Saturday, November 26, 2011

HAIKU HEIGHTS, prompt 96 "light"

A new saturday Haiku Heights challenge. This week's prompt "light". A great prompt in this time of the year. The days become shorter and we are going towards Christmas. So a lot of items to write haiku about 'light'. I have a few haiku on "light":

the last rays of light
skylarks falling towards earth -
departing summer

in the twilight
the light of the full moon -
the first snow

cicadas singing
in the last rays of light -
the sound of water

For haiku-heights prompt 96 "light".


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gooseberry Garden: Poetry Picnic week 14 'what I am thankful for in my life

Gooseberry Garden: The Poetry Picnic

Well another Poetry Picnic with a new and nice theme "What I am Thankful for in my life". I have a lot to be thankful for. I have a good health, a nice and wonderful family, I have a job, I became a oncology nurse and my international break through as a haiku poet.
And for sure I am very thankful for all those nice comments given on my haikublog.

a wonderful heart
radiating with intense love
for the world

a world full of
wonderful poetry and friends

thanks to the world
for all the wonderful things
in my life

Credits: Bright Sky

This 'haiku like' poem I wrote for Gooseberry Garden: Poetry Picnic Week 14 come and look for yourself.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Silent Shadows a new haiku

Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)

Not so long ago I have read all Basho's haiku (As Jane Reichold did collect them). Amazing. He wrote 1000 haiku in his whole lifetime. One of my favorites is:

deep autumn -
my neighbor,
how does he live, I wonder

This one inspired me and helped me crafting a new one in the same sense:

in the mist
silent shadows passing by
is it my neighbor?

I wrote this haiku just a several minutes ago. Looking through the window and seeing the fog, that's so common for the autumn weather of november in The Netherlands. The world looks smaller and quieter. The air feels colder and wet, but also the scent of the rotting leaves is becoming stronger. I love that smell.

Credits: Shadows in the mist


Sunday, November 20, 2011

HAIKU HEIGHTS, prompt 95 "urn"

Another saturday's Haiku Heights prompt. This week the prompt is "urn". What can I do with this prompt? I have given it a try, but it wasn't easy.

For my brother ... I will miss you forever.

in loving memory -
above the fireplace
my brother's urn

my brother's urn
a still life of remembrance
tears in my eyes

I wish ...
that there was no urn for him
and he was still alive