I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world,
to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

Some of these poems are autobiographical, some are entirely fictional, and some are a mixture of both. The intention is art rather than self-expression. I don't allow factual details to get in the way of poetry! (I do seek emotional truth.) They are works in progress, and may be subject to revision without notice. Completed versions appear in my books. Nevertheless copyright applies to all texts found here. Copyright also applies to almost all photos posted here, most of which are my own, though a few are licensed under Creative Commons.
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7 February 2012

NaHaiWriMo 2012 Week One

February is National Haiku Writing Month — except it's international — hosted on facebook, with prompts, by Michael Dylan Welch.

Feb. 1: apple

one bite
out of the apple
squirts juice

Feb. 2: boat

three masts

Feb 3: catfish

I cannot catch
the unseen catfish
in verse

Feb. 4: any kind of dog.

small timberwolf
self-possessed as a cat
I still miss you

Feb. 5: egg

eating the unborn
I prefer brown skins
in eggs as in men

Feb. 6: frame

only at the joints
of this expansive structure
we see the fine bones

Feb 7: grief

reports of her death
greatly exaggerated
grief instantly cured

(details of 7)

1 comment:

  1. feb. 7 gave me a chuckle:) nice to see someone from my online poetry community participating in this challenge and sharing their beautiful words via a blog. i am writing an "american sentence" every day during feb., in the spirit of this challenge xo