My Favorite Haiku from Long, Long Ago

Some of you may remember when the Haiku of the Day was a part of this blog.  That era has fizzled out, but I’ve compiled here some of my favorites.  They’re not necessarily the best or purist haiku, but the images they conjure and their personal meanings for me make them special.  I hope you enjoy revisiting these as much as I do 🙂

(3/25)   Whispers in the wind

Tales of the past spinning about

Etched in the leaves

 

(3/22)   Unable to reach out

Taking a plunge from the sky

Nest crashes down

 

(3/12)   Like lightning in the air

Galloping against the wind

Run forever

 

(2/7)   Lonely atmosphere

Asleep for the afternoon

Buzzing quietly

 

(1/9)   Wading through the thorns

Refuse to release their hold

Prickly old friends

 

(1/3)   Away away now

Warmth disappears in colors of fire

Horizon

 

(12/30)   A willow tree

Mourns the loss of her greenery

Beauty dead and gone

As I scrolled through the extensive collection of poems that I accumulated over the months, I noticed some key points.  Most of them relate somehow to nature, like traditional haiku.  I remember some days struggling to come up with some new element of nature I hadn’t used yet…some of the haiku were rough, to say the least.  However, they got significantly better through time.  Even though I don’t do HOD anymore, I’m pleased to say that it helped my grow as a writer and poet.  To those who supported me while I was doing this, thank you so much!  I really appreciate it.  These days I keep moving forward with new plans, but who knows?  Maybe I’ll revisit HOD for a time in the future!

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Out With A Bang?

Hi everyone!

I’d like to apologize right now for my not-so-little hiatus.  Totally inappropriate.  In a way this whole thing ended up as a learning experience, though.  I guess I can’t always commit as much as I would like.  (The fact that it’s been weeks since the last HOD is proof enough of my busy lifestyle!)  That’s not going to stop me from posting at all!  I’m still thinking of what to do…some ideas include moving all the haiku to the archive and saving the Poetry page for special occasions, and having a different daily tidbit; Changing the HOD to and HOW (Haiku Of the Week); and having a word of the day.  If any of these stands out as the best option, or you have any other ideas, feel free to let me know!

Now that the apologies and housekeeping are finished, I can say that the fiction I’ve been promising is closer to being published than ever!  I can’t give too much away, but I will say I’ve decided to post it in small chapters to make it easier on the eyes.  (This also means more frequent posting, as to prevent another mini-vacation!)  Check out the art below!

I hope everyone’s as excited about this as I am!  It won’t be long now…