Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Summer Haiku Fair

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Did I ever tell you about my first publishing credit? It was for U.S.A. Today. My payment was a baseball cap which I wear proudly by the pool and on the golf course. I contributed to their on-line haiku poem. I love writing haiku poems. Creating one gets my creativity flowing.
For those of you who don’t know what a haiku is here is the definition from Wikipedia.

Haiku (俳句 haikai verse?) listen (help•info), plural haiku, is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 moras (or on), in three metrical phrases of 5, 7, and 5 moras respectively.[1] Haiku typically contain a kigo, or seasonal reference, and a kireji or verbal caesura. In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line, while haiku in English usually appear in three lines, to parallel the three metrical phrases of Japanese haiku.[2] Previously called hokku, haiku was given its current name by the Japanese writer Masaoka Shiki at the end of the 19th century.

Okay, so I thought why not this week invite my friends and new guests to tease their muse and submit a haiku poem about summer. So come on while you're having your morning coffee or riding into work, or later at lunch or even after dinner relaxing pick something you love about the season, write the poem and post it here for all of us to enjoy. Show the area of your world. (Please note all works posted here belong to the author. ) I’ll start off with two of my poems.

Pinkish skin gives way
Nectar sweet drips from my lips
Heavenly firm peach

Cool aqua water
Long seven days and six nights
Refreshing the soul.


  1. Yeay! I Love Haiku's. My turn:

    Morning punch drunk love
    Cold bedsheets spread next to me
    Reaching for the phone

    Hows that? Awesome idea! <3Tess Quinn

  2. I like. And thank you. I have some more, but will share later. I think you will appreciate them. Ha ha ha.

  3. Last time I wrote haiku I was in fifth grade (a VERY long time ago) but I'll try.

    Twinkle against the dusk
    Stealthy feet on dewy grass
    Fireflies in my hand

  4. This is fun. Here goes....

    Here comes a Haiku
    Glad that Autumn thought of this
    On this summer day

    Hot sun upon my brow
    Remember how I wanted this
    Back in icy snow

    Garden explosion
    Brightly yellow green and red
    Veggies ripe in sun

  5. Cicadas call mates
    rattling, rattling songs
    around Sun's camp fire

  6. Hi, Christine. I think you've set a standard. Triple versing. I'm gladed you stopped by and enjoyed Haiku Fair. AJ

  7. Nice Vikki, I love campfires myself. I'm hopin' I know which Vicky you are. You're right down the road, right? Nice to see here.


  8. Okay, here's another one. ;>)

    Stetson pulled low
    Texas chest six oack to boot
    Tractor ride tonight