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')

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31 July 2015

One magpie: haiku, July 2015

one magpie
the gurgle of a stream
over stones

no traffic
along the winding road
trees close in

***

winter sun
the hills across the way
hazy grey

3/7/15


gurgling rain –  
waxing crescent
six days old

***

waxing moon
rain gurgling
all night

22/7/15


roses –
dark shadows
on the wall

24/7/15


black-topped
mountainous clouds –
bare trees

25/7/15

Linking to the Tuesday Platform at 'imaginary garden with real toads'


17 comments:

  1. These are great. I like how you keep them nice and tight. I miss magpies...in a way. These birds do not live in my current part of the world.

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  2. each one precious on its own

    have a good Tuesday

    sunlight streaming -
    through patches of silence
    vehicles roar

    much love...

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  3. You had me at the magpie as a gurgling stream.

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  4. Lovely, Rosemary, a real feel of landscape and atmosphere. K.

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  5. All the different hues of magpies brought under on place!! beautiful....

    PS" Thanks a lot for your comment on my poem : To the stars"....... i rectified the mistakes!!

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  6. You have made a wonderful collection of haiku to mark the passing of a season on the month of July.

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  7. This is such a gorgeous collection :D
    Beautifully penned!

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  8. Very wonderful. I envy you the rain!!!!! Our rainforest is like a desert this year, not good.

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  9. I'm not a haiku fan, Rosemary, but i wanted to drop by and tell you that I don't agree with La Bruyere either, but it suited the poem. :-)

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    1. It did indeed! (And I know you're not keen on haiku.)

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  10. This is a nice project haiku string, Rosemary.
    I forget your seasons are opposite ours. You wonderfully are telling how things shut down for winter.
    ..

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  11. Looks like the dictionary can si beside my lonesome red covered1980's W. Collegiate dictionary.

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  12. These are lovely, small snapshots with big import. Refreshing to read them from the heat here.

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  13. These are all lovely and soothing

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  14. very nice. there's a natural magic in the first one that i can't quite put my finger on, and the six-day-old moon made my heart swell.

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    1. Oh, thank you! That's EXACTLY what I want my haiku to be and do.

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  15. Seasonal haiku...very nice. Like the constant rain and dark shadows of the roses.

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