Anniversary Haiku

boy with tree,bradford pear trees,non-flowering pear tree,spring

in our yard
two trees on every trunk
two become one

3-15-2016

 

I did not write this on my anniversary, but it is a wedding or wedding anniversary poem. Feel free to share it with your loved ones as long as you credit me as the author!

Have you ever written a poem for an anniversary?

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America Haiku

America is still
big enough to support
wild horses
  9-10-17

 

There is always hope for America. Just because we have a bad leader here or there, or just because we are having to iron out spots in our culture does not mean that everything is going down the tubes. All countries have growing pains from time to time. We are no different.

seahorse in tank,seahorses,potbellied seahorse,

Blackout Haiku

sun turns into moon
we all look up in awe
full blackout
  August 21, 2017

 

Where I was, the totality of the solar eclipse of 2017, was at 97% but it was still really neat. It was also, almost, a spiritual event. It was definitely really cool to share it with so many people across the United States. I am glad that I went to our local park and was able to experience it with a crowd.pink sunrise,pink sky,violet clouds,rising sun,

Joy-Filled Haiku

closeup of super moon,full supermoon,

waxing supermoon
cart full enough for a
joy-filled Christmas
  11-12-2016

 

 I have never been one to do the Black Friday shopping. I do about half of my shopping online so I don’t have to deal with any drama. I just like to see everyone happy on Christmas no matter what they get. Happiness is a mindset; you can be happy with little or much.

Flying Haiku

full moon,moon in the clouds,moon through the trees,bright moon,

geese fly south under
a three quarter moon
enough light to see by
  11-11-2016

 

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving week and weekend. I will have lots of snowy haiku for you this month. 

Haiku Growing with the Iris

iris flower stalk,bearded iris bud,bearded irises budding out,

the irises grow
bud out like they believe
there is no more frost
  4-4-2016

 

This is another haiku that I was so sure I had shared on the blog, but I don’t see it so maybe I didn’t. I am trying to share all of my poetry, no matter how good it is. I used to try to share it in the appropriate season, but remembering to go back and find a haiku to share for the current season while also writing new haiku for the current season has proven to be difficult. So here is a haiku, appropriate or not.

Scattered Haiku

frosted yard,frost in the front yard,brown leaf,macro picture of frost,

scattered leaves
scattered dreams
my driveway

You are always supposed to write your haiku because of a haiku moment. You’re supposed to be writing about a moment when something in nature makes reminds you of something in humanity. This poem was one of those times. It is from April of 2016.

 

Seasonal Haiku

irises in winter, irises break thru ice,flowers in the snow,green things growing in winter,

rain snow ice sunshine
four seasons in the four states
the perfect home
  12-3-2015

 

 

I really do like all of the seasons and I really love living in an area where I get to experience all four seasons in fullness. The Ozarks really is a beautiful place to live. Do you get to experience spring, summer, autumn, and winter?

Haiku in a Vase

white rose buds,roses in a glass vase,flowers in a vase,valentine's day flowers,roses in a clear vase,

he breaks the flower’s back
puts it in the vase he wants it in
dying beauty on display
  7-14-15

 

This is a political poem about domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month so I thought now would be an appropriate time to share it. I know it’s longer than a haiku should be but I liked it and didn’t want to trash it. Tell me your thoughts on this poem below in the comments.

Haiku with no Copycat

fully bloomed hollyhock,red flower,red blossom,   hot pink hollyhock,tall hollyhocks,fully opened hollyhock,hollyhock blossom, hot pink phlox,blooms,blossoms,fully bloomed phlox,three feet tall flowers,

the phlox bloom the same
the hollyhocks change each year
no copycats here

 

 November 1, 2016

 

Haiku on Signs

star mound flower,pink flower,hot pink flowers,

after the funeral
sign for a wedding
flowers that bloom again

  9-13-16

 

 

I wrote this one last year after a really hard week. I really was coming home from a funeral and passed a sign for a wedding that had happened earlier.

Black Moon Haiku

missouri sunrise,early morning,

red sun, black moon
sun gazing for the first time
total eclipse
  8- 21- 2017

 

I started writing again the day of the Full Solar Eclipse. I started writing poetry, but I have had trouble typing up blog posts. Side note, there are people out there who are “sun gazers” who stare at the sun. Don’t do that. But do leave me a like and a comment!