jornales

for a moment of joy or moments no one pays for, i give myself a ‘jornal’. this makes me rich. try it.

My haiku in Sketchbook 7 “pond life” kukai thread March/April 2012


1.
breathless
between us in the pond bed
a gold carp

2.
still pond
a mirror the span
of our wings

3.
tadpoles
we slink around sun spears
in dappled lagoons

4.
virgin’s halo
in the punctured pond
a rock shard sinks

5.
skinny dipping
with our burdens
pond turtle

6.
plop
the sound of bubble
from a carp

7.
stretching its neck
as if to measure our sky
turtle

Editor’s choice with commentary:
Bernard Geitske the temptation to philosophize or explore one’s being is very strong

8.
dry sedge
i wonder if dragonflies
remember

9.
the miles
a water stryder covers
my mirrored sky

Editor’s choice
John Daleiden for “a potpourri of nature”
Bernard Gietske for “beautiful pictures, still and action shots one might find”

10.
mayflies in the pond
the persistence of clouds
to stay

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June 6, 2012 - Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. All lovely, hermana. My favorites: “stretching its neck/as if to measure our sky/turtle”; “mayflies in the pond/the persistence of clouds/to stay” . . .

    Comment by Margaret Dornaus | June 7, 2012 | Reply

    • Mi amada hermana, mil gracias! Nothing uplifts like a word from you. We’ve certainly melded our spirits and for that, I feel so blessed and honored. Thanks again!

      Comment by alee9 | June 8, 2012 | Reply

  2. My favourites (apart from #7 and #9), #8 and #10! Thanks for sharing these , Alee!

    Comment by sanjuktaa | June 10, 2012 | Reply

    • Dear dear friend, Sanjukta, always a break in the clouds with your lovely generous picks of my haiku!!! Thanks so greatly, again and again!

      Comment by alee9 | June 10, 2012 | Reply


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