Haiku

The lovely squirrel
feasting under the feeder
found many good seeds.

happiest girl
2 weeks ago

Snow falling at night
made many happy skiers
ski during the day.


The sultry winds blow
Through the beating of our hearts
On its breath, love’s ruins


Cake minus icing
Is nothing short of bread
My heart it desires


The moon tonight
Shines so bright
As it dims
Our love continues
For our hearts have their own eternal light

Positive Positive
2 weeks ago

Eluded by your embrace
Eluded by your touch
As my heart yearns..it is just lust

Positive Positive
2 weeks ago

Brown and quite mushy
It floats around in the bowl
An old Cocoa Puff

Uthoughtitwaspoop Uthoughtitwaspoop
2 weeks ago

Positive --
This thread is for Haiku.

happiest girl
2 weeks ago

Sorry, but I didn’t know art had regulations and rules. I will stay off your thread.

Positive Positive
2 weeks ago

@happiest girl It’s funny how you are so quick to criticize positives poem when you did the Haiku wrong yourself. It is supposed to be 5-7-5 not 4-7-4.

Bishop28 Bishop28
2 weeks ago

What happiest should have explained is that haiku poems have three lines where the first and last lines have exactly five syllables and the middle line has seven syllables.


Bishop 28 ---

Happiest girl's haiku does meet the 5-7-5 pattern


Clouds moving slowly
and darkness fills the sky Bang!
Rain comes down softly


Pink clouds float around.
The blue sky in the background.
Paisley skies abound

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
2 weeks ago

I climb the mountain
And look down upon the clouds
I've risen above

Rob Durana Rob Durana
2 weeks ago

I think it can be 5-7-5, 4-7-4, and 3-4-3. I’ve seen different variations of Haiku, unless the information was inaccurate. I’m no Haiku expert. Just checking it out.

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
2 weeks ago

a little while a moment of rest upon the wind and another woman shall bear me.


not nice happiestgirl


What's 'not nice' 4catmom?
The fact that your friend positive does not know what Haiku is?
Or that her daughter Bishop28 can't add syllables?

How is the statement "This thread is for Haiku" not nice?

So far, in less than a day there has been some beautiful Haiku on this thread!!
:)

happiest girl
2 weeks ago

Robocalls annoy.
I wish I could make them stop.
They drive me crazy.

:-)

summerrain1 summerrain1
2 weeks ago

CBGB's beer glass brims
craft beer golden bliss
canned, bottled, God's beverage


LOL summerrain1 !!

Ring ring goes the phone
over and over again.
Threw phone out window.

happiest girl
2 weeks ago

Good, but you got it backwards, CBGB !!
It's 5-7-5.

happiest girl
2 weeks ago

It's raining outside
Raindrops glisten on green leaves
All is clean again.

summerrain1 summerrain1
2 weeks ago

It's raining again
I fear I may go insane
From lack of sunshine


Warm sunshine feels nice
Splashing waves feel cool on face
Summertime is here.


Forum questions asked
That cause people to argue
Can't we get along?

summerrain1 summerrain1
2 weeks ago

I got it, sorry 5 words 7 words 5 words

Gas Oil Rubber Metal Nerve
Gears Horsepower Accelerate Lean Left Lean Right
Leather Boots Roaring Exhaust Motorcycle


five syllables one
seven syllables line two
line three - five again


17 syllables in 1 line
17 syllables in 3 lines
17 syllables -- three lines, 5-7-5
17 syllables in vertical line
Less than 17 syllables in 3 lines -- short-long-short
At least 1 break -- never all lines as a run-on sentence***
Always present tense
Eliminate gerunds (ing)
Avoid self reference

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
2 weeks ago

Most people argue that 17 syllables doesn’t always translate. That is why 17 syllables and under is acceptable. Brevity and consolidating words are essential. Haiku is an extremely minimalistic form of poetry.
I had a professor in college who taught business, politics and literature. He loved Haiku. He said it is the ultimate propaganda machine. Basically, slogans and fight songs.

Nike-
just do it

McDonald's-
over a billion served

have a Coke
… and a smile

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
2 weeks ago

Snowflakes coming down
Children playing in the snow
Drinking hot cocoa


Sunlight beaming down
Children playing in brightness
Drinking lemonade.

happiest girl
2 weeks ago

Red, green, delicious
Ples, sauce, or just off the tree
Apples are so sweet


Fine yellow color
Can you find the hidden fruit?
Banana sweetness.

happiest girl
2 weeks ago

Early morning walk
Tucked between two pine branches
A sleeping raccoon

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
2 weeks ago

Cool crisp refreshing
Pink green seeds or seedless kinds
watermelon fresh


Hair blowing in wind
Sounds of waves crashing on shore
Sand between toes Oh!


Violets are wet
Please stop raining some time soon
Everything is wet


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