Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Haiku Challenge, day 25

Today's challenge, write a haiku with the theme or word "cult" and the haiku form I have to use is 3-5-3. This is a complete different scheme as is common for haiku. Haiku, in the classical form has three sentences of 5-7-5 syllables. So this will be a tough challenge. No ... that's bullsh.., because I write in the so called Kanshicho style. That style has no strictly rules for the syllables. So this must be "a piece of cake" for me. I hope so.
Well ... I had to search for the definition of cult and for synonyms for cult. The meaning of cult "group sharing belief" and I found the following synonyms: body; church; clan; faith; following; religion; persuasion. A long row of synonyms which I can use for today's challenge.
This is tougher than I thought.

can be wonderful -

my religion
faith of Mother Earth
blooming plum

the old church
a shelter for the storm -
the butterflies

See you again tomorrow, for another challenge day :-)

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Haiku Challenge day 24

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 24 – February 24th – Words: Dream Walks Thanks to Rachana Shakyawar of Humming Today because the phrase 'Dream Walks' was coined from her poem

Dream Walks ... This I associate with the Vision Quest. But as I went on search of Dream Walks on the Internet I ran into organized walks for cancer. What to do ...?
I just write a few new haiku with both meanings in it.

against cancer
walking with each other
Dream Walks

Dream Walks
while walking, my thoughts go to
my brother's spirit

Credits: Vision Quest

bringing alive
the inner child within me
on a Vision Quest

on a Vision Quest
searching for the roots of my life
in my far past

See you tomorrow for a new challenge :-)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Haiku Challenge, day 23

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 23 – February 23rd – Theme: Joy of Giving Form: (ABC, CDE, EFA) - Haiku

Another haiku form I am not so familiar with. I have read some of these on Ramesh's weblog. I love this form, so this is a real challenge for me. But I have to try before I die :-) (just a proverb people use here in The Netherlands).

Joy of Giving
wonderful verses of the Far East
a haiku addict

a haiku addict
writing every day again
verses of nature

verses of nature
every season it's own words
all through the year

all through the year
I enjoy giving my haiku
to the world

to the world
I only can say 'haiku is great'
join the fun

join the fun
throwing snowballs in the street
a child's play

Also contributed to: Thursday Poets Rally

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Haiku Challenge, day 22

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 22 – February 22nd – Theme: Paint the Image...

Photo Clicked by Enosh of: Enosh Bansode Photography

I don't know if this is the right Photo, but ... I have used this one to write a new contribution to the Haiku Challenge.

at sunrise
trees waving in the cool breeze
another hot day

another hot day
I am looking for shade
under the willow

under the willow
I laid down my tired head
dreaming sunrises

I read these wonderful comments of my visitors and than realized that a really had used the wrong picture. Well .... I have to revise this one, but I am not going to delete this picture and the haiku. I will place the correct photo here and write a new contribution.

Credits: Enosh

ankle chimes
listen to the movement
of the young dancer

a ballerina
dances through the streets
sound of chimes

sound of chimes
through the midsummer night
fading away

See you tomorrow for another challenging haiku day.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Haiku Challenge, day 21

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 21 – February 21st – Theme: Dedication

This is a tough one. I had to search for the meaning of dedication and some synonyms. I can't write a haiku without that information. So ... let me try this one.

in the old temple
man can feel the devotion
of the monks

with faithfulness
monks resonating their mantra
for the Boddhisatva

to the doctrine of emptiness
the monks keep silent

in every flower
I can see the hand of God
that's devotion

to ancient Japanese poetry
I am a haiku poet

'Till tomorrow

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Mag 105

Another The Mag photograph for painting with words. I love writing haiku inspired on a picture, photo or painting. So here it goes.

The Mag 105
a phone booth
in the middle of nowhere
calling my love

lost in life
in need of talking to someone
at last a phone booth

at sunset
finally calling home
after my journey

Until next time :-)

The Haiku Challenge, day 20

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 20 – February 20th – Quote: Live out of your imagination, not your history

Imagination or fantasies of the mind. Haiku isn't imagination it's about real life. It paints with words a tiny little moment as short as a pebble thrown in the water. In just an eye blink the haiku poet composes his haiku. But this is The Haiku Challenge so haiku can be a way to compose with words your fantasies.

Life has been good to me and I had a wonderful youth. Memories that are close to my heart. I don't live out on my history ... so let's go ... I will write a few haiku right from the heart and out of my imagination.

my imagination
walking on a sunny beach
another day gone

laying in the sand
with the love of my life
totally naked

totally naked
sharing body fluids
sand on my buttocks

walking in moonlight
hand in hand with my love
the sound of the sea

the sound of the sea
accompanies a French kiss
her delicious scent

I live out of my imagination and not my history. I just imagine how it should be when I lived with my family in the Caribbean. I see the white beaches, I feel the sun on my naked body, the ocean wind through my hair, the shade of the palm trees and the music of the Caribbean. Awesome I think. Maybe this year I will visit the Dominican Republic with my lovely wife. Maybe ... my imagination as painted with the words of this series of haiku will become reality and if so ... it will become a part of my history.

See you tomorrow.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Haiku Challenge day 19

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 19 – February 19th – Theme: Seasons Type: Kigo

Well today's challenge is fun. Write a haiku about your favorite season and use the classical Japanese Kigo (or season words).

Also published for: Poets United The Poetry Pantry #88

I haven't a favorite season, but if I have to say a favorite season than it should be spring or autumn. Why? Spring because of the feeling to be reborn and Autumn because of the moon. The moon of autumn is, in my opinion, the most beautiful.
For today's challenge I will write haiku about every season (including the classical Japanese season New Year).

New Year:

New Year's eve
through the bare branches
the wind as always


after the darkness
I am longing for the young leaves
and cherry blossoms

the blooming cherries
watching them in the moonlight
it's magical

under the cherry trees
a gathering of families
cherry petals fall


leaving the beach
sands on our backs and buttocks
at sunrise

the shortest night
a shallow depression
and used condoms

after the heat
cooling down in the rain
almost naked

the cool rain
washes away the moisture
of the hot night


crystal vase
all colors of the rainbow
chrysanthemums bloom

what a sad day
drizzling rain and dark clouds
colorful leaves

behind the clouds
hides the almost full moon
the scent of rain

cloudless sky
at midnight the blood moon (*)

(*) the full moon of October, also called Harvest Moon

Blood Moon
weeping willow
in the autumn sunlight
a golden tree


snow falls
on colored leaves
departing autumn

covered with fresh snow
still smiles

deep frozen lake
the sound of scratching skates
children's laughter

snow melts
the crow moon (*) rises
at last spring

(*) the full moon of March is called Crow Moon or Lenten Moon

Crow Moon
as always
seasons come and go
the moon stays the same

Sorry ... as you can see I was inspired. Hope you enjoyed reading this series of haiku on seasons. :-)

See you tomorrow again ... be inspired and write your verses right from your heart.