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Haiku Snippets

Updated on November 9, 2014
Spring bringing early warmth...
Spring bringing early warmth... | Source
Lonely cold winter...
Lonely cold winter... | Source
Glistening on dancing water
Glistening on dancing water | Source

All the wonderful poets on hubpages have been giving me tips on how to get this haiku down right. Their advice is to keep trying. You don't have to tell me twice! So, here I go at practice, practice, practice. I know Japanese Haiku writes about seasons but I sometimes find it difficult to draw real emotion about a season. Seasons and weather are so much a part of our lives we don't often think how they can be linked to our emotions.

Spring bringing early warmth
Lighting young and old hearts and minds
With renewed hope

Lonely cold winter nights
Icicles forming in your brain
Looking for love's warmth

Summer sun shines
Glistening on dancing water
Waiting for clouds

My ponderings on seasons/weather.

We have so many emotions every day, changing all the time.

Emotions always swirling
Rising and falling
In the lonely heart

Tears stain
track marks
on clean cheeks

sleep brings
silence outside
with thought inside

This ends my current practice session. I hope these few little haiku's gave ou food for thought. I think it's time to move on to something else, read more about haiku and try again another time.

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Thank you for your kind words Sky...I hope I am making my "mentors" proud and will continue to learn. Hope you keep reading.

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      You are a great one lol. But I believe the beauty of it all is taking charge , and that's what you have shown here in making those who was forthcoming with there advice quite proud.

      Yes you would have to love ,you don't have to tell me twice.lol.

      Keep up the great work I will be reading, and learning of course.

      Bless.

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      It would appear my efforts aren't quite successful either!

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      diogenes 6 years ago

      I dabbled briefly with Haiku. It became fashionable here about the 1970s, but it is a very Japanese art-form and it is difficult for poets writing in English to really stick to the Japanese form. I think for us it's best to stick with the 5-7-5 meter although that would add up to less syllables in Japanese. I gave up trying to understand it to be honest! Bob

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