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Nibiru, Where Are You?
   only game night
is rescheduled more often —
   rapture redux
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The Wavering Gate
   silver key in hand
i stand, at the wavering gate —
   this world but a dream
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The Farthest Shore
the farthest shore,
how much further today?
waves lap at my feet
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countless whirling thoughts,
pushed and pulled every which way
by uncertain winds
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Renga Tree: Southern Stars
   southern stars —
more precious than cherry blooms
   to my northern heart
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Renga Tree: Arboreal Ardor
   every curve
limned in moonlight and shadow —
   arboreal ardor
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Renga Tree: Warmup
   by the distant lake
above a whispering wind —
   frogs warm up
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Renga Tree: Tangled Spring
growing by a snowdrift —
   tangled spring
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Renga Tree: Fallow
   cloud shadows
graze on fallow hills —
   a hawk circles
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Renga Tree: Calling
   the lake calls to me
with a red-winged blackbird cry —
   drink deep
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Renga Tree: Grandmother's Rose Garden
   full of thorns and bees
my grandmother's rose garden —
   but oh, the scent!
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Renga Tree: Snippets of Conversation
   with each snip
the barber writes our chat
   in my hair
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Renga Tree: The Grapevine
   from the grapevine
rumors of more layoffs —
   a bitter harvest
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Renga Tree: Sun Invitations
   every morning
doing sun salutations —
   cold, cloudy spring
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Renga Tree: Carefree
   one by one
carefree blossoms kiss the moon
   and drift away
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:w00t!:   Feel free to write a poetic response if these inspire you!

The Way of Haiku

:earth:  The Way of Haiku

The sun shines, snow falls, mountains rise and valleys sink, night deepens and pales into day, but it is only very seldom that we attend to such things. . . . When we are grasping the inexpressible meaning of these things, this is life, this is living. To do this twenty-four hours a day is the Way of Haiku. It is having life more abundantly.

- R. H. Blyth

The art of haiku is, in large part, the art of opening yourself to the many wonderful things going on around you at any given moment. It is all too easy in our busy, modern world to become too focused on the every-day routine and miss what is happening all around you. To write haiku is, first and foremost, to pay attention to the world, especially the natural world. When you make the conscious effort to pay attention to these natural elements of your life you begin to find a great many simple joys in amidst your routines.

Feel free to come in and take a look around. Take off your shoes and make yourself comfortable! Glance over a brief history of haiku, or perhaps take a look at a few of the more important haiku poets and some of their work. If the muse strikes, read a bit about what makes haiku tick. You'll also find links to other sites where you can learn more about haiku, and to haiku communities where you can find others interested in the art.

If you take anything away from your visit here, remember to pay attention to the world around you. There are a lot of wonderful experiences passing right under your nose every day.



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Ladnavar Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Student General Artist
Thank you for the watch Honourable Haiku father~ :D
saiun Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
lol, you're welcome?  =)
wordeea Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018
BrendaCarriere Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the collecting! :)
Weidenlied Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heya^^ Thanks for the faves, dear! Have a senryu in return:

In the distant future
I see the sunset, not burning hot
but fading, gently.
GrannyJae Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017
thank you for the fave my friend :hug:
rockgem Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
just stopping by to say thakyou for the watch! 
Arthisa Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the +fav and the +watch :heart:
leyghan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thank You Flower Sign by Mirz123 for the fave.
Skater1ooo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017
Hey man, might I ask why you added me to your watch, as well as why you added my haiku to your favorites? I'd just like to know the reasoning.
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