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')


These poems 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.

2 July 2012

Across darkness: June haiku 2012

full moon
the still night
silence

full moon
the silence alive
held breath

full moon
right above me
dancing

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Full moon high above.
I missed it —
the partial eclipse.

5/6/12


across darkness
the starlight travels
a long, long time

12/6/12


tropic winter
huge pink azaleas
on bare twigs

19/6/12


darkness
filled with whispers
poems

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night
deep silence
after rain

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he sleeps
the cats and I
watch

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sleepless
wrote some poems
felt better

29/6/12

Submitted to Poets United's Poetry Pantry #105

21 comments:

  1. Rosemary, this was a beautiful series of haiku!

    I love your full moon series.

    One I can ESPECIALLY identify with....when I am sleepless, I write poems too!

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    1. Yes,it can be the Muse demanding attention, I think. :)

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  2. A most enjoyable collection of haiku.

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  3. wonderful set of haikus. "darkness filled with whispers, poems"...that's especially great.

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  4. Really enjoyed these. My favorites are the final three. Good haiku moments!

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  5. It's a pain in the A** being sleepless but, not if it allows you to produce such lovely words. Love the moon in these.

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  6. Rosemary, these are very lovely. We so love the moon!

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  7. Cats and moon beam haiku. Lovely

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  8. Delighted that you all enjoyed them! Thank you for the comments.

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  9. Rosemary,

    Your choice of words with your series of Haiku are very vivid. Rather like a slow-release camera image.

    Eileen
    Thank you for your visits and Blog comments at my Blogs Rosemary:)

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    1. Thank you Eileen. I very much like YOUR image of the slow-release camera!

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  10. Thwe night and its darkness broken by the moon and stars are always sweet balm for the soul! Lovely haiku!

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  11. Your meditations on the moon got me going, especially missing the partial eclipse. I, too, missed out on The Huge Orange Moon phenomenon a couple of months back.

    These are lovely haiku, and there is so much of nature in them. Sweet and soothing. Peace, Amy

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  12. I really like the progression through the night in these. Lovely.

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  13. These are each lovely, Rosemary - and they really work as a set. I especially like the partial eclipse one and tropical winter and the last two. But they are all lovely. k.

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  14. So lovely... I especially like:

    darkness
    filled with whispers
    poems

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  15. Hi Rosemary...I think this is the first time I've been to your haiku blog...just wonderful. One of my favorite forms to read and write.

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  16. The moon is a delightful enchantress...
    Those who think he is made of cheese or is a man...
    They just don't know her power...

    Lovely 'Moonettes'

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  17. Quite a collection of "as-is" wonder and perception, Rosemary.

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