Monday, May 11, 2009

Haiku Festival

I'm joining in on the magic, beauty and power of Haiku with the Haiku Festival hosted by Tracy and Elizabeth. Please go on and visit all my fellow Haiku lovers. Maybe you'll try some Haiku yourself. Just remember the simple 5-7-5 syllable rule.

I jump in Ocean
Dolphins ride the waves with me
We swim till sunset

I wait for Midnight
When I dive into dreams
He is there waiting

We race to sea’s edge
Watch and count the stars in sky
Hold hands till dawn

Moon hangs low in sky
Wind kisses my bare shoulders
I wish you were here

I Haiku. Hope you all enjoyed. Have a wonderful Monday.

As always, Sweet Dreams to you all.


The Clever Pup said...

I like the sexy images these invoke. I like the picture of Jimi you have on your side bar too.

Aibreann said...

Midnight, holding hand until dawn,
and kissing shoulders are beauties
out of the pretty bouquet you've
poemed Shell.

Tracy said...

Thank you for so many beautiful poems, Shell! There is so much pleasure and joy in each haiku, each very emotive and taking us where love resides...and your images tie in so sweetly. Love all the imagery here--in work and art! So glad you joined us today, Shell. Many have been enjoying this event. It's been a great day! :o)

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

lovely word images, shell!

Shayla said...

Shell, the one of meeting him in dreams is a serotonin booster. I'm more relaxed just reading it. Beautiful job.

The Whispering Poppies said...

So beautiful! I love the way one haiku magically carries on to the next!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Elizabeth said...

So romantic and lovely.
Glad you could join us!

snoopydog said...

Some great Haiku, Shell. This has been a great event as it has meant a whole new set of connections! I love your space! :)

rochambeau said...

Beautiful words Shell,
Made me tear up.
Thank you.

Stephanie said...

You've created a sensual mood with your Haiku...beautiful...

Bee said...

The Clever Pup's comment made me laugh because I, too, was swept along by the mood of these haiku and the fine men on the side!

eb said...

beautiful Shell
each and every one
thank you for sharing and visiting
my pink tent

xox - eb.

Sarah said...

I love Haiku too. I love your Haiku Shell! I love the way they made me feel as I read them-tingly and excited-looking forward! I am glad I told you so you could write these beauties!
Sarah :)

Deniz said...

I love your second haiku in particular - very evocative!

Flower said...

Hi Shell, Your Haiku's are beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog....I may like that aspect of sharing the best! New friends, new thoughts and an expanded world!
ps..I love New York and all parts of it!!

Christina said...

Oh these are sheer beauty. I love them.

Thank you for the visit.

storyteller's other blog said...

marvelous haiku
series ... lovely photographs
delightful each one.

It's nice to make your acquaintance through this Haiku Festival.
Hugs and blessings,

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Shell! Nice to meet you too!

I like all of your haikus and the wonderful way you illustrated them.

This festival has been fun!

Genie Sea said...

Your haikus are great
I can sit and read for hours
with a happy smile


Cheryl Lynn said...

How wonderful. These poems are just beautiful. I love Haiku. Thanks for bringing back wonderful poetic memories.

Have a great evening.

Lea said...

and I love your haiku... thank you for taking me into the dreamtime...

glorv1 said...

I love to read Haiku, but sure don't understand that 5/7/5 rule. I'd rather read it anyway. Beautiful words. Thanks.

Allegra Smith said...

Images bringing images to mind.
The words awaking long forgotten ones.
Your hand translates the dreams
I'll dream tonight.

Janet said...

Magical! I especially love the last one - very romantic. thanks for sharing.

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

I like the midnight one since after midnight is my favorite time of day. Great imagery too.

Thanks for joining and coming by my blog.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I love the images and the poetry, well you know how much I love that! You are super duper talented! This was such a wonderful read!

Tessa said...

Wow, Shell, I'm absolutely stunned - your Haiku are just perfection. The images they conjure up are magical and oh so memorable. Now I really 'get' the true essence of this beautiful poetry style. Thank you so much for sharing such really delightful poems.

Thank you, too, for taking the time to visit my blog and for your truly lovely comment on my first attempt at Haiku.

d. moll, said...

Oh, a four course meal, thanks for these delicious Haikus :~)

Jennifer said...

Hi Shell-- These are so evocative and romantic! I love the images.

And thank you so much for your encouraging comment yesterday-- it really made my day! :-)

Tea Time and Roses said...

So beautiful Shell. Beauty is something I always find here, thanks so much for sharing!



Anonymous said...

Beautiful Haikus!!!

Anonymous said...

Your hailku are wonderful. I am so glad you stopped by and I had a chance to read your work via your link. It has been wonderful to meet you and I shall be back. said...

I need to jump in... I need to Haiku!! I love yours!! xoxo

Cassandra said...

I love your Haiku, Shell. Especially the one with dolphins.

Hmm, okay here is my effort. Now, don't laugh. Okay, you can laugh a little. :)

Restless sleep I walk
Demons of insomnia
From Skullcap dreams wake

Umm, might be a little morbid this early in the a.m., huh? LOL.
Sorry. But you know I write the paranormal, so I can be a tad twisted. :D



gypsy said...

Shell, I've been doing Haiku with my daughter (9) and she loves the challenge! Your poetry is such fun, thanks! ~ Tammy

Caroline said...

All so lovely!

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