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Haiku, After the storm

Updated on January 22, 2012
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I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.

Behind a hazy view

On a cloudy day

Sunshine waiting patiently

Behind hazy view

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Overcast shadow

Thunder rumbling overhead

Precipitation

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Clouds separating

Sunshine peeking discreetly

Delightful surprise!

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      Alex Jose 

      6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      This haiku totally makes me miss my own country home...where the climate is like this at this point of time...totally loved it... excellent haiku...i voted and up for it...

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Beautifully done Ruby--for me, especially the first one--

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      awesome Haiku's I am getting ready to try my hand at it.. I am trying to study what everyone does.. I think I need prayer.. LOl

      Love your work'Debbie

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Capedium, Nice to see your smiling face..Happy you enjoyed the beauty of the sun..Cheers my friend..

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      Ov Overo 

      6 years ago from Oklahoma

      Didn't know it is a fight above and that the sunshine patently waits. (smile)

      I love this poem.. It is nice and it brings out the beauty of the sun...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Denise, I love this song too. I had really forgotten about it until i wrote this and it just came to me. I am so glad it had special meaning for you..Thank you my friend..

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      Denise Handlon 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Oh, Ruby-I loved this haiku...Delightful surprise!

      I also enjoyed the music. It has special meaning for me...I remember it coming out at a time when I was very confused and depressed. I really took it as a sign and it helped me to 'get over it'. Thanks for sharing.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Caroline, Happy to see you..Thank you.I'm glad you thought the video was awesome..Cheers

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      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Nicely written. Great haiku and the video is awesome. :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Nell, Nice to see you..Thank you..Happy you liked it..Cheers

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      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, Ruby, wonderful Haiku, sunshine after the rain, and you told it so well, cheers nell

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Elena, Thank you..A hopeful ending..I like that..Cheers my friend..

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      Elena 

      6 years ago from London, UK

      Beautiful Haiku, I like how it ends.

      A message of Hope. Thanks. :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ricky, Happy you enjoyed,,Take Care..Cheers

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Up, awesome, and beautiful AE. This was brilliant. Perfectly put together and written. Hope you have a good one!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ruchira, Thank you, so happy you enjoyed..Cheers

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      Ruchira 

      6 years ago from United States

      Beautiful descriptions of the storm. loved it, Ruby!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Susan, HaHa..I agree. I find so much pleasure in doing syllable poetry..Thank you again..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Lesley, Thank you for a lovely comment..Cheers my friend..

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Ruby, I think it's defiantly a bug or fever but I hope we have it for a long time to come:)

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      A beautiful haiku, lovely pictures and video.

      Excellent and voted up!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Susan, Do you think we have a contagious haiku bug? HaHa..Thank you..happy you enjoyed..Cheers my friend..

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Ruby, Beautiful, and I love the song and pictures too.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Aha, Thank you Vencent..Your comment brings a smile. So many people love this song, including me. I'm so glad i thought about it..Smelling the rain, what could be better? Cheers my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello drbj, Happy to see you..I've always loved this song..I can't remember your pun number seven, i gotta check it out..I must be slipp'n..Hee..Thank you my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello IfSenseWasCommon, Happy to meet you..Glad you enjoyed the poetry and the video..Thank you much...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Rolly, I agree. The sunshine after the rain is wonderful..Thank you for coming..Cheers my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mck, It's so ironic, after writing this, we had a storm and tornado warnings. Remembering the last tornado, i was terrified. After it passed through, the air was so calm and clean..Thank you..I love your comment..Cheers my friend..

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      Vincent Moore 

      6 years ago

      Nicely done Ruby, I also love the video, one of my favorite songs. I've can see much clearer now after reading theses Haiku's to. I could smell the rain.

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      A lovely haiku, Ruby, and the perfect video/song to accompany it. Why do I feel as if that tune is familiar? I know I've heard it before. Oh, yes, from my Funny Pun - Number Seven." It works here, too, m'dear.

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      IfSenseWasCommon 

      6 years ago from Here and there and everywhere

      i really liked this, and the video/song went perfectly!

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      Rolly A Chabot 

      6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      I ove those moments after a storm, when you come to feel the peace as the bright sun radiates down...

      Blessings and Hugs

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      mckbirdbks 

      6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hi Always, what a nice work. Those moments after the storm bring a spirit of renewal. Just as refreshing as your poetry.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Cardisa, Your comment is so gracious. Thank you so much..Happy you liked my haiku..Thank you my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello drpastorcarlotta, So good to see you.. Thank you. You ROCK my friend..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Rufus rambles, Nice to meet you. I read your haiku and loved it..I left a comment. Thank you for coming by..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Spirit Whisperer, Thank you so much. I'm happy you enjoyed..Cheers my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Vinaya, We had a storm here last night, tornado siren went off. The wind blew really hard..Thank you for a beautiful comment my friend..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Shimmering Dawn, I'm happy you enjoyed this. ( You taught me the structure ) Thank you my friend..Shalom!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Flora, I feel the same about the song. I always feel better after the storm passes..Thank you for coming by..Cheers my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Racinwa, Happy to see you..Thank you..Your comment, " Warm thoughts " made me smile..Cheers

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      Carolee Samuda 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      Ruby, your poetry is just full of gently beauty. Even a poem about a passing storm...lol You are truly gifted.

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 

      6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Another wonderful article. YOU ROCK always exploring, because your always exploring. Much love.... Voted-UP!

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      Rufus rambles 

      6 years ago from Australia

      These Haiku are lovely. It is surpisingly difficult to restrict oneself to the syllable count - but I like the way it makes you really condense your thoughts into just a few words. I wrote one the other day after viewing the lovely animation that goes with Emeliana Torrini's 'Sunny Road': Wolf follows quietly / River gushes hopefully / Joy in this parting. Beautiful hub! Voted up!

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      Xavier Nathan 

      6 years ago from Isle of Man

      Another beautiful piece excellently thought out and presented. Thank you.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      The word pictures in the first haiku is the exact scene here in Kathmandu, this morning.

      Beautiful compositions.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello writer, Happy you liked the poem and pictures..Thank you..Smiles

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Breen, Happy you came by. I agree. The song is beautiful. Thank you for the beautiful comment..Cheers.

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      shimmering Dawn 

      6 years ago

      Excellent word pictures... Beautifully written! Have a blessed day! Shalom!

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      FloraBreenRobison 

      6 years ago

      Mom asked me if I had read this yet. I see she (Breen) mentioned the song. I remember learning it in school. I am always happy when the storm has cleared. It's a lovely haiku.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Victoria, Nice to see you. Glad you enjoyed and found it peaceful..Thank you for reading and commenting..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Annie, Happy to see you. This is the way my day was, rain, then the beautiful sunshine finally peeking through..I am thrilled you enjoyed..Thank you my friend..

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      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      i love this poem always exploring...warm thoughts fill me today...

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Love your poem and photo's. voted up and beautiful.

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      Breen Bergstrome 

      6 years ago

      A beautiful poem to accompany one of the most uplifting songs ever recorded.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Nice! Very descriptive and lovely. Peaceful. Enjoyed it!

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      Annie Fenn 

      6 years ago from Australia

      A beautiful hauki describing that magical moment after the storm. I love that iridescent light through the clouds, it is indeed a delightful surprise. Love your words. My votes to you AE!!

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