Out of the Forest


peace
March 17, 2007, 5:03 pm
Filed under: haiku

peek

            between pickets

a peace lily

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winter
February 20, 2007, 4:52 pm
Filed under: haiku

snowshower
c
    ru
    mb
        l
        in
            g
                bread
                        for the birds



remnants
January 24, 2007, 11:50 pm
Filed under: haiku

stonecrop bloom

his parched mouth

clings to mine    summer still

                        on the shaded terrace

                        a bid of two hearts    cloves

                                                       in his cigarette

                                                       island sunrise    teatime kiss

                                                                               a hint of hibiscus

                                                                               in the jam



haiku
January 15, 2007, 8:11 pm
Filed under: beliefs, haiku

I’ve been writing haiku on pretty much a daily basis for awhile now, and find it a very peaceful activity. It heightens my awareness of nature and spirit. I recommend it highly.

Just one-a-day, like a vitamin. That’s all it takes. And I mean traditional, nature-themed haiku that serve to capture the simple wonders of life.

Why? To focus your mind away from the difficult issues of the world, if only for awhile, and onto something beautiful. To focus your mind on nature and appreciate its splendor. To work your possibly idle creative muscles. To bring a moment of solace to your life.

It becomes a type of meditation. And with similar results.

Don’t worry. The simplicity of the form allows for easy execution. Everyone can do it, no matter how hectic the schedule.

Here’s how to write them:
AHAPoetry

Here’s where to read them:
The Heron’s Nest
Roadrunner Journal