Haiku 4 U

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Leaves jackknife off limb,
slip into velvet down lake.
You left me this quiet.

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A sway and an ease
A gracefulness and lush green,
Slow dance windblown trees.

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Oh look a gold sun!
Rays spread out unfolding reach
to the ends of earth.

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moon_true_scot_smPhoto by True Scot on Flickr

A veil of darkness
once settled in, slowly lifts.
Heart longs to hug  joy.

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candle_mikesmugs_smPhoto by mikes&mugs on Flickr

Life fades or fires bright.
My love you are the  candle
sentry me my night.

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rosepath_jamuudsenPhoto by Jamuudsen on Flickr

“Don’t cry,” Janet Leigh.
Heard it walking down Long Path.
Rose did wink at me!

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light

We mourn death too much,
focus on our own losses,
fail to understand.

Heaven opens gate
Rejoice! Rejoice! the Good News!
Inbound saint comes home!

poppy_stevefe_smPhoto by Steve FE

Stately red poppy
singularly dejected,
discovers new bud!

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tree_johnyb4Photo by Johnnyb4

Earth bids day goodnight
as red lips kiss fading light
behind lacy woods.

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tree_jon_bowerPhoto by Jon Bower

Thirty trees one row
lined up against cloudy sky,
shot before setting sun.

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crocus_hingeschmierterPhoto by hingeschmierter

Trusted walking stick
leads to Spring’s clarion call
in every crocus.

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music_yin_yang_mnomizedPhoto by M. Nomized

If souls be entwined
of one mind in one heart song,
let Van be the Man.

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Responses

  1. Beautiful! I love the picture as well. But, don’t you find haiku hard to write? I don’t like mine very well. I always try though and I guess that’s part of the learning experience. Keep up the good work.

    Have a nice day.
    Michelle

  2. love the galloping voice. fun with a bit of soul. no more, just the one?

  3. It fits perfectly with the picture. I personally think haiku is deceptively hard to write. I appreciate how well you composed this one.

  4. I think I’ve fallen in love with the first one. ;)

    “Leaves jackknife off limb
    slip into velvet down lake,
    You left me this quiet.”

    The lines and the photo match as though they have become one, inseparable.

    The first line is masterful wordplay. Cheers!

    Thank you again for your wonderful compliments, Soulless. I’m sorry my thanks are late but I just noticed I hadn’t replied to this while trying to catch up with everyone. It seems I’ve had a small black cloud overhead for a spell, but thank God, this too shall pass! Hope all is going well for you. I’ll be by soon..:)

  5. …you left me this quiet haiku has entered my soul, thank you.

  6. I love the dancing trees. Great haiku!!

  7. I love these! Especially the middle one. What a perfect description.

  8. a bit of re-punctuation

    Leaves jackknife off limb,
    slip into velvet down lake.
    You left me this quiet.

    crisp and clean images throughout.

    well spun.

  9. beautiful………………………is all i can say.

  10. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on this page. I appreciate so much your taking the time to stop in and read, and moreso for the extra time it takes to leave your thoughts here. You are all wonderful!! \o/

  11. Wonderful janet, I love these haikus, in particular the first one. I’ll be back soon to visit, in the meantime have a safe and happy Christmas.
    Warmest wishes,
    Mal :)

    Happy Belated Merry Christmas and the best of New Year’s to you, too, mal. I’m trying to get into the swing of things again, here on my blog. Happy New Year!

  12. Janet — I really like your Haiku. I’d love to publish your work on http://freepamphlet.wordpress.com

    Please send anything you’d like to share to me at:

    dmrconsult@gmail.com

    Thanks!

    Dave

  13. Amazing haikus…
    loved this one:

    We mourn death too much,
    focus on our own losses,
    fail to understand.

    Heaven opens gate
    Rejoice! Rejoice! the Good News.
    Inbound saint comes home!

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  16. Beautiful, beautiful photos….and I like the haikus too.

  17. I don’t know If I said it already but …Excellent site, keep up the good work. I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, :)

    A definite great read..Tony Brown

    Thank you very much, Tony Brown!

  18. Great site, how do I subscribe?

    Hello, Kelli! How nice of you to stop in and comment. I’m not sure how you subscribe to WoodPress.com blogs, so stop back soon for an answer, ok?


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