Saturday, December 3, 2011

Haiku Heights, prompt "space"

A new Haiku Heights challenge. This week on the prompt "space". Must be easy I thought, but I was mistaken. It wasn't that easy, but as always ... I have written haiku ...

gazing at the moon
the realisation of space
emerged ...

"look at the stars dad!"
my little girl reaches to the moon
space ... enormous

this tiny house
all it's space ... full of joy
and thousand flowers


Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday Poets Rally, week 57

Another week has gone by. The Thursday Poets Rally week 57 has already begun. So another weeks challenge to write a few haiku for this Poets Rally.
Sometimes I don't have enough inspiration to write my haiku, but the last days there was an overwhelming inspiration by reading Haiku Vol. 3 by R.H.Blyth. In our haiku world we call the Haiku series (4 volumes) of Blyth "the Bible of haiku". Blyth has a great feeling with haiku of the ancient masters such as Matsuo Basho and Kobayashi Issa. Vol. 3 of this series is titled "summer-autumn". I love both seasons, but My heart begans beating a little bit harder when it's autumn. So I have chosen a few haiku with autumn as theme.

autumn tranquility
the days shorten
the colourful leaves
Ah! what a sight

mysterious moon
behind thin clouds
leaves falling

tears fall
this autumn day
has gone by
such sadness
without the full moon

credits: moon behind clouds
This series of haiku and one tanka (the last one) made for Thursday Poets Rally week 57

A cold winter day
I think of days gone
and days to come


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Another Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Join the fun!

A new challenge, again a week went on so a new Sensational Haiku Wednesday has come. Also a new prompt "absence", not an easy one, surely a tough one, but I will give it a try. In this time of year (late autumn) surely there are images that are inspiring for this new prompt.

the first snow
autumn has come to an end
a last leaf falls

today a sad day
the bright autumn sun is absent
only the rain

Credits: Bare Branches

the bare trees
the backyard gloomy
no colours at all

the absence
of the blooming trees of Spring
makes me sad

Oh! that loneliness
the absence of all the leaves
even more alone


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

On A Withered Bough

Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)
Matsuo Basho, my haikumaster, wrote in is lifetime around 1000 haiku. Some of them, such as the well known 'Old Pond' haiku, are classical ones. Another:

autumn evening
a crow perched
on a withered bough

This is one of his well known haiku. I have written a haiku in almost the same sense.

heads in the wind
crows in the bare Planetree
departing autumn


Sunday, November 27, 2011

ONE SINGLE IMPRESSION, prompt 196 "a fool's paradise"

One Single Impression
For One Single Impression I have written the next haiku. This weeks prompt "a fool's paradise" is a tough one. How to use this prompt in a new haiku. Haiku isn't a fool's paradise, but paradise in itself. Haiku, my passion for over 20 years, the paradise I am living in. Our wonderfull world and all that is on, in, under and above her. So how to write a haiku on this prompt. Well I will give it a try.

All around me
Our wonderfull Paradise
How foolish we are

Our Paradise
Is lost in temptation
And sadness

A Fool's Paradise?
Birds are singing every day
Wow that's Paradise

Listen to the Cock
He crows at sunrise every day
Join our Paradise

Maybe not all the way based on the prompt of this week, but I loved to compose these for you, for the world, for our Paradise.