Posts Tagged ‘haiku’

In the manner of haiku

Posted: April 12, 2022 in Poetry
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Haiku has a 5-7-5 pattern but this poem has a 7-5-8 pattern. Using “can’t” instead of “cannot” would hit the 7 mark, but I like the feel and flow of cannot. Haiku is much more complicate if you want to do it correctly but that’s not my purpose. This has a haiku feel and that’s all I’m aiming for today.

Lethargy overtakes me

The world passes by

I cannot rouse myself to care

Noku #1

Posted: January 27, 2018 in Poetry
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My husband coined the term “Noku” for poems that sound and feel like haiku, but don’t actually follow the “rules.”

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I’m just back from a lovely, warm visit to Arizona, which means dealing with a pile of mail, things that have to be done around the house (laundry, for instance), work, etc. I’ll be blog visiting again as soon as possible this weekend and I hope your weekend is a blessed one.

Heads out now!

Posted: January 15, 2017 in Poetry
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A haiku for the new year. Could we possibly be a bit more civil and positive?

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Posted: November 26, 2016 in Poetry
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A new flower blooms
Delicate and resilient
Reaches for the sky

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Groups of animals have some intriguing and unusual names, such as a gulp of cormorants and others I mentioned several years ago in my post, “A Fine Kettle of FIsh.”  In “The Three Amigos”, El Guapo tells Jefe that he has  a “plethora of pinatas.”  (If you haven’t seen the movie, do, but also go to the link and read the first quote, which will clue you in on the pinata line.)

It’s spring, so I went to the file of haiku I’ve written over the years I’ve had my blog and pulled out the spring verses.  But what would I call the group?  A happenstance of haiku?  I’m partial to that.   A handsomeness of haiku?  A beaucoup of haiku?  At any rate, here are my spring haiku and you’re welcome to chime in on what the aggregate of them should be called.

 Spring Haiku

Are robins ever
Babies or do they emerge
Fat and red-breasted?

While we slept soundly
A spring fairy flitted ‘round
Tapping with green wand

In the dark of night
A green spring bomb exploded
Everywhere outside

White dogwood petals
Fall gently in spring snowfall
Wind shovels for me

Earth waits patiently
Watered by the melting snow
Ready for new growth

Frozen life unfurls
Green leaves stretch toward pale sunlight
Children play outside

Exquisite moment

Posted: January 12, 2016 in Poetry
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Exquisite moment
  Drizzle morphs to pristine snow
Birds puff up feathers

New Year

Posted: January 2, 2016 in Poetry
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Cold winter winds blow
Sails of my life’s boat billow
Directional change?

Dog days…a haiku

Posted: September 29, 2015 in Animals, Poetry
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Cool autumn weather
Long-haired dogs around the world
Joyfully wag tails

My love…a flowery haiku

Posted: July 14, 2015 in Poetry
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