I’ve just found out that according to http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com, today is National Haiku Poetry Day! So I thought I better start writing a few haiku to celebrate! As always, I love hearing from you guys so if you want to share a haiku in return just stick in the comments or add a ping back to this post. I’ll make sure to check them out. I. Sun set and wine drained, you claimed most of the bottle. New day ushered in. II. Our rose bush survived despite us ignoring it throughout last winter. III. Do not post poetry after drinking, it will sound better than it is. A quick thank you to Charlie from Doodlewash who turned me onto the National Day Calendar in his National Orchid Day post.
The days get longer, a little more light at night, a little more life.
Morning red crept in, over the screen of fencing. Languid, late and loose.
Dressing gown armour against the damp morning haze. Must not miss the bins.
Leaves fall this season. I’ll watch trees shake off their coats, face the winter bare.
In ancient Japanese, Chinese and Korean cultures, a practice was used at the time of death to capture the last words spoken. This practice was called jisei (in Japan) or death poem Written below are my entries for DVersePoets’ most recent prompt. Written By Grace from Bodhirose’s Blog, the challenge is to write a haiku or tanka in the theme of Jisei. Check out her fantastic post about them on the DVerse Poet’s Pub here! ——————– Jisei – A Tanka You can fall further than your heart would have believed into your own mind. It eats you alive this thing, mind, body and soul, all gone. Jesei – A Haiku In part it’s for you, all these words scattered around, they will outlast me.
Cap and gown read, standing at the entry-way. Not very long now.
Close all the windows, wouldn’t want neighbours to hear dying buffalo.
Too many words left, to write, study and compile. So flowers instead.
Despite Halfpenny, and the snafu of crossing. England twenty-one!