Haiku Collection #8


far from the highway -
caterpillar fit to burst
settles for a nap
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light  bright butterflies
bring nothing of the darkness
from the chysalis
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Ah, this old hillside:
one day for seventeen steps
a butterfly led.
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heading for the door,
the butterfly in my hands; 
my improvised cage.
~~~
end of the street
two butterflies waltz closely
return to the clouds
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Tall trembling trees

Rustled by whispering wind

A curling leaf falls

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Haiku Collection #7


to my amazement
a stone hung in the sky -
who could help but weep?
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responding with smiles-
the voyaging moon becalmed
in this child's spy-glass
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grace in high relief,
partial sunlight realised:
this phase speaks to me
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grown old and faded,
children's drawings under dust-
the moon has a face.
~~~
swift through the branches,
slow across the milky way,
faithfully, the moon...

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haiku Collection #6


farewell my old skin
tattooed to amuse myself
words no longer true
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this joy so fragile
my moon so white and slender
a breeze could take it
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you sense the old man 
with one more sad tale to tell
let star-gazing win
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what of the coconut-
atom wrestles ocean
for the fabled shore
~~~
the man in the moon
disregarding all evil
takes a giant leap

 

 

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Haiku Collection #5

 

I maintain 
an invented world:
nymph and sage
cavort there
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A rift in the earth
where pioneers from both sides 
know no different
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rambling rose in bloom
perfuming each stepping stone...
opening the gate
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an ocean by ear:
high excitement where the leaves 
overlook the lanes
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beetle in the water,
this reed to save your soul-
withered and broken 

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Haiku Collection #4

 

willows hanging lower
and lower over the path,
even dogs must bow
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willow as witness
two broken fishing vessels
cast but one shadow
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willow reflections
suffer the grey leaf adrift
and the tailing carp
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the clearest of
streams 
cloistered with reed and willow
bright kingfisher eyes
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Where has my love gone?
Where the willow grows for there
leaden sorrows flow
~~~

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Haiku Collection #3

 

spat out by the sea

I too embrace the least wave

risen from the depths

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what has happened here?

all around devestation,

I start by blinking

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universal eye,

the river sought deeper shade-

my heart is unsoiled

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pleading ignorance,

my bridge that one day will fall

invites you over

~~~

these faded portraits

climbing stone steps worn with...

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Haiku Collection #2

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lace-work leaves, or moons;
ropes and anchors hold them all
and never complain

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over dark landscapes
countless stars have assembled:
a sleeper may wake

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the rolling moon's sigh-
"your fields my shimmering sea,
could I choose to stay"

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novel constellations;
bluebells intent on beauty
not so far from town

~~~

branches large and small-
cut up the blazi...

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Leaving Home~ a Haiku

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Baby bird drops twigs

spreads youthful wings, flies her nest

soars to high branches

~R.M. Carter

 

 

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Kitchen Sink Philosophy - from my new collection about motherhood called 'Mumb'

 

Breakfast, dinner, tea-

different food, same dishes;

new water, same sink.

 

Each day, fresh treasure

Organic, homegrown, straight from

the cat litter tray.

 

You will never peel

the same potato again.

Alas, more will come.

 

The sole purpose for

anyone’s toaster’s crumb tray

is to upset them.

 

Once wine filled this glass,

fairy liquid and r...

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Tease of Love

A taste of her hand
Hence as you bid me adieu
Leads us with l'amore

 

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clearer stars tonight,

but dreams are essential too:

by morning, a song.

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Haze

Gentle morning haze

Filters hesitant sunlight

Promised radiance

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Haiku??- Trusha(thirst)

 

Unheeded eyes, harsh absence
Listless envy
Unrequited love.

 

 

Amit Arjun K

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over coffees hot and cold

Over Coffees Hot and Cold is a new collection of poems written by Stan Duncan and printed by Charlesworth Press Wakefield. Advance orders are now being taken for a mid September release. The price is £6 only with ten per cent of proceeds going to the Stroke Association. 

The subject matter largely grew out of the observed interactions and conversations of patrons of a supermarket cafeteria. Top...

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Express not repress 
Take pride in who is inside 
You are luminous

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The Voiceless

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When you are silent
The voiceless become hopeless
Speak up for others

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Summer’s Day

Cirrus striations

In clear cerulean sky

Blinding golden beams

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The Gall Of The Asterisk Haiku

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Now, if that haiku wasn't intellectually stimulating enough for you, my most recent poem with proper words in, "An Extreme Case Of Pareidolia", can be read here:

http://sukispangles.blogspot.co.uk

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Haiku's a different format?

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Chilled air
Scatters leaves
Winter

A Mime
Make a rhyme
Hear it?

Anger
Consumes me
Inflicts hell

Stormy
Sea of life
God's there

You bring
Out the best
In me

Poems
Come from heart
Speaks soul

Turn eyes
I'm not here
Homeless

Depressed
With Jesus
Find rest

Happy
Loneliness
Share love

White H...

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The worst enemy

British folk deserve

better than sovereignty

under Tory rule.

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When Tony Sneezes..

Truth catches a cold
Then TTIP appears, no fear -
Remain without hope

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Son's Wedding

years considering

her as my daughter-in-law

now it's official.

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June's warm daylight comes

My thoughts of him linger on

June's nights are lonely

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Blossom

Pale hawthorn blossom

Amid slow fluttering green

Approaching solstice

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Haiku: Blossom

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patchy pink pavements

flowers dropped from chestnut trees

crimson avenue

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Demoralisation

 

Innocent sanctioned

dodgy work care assessments

propaganda worked.

 

Life keeping funds cut

Tory manipulation

population fooled.

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spring awakening

bird song in the air

sunshines kisses my shoulders

flora comes to life.

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botanical gardens

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forget-me-nots skirt

towering Dawn Redwood tree

and cherry blossom

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Growth

Warm yellow flickers

Through freshly budding branches

Rain glistens brightly

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rainwater wings

sparrows taking baths

puffed out feathers downy coats

droplets shaken free.

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haiku: raindrop blooms

spring flowers glisten

droplets from yesterday’s rain

a fresh beginning

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New Tv and Film Haiku Review

I have been trying to challenge myself to write in a variety of poetic styles. Most of Sunday has been spent playing around with Haiku; somehting I have always previously avoided as I found the format far too restrictive.

As a result of todays efforts I have decided to combine my Haiku writing attempts with my love for TV and Film. I have since created a blog of TV and film Haiku Reviews which yo...

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Haiku: Justice

will welfare victims

wait for justice as long as

twenty-seven years?

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Victoria

Britain just suffered

loss of national treasure

Victoria Wood.

 

Singer, musician

beloved comedienne

all-round performer.

 

She wrote and acted

sketch shows, stand-up and sit-coms.

May she rest in peace.

 

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Bluebell woods

I walk among trees

carpets of verdant sapphire

delicate fragrance.

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Haiku or hari-kari

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A seventeen syllabled

Three line verse

not hari-kari

But something worse

 

It's purpose

Said to focus thought

and hone such skills

that can't be taught

 

Personally

I'd prefer  

disembowelment

than ponder what

Matsuo Basho meant

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Haiku: Luminous

Look who's on TV

Yikes! it's Michael Portillo

Where’s my sunglasses?

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insomnia

haphazard thoughts roam

unheeded against my will

across restless mind

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Haiku: Skies

coral lined heavens.

invisible aeroplanes

create pink contrails

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Haiku: Tax corruption

Recall Jimmy Carr?

PM publicly shamed him

At least he paid up.

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Haiku: Easter weather

Greet the early spring

March winds and April showers

and hey, both at once.

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Haiku: Easter news

Judging by the length

of TV news at Easter

less happened on earth.

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Haiku(s): David Cameron

prime minister's words

on parallel universe

no reality

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which planet is it

our prime minister lives on

it sure ain't this one.

 

written twenty-ten

before I learnt the worst truth

it's intentional

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The Scales of Unjustice

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Held accountable
For my actions although those
Were not my actions

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My Words

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My words sometimes flow
Like a torrent, Like a sieve
Hope to inspire

 

Spring weather
It's not too cold, it's not to hot
It's January

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Depressed Haiku, sort of

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Appreciated
Is something I rarely feel
Told how much I screw up

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