Haiku 04Fujisanages with the seasonsWhite hair in winterf.11:00:00/091231
Haiku 02Island of poppiesin the field of wheat.Farmer's seal.f.10:15:40/120505
Haiku 01The spring rainmakes the town beautiful.All the tourists are gone.f.00:22:15/120505
Poem prayers for Japan.The following haiku are by a number of different deviants. They are posted below as a way of sending our prayers and/or thoughts of love and support, as well as showing our solidarity for the people of Japan, in the wake of the 8.9 earthquake and ensuing tsunami and nuclear crisis.Please, please send your haiku to me. Leave them as a comment, note me with them, post them as a deviation and link me. I will add them here. The goal? The creation of a beautiful collaborative work of art that shows our LOVE, SUPPORT and SOLIDARITY. Even if you cannot assist the people of Japan monetarily, DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF WORDS AND POSITIVE ENERGY.BUT REMEMBER WE MUST PAIR OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS WITH ACTION. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE FINANCIALLY ABLE, PLEASE DONATE WHATEVER YOU CAN. EVEN IF YOU ARE BROKE, TRY TO SPARE A DOLLAR OR TWO. EVEN THE LARGEST BUCKET CAN EVENTUALLY BE FILLED BY EVEN THE TINIEST DROPS. IF YOU ABSOLUTELY CANNOT SPARE ANYTHING, ACT BY SPREADING THE WORD: MAKE
DeceptiveDeceptive:Little butterfly,Tempting with beautiful wings;Poisons quickly.-Chen Yuan Wen, 4th January 2013
Haikuwrimo February 200928thbare trunksalong the forest path -gravestones in a clearing------27thlow tide -stones piled uponwet stones------26thsilent breeze -a moorhen passing throughthe norfolk reeds------25thwinter heathland -ponds reflectingpieces of sky------24thbreak in the traffic -ducks flapping pastin a line------23rdHythe canal -a duck's wake scatteringthe trees' reflections------22ndheavy rainon the playing fieldsswans float------21stclear night sky -a car's enginefading away------20ththick fog -dew droplets catchthe faint sunlight------19thbetween firand pine -a crow in flight------18thgrey dawn -a wave crashesinto cool air------17thwith snow on the groundand now without it -a pigeon's coo------16thclouds' unbrokenambiguity -first crocuses------15thmorning sun -the crackof cleaved wood------14thdawn shadows -a grass bladehalf frosted(featured in Riverbed Haiku Spring 2009)------13thwaning light -each breathmore visible
A Sudden FlightInk-black birds scatter,Writing lines of free verseAcross a paper sky.
Haiku 42frozen pond-by the raccoon tracksa web of cracks
midnight bluebeneath the shimmering seais another worldsoaked in midnight blue
Winter Againdescends, the finaltraveler in autumns closea leaf touches snow
elephantasmathis is forgetting:moon-drenched ivory, and grey fleshmade hollow with lead.
High SeasBreaking and falling,folding and foaming, the ocean breathes its own language
Haiku 03A distant town,outlines in the fogon the painter's canvas.f.12:52:07/080913