Category Archives: haiku and senryu

Food, Glorious Food

  Image from Google   I’ve written many perfumed poems, including my favourite A Smelly Poem and I don’t want to re-cover old ground, so here are a couple of  little senryu for Grace’s prompt at dVerse, to drizzle our … Continue reading

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Heron embroidery

Jock seems to be getting quicker at these embroideries:  it only seems five minutes since he finished the goslings. The idea for this one came from an advertiseent in the Radio Times. courtship or antagonism ruffled feathers suggest a fight … Continue reading

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6-word-Saturday

Why do Saturdays arrive so quickly? My weeks are uneventful nowadays and I always seem to be writing 6-w-S.  I’ve hardly put my nose outside the door this week, and haven’t a great deal to show for April.   Too … Continue reading

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Senryu of friends

The last day of my personal haiku challenge is where I acknowledge the support of my friends, including my friend from le Moulin who is shortly to arrive bearing lunch, with this group of senryu. Most crucial aspect of life for … Continue reading

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Hiatus Haiku

I’m falling down on my resolution to post at least a haiku every day, which doesn’t bode well for Napowrimo.  Having written next to nothing for the last couple of days, these 17 syllables are hardly great productivity!   The … Continue reading

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Wordle 244 Haiku chain for Easter Sunday

  Your names are many, oh God of many forms ─ rescue earthly life Words are not enough ─ enlighten the misguided blow smoke from our minds Banish three pebbles ─ distrust, fear and violence from beneath our feet Banish … Continue reading

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Windy weather haiku

image from here Silvery ripples sweep across the grassy scene ─ spring gale is rising

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First Day of Spring (officially)

A hiding place for wild things along the bocage — waiting for release The bocage is the French name for a network of banks and hedgerows guarding sunken tracks through the countryside in the Normandy Cotentin.  

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March Haiku

Just to keep my hand in for Napowrimo… Tractor procession trundles by twelve hours a day Spring work has begun

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A Feeble Haiku

Winter’s woes are catching up with me ─ despite spring’s arrival Napowrimo’s approaching fast – I must keep practising.

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Sunday stillness

Here the land is still basking in spring call to growth but not quite ready Early flowers wilt, Summer buds are still tight shut lush growth yet to come

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6-word-Saturday

Finished in the nick of time for Charline’s birthday on Tuesday, though I still have to make the cushion filler.  For the purpose of the picture I stuffed an old cushion inside the new cover.  If I have time I’ll … Continue reading

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Morning haiku

A blanket of fog covers the tranquil landscape ─ hides progress of Spring later pallid sunlight vaguely illumines the field — Spring is hesitant continuing my windup towards Napowrimo next month

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Woodland senryu

image  http://miriadna.com/ An ocean of green shadowy depths ─ through which float islands of sunlight Deepest forest clouded by the breath of trees — small creatures creep

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Senryu 4

image from Pinterest uncredited Gritty residue evaporated puddle of  oily rainbow

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