Emergence ~ haiku

The following five haiku/senryū were included in my submission to Pure Haiku for the most recent theme, Emergence. The fourth and fifth appeared at Pure Haiku on March 7th and April 16th. My thanks go to Freya Pickard for featuring these.

Emergence

true spirit revealed
a nature too long hidden
gender acceptance

chrysalis of green
parting as beauty unfolds
regal orange and black

long wait is over
nurtured in a mother’s warmth
a child’s eyes open

after long nights’ sleep
bear wakes in darkness of den
hungry for daylight

consideration
neurons fire, thoughts coalesce
realization

Image source: screenshot from this YouTube video

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My haiku is featured today at Pure Haiku, where Freya’s current theme is Emergence

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after long nights’ sleep

bear wakes in darkness of den

hungry for daylight

© Ken Gierke 2019

Ken tells me that his experience in this community can be be summed up in verse: poet on journey / embraced by fellow poets / WordPress acceptance. Find him at rivrvlogr.wordpress.com

This haiku is part of our Emergence theme.

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My haiku is featured today at Pure Haiku, where Freya’s current theme is PORTAL.

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light shifting to red

on pathway to the unknown

event horizon

© Ken Gierke 2018

Lately, Ken finds himself focusing on Japanese poetry. He likes the way haiku and tanka offer an opportunity for subtlety in such few words. You can read more of his work at Rivvlogr.

This haiku made me think of red shift and space and time paradoxes – the words speak for themselves.

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!

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Freya opens this month’s theme of “Portal” at Pure Haiku with my haiku, “aged oak timber.”
This could prove to be an eye-opening series.

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aged oak timber

tales told in each line of grain

imposing entrance

© Ken Gierke 2018

Note: aged should be pronounced age-ed

Lately, Ken finds himself focusing on Japanese poetry. He likes the way haiku and tanka offer an opportunity for subtlety in such few words. You can read more of his work at Rivvlogr.

I chose this one to open the way to other haiku for our theme of Portal. I liked the visual image.

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!

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Celestial Bodies

Freya Pickard featured my haiku, Jovian blemish, on June 16th, for the theme Celestial Bodies at Pure Haiku. It appears here, along with another four haiku written at the same time.

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Celestial Bodies

Jovian blemish
mysterious formation
JunoCam target

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floating, arms open
at one with vast emptiness
drifting, accepting

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signals from afar
interstellar messages
timeless history

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probing the heavens
seeking distant signs of life
discoveries wait

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diamonds in the night
dust held in a million motes
wealth in the heavens

Image source: Astronomy Picture of the Day, and credited to NASA, JPL-CalTech, SwRI, MSSS, processed by Rick Lundh