Monday, 26 September 2011

Claudia Messelodi - haiku 1 & 2

This week I am featuring two of Claudia Messelodi's haiku. If you would like to read more of her poetry, please visit EOTE

Timid sunflowers
up and down the restless path
from dawn until dusk

Moved and deeply inspired
sitting at the bright window
put down thoughts in lines

Why I like these haiku

Timid sunflowers  
That's a real juxtaposition. I always think of sunflowers as bold and strong. The phrase "restless path" was intriguing and it made me think of the breeze rippling through the sunflower stalks. 

Moved and deeply inspired 
An excellent distillation of inspiration. Yes, we have to be moved by something to be inspired. Sitting at the bright window would be enough for me to become inspired. Lovely image of light without even mentioning light. And Put down thoughts in lines - perfect way of summing up how we write haiku!

Monday, 19 September 2011

A Haiku Journey by Kirsten Cliff

This week I am re-posting a piece from Kirsten's website about her journey through haiku. I found it a fascinating insight into why she writes. You can read the piece here

Let me know what you think!


Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Haiku by JulesPaige

hot topic haiku
everyone wanting freedom
while making non-sense

willow tree eyes blink
sightless, the fallen, huddle
forgetting summer

running by the creek
unidentified species -
laughs while passing me 

If you would like to read more of JulesPaige's work, please visit her at GemStone