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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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August 30, 2014 at 3:42pm
August 30, 2014 at 3:42pm
#826660
after rain
grass blooming with sunlight
dandelions


[2014.30.8...a]
August 29, 2014 at 5:37pm
August 29, 2014 at 5:37pm
#826600
midnight blue
lost in a garden corner
broken pots


[2014.29.8...a]
August 28, 2014 at 4:41pm
August 28, 2014 at 4:41pm
#826520
lit by smog
this invisible moon
children cry


[2014.28.8...b]
August 27, 2014 at 5:47pm
August 27, 2014 at 5:47pm
#826448
city lights
shine brighter than stars
no conquest


[2014.27.8...a]
August 26, 2014 at 4:37pm
August 26, 2014 at 4:37pm
#826372
pink clouds
crown the day's greyness
eye candy


[2014.26.8...b]
August 25, 2014 at 5:14pm
August 25, 2014 at 5:14pm
#826299
after wine
rain hovers beyond stars
covet sleep


[2014.25.8...b]
August 24, 2014 at 12:19pm
August 24, 2014 at 12:19pm
#826182
from silence
I imagine music
soft cloud trails


[2014.24.8...a]
August 23, 2014 at 4:56pm
August 23, 2014 at 4:56pm
#826103
new moon
illuminates the past
move forward 


[2014.23.8...a]
August 22, 2014 at 4:31pm
August 22, 2014 at 4:31pm
#826019
streets follow
their own meanderings
lose your way


[2014.22.8...a]
August 21, 2014 at 3:47pm
August 21, 2014 at 3:47pm
#825930
stone stairs
rising through the hilltop
wish for wings 


[2014.21.8...a]
August 20, 2014 at 4:08pm
August 20, 2014 at 4:08pm
#825844
faint music
illusions of dreams
windborne 


[2014.20.8...a]
August 19, 2014 at 4:44pm
August 19, 2014 at 4:44pm
#825753
pleasant dreams
beneath a shining sky
or not


[2014.19.8...a]
August 18, 2014 at 3:54pm
August 18, 2014 at 3:54pm
#825659
I walk
through morning's bright colors
southern warmth 


[2014.18.8...a]

August 17, 2014 at 3:26pm
August 17, 2014 at 3:26pm
#825553
a cool breeze
makes sunny skies flutter
that first day


[2014.17.8...a]
August 16, 2014 at 4:58pm
August 16, 2014 at 4:58pm
#825493
a saga
of bombarding bonbons
collect life


[2014.16.8...a]
August 15, 2014 at 10:42am
August 15, 2014 at 10:42am
#825382
night rain
omen of Poe's raven
count the drops


[2014.15.8...a]
August 15, 2014 at 10:41am
August 15, 2014 at 10:41am
#825381
limping home
as clouds darken again
self portrait


[2014.14.8...a]
August 13, 2014 at 5:09pm
August 13, 2014 at 5:09pm
#825242
starlight
illuminates every night
endlessly 


[2014.13.8...a]
August 12, 2014 at 5:28pm
August 12, 2014 at 5:28pm
#825128
I am not
ready for your absence
this darkness


[2014.12.8...a]
August 11, 2014 at 5:25pm
August 11, 2014 at 5:25pm
#825027
after rain
clouds slowly dissipate
cool blue light


[2014.11.8...a]

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