Some Haiku…..


Watercolor of trees, Jane Kohut-Bartels, 2006

A Note to Lisa:  So good to meet you, Lisa and you are a very special woman.  I talked a bit about “The Kimono” and it’s somewhere (chapters) on the blog here, going back to ‘older entries’.  However!  There are some very funny entries, like  “Nancy Madsen”, and “The Mermaid” from my ongoing memoir: “Memories of a Rotten Childhood”.  LOL.  And….a rather sexy book, my second (unpublished….)  “Devil’s Revenge”, posted here.  Thank you for the chat and the best of everything to and for you, Lisa!  

Hugs, Jane

It’s full bloom spring, almost summer at least the weather says so.  These haiku are inspired by Frank Tassone’s haiku, (American Haijin)though he is the better haiku poet.  

Lady Nyo

The koi are hungry
Orange mouths gulp green water
Good the algae grows

Spring robins watch
Quarrelsome beasts these birds!
They don’t share the worms

Half submerged eyes
Of frogs in algae filled pond
Reflect cloudy moon

Swifts- dark crescent moons
Sickles cutting through the dusk
Tag the slower bats

Chatter of sparrows
Treble voices to spring song
Dried leaves percussion

Soft rains caress earth
A hand slides up a soft thigh
Cherry blossoms bloom

Sultry air disturbs
The sleep of husband and wife
Panting without lust

(my favorite haiku…)

Pale lavender sky
Balances the moon and sun
The scale shifts to night.


Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2018

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10 Responses to “Some Haiku…..”

  1. Frank J. Tassone Says:

    You honor me, Jane! Although I disagree that I am the “better” haiku poet. 😉 Your haikai poetry is exsquisite!

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  2. Frank J. Tassone Says:

    Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #8: Lady Nyo’s latest haiku, inspired by your own humble haijin!

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  3. petrujviljoen Says:

    Loved these, all of them!

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  4. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you! Thank you! If I wasn’t so lazy this morning I would have expanded these to include some newer and more ‘questionable’ haiku. LOL

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  5. ladynyo Says:

    LOL! you are too kind, Frank! I need a good dose of Issa to awaken my mind and inspire me to write again. I love Cup of Tea for his humanity, humility and just great humor! Thank you, Frank. You definitely inspire me too. We tea bags hang together! LOL!

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  6. Frank J. Tassone Says:

    Indeed, haijin! We must hang together, lest we hang seperately! LOL! 😉

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  7. ladynyo Says:

    Agggggh! I think this is prime Thomas Paine? LOL!

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  8. Frank J. Tassone Says:

    Ben Franklin, actually. 😉


  9. ladynyo Says:

    Oh! Even better! I should know this….my bad.

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  10. Frank J. Tassone Says:

    No worries! 😀

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