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 updated without notice. Nevertheless copyright applies to all writings here and all photos (which are either my own or used with permission). Thank you for your comments. I read and appreciate them all, and reply here to specific points that seem to need it — or as I have the leisure. Otherwise I reciprocate by reading and commenting on your blog posts as much as possible.

The Haiku

– on this blog) –
and closely related forms 
(sometimes combined in one post).

Click the links to see:


(haiku incorporated into pictures)

(prose punctuated with haiku)

(the haiku form, used for more people-centred verse)

American Sentences
(Allen Ginsberg's Westernisation of haiku)

(another Westernisation of haiku – there are
two kinds, by Robert Kelly and Jack Collum)

You can find more of these at my 'mindful writing' blog,
Stones for the River, and at my current poetry blog, Enheduanna's Daughter.

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