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Haiku Moods

Updated on April 29, 2017

I was recently inspired by Haiku Spring, a hub by Maven101 (Larry Connor): http://hubpages.com/hub/Haiku-Spring.

In his comments he wrote, "I usually write at least one haiku every morning, but publish rarely". What a great idea (but you write so well and I wish you would publish much more regularly!). That inspired me and I am now writing a haiku every morning and gathering those that instinctively come from a special place and touch me. Thanks Larry.

clouds surround my heart

seasons come and pass on by

empty without you

so i lose myself

in things i don’t want to do

hoping i’ll forget

billet-doux for her

hidden within the flowers

being romantic

lines below your eyes

your emotion is showing

it’s your mascara

will i handle this

more emotions i can tell

are winging to me

the weekends are long

the time drags by so slowly

now that you are gone

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      Russ Baleson 5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Mona, I look forward to reading your haiku soon please!

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      mona 5 years ago

      I was lweraning haiku from a very adept haiku poet--still find them hard to do. Just recently learned about the senryu-- though there are many opinions and evolutons!! LOL

      I too tend to follow the muse and see what comes--don't do very much formal styles. But I do love the haiku for its evocativeness. One day I may get it right!

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      Russ Baleson 5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Mona, thank you so much for your comments. You are obviously well versed (excuse the pun) in haiku. Yes, I don't always keep to the strict rules. I respect the haiku form but rather let instinct create the style.

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      Mona Germain 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wonderfully evocative with potent feeling! Some verses remind me of senryu rather than haiku as they are about persons as opposed to strictly nature. Such a fine line betweent he two. Still the meaning and sentiment is clear. The photos are stunning! Shine on!

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      Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Petra, thank you, you are most welcome. I do understand. I often feel the need for poetry. Russ x

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      Petra Vlah 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      I really needed some good poetry and I am very thankful you so gracefully gave me those treasures

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      Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Tony, love and peace to you too.

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      Russ - you are a genius at this! Just love the haiku. And I agree with you that Larry should publish more - I also said so in a comment to him a while back.

      Thanks for the beautifully put together Hub. I really enjoyed it.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Hotspur, my breakfast pen - I liked that. No the pic isn't mine unfortunately. That one is Microsoft clipart. Go well.

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      Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Larry my friend. Thank you! And once again, please publish more regularly. Go well. Russ

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      hotspur 7 years ago from England

      Sad, poignant and simply, cleanly made. Hope your breakfast haiku pen continues to flow.! Oh and I'm curious is the last picture of Rio yours? - has great soft colours.

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Beautifully constructed words of pain and sadness...But with the sunshine of Spring comes renewal and discovery...The world awaits your pleasure, my friend...just around the corner awaits new passions, new beginnings, and new haiku from your talented pen...I look forward to your subtle, disciplined, and lovely prose...Take care, Russ...Larry

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      Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Sunshiney - what a great name!

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      Sunshiney31 7 years ago

      Really beautiful,simply comlex.I enjoyed it.Thanks for sharing your talent!

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      Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Earthbeat. Russ

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      Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Sharon, thank you, much appreciated.

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      Earthbeat 7 years ago

      A beautiful and peaceful hub - great photography.

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      SwiftlyClean 7 years ago from Texas

      Beautiful and inspiring to me.

      Thanks:)

      Sharon Smith