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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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September 20, 2014 at 5:17pm
September 20, 2014 at 5:17pm
#828618
red blossoms
on a tarnished night sky
one more day


[2014.20.9...b]
September 19, 2014 at 5:11pm
September 19, 2014 at 5:11pm
#828552
silently
clouds drape the sunlight
war begins


[2014.19.9...b]
September 18, 2014 at 4:41pm
September 18, 2014 at 4:41pm
#828467
streets fraught
with sudden torrential rain
primal fear


[2014.18.9…b]
September 17, 2014 at 4:38pm
September 17, 2014 at 4:38pm
#828378
like a storm
this turbulent blackness
pain


[2014.17.9...b]
September 16, 2014 at 4:43pm
September 16, 2014 at 4:43pm
#828284
let them grow
trees on roof top gardens
fresh air


[2014.16.9...b]
September 15, 2014 at 4:38pm
September 15, 2014 at 4:38pm
#828204
unseen stars
hide behind thick rain clouds
thirst


[2014.15.9...b]
September 14, 2014 at 4:42pm
September 14, 2014 at 4:42pm
#828084
sleep forgets
afternoon lullabies
dream shadows


[2014.14.9...c]
September 13, 2014 at 5:29pm
September 13, 2014 at 5:29pm
#828018
north winds howl
songs about broken love
swallows leave


[2014.13.9…b]
September 12, 2014 at 5:08pm
September 12, 2014 at 5:08pm
#827953
too many miles
under warm, clear skies
a footstool


[2014.12.9...b]
September 11, 2014 at 5:05pm
September 11, 2014 at 5:05pm
#827870
cotton scarves
keep cricks out of old bones
autumn chill


[2014.11.9...b]
September 10, 2014 at 5:43pm
September 10, 2014 at 5:43pm
#827770
moon and sun
through criss-crossing paths
destiny


[2014.10.9...b]
September 9, 2014 at 5:07pm
September 9, 2014 at 5:07pm
#827680

hours alone
did not soothe this longing
stars return


[2014.9.9...b]
September 8, 2014 at 11:37pm
September 8, 2014 at 11:37pm
#827608
tears break
into dream realities
her death


[2014.8.9...b]
September 7, 2014 at 4:40pm
September 7, 2014 at 4:40pm
#827485
at nightfall
we ponder daylight's myth
a blank page


[2014.7.9...c]
September 6, 2014 at 4:01pm
September 6, 2014 at 4:01pm
#827384
after days
seem like calm before a storm
spread your wings


[2014.6.9...b]
September 4, 2014 at 3:27pm
September 4, 2014 at 3:27pm
#827183
withered leaves
roots a mausoleum of hope
fresh rain


[2014.4.9…b]
September 3, 2014 at 5:35pm
September 3, 2014 at 5:35pm
#827088
weeds
overcome cracked concrete
no barriers


[2014.3.9...b]
September 2, 2014 at 6:10pm
September 2, 2014 at 6:10pm
#826963
close your eyes
let the light fade away
breathe deeply


[2014.2.9...c]
September 1, 2014 at 6:07pm
September 1, 2014 at 6:07pm
#826848
cool night air
stars sparkle like champagne
five friends


[2014.1.9...c]
August 31, 2014 at 10:40am
August 31, 2014 at 10:40am
#826715
sunlight
no balm for this hand
the pen fell


[2014.31.8...a]

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