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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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July 21, 2014 at 5:23pm
July 21, 2014 at 5:23pm
#823212

woodland nymphs
evoking tales of song birds
their laughter


[2014.21.8...a]
July 20, 2014 at 11:53am
July 20, 2014 at 11:53am
#823083
peace falls
under the umbrella
instead of rain


[2014.20.7...b]
July 20, 2014 at 11:53am
July 20, 2014 at 11:53am
#823082
peace falls
under the umbrella
instead of rain


[2014.20.7...b]
July 19, 2014 at 12:22pm
July 19, 2014 at 12:22pm
#823017
leaves rustle
stealing sound from rain
still dry


[2014.19.7...a]
July 18, 2014 at 1:40pm
July 18, 2014 at 1:40pm
#822938
cool night air
flows through open windows
morning shade


[2014.18.7...b]
July 17, 2014 at 11:15am
July 17, 2014 at 11:15am
#822842
electric wind
turns salted skin to goose bumps
impressions


[2014.17.7...c]
July 16, 2014 at 4:38pm
July 16, 2014 at 4:38pm
#822780
overwhelmed
by sudden, sultry heat
night wind


[2014.16.7...b]
July 15, 2014 at 4:24pm
July 15, 2014 at 4:24pm
#822703
through my dreams
above unshaded windows
moon dance


[2014.15.7...a]
July 14, 2014 at 5:59pm
July 14, 2014 at 5:59pm
#822607
full orange moon
Bastille Day fireworks
how stars are born


[2014.14.7...a]
July 13, 2014 at 5:03pm
July 13, 2014 at 5:03pm
#822519
grey smothers
festival colored skies
fire water


[2014.13.7...b]
July 13, 2014 at 5:03pm
July 13, 2014 at 5:03pm
#822518
between clouds
glittering specks of dust
sunlight

[2014.12.7...a]
July 11, 2014 at 1:23pm
July 11, 2014 at 1:23pm
#822350
quiet sleep
dim grey skies wake no one
tales of dreams


[2014.11.7...a]
July 10, 2014 at 4:10pm
July 10, 2014 at 4:10pm
#822270
summer wet
not a sunny beach splash
wells and ponds


[2014.10.7...b]
July 9, 2014 at 5:16pm
July 9, 2014 at 5:16pm
#822179
mile by mile
southern light bends north grey
coming home


[2014.9.7...b]
July 8, 2014 at 4:29pm
July 8, 2014 at 4:29pm
#822083
sky fall
sunset outlines rain streaked clouds
night music


[2014.8.7…b]
July 8, 2014 at 5:12am
July 8, 2014 at 5:12am
#822055
later
as daylight fades from pastel
time goes on


[2014.7.7...b]


( posted this yesterday to Twitter
but forgot it here... shit...
another hole in my blue months.... )
July 6, 2014 at 4:55pm
July 6, 2014 at 4:55pm
#821844
thick white clouds
leak a slow drizzle
pages turn


[2014.6.7...b]
July 5, 2014 at 3:56pm
July 5, 2014 at 3:56pm
#821745
sing for her
so her pain becomes dreams
hidden love


[2014.5.7...b]
July 4, 2014 at 5:07pm
July 4, 2014 at 5:07pm
#821659
an airplane
swooshes and hums before dawn
broken sleep


[2014.4.7...a]
July 3, 2014 at 5:18pm
July 3, 2014 at 5:18pm
#821553
to sleep
dreaming like the planets
revolving


[2014.3.7...a]

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