jornales

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

bare twig (not just an image, thought or poem but more so a reflection…agree?)

bare twig
cradling an empty nest
first frost

also posted on NaHaiWriMo under ‘nest’ prompt by Stella Priedes

Notice why I always include ‘reflection’ as a category in my posts? Each post for me is indeed not just an image, thought, or poem but more so a reflection. Do you agree?

December 5, 2011 Posted by | haiku, poetry, reflection | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nine for NaHaiWriMo (copying, rewriting some old haiku of mine)

National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo)–that’s what’s going on. I don’t know if we have to sign up and join a ‘marathon’ but I’ve taken it up anyway. What I have here for the past nine days though isn’t honest, I mean, not fresh–freshened up is more like it. I scrounged around for them from rejects of submissions and buffed them up. And so, the kigo is mixed–there’s autumn, winter, spring and summer here. Still, I know some of them or most of them aren’t ‘good haiku’ but like most of what I write, they transform into something else after a while. I don’t really write a haiku a day; when I do, it’s often up to ten or more. So, here are my take for NaHaiWriMO counted from day one. I hope to make the kigo right for the month of February in the next two weeks.

1.
empty nest
scrapes an ivy wall–
broken silence

2.
crow cawing
over shuttered houses
pierces my thoughts

3.
delayed arrival—
a hat bobs over the hedge
the wrong way

4.
lit up skies–
so many darkened doors
shushed walls

5.
twilight–
she kneels
to smell a rose

6.
winter thought–
on a window
a trickle

7.
stalactites–
her stubborn reply
scribbled

8.
raindrops
on an evening window–
what’s unsaid

9.
crescent moon–
his silence
his droopy eyes

February 10, 2011 Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

winter picking

 

abandoned nests

snag clear lines of bare trees–

the pain of leaving

A picking that has eased the bareness of winter–that’s my jornal from this haiku.

December 23, 2009 Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , | 2 Comments