The Daily Haiku

A world of five - seven - five. At one time daily, now kind of sporadic.

November 20, 2008

Current theme: Painting

Brush touches paper
A quick stroke extends outward
Curving harmony

'Feibai' forms the stroke
Flowing wind, the grass orchid
Motion in stillness

November 19, 2008

Current theme: R is for Rainbows (plus)

For ABC Wednesday Round 3

Beauty of Nature
Bright colors arc through the sky
Where's that pot of gold?

Water as a prism
Refracted, separated
Light breaks to colors

What of a Moonbow?
Look opposite the full moon
Faint lunar rainbow

But my favorite
Is known as a Lunar Halo
Lunar circle of light

Moonlight refracted
Through a ring of ice crystals
High in the atmosphere

November 14, 2008

Current theme: Feels Like Winter To Me

Wanting a snow fall
And then a cold clear evening
With the moon shining

Ghostly reflections
A soft glow of the landscape
Moonlight strikes the snow

November 13, 2008

Current theme: Feels Like Winter To Me

Wrapped in a blanket
Cool air in the morningtime
Can't get out of bed

November 12, 2008

Current theme: Q is for Quatrain

For ABC Wednesday Round 3

Poetic device
Always a four-lined stanza
Example quatrain:

Risen from a waking dream
Writing thoughts of what he's seen
Dissect the visions of what they mean
Nostradamus prophesized the unseen.

(and he wrote them in quatrains :)

November 11, 2008

Current theme: Feels Like Winter To Me

Such a bitter chill
Walking in the early morn
Feel revitalized

My breath crystallized
As I exhaled to the sky
Enjoying the cold

November 10, 2008

Current theme: Ugh

Heavy feeling head
Sinuses are all stuffed up
Damn the common cold!

November 7, 2008

Current theme: Falling

Old friends fade away
Into the mired background
Hazy memories

November 6, 2008

Current theme: Everlasting Grey

Grey and cloudy skies
A never-ending drizzle
Where did the Sun go?

November 5, 2008

Current theme: P is for Pumpkin

For ABC Wednesday Round 3

Thanksgiving draws near
Dreams of a feast entice me
So many dishes

But my favorite
A freshly baked pumpkin pie
With a whipped topping

November 4, 2008

Current theme: Vote

Raise your voices now
Make yourself heard and go vote
And see what happens

November 3, 2008

Current theme: Little Deer

A deer in the field
Still, quiet, watching the trees
Then it bounds away