Expectation Haiku

A birth is announced;

All is high expectation.

Christmas approaches.

The Promised One comes,

We hope for more than we dare

As history screams.

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Positivity – HAIKU

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HAIKU

 

The passage of time

Leads me to a second life

Wherein I flourish. 

 

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Sea, Sun, and Hills

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THREE  HAIKU

 

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The Sea

The sea in its strength
Thrusts its breakers to the shore
Stressing my weakness

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The Sun

The morning sun rose
Feeding life into darkness
Renewing with hope

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The Hills

The hills are my strength
Confirming Nature’s promise
That tomorrow lives

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When Is a HAIKU Not a Haiku?

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When Is a HAIKU Not a Haiku?

 

HaikuJAM’s an app
“Where thoughts become a poem
And the wide world meets”

. . .  BUT . . .

Seventeen phonemes
Split into three distinct lines
Don’t a poem make

. . .  SO I CONCLUDE . . .

Wham bang and flimflam 
Damn this goddam anagram 
HaikuJAM is spam

 

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. . . and Love Will Not Cease

 

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‘The Good Shepherd’ – Burne-Jones – Stained G;ass – Frome 

When life ends in tears
Memory holds Heaven’s key
And Love will not cease.

 

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I plan to re-commence my regular weekday posts from Wednesday 2nd May.

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Three Cinquains

cinquain is a five-line poem, normally without rhyme, but with a specific syllable count of 2-4-6-8-2.  The form was invented by Adelaide Crapsey, an American poet who took her inspiration from Japanese haiku and tanka.  As with most other poetic forms, the cinquaine has since been developed to encompass a variety of ways, whilst always holding to Crapsey’s basic formula.

The following amplification is taken from: ‘The Cinquain’ ByDeborah Kolodii, as published on the  ‘Shadow Poetry’  website …

The ideal cinquain for Crapsey was one that worked up to a turn or climax, and then fell back. Similar to the “twist” that often occurs in the final couplet of a sonnet, a cinquain’s “turn” usually occurs during the final, shorter fifth line or immediately before it. Thus, the momentum of a cinquain grows with each subsequent line as another two syllables, … (are) added bringing the poem to a climax at the fourth line, falling back to a two syllable “punch line”.

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Adelaide Crapsey


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n another of my occasional attempts at structuring my poetic thoughts into a (to me) new poetic form, I give below three of my own examples of the CINQUAINE.

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My life
Lives in my work
Searching for the right words
Seeking to make them tell the truth
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Regrets
Are not for me
Rather, let the past rest
Whilst I live on in the present
With hope


 

Winter
Ends as the Spring
Advances with new life
Bringing hope and joy to us all
Rebirth

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‘As When …’ – Three Haiku

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‘Farne Islands’ Northumbria … Photo: WHB – 2012

As When . . .

THREE HAIKU

 

As when the waves rage
So does my turbulent life
Beat upon my shore

As when the sky weeps
So do my eyes shed their tears
For those friends now gone

As when the wind gusts
So does my discontent rage
For those without love

 

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Gunpowder Plot – Senryu #2

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Gunpowder Plot – Senryu #2

 

November The Fifth

The story unfolds again;

Will it ever die?

 

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Senryū is a Japanese form of short poetry similar to haiku in construction: three lines with 17 syllables (usually 5 – 7-  5).   Senryū tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryū are often more cynical or darkly humorous than haiku.

Note:  Adapted from Wikipedia

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