Instinctive Haiku

the haiku arrive

emerging instinctively

as the sun rises

Haiku - grow your own

If you want to find out more about how to write haiku, click on the following link: Haiku Guidelines. This will take you to another haiku hub explaining the guidelines for writing as well as reading this wonderful form of poetry. The guidelines are simple. Express yourself now through this wonderful medium.

secret web haven

glistening in morning dew

intention exposed


soul soothing rhythm

welcoming weary traveller

the sound of the sea


spray colour on down

display your royal carpet

jacaranda tree

is this really me

spiking images of blue

visual recording



make a jazz noise here

she swings as good as basie

listening to diane


over and over

musicians inspiration

the turtledove calls


just as in music

a fascinating rhythm

the sound of the sea


is that a stranger

in moments of reflection

me in the mirror


time for you to go

reflections in the water

waving me goodbye


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada

The tightly worded poems for a penetrating glimpse and the panoramic shots showing the bigger picture, beautiful, thoughtful and powerfull images Russ Baleson, I really enjoyed this, thank you. Regards, snakeslane


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Russ Baleson 5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thanks Snakeslane, much appreciated. Russ


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ytsenoh 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Very, very nice with wonderful images. Keep up the good work.


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AmaTainted 5 years ago from Texas

words and images,

to carry me through my day...

thank you for sharing!


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Russ Baleson 5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thanks Ytsenoh, and thanks Ama, I love it when people respond with haiku. That's nice! Words and images to carry me through my day. Thank you.


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona

Wondrous words winking in and out like sylabic micro-bursts...lifting off the spoken page like a flight of seabirds scattering and chattering before me...I speak your words to the Arizona air and the ocean is there, the sounds and eternal rhythms return...God, I miss the ocean...

Haiku verse reminds...

Combers beat on distant shore...

Their Siren calls pull........................

Seabirds cry with joy...

Speckled sea provides their nest...

All is well at home.........

Thank you, my friend...I thoroughly enjoyed your wonderfully written haiku with my morning coffee...What a delight it was to come back to HubPages after a couple days out of town, and to find your ever thoughtful and evocative haiku waiting for me...Larry


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Russ Baleson 5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Larry, and thank you my friend. What a delight to find and read out loud, your wonderful words. Your magical hubs are strewn throughout this site within comment boxes. Russ


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Delightful poem with awesome pictures. Well done


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Russ Baleson 5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Ubanichijioke, thank you so much. Russ


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Russ, great haiku. Loved the ones related to the sea; it lends itself well to haiku. Was the WAV photo your own voice?


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Russ Baleson 4 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Jools, you are very perceptive. Yes the WAV was a part of my voice recording as I read that haiku. Thank you for your comments, it's great to be appreciated by someone who also writes great haiku.


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sofs 4 years ago

Haikus about the sea and the jacaranda tree were my favorites, loved the very apt pictures too... Voting the hub up ... and awesome :) Have a lovely day and compliments of the Season!! God Bless!!


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Russ Baleson 4 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thanks Sofs, I really like your work too, especially your perception of one's thinking. Have a wonderful Christmas.


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Cris A 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Missed your haikus. :D


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Russ Baleson 4 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Chris, great to see you again. I haven't heard from you for a while. I always appreciate your comments.


Coral Rose 4 years ago

Very inspiring. I'll go on and check out your Haiku guidelines hub.


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Russ Baleson 4 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Coral, Thank you, I really like your work too! Particularly your 'Gift of Light'

Symbols of solace

comfort from sorrow's sharp edge

returning to hope

Lovely! Thanks for your comments. Russ


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Russ,

I always trust my instincts and I agree with them that this is a great haiku.

Happy New Year!


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Russ Baleson 4 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Sue, and thank you, I really like your haikus too. Wishing you a great year!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Oh my what wonderful Haiku's.

Diana Krall is amazing :)


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Russ Baleson 4 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thanks Susan, yes Diana is one of my favourites. I saw her in London about a year ago, had front row deck-chairs in Hamstead HEath on a Summer's Day. Paradise!


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Wonderful Haiku here! I am a huge fan of Diana Krall and jazz in general. I saw her at a winery in Washington state.


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Russ Baleson 3 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Wow, a fellow poet and jazz lover! Your comments are much appreciated. Thanks, Russ

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