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"2017 JAPANESE POETRY"


Prologue
haiku (cerise somber dusk)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

cerise somber dusk 

veils 
placid Orange River --

sweet tangerine dreams








 



 


Chapter 1
Broken People

By Gypsy Blue Rose





 
























 


Chapter 2
haiku (rain ricochets)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



rain ricochets

on painted shut windowpanes

sound of loneliness






Chapter 3
haiku ( Clear Water )

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 




clear water

drifts downstream-


go with the flow




 
 

Author Notes less than 17 syllables because Japanese and English syllables are different.
kigo= clear water stands for summer
haiku review tips= thoughts or memories it evokes, syllable count, nature words, did you like it or not tell why, presentation, is the phrase clear and well connected? is the satori (punch line) insightful?

January 19th is Michael Cahill's (mickey) birthday. I am dedicating this haiku to him. I love him like a brother and I am proud to be his friend. He was born in San Francisco.

Michael is a brilliant author and poet but it doesn't stop there. He is funny and has a heart of gold. So please, next Thursday, wish him a happy birthday.

Age of Aquarius (1940) is an astrological epoch supposed to have begun in the 1960s, embodying the traits of this sign and characterized by world peace and human brotherhood.

The term and the concept probably got a boost in popular use when An Aquarian Exposition was used as the sub-name of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair (1969).



Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind's true liberation

Thank you for reading,

Gypsy
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Chapter 4
haiku (white lotus flower)

By Gypsy Blue Rose


white lotus flower 

reflects serene splendor --

humble perfection






“As the Lotus is pure in the water, so the soul is also pure.” – Buddha









 

Author Notes traditional haiku
kigo = lotus (hasu, late summer)

white lotus significance

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Chapter 5
Guiding Light

By Gypsy Blue Rose



 

translucent sunlight

shines upon sea of barley--

beacon in 
darkness


 

Author Notes Traditional Haiku
5/7/5 in 3 lines
KIGO barley in California grows in April
KIREJI -- dash is a long pause



kigo source https://www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/Usual_Planting_and_Harvesting_Dates/uph97.pdf


Chapter 6
Blood is Thicker than Water

By Gypsy Blue Rose







my blood flows freely

through a wild fervor river --

hot Spanish passion













 

Author Notes In the last two years, you have been there for me through thick and thin, through my highs as well as through my lows ... we made it through, together. Although, we are not blood related, I consider you a part of my extended family and I wish you all the best life has to offer for 2017 and more. We are all going to have the best year ever! Happy New Year!

May a God of your understanding bless you.

Gypsy

Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 Orchestra - Great Recording


Chapter 7
humor 5/7/5 (Bubba and Luanne)

By Gypsy Blue Rose






Bubba and Luanne
got a brand-new swimming pool --

redneck rendezvous














 

Author Notes I happen to love rednecks and this is not meant to be offensive. It's just a joke.

Thank you for reading,


Redneck =a working-class white person from a rural area. Synonyms: provincial, informal yahoo, hick, hayseed

Rendezvous = a favorite or popular gathering place


Chapter 8
haibun ( great egret )

By Gypsy Blue Rose

He sits quietly on his porch to write poetry.  He enjoys the beautiful outdoors at a peaceful south Florida town close to the sea. The poems are sometimes funny, and other times insightful. His alter ego, Poetic Badger, is a belligerent companion with a potty mouth and a horrible attitude. In spite of his bad manners and mean spirit, everyone loves the little shit.  Not too long ago, the poet learned to write haiku.  Each day he gets better and better at the ancient poetic form.  Recently, he dreamed of a heron. It's a mysterious bird, symbolic of serenity. His visionary ideas, big heart and wisdom, guide a group of haiku poets at a writers' social website called, FanStory.  He sits on his porch to write poetry.

 

great egret

nests on hot reed bed —

still sentient


 



 
 

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painting is by Yosa Buson

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-A Simple Guide to Review Haiku and Haibun = is the haibun (the prose portion) easy to read? is the haiku (short poem) less than 17 syllables? can you tell what season of the year? is it about nature or human nature? how is the presentation? is it brief? meaningful? how does it make you feel? brings any memories?

Haibun is a Japanese literary form, combining prose and haiku. The range includes autobiography, diary, essay, prose poem, short story and travel journal.

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-A Famous Haibun -Oku no Hosomichi- ( The Narrow Road to the Interior [NRTTI] ) is a major work of haibun by the Japanese poet Matsuo Basho, considered -one of the major texts of classical Japanese literature.

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The herons are the long-legged freshwater and coastal birds, some of which are referred to as "egrets" non-swimming waterbirds that feed on the margins of lakes, rivers, swamps, ponds and the sea. The herons are carnivorous.

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Vocabulary-

-Reed beds are natural habitats found in floodplains, waterlogged depressions, and estuaries.

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Thank you for reading me.

Gypsy

My new Tanka class starts on March 6, 2017, at the FanStory classroom. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.

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Chapter 9
haiku ( ivy and skyrise )

By Gypsy Blue Rose



 

 
ivy and skyrise

coexist in eco balance --

veggie wrap




 
 


Chapter 10
haiku (samurai's blood)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

Author Notes 4/5/4 syllabic count
kigo is winter


Chapter 11
haibun (king of nothing)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

The weather is getting warm in Sacramento.  This morning on my way to the store, I saw a king walking towards me.  His shimmering cadet blue cape waved haphazardly in the wind giving him an ethereal quality. As he moved closer I noticed it was not a king’s cape, it was a thermal blanket.  I realized he was a homeless man on his way to nowhere.  As he walked by me, we exchanged glances and bowed slightly.

eyes ablaze
reflect Indian Summer-
king of nothing

 

Author Notes I like to dedicate this poem to my love. He knows why.

Haibun is a Japanese poetry form that combines haiku with prose.
The prose gives the reader some background information on the haiku. click here for more information

artwork by Malik Girley illustrator ,graffiti artist,student San Francisco, CA, USA


Chapter 12
Haiga (Blissful Autumn Morn)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

Author Notes blissful autumn morn
lost my thoughts at golden pond--
forgot my laptop

haiku is founded on the Zen school of thought. To live in the moment. To enjoy what IS and accept what we can't change.

In our busy lives, we are continuously bombarded by social media and it's hard to stay in the moment.

I imagined what it would be like to be sitting by a golden pond early in the morning. My favorite seasons are spring and fall but autumn has the best colors and scents so I went with that. Then I closed my eyes and this poem came to me. I hope you enjoy it.

Namaste


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Chapter 13
haiku 13 (obscured by gray clouds)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




obscured by gray clouds

here today … gone tomorrow--  

Luna's winter lament



 

Author Notes I didn't know Luna well but she left a long-lasting impression on my heart. She was one of the sweetest ladies I know.

thank you,

Gypsy


Chapter 14
jisei haiku (chilled to the bone)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



 

chilled to the bone

as I lie on my death bed—

children's laughter


 


















 

Author Notes To get in the spirit of this kind of poem, I thought of my last dying breath. I know that my children's laughter will be the last thing on my mind before I die. I cherish that beautiful sound so much.

Jisei: the Japanese Death Poem

Japan has a long history of jisei or death poems. Jisei is the farewell poem to life. The death poem is a genre of poetry that developed in the literary traditions of East Asian culture, most prominently in Japan as well as certain periods of Chinese history
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TRADITIONAL JISEI ~


Chapter 15
haibun (the railyard)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



















I feel like a stranger.  I’m in my new apartment.  Looking outside my window, I see the Old Sacramento Railyard.  The day is gray and gloomy and the view from my window is depressing.  Family holidays have this effect on me. The ones I spend alone. I always think of the past when my children were little. Now I live alone. It's not a bad thing and most days I am fine. I treasure my independence, solitude, and serenity. I have a good life. But most holidays are hard.
 

 

she gazes beyond
railyard to the past –
gloomy gray day





 

Author Notes Haibun is a Japanese poetic form that combines prose and haiku.

Thank you for reading,

Gypsy Blue Rose
Fanstory Haiku Teacher
Member of the Haiku Society of America
New Class Coming Up- Haiga Art - May 3rd

-------------Guidelines for Writing Haibun in English-------------
Haibun can be written in present and in past tense. The subject matter is autobiographical prose, travel journal, a slice of life, memory, dream short sketch of a person, place, event, or an object.

Traditional topics: life as a journey, love affairs, illness, human concerns, and experiences.

It's written in the first person (everything seen through the author's eyes), third person (he/she), or first person plural (we).

Uses sensory images, concrete details, no abstractions. Uses language to suit the subject matter and mood (colloquial, formal, dialect).

The length varies from very brief (1-2 sentences) with one haiku, to long prose entries with interspersed haiku, to memoir-length works.

The styles vary too=Haiku/prose, Prose/haiku, Haiku/prose/haiku, Prose/haiku/prose/haiku/prose/haiku etc.

The prose in haibun tells the story, gives information, defines the theme, creates a mood through tone. It provides a background to spotlight the haiku.

Haiku in Haibun moves the story forward. Takes the narrative in another direction. Adds insight or another dimension to the prose resolves the conflict in an unpredictable way, or questions the resolution of the prose.

The prose is the narrative and haiku is the revelation or the reaction.

source: Haiku Society of America, Margaret Chula



Chapter 16
haibun (moving means)

By Gypsy Blue Rose






















I moved two weeks ago but I am still unpacking. I don’t have much more left but I know there are a couple of boxes somewhere in this house waiting for me. I can feel them. I gave away a lot of stuff and even tossed a lot in the garbage but I have more that I could get rid of.  I tried the Konmari method. It’s basically going through all your possessions and getting rid of everything that doesn’t give you joy.  It felt liberating but some things were too hard to let go so they linger.


 
 

 moving means
time to let go of the past—
our love in a box






 

Author Notes Haibun is a Japanese poetic form that combines prose and haiku.

Thank you for reading,

Gypsy Blue Rose
Fanstory Haiku Teacher
Member of the Haiku Society of America
New Class Coming Up- Haiga Art - May 3rd

-------------Guidelines for Writing Haibun in English-------------
Haibun can be written in present and in past tense. The subject matter is autobiographical prose, travel journal, a slice of life, memory, dream short sketch of a person, place, event, or an object.

Traditional topics: life as a journey, love affairs, illness, human concerns, and experiences.

It's written in the first person (everything seen through the author's eyes), third person (he/she), or first person plural (we).

Uses sensory images, concrete details, no abstractions. Uses language to suit the subject matter and mood (colloquial, formal, dialect).

The length varies from very brief (1-2 sentences) with one haiku, to long prose entries with interspersed haiku, to memoir-length works.

The styles vary too=Haiku/prose, Prose/haiku, Haiku/prose/haiku, Prose/haiku/prose/haiku/prose/haiku etc.

The prose in haibun tells the story, gives information, defines the theme, creates a mood through tone. It provides a background to spotlight the haiku.

Haiku in Haibun moves the story forward. Takes the narrative in another direction. Adds insight or another dimension to the prose resolves the conflict in an unpredictable way, or questions the resolution of the prose.

The prose is the narrative and haiku is the revelation or the reaction.

source: Haiku Society of America, ??????©Margaret Chula


Marie Kondo KONMARI METHOD



Chapter 17
haiku (old woman nods off)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 

old woman nods off
on park bench as warm breeze lulls—
tangerine sunset




 

Author Notes 5/7/5
kigo summer


Chapter 19
haiku (seagull cries at dawn)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




 

seagull cries at dawn

as I sip salty tears—

affinity







 
 
 

Author Notes Kigo = (Fuyu Kamome) winter seagull
Picture by Pixabay public domain

For Mary and Douglas' 19th wedding anniversary

It's 3 am and I am listening to seagulls and ocean waves ambiance sounds. This haiku came to me.

Thank you for reading me.

Buddha Blessings,

Gypsy Blue Rose
Fanstory haiku instructor
Haiku Society of America member
New Haiku Classes every month

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Chapter 20
double haiku (magenta clouds)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




magenta clouds
reflections
two for one special


two for one special
reflections
magenta clouds



 

Author Notes


Chapter 22
River Walk

By Gypsy Blue Rose





tree shaped like a ‘g’
shimmers in the morning sun—

river passes by
 
 
morning’s river walk
in peaceful bliss among baby boomers
 
 
nature's passion
written over neon red rose­­—
cool breeze caresses
 



 

Author Notes During my morning walk by the river, I stopped for a while and sat on a bench. These haiku came to mind while I watched the water go by.

Haiku suite is two or more haiku and a Japanese poetic form. A common form is 17 syllables in a 5/7/5 format but due to the language difference in English is perfectly alright to write it in less than 17 syllables. It's also alright to write in one or two lines.

For more information click here


Chapter 23
Pirates of the Caribbean

By Gypsy Blue Rose





Captain Jack Sparrow

makes the Spanish and British

Empire look like fools










 

Author Notes I don't mean to offend the Spanish and British people. This is just a movie critique.

The stories followed the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley). Characters such as Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and Joshamee Gibbs (Kevin McNally) follow Jack, Will, and Elizabeth in the course of the films. The fourth film featured Blackbeard (Ian McShane) and Angelica (Penlope Cruz), while the fifth film will feature Armando Salazar (Javier Bardem), Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites) and Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario). The films take place in a fictional historical setting; a world ruled by the British Empire, the East India Company and the Spanish Empire, with pirates representing freedom from the ruling powers.
The film series
2003 with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, grossed US$654 million
2006 , Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest US $1.1 billion
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, $1 billion
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, $1 billion
2017 A fifth film, subtitled Dead Men Tell No Tales, is set to be released on May 26





Chapter 24
haiku (Summer clouds)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 

Summer clouds
move slower than molasses—
free pastime






 

Author Notes haiku review tips

Less than 17 syllables?
What is the season? (kigo)
What does the last line (satori) mean to you? No wrong answers.

MariVal Bayles aka Gypsy
Member of Haiku Society of America
Fanstory Haiku Instructor
June class: Haiku 101


How is the presentation?


Chapter 25
haiku (outside in the heat)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 

outside in the heat,

pale tree inhales traffic fumes—

asphyxiated





 

Author Notes haiku review tips

how many syllables?
how is the presentation?
what memories come to mind?
is it about nature?
what season?



Chapter 26
Linked Tanka (After the harvest)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




After the harvest--
daylight drips away cold creeps 
on the fallow field,
bitter winds whisper his name
telling us he's on his way.
 
Father's supper
on the stove simmering,
apron on the floor,
mother lying motionless,
my tears. They burn, flow and fall.
 
The last thing mom did
was for us, then her heart stopped.
The truth was too harsh.
Arsenic in the warm stew
mixing with his betrayal.
 
Mom's letter to us
was brief, "Don't eat supper!"
Pa won't touch us again
Death arrives and claims his soul 
smiles at soup flask in his hand 



 

Author Notes Hitcher and I collaborated on this linked tanka poem. It's similar to rengu (Japanese) but free form. This is the end. The father came home, ate the stew and died. Now, the children are free of his abuse and placed in a foster home where they will be safe.

The form is 31 syllables or less in a 5/7/5/7/7 pattern.

The way it worked was this, I wrote three lines and he followed with two lines. We didn't know where this is going. This tale of murder, betrayal, and abuse, it's developing as we go.

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Divided by author

After the harvest--
daylight drips away cold creeps
on the fallow field,

by Gypsy Blue Rose
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bitter winds whisper his name
telling all he's on his way.

by Hitcher
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Father's supper
on the stove simmering,
apron on the floor,

by Gypsy Blue Rose
-------------------------

mother lying motionless,
my tears. They burn, flow and fall.

by Hitcher
-----------------------

The last thing mom did
was for us, then her heart stopped.
The truth was too harsh.

by Gypsy Blue Rose
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Arsenic in the warm stew
mixing with his betrayal.

by Hitcher
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Mom's letter to us
was brief, "Don't eat supper!"
Pa won't touch us again
by Gypsy Blue Rose
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Death arrives and claims his soul
smiles at soup flask in his hand

by Hitcher
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Thank you for reading,

By Gypsy Blue Rose
Fanstory Haiku Instructor
Haiku Society of America Member
Next class starts in June


Chapter 27
Linked Tanka (Mom's letter to us)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 

Mom’s letter to us

was brief, “Don’t eat supper!”

Pa won’t touch us again





 

Author Notes Hitcher and I are writing a linked tanka. It's similar to rengu but free form. Because we are both big horror fans, our plot seems to lean that way.

The form is 31 syllables or less in a 5/7/5/7/7 pattern.

The way it works is this, I write three lines and he follows with two lines. We don't know where this is going. This tale of murder, betrayal, and abuse, it's developing as we go.

It's a lot of fun!

Thank you for reading.

Here is the complete poem thus far ...

After the harvest--
daylight drips away cold creeps
on the fallow field,
bitter winds whisper his name
telling us he's on his way.

Father's supper
on the stove simmering,
apron on the floor,
mother lying motionless,
my tears. They burn, flow and fall.

The last thing mom did
was for us, then her heart stopped.
The truth was too harsh.
Arsenic in the warm stew
mixing with his betrayal.

Mom's letter to us
was brief, "Don't eat supper!"
Pa won't touch us again
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Divided by author

After the harvest--
daylight drips away cold creeps
on the fallow field,

by Gypsy Blue Rose
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bitter winds whisper his name
telling all he's on his way.

by Hitcher
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Father's supper
on the stove simmering,
apron on the floor,

by Gypsy Blue Rose
-------------------------

mother lying motionless,
my tears. They burn, flow and fall.

by Hitcher
-----------------------

The last thing mom did
was for us, then her heart stopped.
The truth was too harsh.

by Gypsy Blue Rose
-------------------------

Arsenic in the warm stew
mixing with his betrayal.

by Hitcher
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Mom's letter to us
was brief, "Don't eat supper!"
Pa won't touch us again

By Gypsy Blue Rose
Fanstory Haiku Instructor
Haiku Society of America Member


Chapter 28
Renga (After harvest)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




After harvest--
daylight drips away cold creeps  
on the fallow field,
bitter winds whisper his name
telling all, he’s on his way.
 
Father’s supper
on the stove simmering,
apron on the floor,
mother lying motionless,
my tears. They burn, flow and fall.
 
The last thing mom did
was for us, then her heart stopped.
The truth was too harsh...
arsenic in the warm stew 
mixing with his betrayal. 


Author Notes Renga is a genre of Japanese collaborative poetry. A renga consists of at least two ku or stanzas. The opening stanza of the renga, called the hokku, became the basis for the modern haiku form of poetry.

This renga is a challenge between Hitcher and me.

After the harvest--
daylight drips away cold creeps
on fallow field,

by Gypsy Blue Rose
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bitter winds whisper his name
telling all he's on his way.

by Hitcher
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Father's supper
on the stove simmering,
apron on the floor,

by Gypsy Blue Rose
-------------------------

mother lying motionless,
my tears. They burn, flow and fall.

by Hitcher
-----------------------

The last thing mom did
was for us, then her heart stopped.
The truth was too harsh.

by Gypsy Blue Rose
-------------------------

Arsenic in the warm stew
mixing with his betrayal.

by Hitcher


Chapter 29
senryu (minuscule)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




minuscule

but essential sentient beings

in Mother’s hands



 

Author Notes This is the way I feel when I go to the ocean.

Mother= Mother Nature
minuscule=very small
sentient=all living conscious things, people, animals, plants, insects, etc...

shasei haiku is a sketch from life
more information

haiku review tips
less than 17 syllables?
does it evoke memories and/or emotions?
how is the presentation?
is it about nature?
what does it mean to you?


Chapter 30
haiku (where lilies blossom)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




where lilies blossom,

locusts gather at shallow spring--

rest stop




 

Author Notes Locusts are grasshoppers, such as this migratory locust, that have entered into a migratory phase of their life.

haiku review tips=
presentation,
brief,
content,
brought memories?


Chapter 31
haiku (after harvest)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



 

after harvest,

daylight drips away as dark creeps --


fallow fields



 

Author Notes painting Fallow field in winter By Mark Poule


Chapter 32
tanka (harvest moon)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




lovers
harvest moon 
reflects on ebony eyes
as his greedy mouth
bites her









 

Author Notes Tanka is a Japanese poem consisting of five lines, the first and third of which have five syllables and the other seven, making 31 syllables in all and giving a complete picture of an event or mood.


Chapter 33
late winter snow

By Gypsy Blue Rose




 

late winter snow
covers the
resthome’s front yard—
her white roots show



 


Chapter 34
Haiku (reflections)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 



magenta clouds
reflections
two for one special


two for one special
reflections
magenta clouds





 


Chapter 35
haiku (at the beach)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 



at the beach,
the bonfire crackles and sizzles--
warm memories



 
 


Chapter 36
Senryu (he holds grandpa's hand)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




he holds grandpa's hand
as he did when he was young--
cycle of life



 

Author Notes I saw a young man with his fragil grandpa on the train today. He was taking good care of him and guiding him along the ramp. This senryu came to me.

A senryu is very similar to a haiku but it doesn't required a seasonal word or kigo and it focus on human nature.

17 Japanese syllables in 5/7/5, in English it can be less than 17 syllables.


Chapter 37
Haiku (midnight thunderstorm)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




midnight thunderstorm
soothes the echoes of my mind--
uncertainty




 

Author Notes Haiku is a Japanese poetry form. The main characteristics are: 17 Japanese syllables in a 5/7/5 form but in English it can be less; brief, the rule of thumb is what can be said in one breath; insightful; about nature and the way humans relate to nature. There are many other rules.

Thank you for reading

Gypsy


Chapter 38
Haiku (Cold spell in May)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




cold spell in May
with gray sky and bobbing branches--
blind ignorance



 

Author Notes Haiku is a Japanese type of poetry characterised by 17 Japanese syllables, a reference to nature, expressed in present tense, brief, and insightful. In English the syllable count varies but it's usually short, long, short format. Sometimes the rules vary especially with contemporary haiku.

climate change
noun
a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels.

Today I was sitting outside in the cold when the last few days have been in the 90s.

My computer crashed and I am waiting for a new computer. I always take pride on attractive presentations but with my Kindle this is the best I can do.

Thank you for reading

Gypsy


Chapter 39
Haiku (Valentine's bouquets)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




Valentine's bouquets
left over in the market...
waste



 

Author Notes Haiku in English-language does not have to be 5/7/5


Chapter 40
Haiku (weeds sway)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




weeds sway in the wind

across the old train tracks--
 
bon voyage



 

Author Notes My laptop crashed so I have to post plain haiku.

Thank you for reading, my friends.

Gypsy


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