*Magnify*
    March     ►
SMTWTFS
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Archive RSS
SPONSORED LINKS
Creative fun in
the palm of your hand.
Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/item_id/1911105-AlmostHaikuPoems--365-Haiku/sort_by/entry_order DESC, entry_creation_time DESC/page/11
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!



Previous ... 7 8 9 10 -11- 12 13 14 15 16 ... Next
June 12, 2014 at 5:02pm
June 12, 2014 at 5:02pm
#819533
my garden
echoes of past midnights
full moon


[2014.12.6…a]
June 11, 2014 at 2:57pm
June 11, 2014 at 2:57pm
#819392
cool blue sky
worthy of Eden's Garden
balance


[2014.11.6...a]
June 10, 2014 at 4:32pm
June 10, 2014 at 4:32pm
#819286
morose skies
caught in withered wetness
more wine


[2014.10.6...a]
June 9, 2014 at 3:40pm
June 9, 2014 at 3:40pm
#819197
primal fear
a dull distant rumbling
where is god?


[2014.9.6...a]
June 8, 2014 at 5:00pm
June 8, 2014 at 5:00pm
#819070
falling hail
clashing with white flashing noise
war zone


[2014.8.6...a]
June 7, 2014 at 1:42pm
June 7, 2014 at 1:42pm
#818995
no drops
were forecast to fall
fickle skies


[2014.7.6…a]
June 6, 2014 at 5:28pm
June 6, 2014 at 5:28pm
#818908
southern winds
bake rain into warm delight
no more blues


[2014.6.6...a]
June 5, 2014 at 5:33pm
June 5, 2014 at 5:33pm
#818806
nightfall
think of moonlight elsewhere
sleep well


[2014.5.6...a]
June 4, 2014 at 5:49pm
June 4, 2014 at 5:49pm
#818713
calmly
dreams shadow our truths
fear the light


[2014.4.6...a]
June 3, 2014 at 9:03am
June 3, 2014 at 9:03am
#818547
darkness came
showered our secrets in death
lost hope


[2014.3.6…a]
June 2, 2014 at 4:49pm
June 2, 2014 at 4:49pm
#818488
nightfall
even birds seem restless
when dreams come


[2014.2.6…a]
June 1, 2014 at 1:14pm
June 1, 2014 at 1:14pm
#818374
grey slush
undrinkable, unfriendly
night-in-day


[2014.1.6…a]
May 31, 2014 at 5:22pm
May 31, 2014 at 5:22pm
#818307
orange crescent
minimalist sky art
waiting to glow


[2014.31.5…a]
May 30, 2014 at 5:14pm
May 30, 2014 at 5:14pm
#818245
to the light
upwards, beyond all clouds
to go home


[2014.30.5...b]
May 29, 2014 at 5:00pm
May 29, 2014 at 5:00pm
#818164
timid light
illuminates the sky
with your words


[2014.29.5...a]
May 28, 2014 at 5:35pm
May 28, 2014 at 5:35pm
#818101
soaked in peace
regardless of rain's bluster
sing, my friend


[2014.28.5...a]
May 27, 2014 at 4:48pm
May 27, 2014 at 4:48pm
#818018
rare hues
apricot and rose
reward clouds


[2014.27.5...a]
May 26, 2014 at 4:39pm
May 26, 2014 at 4:39pm
#817930
an escape
sweat mixed with rain and tears
emotion


[2014.26.5…a]
May 25, 2014 at 5:04pm
May 25, 2014 at 5:04pm
#817845
urban noise
stopped by midnight’s threshold
silence


[2014.25.5…a]
May 24, 2014 at 5:18pm
May 24, 2014 at 5:18pm
#817790
staged sunset
unseen from high balconies
martyrs blood


[2014.24.5...a]

729 Entries · *Magnify*
Page of 37 · 20 per page   < >
Previous ... 7 8 9 10 -11- 12 13 14 15 16 ... Next
© Copyright 2018 alfred booth, wanbli ska (UN: troubadour at Writing.Com). All rights reserved.
alfred booth, wanbli ska has granted Writing.Com, its affiliates and its syndicates non-exclusive rights to display this work.

Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/item_id/1911105-AlmostHaikuPoems--365-Haiku/sort_by/entry_order DESC, entry_creation_time DESC/page/11