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Haiku thread

VastmindVastmind VeteranMemphis, TN Veteran

It's been a while since we had a haiku thread...Aunt Fede started it with this beauty....

This is a small gift (5)...

It's a Buddha but who cares (7)...

It's the thought that counts. (5)

( line 1 & 3 make sense without line 2)

Here's mine :

My hair is getting long.

I wore a mohawk for so long.

I now wear little barrettes.

anataman

Comments

  • ToraldrisToraldris   -`-,-{@     Zen Nud... Buddhist     @}-,-`-   East Coast, USA Veteran

    Is that what haiku means? I've heard the word but never understood the technicalities.

  • anatamananataman Who needs a title? Where am I? Veteran
    edited April 2014

    haiku is a Japanes poem

    pronounced in three lines that are stated

    as five seven and five

  • HamsakaHamsaka goosewhisperer Polishing the 'just so' Veteran
    edited April 2014

    the yellowing teeth

    foaming and crackling, bite

    the peroxide tray

    (got my teeth whitening stuff in the mail today :D )

    BuddhadragonmisterCopeanatamanVastmind
  • CittaCitta Veteran Veteran
    edited May 2014

    Night times heavy rain

    I dream of a green heaven

    Soaking into roots.

    misterCopeanatamanBuddhadragon
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @anataman said:
    haiku is a Japanese poem

    pronounced in three lines that are stated

    as five seven and five

    Yes, and masterfully, lines one and three should be able to stand on their own and make sense, without line two (the 7-syllable one)....

    anataman
  • CittaCitta Veteran Veteran

    May brings memories

    Joy and pain arise then go

    Hawthorne's blossom scent.

    Hamsaka
  • wangchueywangchuey Veteran Veteran
    edited May 2014

    As I breathe in air

    Thoughts wander and stray about

    Unaware of stress

    anataman
  • anatamananataman Who needs a title? Where am I? Veteran
    edited May 2014

    @‌federica

    I think I am starting

    In a more clearly defined way

    to see what you mean

    misterCope
  • CittaCitta Veteran Veteran

    Today's fast river

    Flowing swiftly in the now.

    Rain of yesterday.

    misterCopeanatamanBuddhadragonHamsaka
  • misterCopemisterCope Veteran PA, USA Veteran

    I am stressed by tests

    Ideas burning my brain

    Soon, I will be free

    (Finals week)

    anatamanBuddhadragonVastmind
  • anatamananataman Who needs a title? Where am I? Veteran
    edited May 2014

    There is nothing more joyful

    And I mean this from my heart

    Seeing poetry's form as Art

    misterCope
  • anatamananataman Who needs a title? Where am I? Veteran

    Resurrected this from a teenage memory, and I noticed you can turn it into haiku - cool!

    If you noticed, this Notice,

    you will have noticed, that this Notice

    is really not worth noticing.

    BuddhadragonmisterCope
  • misterCopemisterCope Veteran PA, USA Veteran

    Here's my favorite haiku:

    Old pond

    A frog jumps in

    WATERNOISE

    -Basho

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
    edited May 2014

    I see Haiku 'rules'

    (first five, then seven, then five)

    Have all gone to pot....

    Vastmind
  • CittaCitta Veteran Veteran

    The rain on the roof

    Becomes soundtrack of my dreams.

    Soft drumming, drumming.

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
    edited May 2014

    You seem to like 'rain'

    featuring in both haikus

    weather is your friend....

  • CittaCitta Veteran Veteran

    I don't know how the weather is 'round your way federica..but here in leafy Surrey it hasn't stopped for more than an hour or two for several days.

    It's soaked into my flow...And I like it.

    Some sun would also be nice.

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    I can't argue with, or contradict any of that.

    Just a leee-tle bit worried.... the guy down the road has a pantechnicon load of wood and seems to be building an ark....

  • CittaCitta Veteran Veteran

    Does he look like Russell Crowe ?

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Mercifully, no. Although he hasn't said a word about God - but there the similarity ends.

    I actually wish he looked more like this guy - who is, I understand, actually a qualified, experienced and more-than-adept carpenter IRL..

    as is, incidentally, Harrison Ford.

    (That's not a haiku, is it.... Too many syllables, maybe.... ya think...? :D )

  • VastmindVastmind Veteran Memphis, TN Veteran

    I was tired of winter.

    Spring flowers are here and I'm ready!

    A sunbath feels so nice.....

  • shanyinshanyin Novice Yogin Sault Ontario Veteran

    Poetry is awsome

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
    edited May 2014

    First day in a while

    Garden filled with pools of sun....

    clear blue sky above.....

    anataman
  • VastmindVastmind Veteran Memphis, TN Veteran

    5, 7, 5? ...hahaha....I give up...

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Just a little effort

    Can bring pictures to the mind

    Try again, my dear..... :o)

    Vastmind
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