Haiku Dreams

burrowing toad,brown toad,toad in flowerbed,

Hiding Toad

trying to find
my dreams and aspirations
black-winged damselfly

6-28-17

 

I think I left my muse in the woods when I went for a walk this spring. I wrote a couple of haiku, so I know she was nearby, but then I haven’t been able to write anything since. Maybe her wings got stuck in a tree branch or a rose bush. I hope she gets free soon. I have been blogging for 6 years and I still have a lot of poetry from last year to show you. Stay tuned by following me on your favorite social media platform.

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Gnawed Haiku

red cannas flowers,beetles,bugs,pest,

bold red cannas
blossoms bloom all week
despite the gnawing of beetles

7-18-2016

Party Haiku

the bee navigates
through the many flowers
which party to attend

 2015

 

Remember to plant flowers that bees like to eat!

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Fat Tanka

honey bee,bees,purple sage flowers,missouri flowers,

Spirit Animal

symbols of change
butterfly and dragonfly
are popular ones
I defied the odds like the
fat little bumblebee

June 30, 2016

 

Did you know that the bumblebee should be incapable of flying? Scientists don’t know how they do it.

I have gained weight in the last two years, and I have not lost it. But I have had good changes in my life too. I am surviving. It may not be pretty, but I am surviving in this world. 

Day 7 NaHaiWriMo 2017

half the day gone
   half of my back is sore
       the ant crawls on

 

Today’s prompt is “half” I tried to not use the word, but my sore back is making it hard to think. I think I pulled a muscle.

Haiku is usually not written in three sentence fragments, or one complete sentence. There is usually one fragment and a phrase in the other two lines. The fragment is separated by a kireji, or a cutting word. The word should be so strong that the reader takes a mental pause as they are reading your haiku. Some people call this point in the haiku “the twist” as this is where the two pieces of the poem come together. Boring and unspecific haiku is called gendai.

Haiku does not use metaphor, personification, simile, or many other poetic devices found in other forms of poetry. The poem is about the essence of a moment, and the moment should be so poignant that it does not need personification. Do not write a haiku that is only about how the rose in your garden is pretty. This is referred to as “garden haiku” because it is bland and boring, and there are far too many of them out there. Your haiku should contain something specific about the moment that you are writing about.

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scribbles in a notebook,poetry notebook,writing,blogging,haiku,

Symanntha Renn

Work Tanka

bug on leaf,grey bug, gray instect,flying bug,

  Work

looking through files
handwriting of those now gone
my name on the cards
summer bugs start to sing
the seasons have changed

  6-30-2016

 

Now that Christmas is past and things are calming down at work, I should have more time and be able to write and post more poetry. What kinds of poetry do you like?

Also, don’t forget it’s International Blog Delurking Week! Comments are a must!

School Haiku

black and yellow butterfly,butterfly palace,red flowers,

getting ready for school, butterflies frantically kiss little flowers

  August 12th, 2015

 

Every now and then I write a haiku in a way that really pleases me.

Sparks

 

neon lights
alcohol draws people in
bug zapper sparks

2-18-15

 

I am really happy with this haiku. Haiku are supposed to have juxtaposition and I think I did a good job of that in this one.

Tanka Tuesday “Where”

I have decided that since I have written so many tanka, it might be fun to do Tanka Tuesday for a while. I will post them in chronological order, skipping the tanka that I have already posted. Leave me some Likes and comments if you like this kind of poetry.

Where

you can find me
where the wind blows the long grass
where the cicadas buzz
you can find me in the land
of maples and marigolds

peppermint hollyhock

Haiku by the pond.

sitting by the pond
on the off chance that
a fly would come by

my family fishing

 

I really like the children’s book A Fly Went By. I have read it to my son several times. This haiku is a nod to that book, and a way to capture those bedtime moments.

Haiku by the Door

sage herb

I planted sage by my door this spring and have not had any ants come in yet, and it’s Fall!

Do any of your plants do double duty and keep pests away?

grasshopper haiku

the grasshoppers hop

trying to escape the roar

where silence was before

 

Some people hate yard work.  I don’t.  I actually find it relaxing most of the time.

Also, I got a new computer and I got all of my photos uploaded, so my posts will be prettier from now on.

If this is your first visit to this blog, be sure to stop by my about page to learn more about me, or take a look at the What is Haiku? page if you are new to haiku.

 

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