Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Haiku Heaven

It is a misty and gray day in New York. I'm still enjoying the beauty of the day because those April showers will bring us beautiful flowers in the weeks ahead. Yesterday, I got a whole stack of fashion magazines to use for my journals and collage tags from freecyle; then I got in a creative discussion with my friend, Lady A. Before I knew it, it was midnight. Today I'm back with a heavenly Haiku Tuesday. Inspired by the great Basho, I'm going to share some of mine own poems I wrote over the past two days. I did my best to get the 5-7-5 syllable combo right. It sounds easy but it can be challenging!

Pink candle burns
Kwan yin watches in silence
I pray for healing

He is like Ocean
True blue and deep he loves me
Happily I swim

Moon winks at me
Sunshine beckons me to play
Rain gives me comfort

Darcy walks with Pride
Elizabeth merrily mocks
True Love still overcomes all

On a starry night
I hear beating heart of Stars
Moon whispers secrets

Dolphins jump in sky
Translucent blue waves roar high
I dive in ocean

Drenched in Hendrix
I am free to be myself
He is my Angel

Are you all inspired to write some Haiku? If you do, let me know. I love to read them. I'll be back tomorrow with continued poetry delight. And also talk about my thoughts of Pride and Prejudice which I finally finished.

As always, Sweet Dreams to you all.


glorv1 said...

Those are really great. Like I said before I can't really follow the rules of Haiku and for that matter write a three liner the way it should be done. Here is my own Haiku, probably out of sequence and not really very good, but it came to mind when I was looking at my fingers as I typed.

Through these fingerprints
on my hands
blood flows freely

Thanks for sharing.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This was so cool. I really enjoyed the poem. You have many talents Lady! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Your Haiku's are beautiful! I love the first one about Kwan Yin...she is one of my favorite Goddesses.

Amber said...

shell -
all of your haiku are terrific
Ocean true blue and starry night
are my favorites.

crazycool blog!

Sweetina said...

I love Haiku but have never attempted it.
Yours are wonderful and you are always so uplifting!
Thanks so much for stopping by to say Hello.
I am praying the worst is behind me.
here's a haiku that i think is so creative. It was done by Darko Plazanin who one the award in 1990 in a competition in Yugoslavia.

After the storm
The boy wipes the sky
From the tables

Pretty awesome isn't it?!

Cheryl Lynn said...

I'm so glad to see your beautiful Haiku. I remember writing Haiku years ago, but I misplaced them. I think you've inspired me to start again.

Love you much, my sweetie.

Tracy said...

Shell, your haiku are excellent in emotion and moment--the are beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with us...and along with them pieces your heart. :o)

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