Monday, May 21, 2012

I Do Haiku!

Today's challenge for those participating in the Blogathon Challenge is to post haiku poems. I got interested in haiku a few years ago at a writer's conference after a presentation by a poet from New York who writes contemporary haiku. Elaine Holoboff started a project which I followed until she stopped posting a new haiku each day. You can still read the ones she posted (over 350 of them) here.

Thanks to Elaine, I have written several haiku poems but still rate myself as a rank amateur. However, for the sake of today's challenge, I'll post a few of them here. 

Claude Monet's garden in Giverny France Stock Photo - 6425958

In Monet’s garden--
glorious burst of color
a balm to my soul

Male Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) in flight Stock Photo - 9241855

feather floats softly
on gentle autumn breeze
bird flies, loss unknown

gravestones in France
all weep tears of anguish
senseless deaths, futile war

Red Cell Phone

Grandma starts to text
media blitz, headline news
old dog learns new trick


  1. I liked the way all of your haikus flowed. They didn't seem forced. Nancy, I also liked the way you matched up your haikus with the photos. I got so caught up in the theme, I had my high school students write one describing the Supreme Court cases we discussed.

  2. Wow, your haikus are really beautiful. I especially like the one about gravestones in France, it goes perfectly with the picture you've chosen. You are a true poet!