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Rated: E · Poetry · Nature · #1681743
My Haiku collection of seasons.
Unrhymed Japanese poetic form. It consists of 17 syllables arranged in three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, respectively. The form expresses much and suggests more in the fewest possible words. It gained distinction in the 17th century, when Basho elevated it to a highly refined art. Haiku remains Japan's most popular poetic form and is widely imitated in English and other languages.



http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haiku



On a personal note,I had a 2 year bout with writers block(in 2010) and thought,"I'd never write again". My sister wanted to help me and asked " Why don't you try and write Haiku?" I had to Google it to find out what it was! In the end,she DID help me,as that day I wrote my first (not last!) Haiku. Hope you enjoy them,as I do!

























Summer sun blazing

Waiting for rain clouds to come.

Bringing cool showers.








Silently snow fall's

white blanket covering night

the day melts away




(Thanks to Lisa for helpful review Jan 10th 2016 on my 12 Anniversary!)
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