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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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November 21, 2014 at 3:26pm
November 21, 2014 at 3:26pm
#834582
falling leaves
prophecy of loss
socks unpaired


[2014.21.11...b]
November 20, 2014 at 3:36pm
November 20, 2014 at 3:36pm
#834508
first snow sky
promise of purity
a new canvas


[2014.20.11...a]
November 19, 2014 at 5:03pm
November 19, 2014 at 5:03pm
#834452
solemnly
a boy prays in the snow
he is ageless


[2014.19.11...a]
November 18, 2014 at 4:55pm
November 18, 2014 at 4:55pm
#834355
catch the wind
hold its breath in your hands
sing for death


[2014.18.11...a]
November 17, 2014 at 1:11pm
November 17, 2014 at 1:11pm
#834247

like mist
leaving drops on my down coat
free-fall tears


[2014.17.11…c]
November 16, 2014 at 11:22am
November 16, 2014 at 11:22am
#834162

grey clouds leak
slow streaks making old leaves shine
new shoes


[2014.16.11…b]
November 15, 2014 at 12:54pm
November 15, 2014 at 12:54pm
#834114
quietly
rain slithers between clouds
sad love songs


[2014.15.11…a]
November 14, 2014 at 5:35pm
November 14, 2014 at 5:35pm
#834057
gray striped sky
geese in V formation
window-bound cat


[2014.14.11...a]
November 13, 2014 at 4:33pm
November 13, 2014 at 4:33pm
#833989
songbirds
don't always perch in trees
they all dream


[2014.13.11...c]
November 12, 2014 at 4:12pm
November 12, 2014 at 4:12pm
#833925
day and night
over changing horizons
timeless gifts


[2014.12.11...b]
November 11, 2014 at 4:30pm
November 11, 2014 at 4:30pm
#833848
bubbles
of sunlit afternoons
winter still life


[2014.11.11...a]
November 10, 2014 at 1:45pm
November 10, 2014 at 1:45pm
#833767
flannel shirts
brisk morning promenade
reverence


[2014.10.11...a]
November 9, 2014 at 6:14pm
November 9, 2014 at 6:14pm
#833652
trapped
beyond the flow of midnight
winter stealth


[2014.9.11…a]
November 8, 2014 at 5:10pm
November 8, 2014 at 5:10pm
#833565
sun and moon
half a world apart
light for love


[2014.8.11...d]
November 7, 2014 at 5:09pm
November 7, 2014 at 5:09pm
#833511
clear skies
light perfectly refracted
distant bombs


[2014.7.11...b]
November 6, 2014 at 4:26pm
November 6, 2014 at 4:26pm
#833409
welcome light
walking with red spots of glare
dry ice


[2014.6.11...a]
November 5, 2014 at 7:25pm
November 5, 2014 at 7:25pm
#833339
breathe out
tendrils of cold white air
no smoking


[2014.5.11...a]
November 4, 2014 at 5:03pm
November 4, 2014 at 5:03pm
#833250
vibrant pink
overcomes thick gray walls
beauty's ode


[2014.11...a]
November 3, 2014 at 1:30pm
November 3, 2014 at 1:30pm
#833160
fresh air
colder than yesterday
hints of rain


[2014.3.11...a]
November 2, 2014 at 5:18pm
November 2, 2014 at 5:18pm
#833065
wind returns
blowing fierce walls of rain
whiskey on rocks


[2014.2.11...a]

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