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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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July 2, 2014 at 4:05pm
July 2, 2014 at 4:05pm
#821473
blinding sun
psychedelic hot peppers
too much pain


[2014.2.7...a]
July 1, 2014 at 5:25pm
July 1, 2014 at 5:25pm
#821385
sleep hovers
beyond restless wind chimes
the moon snores


[2014.1.7...a]
June 30, 2014 at 5:22pm
June 30, 2014 at 5:22pm
#821285
crowned by dusk
the distant city thrones
glittering


[2014.30.6...a]
June 29, 2014 at 4:49pm
June 29, 2014 at 4:49pm
#821168
day’s end
perfumed with rose and rain
a bouquet


[2014.29.6…a]
June 28, 2014 at 4:43pm
June 28, 2014 at 4:43pm
#821091
when grey falls
mixing with the haze of blues
rain sings


[2014.28.6...a]
June 27, 2014 at 4:17pm
June 27, 2014 at 4:17pm
#820997
summer rain
brings fresh morning air
shadows dance


[2014.27.6...a]

June 26, 2014 at 3:54pm
June 26, 2014 at 3:54pm
#820919
cold fat drops
in a fast, drenching frenzy
sleeveless clothes


[2014.26.6...a]
June 25, 2014 at 4:40pm
June 25, 2014 at 4:40pm
#820843

gentle hues
post-sunset lingering
summer lights


[2014.25.6…a]
June 24, 2014 at 5:23pm
June 24, 2014 at 5:23pm
#820756
from these gusts
sunlight offers no shelter
I shiver


[2014.24.6…b]
June 23, 2014 at 4:34pm
June 23, 2014 at 4:34pm
#820618
through the slats
a soft gold light bathes the room
granting rest


[2014.23.6...a]
June 22, 2014 at 5:27pm
June 22, 2014 at 5:27pm
#820528
late sunset
refuses night's embrace
soft love songs


[2014.22.6...b]
June 21, 2014 at 4:53pm
June 21, 2014 at 4:53pm
#820438
more stripes
in this night's longest sunset
the same stars


[2014.21.6...a]
June 20, 2014 at 5:06pm
June 20, 2014 at 5:06pm
#820357
blue lights
catch midnight pensiveness
new solar paths


[2014.20.6...a]
June 19, 2014 at 2:44am
June 19, 2014 at 2:44am
#820197
survival
of a thousand queen bees
caught in words


[2014.19.6...a]
June 18, 2014 at 4:07pm
June 18, 2014 at 4:07pm
#820151
like fine silk
a pale shimmer of pink
whispered night


[2014.18.6...a]
June 17, 2014 at 4:31pm
June 17, 2014 at 4:31pm
#820042
caught in gold
fluorescent ridges
Broadway lights


[2014.17.6...a]
June 16, 2014 at 5:07pm
June 16, 2014 at 5:07pm
#819936
coming home
knowing you conquered life
wordless joy


[2014.16.6…a]
June 15, 2014 at 4:18pm
June 15, 2014 at 4:18pm
#819816
unwanted
cold wind still bellows
life bends


[2014.15.6...a]
June 14, 2014 at 4:58pm
June 14, 2014 at 4:58pm
#819693
swift windmills
do not chase blue beyond
tales for books


[2014.14.6...a]
June 13, 2014 at 4:35pm
June 13, 2014 at 4:35pm
#819622
dusk light
fades to silver pinpoints
look beyond


[2014.13.6...a]

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