Friday, April 27, 2007

The nature of haiku continues...

The tradition of haiku is to describe the seasons and more recently nature. The following haiku describe different aspects of nature.

  • The light disappears. In a fiery defiance. Into night’s embrace.

  • Fade into the light. You seem to be forgotten. Waiting for your turn.

  • Exposed to nature. No way to find protection: From the steps of life.

  • Drifting quietly. Coming and going unchanged. Captured by the Moon.

  • The merging landscapes. Entwining incestuously. Existing as one.



Also, in what seems to be a continuing tradition, the following are looking at people around me.

  • Our Persian Princess. Radiant and gentle soul. Compassionate heart.

  • Vivacious woman. Bringing joy to all our lives. Laughing up a storm.


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Monday, April 16, 2007

Some of my friends...

Crafter of stories. With words so smooth that they croon. Mistress of the word.

Quilt me a pattern. Composed of darkness and light. Blending many sides.

Seeing in pictures. Shading of colours and shapes. Depths hidden from sight.


Other Haiku
For my Mother

The most precious gift. A Mother's embracing heart. Treasured by their child.

Traditionally a haiku described the seasons. In both Australia and more specifically Brisbane the weather and nature can be quite extreme.

Dreaming of rain fall. Growing thirst of the land. Life wilts in the sun.



Purple explosion. Electrifying the land: bringing it to life.



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Poetry Challenges

Back when I first started this blog a friend left a comment about giving some challenges to complete. I have finally found myself recently undertaking 1 of those challenges.

Construct a poem in the form of a Haiku (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku). Write one haiku each describing three or four of your friends. Concentrate on giving the impression or feeling of the person, rather than simply a visual description.

It may seem strange, but I have never really tried writing a Haiku. So in my next Post Some of my friends... I will submit some of the haiku that I wrote about the impression or feeling that my friends give.