2014 Senryu

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a new me
my sunburn has peeled
July 2014

 

The picture above was taken in 2014. It is hard to find pictures of me by myself so here is one of me and my husband.

I don’t know why I haven’t shared all of my 2014 haiku with you guys, but I haven’t. I tried to go back through my old haiku in April, which is National Poetry Month and share all of the haiku that I had been too scared to share. Some of it I hadn’t shared because I was waiting for a good post, or a cute story to go with it and it never came so I shared without words. Leave me a comment and tell me if you prefer posts with just the poems and no words.

Not All That Glitters

icicles,iced over wood,

  Not All That Glitters

the ground sparkles

as if fairies visited

in the night

that glitter is not gold, but ice

you will take a fall

if you do not look closely

 

I wrote this on January 15, 2017, for prompt 169 from #poemtheme on Twitter. This will be my last post for National Poetry Month as I am not feeling well. It’s been a tough week but I have prevailed and life goes on.

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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Day 24 NaHaiWriMo 2017

flower bud

the frost kills it

hope delayed

 
Today’s prompt was “in short” and we were supposed to write a minimal haiku. I can do sad well, so I did a short haiku about being sad. My hormones are messed up right now and the dreary days make me sad.

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Day 20 NaHaiWriMo 2017

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ripe strawberries
the tart taste of summer
tall girl child

 

Today’s prompt is “nature” but something unique to your region. I tried and tried to think of something but couldn’t think of anything that was worthy of a haiku. So I wrote about my family picking fresh produce in our own gardens and how many of us are redheads.

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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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Strong Haiku

little vine

twisting around itself
the tender moonflower vine
held up by its own strength

  8-16-2016

 

National Haiku Writing Month is on its way! Will you participate this year?

I don’t do anything halfway.

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 Halfway

watering cacti
even though it’s not dry
wanting to do more
over doing it because
I don’t do anything halfway
9-27-2015

 

Tanka are supposed to be autobiographical. So I am just gonna post this and say that sometimes the poems I post are deeply personal.

Haiku with Old Hope

old hopes and dreams
erasing pins and deleting links
flowers that didn’t bloom
  9-21-2016

 

Some dreams just don’t work out. Some flowers just don’t come to fruition. So we erase and start over. I hope this next year is a good one for us all.

 

Planted Haiku

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planted flowers
phlox grow across the bed
isolation orders ignored

5-6-2015

 

A Haiku in the Weeds.

a cluster of weeds
at the edges of spaces
I thought I had cleared
4-9-2015

 

I hope your week is short and awesome. Happy Thanksgiving everyone, in case you don’t hear from me until after. This may be my only post for this week.

Haiku on the Menu

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breakfast outside
rabbit sneaks across the ground
unaware he’s not on my menu

April 2015

What’s on your menu today? I wrote this one rare morning when I got to have breakfast outside. The rabbits sneak across my yard all of the time but I have not taken any pictures of them. I may do that soon.