Earthsong – #Haiku

green rice field

Earthsong: cricket’s croon,
Owl’s hoot, Peep frog’s serenade.
Pure summer rapture.

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This was written for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday #138Nature and Clear (synonyms in bold). This haiku was inspired by a summer night, standing near the pond.

 

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Cycle – #Haiku

agriculture clouds corn corn field

Foul, astringent stench
Of grass processed into dung –
Price of lovely blooms.

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This was written for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday #135, Pretty and Ugly (synonyms are bolded in the poem). The farms I drive by on my way to work recently plowed up their old strawberry plants, fertilized, and put in either soybeans or pumpkins to round out the year. Amazing how something as distasteful as manure is necessary for something so wonderful!

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Stormrise – #Haiga, #Haiku

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Clouds roll from the west
Laden with precious cargo.
Slake the mother’s thirst.

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This was written for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday #134, poet’s choice of words. I wrote this to celebrate coming storms, the dog days of summer where rain comes and soaks the ground. I love the afternoon and evening storms, the lightning and thunder, the pounding taps of warm rain on the windows.

I guess I could do without the hail, haha!

Eastern Windstorm – #Haiga #Haiku

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Storms whisk birds inland
Birds made for beaches, oceans
Salt breeze calls them home

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Ah, my weekly poetry fix will have a different flavor until the end of the month!  Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday is on a well-deserved Sabbatical, but she still encourages weekly syllabic poems.  I made this haiga last week, and I hope you enjoy!

Drawn with ink and Gimp.