Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"White" (haiku)

 
Today's word from Haiku Heights is white.  I'm adding another haiku to the one I wrote yesterday.  I'll be doing the same for the rest of the month.




Birds do not wonder
Or grieve over the ruined nest –
They build a new one.

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Trees deprived of snow
Have clothed themselves in blossoms  
Shroud or gown – pure white.





Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur 

18 comments:

  1. Love these! I look at that site but for some reason haiku intimidates me, never sure if I really understand what I'm to do! Both of these lifted my heart this morning in spite of the chill in the air here! Both speak not simply pf the object it paints but the lesson it teaches! Well done.

    Yes, I have titter but I'm not sure how to install the widget on my blog.

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    1. Thank you, Janet! The only thing I'm sure of is the number of lines and syllables :-) I'm most probably breaking a lot of haiku rules. I hope to learn more about this form.

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  2. There's only a fine thread of difference between a shroud and a gown, isn't there?

    “Hungry Sunrise Fire & White Bird”

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    1. I like the way you've used "a fine thread," a very nice comment, thank you.

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  3. Nice to see you at HH ~

    I like your white haiku...spring blossoms are indeed lovely ~

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    1. Thank you, Grace! I'm glad I've found the HH site.

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  4. I love that snow to blossom transformation.

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  5. Snow to blossoms - shroud or gown - great juxtaposition and question.

    Richard

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Richard, appreciate your comment!

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  6. lovely haiku on word prompt ~ unique take ~ love it ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  7. Awesome! Love your choice of words and imagery. Nice to have you here on Haiku Heights April Challenge.

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    1. Thank you very much for the welcome! I was telling Grace I'm so glad I found Haiku Heights.

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  8. I think I shall have to look into Haiku Heights...after April, as this month my short verse has taken on the Elfje form. Information can be found on my wordpress site which can be accessed/linked through my blog spot page. I write haiku, tanka and regna quite often, most likely the only 'rule' I follow is the syllable count - which most societal groups consider quite gouache. Other than that I am sure I am braking so many umm, suggested fore mate/theme/directions/rules... but that doesn't stop me because I mostly write for my own enjoyment.

    Thank you for sharing your haiku. :) You might also enjoy:
    http://purehaiku.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Jules! I was reading Janet's blog and saw a comment from Grace-Heaven with a mention of Haiku Heights, that's how I learned about it.
      The only rule I follow is the syllable count :-) I also try to get a snapshot of nature and (I try to!)have some 'deeper meaning' run through the description. I have no idea if I'm doing things right, but I enjoy writing! :-)

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