4.17.2015

Haiku Day!


Grey lifts
incessant chatter
gift of sunrise

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Old maple’s
bare branches
soon will give birth

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Conifer
sways to earth
aid after my fall

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Sweet sleep
interrupted
by wicked wishing

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Back porch squirrel
peeks indoor with longing
I pine for out


Hannah reminds us that it’s International Haiku Poetry Day and asked for nature haiku to mark the occasion. These are unrelated impressions from this morning and are unfinished, but I’m sharing anyway for #17 of 30 in April. Haiku seems so simple, but I think it’s actually quite challenging to write GOOD haiku. I wouldn’t say these fit the bill, yet. :)


Also, looky looky! This was in our local paper yesterday. (I was shocked; I certainly did not send my photo to the paper with a press release!) My poetry group, Florence Poets Society, has a fun evening of spoken word planned tomorrow night at The Invisible Fountain (fantastic art space). If you are nearby, join us!

21 comments:

  1. Ah.. what a nice collection.. a little gem of wisdom in each of them. I find haiku very challenging too, the wordplay with pine in the last one was especially intriguing for me.

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  2. Agreed with Bjorn :D This is superb..!
    Wishing you a very happy national haiku poetry day :D
    Love,
    Sanaa

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  3. Nice news suprise, Mariam. Anoother one comes from reading these haiku together and finding that whisper of playfulness in a day that includes a fall. Around here the buds are in a rush to open. Too soon!

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  4. thanks for sharing your haiku moments; A Happy INternational Haiku Day to you

    much love...

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  5. a beautiful set...the last one's my favorite...

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  6. Yes, haiku are at once the easiest and hardest things to write. :) I particularly like your last one here.

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  7. Fantastic haiku! Yes, that last one speaks to me also. Congrats on your photo in the paper! I wish I could attend.

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  8. I love that your poetry group members have decided to wreak havoc when they meet. In a library, does that mean your voices rise above a whisper? Just kidding. I love it.

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  9. Great haiku, great news clipping - good luck!

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  10. You create a detailed image of the final days of winter/first of spring with your string of haiku.

    Great to see you featured in the local rag! I wish I was near enough to come and watch the performance.

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  11. Well, look at you, gorgeous!

    Lovely haiku. That last one is particularly awesome.

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  12. A nice set you wrote, Marian. My favorite lines were of the sunrise gift of incessant chatter. We get that announcement quite often. Your squirrel comes over to our back porch too. I got a couple of nice pictures him, one standing up.
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  13. How nice to have a lovely poetry group to share with. I like your "unrelated haiku" but I enjoyed them strung together. My favorite is the last one - as I have lately been eyeballing my squirrels and trying to out-fox them at the bird feeders :)

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  14. I really love each of these, Marian! The one about the tree resonated with me most because this morning's first coffee was spent beneath one that's ready to burst as well. :) Thank you so much for writing, Marian and I SO wish I were near you...I love that you're in a poetry group! ♥

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  15. These are all delightful. I think the last two are my favorites.

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  16. Bravo, I love yours~ And congrats on the mention in the local paper~

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  17. First, Marian--many congrats! Also they are all super charming--thanks! k. (Manicddaily)

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  18. Hey thanks everyone! We had SUCH a fun time last night. High on poetry!

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  19. such beautiful poems, so much hope and spring in them.

    We long for out! (Love that line)

    xo

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