Fire (Haiku)

Through the smokey veil
Devouring inferno
Timber burning black

6/13/17

This is my response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 37 – SMOKE & VEIL

Content (Senryu)

Pleased to be alive
Gardening in the hot sun
Grieving not its end.

6/6/17

This senryu (aka a “human haiku”) is my response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 36 – HAPPY & SAD. I subsituted the synonyms “Pleased” and “Grieving” for “Happy” and “Sad”

Now (A Senryu)

Now is all there is:
The past is a memory,
Future just a dream.

5/23/17

My response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 35 – PAST & FUTURE. It is, I believe, more a senryu than a haiku, so I hope that is acceptable (Actually, after learning of the senryu form I may have to reclassify some of my haiku anyway).

Peaceful (Haiku)

Warm green peaceful day
Cut grass scents the air around
No more tears will fall

4/25/17

Poem #29 for National Poetry Writing Month (aka #NaPoWriMo)

This Haiku is my second response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 31 – PEACE & TEAR 

Leonard (a Haiku)

Birds on a wire
A murder of crows in flight
Its getting darker

4/17/17

Poem #18 for National Poetry Writing Month (aka #NaPoWriMo)

Cold Water (Haiku)

A chill in the air
Water hardened into ice;
Softened by the Sun.

4/11/17-4/12/17

Poem #14 for National Poetry Writing Month (aka #NaPoWriMo)

This Haiku is my second response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 28 – HARD & SOFT.

All there is (Senryu)

Breath flows in and out
Heart beat rhythm slowing down
All there is is now.

4/6/17

Poem #9 for National Poetry Writing Month (aka #NaPoWriMo)

Senryu for Allen Ginsberg

Authenticity
Mind breaths all over the place
First thought is best thought

4/6/17

Poem #8 for National Poetry Writing Month (aka #NaPoWriMo)

Updated 5/23/17 This was originally titled “Haiku for Allen Ginsberg” but upon reflection I think it qualifies more as a Senryu than a Haiku.

Childhood Memory (Haiku)

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Children laugh and swing
From the branches of the old
Weeping willow tree.

4/4/17

This haiku is my first response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 28 – LAUGH & CRY (I substituted “weeping” for “cry”)

Poem #5 for National Poetry Writing Month (aka #NaPoWriMo)

Image: Weeping Willow (1918) by Claude Monet (1840–1926)

 

Haiku Written While Fishing

Wind on the water
Ripples across the pond
Grey clouds in the sky

4/1/17

Poem #2 for National Poetry Writing Month (aka #NaPoWriMo)