General Poetry posted May 25, 2020

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5/7/3 Summer Haiku for contest

Field of Red Poppies

by Gypsy Blue Rose

field of red poppies

sway gently in ocean breeze — scarlet waves


Haiku Poetry Contest contest entry


Red ocean is caused by red algae. We have it in the southern California coast. more info
Poppy is a plant that grows in colorful flowers. One species of poppy, is the source of opium and morphine. more info

Inspired by Marjon van Bruggen's poem, bloody poppies

artwork: poppies, photographic print on wrapped canvas by trademark art
vintage red poppies botanical print

Definition: haiku is a short poem that uses imagistic language to convey the essence of an experience of nature intuitively linked to the human condition.

Haiku doesn't have to be 5/7/5 just 17 syllables or less. Japanese haiku is 5/7/5 but their Syllables are shorter than English.

The essence of haiku is cutting (KIRU) represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas separated by a (KIREJI) dash or ellipsis (~ ... )

KIGO (seasonal reference), usually drawn from a (SAIJIKI) an extensive list of season terms. if you wish to read a saijiki

Thank you for reading me,

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