Walking, chilled by rain, I happen upon a scene of wrens flitting among the bushes and playing in the water, I want to put this into words. The 3 lines of haiku are not sufficient, so I venture forth into the 5 … Continue reading
Recently, I have been drawn to the simplicity and essential quality of haiku. I have been reading both traditional Japanese and contemporary haiku in order to understand something of the art of haiku. The best way for me to learn, … Continue reading
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Chill wind gusting Straggled bark flying Stone cairn sits in stillness
Clouds of mist floating skyward Mountain ridges emerging Majestic vista of idyllic beauty Blue mountains Shan-gri-la
Vivid reflections, capturing beauty Clear water mirrored, cerulean sky Leafy greens, blending and merging Watercolour landscape in reflected light
Brilliant star lights peppering, clear, cerulean sky Silvery-white trunks juxtapose, shadowy green bushes. Breathing fresh, dewy air, tainted with bitter wood smoke Autumnal chill penetrating, layers of warmth
Sweet melodic trill, rings through the forest Yellow-breasted wren, flitting brightly Honey-nectared bottlebrush, Ambrosial delight!
Weaving forest paths Textural enticement Stringy threads grey and umber Mossy labyrinth contours Glossy sun-warmed highlights Lichen encrusted.
Streams of light playing upon rippling water Rainbows hues streaking murky shallows by Amber
Ash brown beetle Crawling uphill Mountains of leaf and twig Cement-covered wasteland Undaunted spirit Moving forward by Amber