High Desert Haiku

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High Desert Haiku

Post by sooZen » March 29th, 2017, 9:38 am

windows rattle
next to my chair
I quake

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old chinaberry tree
splits in the wind
destiny

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cold winds
even the blossoms
are fools

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prayer flags
the wind horse
takes flight

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who cares?
not the mountain
awash in dust

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the sound of the wind
makes me wish
...for deafness!

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I sit
watching trees
do yoga

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exercising haiku skills
when all else blows
little letters scatter
across the page
Freedom's just another word...



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Re: High Desert Haiku

Post by stilltrucking » March 29th, 2017, 12:05 pm

thank you for writing that :D

I wish I could do as well
but I got blinded by thoughts
fall into abstraction

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Re: High Desert Haiku

Post by sooZen » March 29th, 2017, 7:28 pm

Thanks Jack...! One thing I do is to remember/strive to keep my haiku in the present moment and surgically remove the non-essential (ala Reps). Writing effective haiku is perhaps the most difficult form of poetry (being simple isn't simple) and it helps me to do so after meditation/yoga (it clears my mind). Still a student, still learning, practice makes perfection... ;)
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Re: High Desert Haiku

Post by judih » March 29th, 2017, 10:26 pm

simply beautiful Soo

the mountain awash in dust
the wind horse

lovely

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Re: High Desert Haiku

Post by sooZen » March 30th, 2017, 9:49 pm

Thanks judih... high praise coming from you!
Freedom's just another word...



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Re: High Desert Haiku

Post by mtmynd » March 31st, 2017, 8:41 pm

Ahhh, wonderful, every one / every time!
You'd make Paul Reps joyful...

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Re: High Desert Haiku

Post by beekay » June 13th, 2017, 9:38 am

haiku is like gold
few words carrying much weight
and thus worth so much

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Re: High Desert Haiku

Post by sooZen » June 13th, 2017, 12:44 pm

haiku briefs
moment us
Freedom's just another word...



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Re: High Desert Haiku

Post by sooZen » January 25th, 2018, 9:44 am

he laughs
politics on the tube
I shudder

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the chill
seeps through my socks
hello down there!

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dawn
the bare branches
caress the sky

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one eyed finch
a pirate comes to the feeder
aye eye capt'n!

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my old neighbor lights
cedar logs in his fireplace
he lives for today...

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Freedom's just another word...



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Re: High Desert Haiku

Post by judih » January 25th, 2018, 11:23 am

soo's lights
brighten this grey twilight
warmer within

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