rain falls in torrents
oak leaves turn to face the wind
darkness comes early
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a dark horizon
winds of change
This haiku is my response to Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 188, #ThemePrompt, with inspiration from the quote provided by Sue Vincent:
“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows
how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” (Herman Hesse)
forest gives refuge
in oak’s shade
Carpe Diem Exploring the Beauty of Haiku
#1828 Baransu (balance) discusses balancing
a haiku through association in its lines, or choosing
one element of a line to proceed to the next.
Here that association is from heat to refuge to shade.
I think this is the technique I use most often.
Image: One of the many oaks on the trails at Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City, Missouri
ballet of fireflies
bids farewell to fading light
evening chill sets in
Image source: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Tree Cricket and Firefly, by Kitagawa Utamoro
nights growing longer
This haiku is my response to Frank Tassone’s #Haikai Challenge #144: Solstice I.
Image: Crescent Moon (16%) 24 June 2020 ~ 8:00pm CST (left) & 10:00pm CST (right)
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school of gar splashes
startled by passing kayak
a kingfisher dives
This actually occurred yesterday while I was kayaking.
Image source: Smithsonian/National Museum of Asian Art
Kingfisher, by Tsukioka Kōgyo