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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 11, 2014 at 3:25pm
December 11, 2014 at 3:25pm
#835942
howling wind
drums cry out oppression
more gunfire


[2014.11.12...a]
December 10, 2014 at 3:58pm
December 10, 2014 at 3:58pm
#835867
a few leaves
cling to naked windblown trees
survival


[2014.10.12...a]
December 9, 2014 at 4:28pm
December 9, 2014 at 4:28pm
#835780

cold as ice
perfect visibility
catch the daylight


[2014.9.12...a]
December 8, 2014 at 4:33pm
December 8, 2014 at 4:33pm
#835696
like moonlight
whiteness reflects our souls
when death calls


[2014.8.12…b]
December 7, 2014 at 5:51am
December 7, 2014 at 5:51am
#835612
first frost
steaming chimneys add white
color fades


[2014.7.12…a]
December 6, 2014 at 3:51pm
December 6, 2014 at 3:51pm
#835532
clear sunrise
and a thin veil of blue
new outlooks


[2014.6.12...b]
December 5, 2014 at 4:41pm
December 5, 2014 at 4:41pm
#835464
between cold sheets
naked bodies slowly warm
then we sleep


[2014.5.12...a]
December 4, 2014 at 7:14am
December 4, 2014 at 7:14am
#835369
birds chirp
adding gay song to cold air
men beg for soup


[2014.4.12...a]
December 3, 2014 at 4:03pm
December 3, 2014 at 4:03pm
#835341
cold night air
and clouds wisping over stars
do they shiver?


[2014.3.12…b ]
December 2, 2014 at 4:39pm
December 2, 2014 at 4:39pm
#835287
like toothpicks
ice arrows prick my cheeks
I need a bow


[2014.2.12…a]
December 1, 2014 at 12:27pm
December 1, 2014 at 12:27pm
#835204
warrior clouds
on this first December day
light is lost


[2014.1.12...a]
November 30, 2014 at 4:17pm
November 30, 2014 at 4:17pm
#835157
I walk
under soft duvet skies
frosted air


[2014.30.11…a]
November 29, 2014 at 5:46pm
November 29, 2014 at 5:46pm
#835101
walk slowly
to savor their harmony
how to thank them


[2014.29.11...b]
November 28, 2014 at 4:23pm
November 28, 2014 at 4:23pm
#835040
clement skies
tempt restless feet outdoors
I have a book


[2014.28.11…a]
November 27, 2014 at 7:15am
November 27, 2014 at 7:15am
#834961
in this cold
only when the guns cease
Thanksgiving


[2014.27.11...a]
November 26, 2014 at 3:55pm
November 26, 2014 at 3:55pm
#834908
savage cries
from a fiery battlefield
wind and leaves


[2014.26.11...]
November 25, 2014 at 5:03pm
November 25, 2014 at 5:03pm
#834840
while death wilts
under cold white blankets
life triumphs


[2014.25.11...a]
November 24, 2014 at 1:03pm
November 24, 2014 at 1:03pm
#834760

sequestered
against cold autumn air
tea and smiles


[2014.24.11...a]
November 23, 2014 at 4:39pm
November 23, 2014 at 4:39pm
#834716
after dreams
Morpheus' strangest gift
insomnia


[2014.23.11...b]
November 22, 2014 at 1:31pm
November 22, 2014 at 1:31pm
#834653

amid dark clouds
a place of blue promise
love trapped


[2014.22.11...a]

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