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Rated: 18+ · Book · Nature · #1911105
My evolving project for 2013 and 2014 is to write and post here one poem each day.
We are all in need of being inspired.

Purveyor of rhyme,
A friend, the troubadour; or--
The sensitive soul.
haiku by
Eric Wharton


I find that if we lift our eyes just a few times each day, we will discover something poetic that might just touch our hearts.
Of course putting those emotions in a 17-syllable poem is another matter altogether!

A brief explanation of my style of haiku writing, though.
I believe in traditional haiku that must speak about nature and I try to follow the pattern of two lines exposing a particular scene and a third line making a commentary.

And as of mid-August, 2013. I've been experimenting with modern English haiku which doesn't require the stiff 5/7/5 pattern.

However, after my decision to continue the project another year, I have decided to use the haiku structure as a departure for "haiku-like" poems having three lines but not more that 17 syllables.

I hope to maintain poems with haiku-like souls.

Wish me luck!



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December 31, 2014 at 12:11pm
December 31, 2014 at 12:11pm
#837434
winter roses
tiny splashes of pink
join two years


[2014.31.12…a]
December 30, 2014 at 4:36pm
December 30, 2014 at 4:36pm
#837391
chase the sun
until moonlight outshines snow
songs of fate


[2014.30.12...a]
December 29, 2014 at 4:28pm
December 29, 2014 at 4:28pm
#837327
slow snowfall
distills hope on cold earth
night's blanket


[2014.29.12...a]
December 28, 2014 at 1:18pm
December 28, 2014 at 1:18pm
#837264
wrapped in wool
the hearth melts artic winds
painted sunlight


[2014.28.12...a]
December 27, 2014 at 5:37pm
December 27, 2014 at 5:37pm
#837215
eyes watch
as snow transforms the night
silent dance


[2014.27.12...a]
December 26, 2014 at 2:47pm
December 26, 2014 at 2:47pm
#837140
we hibernate
while snow covers old trees
dreams of youth


[2014.26.12...a]
December 25, 2014 at 1:11pm
December 25, 2014 at 1:11pm
#837051
sweet smiles
of children seen too seldom
a few days

[2014.25.12...a]



far away
those who celebrate alone
my family

[2014.25.12...b]
December 24, 2014 at 6:06am
December 24, 2014 at 6:06am
#836990
unwrapped things
are always perfect gifts
sunny skies


[2014.24.12…a]
December 23, 2014 at 3:23pm
December 23, 2014 at 3:23pm
#836957
clear night skies
glistening like holidays
an early gift


[2014.23.12...a]
December 22, 2014 at 1:19pm
December 22, 2014 at 1:19pm
#836887
morning mist
the two rivers flow freely
sunlit drops


[2014.22.12...a]
December 21, 2014 at 1:50pm
December 21, 2014 at 1:50pm
#836813
I follow geese
on a southward exile
a warm hearth


[2014.21.12...a]
December 20, 2014 at 3:02pm
December 20, 2014 at 3:02pm
#836748
a wind witch
taunts festivity
tis the season


[2014.20.12...a]
December 19, 2014 at 3:32pm
December 19, 2014 at 3:32pm
#836662
one part clouds
three parts melting snow
winter's ale


[ 2014.19.12…a]
December 18, 2014 at 4:10pm
December 18, 2014 at 4:10pm
#836590
snowflakes
settle in my memories
to melt dreams


[2014.18.12...b]
December 17, 2014 at 3:40pm
December 17, 2014 at 3:40pm
#836511
steamed windows
birds beyond are swift shadows
a wool cape


[2014.17.12…a]
December 16, 2014 at 4:04pm
December 16, 2014 at 4:04pm
#836419
time contained
in a grain of sand
memories


[2014.16.12...a]
December 15, 2014 at 1:05pm
December 15, 2014 at 1:05pm
#836293
arctic winds
blow more and more each day
a hot oven


[2014.15.12...b]
December 14, 2014 at 9:11am
December 14, 2014 at 9:11am
#836164
in thick fog
I too am invisible
like a beggar


[2014.14.12… a]
December 13, 2014 at 3:50pm
December 13, 2014 at 3:50pm
#836115
when beer falls
in place of winter rain
snowmen sing


[2014.13.12...a]
December 12, 2014 at 4:36pm
December 12, 2014 at 4:36pm
#836026
pushed by north winds
clutching an umbrella
cold and wet


[2014.12.12...a]

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