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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 1, 2014 at 6:38pm
November 1, 2014 at 6:38pm
#832970
open doors
between sun and moonlight
stars blossom


[2014.1.11...b]
October 31, 2014 at 6:49pm
October 31, 2014 at 6:49pm
#832880
live whispers
of slow plaintive voices
Aranjuez


[2014.31.10...a]



After a concert in Paris by guitarist Milosz Karadaglic.
Breathtaking.
October 30, 2014 at 1:03pm
October 30, 2014 at 1:03pm
#832735
yellow falls
bathing earth with crispness
sunlight


[2014.30.10...a]
October 29, 2014 at 1:08pm
October 29, 2014 at 1:08pm
#832652
dark skies
charged with stormy emotion
heartache


[2014.29.10…a]
October 28, 2014 at 6:19am
October 28, 2014 at 6:19am
#832520
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thick fog
has kidnapped the day's clearness
gray felt


[2014.28.10...a]
October 27, 2014 at 5:05pm
October 27, 2014 at 5:05pm
#832469
morning haze
filters blue into day's gold
a bright lamp


[2014.27.10...a]
October 26, 2014 at 6:17pm
October 26, 2014 at 6:17pm
#832364
post sunset
night still glows of pink and blue
children's tales


[2014.26.10…a]
October 25, 2014 at 4:22pm
October 25, 2014 at 4:22pm
#832271
between clouds
a small space of silence
words unsaid


[2014.25.19...a]
October 24, 2014 at 4:28pm
October 24, 2014 at 4:28pm
#832175
warmth
diffused beyond north winds
fine wine


[2014.24.10...a]
October 23, 2014 at 3:50pm
October 23, 2014 at 3:50pm
#832076
after the storm
a semblance of clearness
stark truth


[2014.23.10...a]
October 22, 2014 at 3:30pm
October 22, 2014 at 3:30pm
#831976
blue as ice
the sky a frozen lake
life skating


[2014.22.10…a]

October 21, 2014 at 4:48pm
October 21, 2014 at 4:48pm
#831903
melted ice
transported by north winds
restless hours


[2014.21.10...a]
October 20, 2014 at 4:38pm
October 20, 2014 at 4:38pm
#831779
upward glance
quick words with the moon
outshine rain


[2014.20.10..a]
October 19, 2014 at 1:52pm
October 19, 2014 at 1:52pm
#831641
grey invades
this brief blue excursion
time to move


[2014.19.10...b]
October 18, 2014 at 1:43pm
October 18, 2014 at 1:43pm
#831576
gilded skies
of blues chasing blues
fiesta


[2014.18.10...a]
October 17, 2014 at 4:23pm
October 17, 2014 at 4:23pm
#831487
reclining
autumn clouds warm the night
soft pillows


[2014.17.10...a]
October 16, 2014 at 4:20pm
October 16, 2014 at 4:20pm
#831360
a lone bee
sips begonia nectar
a crow swoops


[2014.16.10...a]
October 15, 2014 at 5:10pm
October 15, 2014 at 5:10pm
#831273
predictions
blown north by unplanned rain
no surprise


[2014.15.10...a]
October 14, 2014 at 4:20pm
October 14, 2014 at 4:20pm
#831156
warm wool
bargains with northern bluster
neither wins


[2014.14.10...a]
October 13, 2014 at 12:55pm
October 13, 2014 at 12:55pm
#831032
red wind
has torn away other leaves
survivors


[2014.13.10...a]

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