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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 10, 2014 at 1:19pm
August 10, 2014 at 1:19pm
#824917
nap time
a sudden burst of wind
broken dreams


[2014.10.8...b]
August 9, 2014 at 4:16pm
August 9, 2014 at 4:16pm
#824848
strange light
murmuration of clouds
dark magic


[2014.9.8...b]
August 8, 2014 at 4:02pm
August 8, 2014 at 4:02pm
#824768
pink streaks
offset the wrath of clouds
a whisper


[2014.8.8...c]
August 7, 2014 at 3:16pm
August 7, 2014 at 3:16pm
#824685
heavy gray
cannot oppress rainbows
no victory


[2014.7.8...b]
August 6, 2014 at 4:52pm
August 6, 2014 at 4:52pm
#824603
so much gray
perfect black and white mix
rainbows?


[2014.6.8...a]
August 5, 2014 at 5:02pm
August 5, 2014 at 5:02pm
#824536
first light
snails relish last night's rain
flowers bloom


[2014.5.8...a]
August 4, 2014 at 4:54pm
August 4, 2014 at 4:54pm
#824439
grey lingers
like slow drying plaster
no fresh paint


[2014.4.8...b]
August 3, 2014 at 5:03pm
August 3, 2014 at 5:03pm
#824352
rooftop beams
drenched by unyielding storms
house fountain


[2014.3.8...d]
August 2, 2014 at 1:25pm
August 2, 2014 at 1:25pm
#824233
hostile skies
the planet writhes in anger
this is not war


[2014.2.8...a]
August 1, 2014 at 4:31pm
August 1, 2014 at 4:31pm
#824142
pine cones
collected in a straw hat
a child's gift


[2014.1.8...d]
July 31, 2014 at 9:09am
July 31, 2014 at 9:09am
#824006
subtle rhymes
join sunlit and clouded skies
church bells


[2014.31.7...a]

July 30, 2014 at 3:39pm
July 30, 2014 at 3:39pm
#823945
drops cling
from clouds to leaves to earth
primal thirst


[2014.30.7...a]
July 29, 2014 at 4:22pm
July 29, 2014 at 4:22pm
#823839
between words
enlightening shadows
river rocks


[2014.29.7...e]
July 28, 2014 at 5:03pm
July 28, 2014 at 5:03pm
#823757
between bricks
a tree seeks existence
like a smile


[2014.28.7...a]
July 27, 2014 at 1:58pm
July 27, 2014 at 1:58pm
#823679
daylight plays
like a child discovers life
hesitant


[2014.27.7...a]
July 26, 2014 at 1:31pm
July 26, 2014 at 1:31pm
#823587
between storms
my voice and the thunder
laughter


[2014.26.7...b]
July 25, 2014 at 5:06pm
July 25, 2014 at 5:06pm
#823534
calmness
bathed the park in dew
breathe deep


[2014.25.7...a]
July 24, 2014 at 4:22pm
July 24, 2014 at 4:22pm
#823465
colors shine
brighter below blue skies
rhyming verse


[2014.24.7...b]
July 23, 2014 at 11:28am
July 23, 2014 at 11:28am
#823364
gentle winds
fluff clouds over washed-out blue
children laugh


[2014.23.7...b]
July 22, 2014 at 3:53pm
July 22, 2014 at 3:53pm
#823306
a thick veil
drapes the city in grey tears
farewell


[2014.22.7...a]

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