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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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October 12, 2014 at 4:45pm
October 12, 2014 at 4:45pm
#830928
searching
starlit inspiration
mindful rain


[2014.12.10…a]
October 11, 2014 at 4:25pm
October 11, 2014 at 4:25pm
#830815
blue petals
throne in clouded sunlight
your eyes


[2014.11.10...a]
October 10, 2014 at 4:08pm
October 10, 2014 at 4:08pm
#830725
five minutes
watching the ocean swell
I missed the moon


[2014.10.10...a]
October 9, 2014 at 4:54pm
October 9, 2014 at 4:54pm
#830639
night hovers
under dark speckled sheets
restless waves


[2014.9.10...a]
October 8, 2014 at 5:05pm
October 8, 2014 at 5:05pm
#830472
I see
patterns in the raindrops
dry towels


[2014.8.10...d]
October 7, 2014 at 4:59pm
October 7, 2014 at 4:59pm
#830341
as rain dances
a sleepless child laughs
the moon dreams


[2014.7.10...a]
October 6, 2014 at 5:58pm
October 6, 2014 at 5:58pm
#830220
moonlight
beyond grey and the blues
talisman


[2014.6.10...b]
October 3, 2014 at 5:04pm
October 3, 2014 at 5:04pm
#829876
before dawn
first light glows through shutters
dreams end


[2014.3.10…a]
October 2, 2014 at 8:36am
October 2, 2014 at 8:36am
#829697
calm air
opens morning again
a gift


[2014.2.10...a]
October 1, 2014 at 5:38pm
October 1, 2014 at 5:38pm
#829603
quiet
sounds of butterfly wings
Braille fingers


[2014.1.10...a]
September 30, 2014 at 5:28pm
September 30, 2014 at 5:28pm
#829501
leaves fall
on an old red brick wall
autumn's soul


[2014.30.9...b]
September 29, 2014 at 11:51am
September 29, 2014 at 11:51am
#829387
rainfall
umbrellas unfold
leaves reach out


[2014.29.9...a]
September 28, 2014 at 4:59pm
September 28, 2014 at 4:59pm
#829321
flowers fade
as nights lengthen once more
I sleep well


[2014.28.9...b]
September 27, 2014 at 5:34pm
September 27, 2014 at 5:34pm
#829258
words, like tears
pierce hearts and cloudy skies
we grow tall


[2014.27.9...b]
September 26, 2014 at 5:12pm
September 26, 2014 at 5:12pm
#829190
crisp clean sheets
the same scent walking home
autumn nights


[2014.26.9...b]
September 25, 2014 at 5:24pm
September 25, 2014 at 5:24pm
#829085
cool clear nights
stars twinkle like snowflakes
oh! the whiteness


[2014.25.9…b]
September 25, 2014 at 5:23pm
September 25, 2014 at 5:23pm
#829083
purple clouds
outlined in brilliant pink
a gift


[2014.24.9…a]
September 23, 2014 at 5:14pm
September 23, 2014 at 5:14pm
#828870
change
the air smells of old leaves
turning cold


[2014.23.9...b]
September 22, 2014 at 5:02pm
September 22, 2014 at 5:02pm
#828770
birds gather
on high metallic objects
so few trees


[2014.22.9...b]
September 21, 2014 at 4:46pm
September 21, 2014 at 4:46pm
#828685
street crowds
chanting "save the planet"
green must live


[2014.21.9...b]

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