

The Grand Oak

The trees grant their leaves
Allowed to drop in autumn
Humans rake them up

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Written for Colleen’s Weekly poetry challenge. Most weeks she gives us two words to use in our syllabic poems, but we must use synonyms. This week she gave us Fall and Give. I did a Haiku.

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I am continuing the trend to use my old drawings that I have previously posted on my blog. The tree is based on an oak tree in my back yard, which is actually bigger than in the drawing!

Life #haiku

Osprey and fish - close up

Fish in the river
Swimming along with the flow
Doesn’t see the bird

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Written for Colleen’s Poetry challenge.  Each week she gives us two keywords, only we must use synonyms only, not the words themselves.  This week we were free to choose keywords and the key words I chose were “Water” and “Current” This week I decided to do a  haiku, and though that rhymes, the haiku doesn’t ;).

(Last week’s poem was called “Life ;)”, but this is the other side of Life…)

Time and Photos #tanka #haibun #haiku

Eagle

Time and Photos

Photos beyond count
Raw statistics in folders
No time to revel
I have snapped many pictures
But have left them unopened

I open the ‘Explore’ on my computer and go to photographs.  There are folders ordered by dates staring at me.  Each folder contains a lot of photos, dozens, hundreds.  I leaf through some and find them both familiar and unfamiliar.  I have seen very few of them since the moment I clicked the shutter.  There are birds and people.  There are rabbits and buildings.  There are trees and lakes and seascapes.  Pictures of merrymakers reveling at a wedding reception, dancing to loud music.  Birds sitting on quiet shores or soaring majestically through the air.  Where has the time gone?  Why can’t I just sit down and go through these pieces of memory?  Perhaps even post some on my blog  Ooops, where has the time gone!?! I have to get back to work!!!  Bye… Continue reading

Today #tanka #haiku

Storm-Clouds

It’s a slate grey day
Relentless cold rain beats down
Summer is long gone
I want to go through a book
Curled up on a nice warm couch

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See the wet cool words
Mild but not agreeable
November showers

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Written for Colleen’s Poetry challenge.  Each week she gives us two keywords, only we must use synonyms only, not the words themselves.  The words this week are “Pleasant” and “Read“.  This week I wrote a Tanka and a Haiku.

And yes, 40 F (4 C) and pouring rain today – my least favorite weather.