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Some Haiku for the end of October…

October 28, 2008

I love Haiku, and write a lot of it.  Next month I will be posting Tanka, my favorite form.  Hope you enjoy this abbreviated Japanese poetry form.

Lady Nyo

HAIKU for October, 2008

The clouds flee the sky
Bitter north winds push them far.
My heart follows them.

Fallen leaves crackle.
Sparrow’s add the treble notes.
Season’s musical.

The cold moon shines down
Upon hollow dried grasses.
Earth prepares to sleep.

The frost at morning
Makes the birds plump their feathers
Squirrels add chatter.

The air grow colder.
Soon wool will not be enough.
Come inside- stay warm!

Jane Kohut-Bartels
Copyrighted, 2008


October 26, 2008

Haiku as many know is a Japanese form of poetry. It’s basically 17 syllables, 5/7/5. That’s only the structure, and that can be broken in ways.


Under the dark moon
I awaited your return
Only shadows came.

The light falling snow
Envelops the heart and earth
Better to forget.

Tips of trees bursting
Into the sun, while the dark
Earth claims the bottom.

There is nothing here
Except the howl of the wind.
Tonight owls don’t hoot.

Skeleton-trees wave
While the wind whips dead leaves
Wood smoke scents the air.

The moon, a ghostly
Sliver, rides on a jet sea
While dogs howl beneath.

A pendulum heart
Beats the cadence of a life,
Trips, sputters, brings death.

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

Jane Kohut-Bartels
Copyrighted, 2008

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