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Friday, November 22, 2013

haiku



round November moon
darts in and out of rain clouds
hot, fresh pumpkin pie


     Can you believe it?  We are having rain!  All last night I was gently lulled by the rare sound of rain drops.  I had to get up and write.  I was busy last night working on some haiku.  I re-read Rebecca Rust's classic book, THE OUTSIDE OF A HAIKU, (copyright 1984.)  It reminded me of the Zen, the oneness of the images in haiku.  Your challenge for today is to try writing your own haiku for the holiday.  
      I would have included a picture of the pumpkin pie, but we had some for breakfast and it is no longer round, so it didn't look right.

     Poetry Friday is hosted today at Write, Sketch, Repeat.  Follow the link for more poetry and Thanksgiving fun.  Thanks to Katya Czaja for hosting us all today.

14 comments:

  1. Now that's a haiku I can sink my teeth into! ;)

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    1. Matt,
      You always make me laugh. Try the whipped cream.

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  2. Lovely images, Joy. They make me hungry. :-)

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    1. I keep working on those images. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  3. Love your haiku! I'm seeing pumpkin pie before my eyes!

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    1. Can you tell I was working on your project? Let me sit with the ones I wrote last night and I'll get them to you soon.
      Sure wish you were here to share some of this pie (what is left) with a cup of tea. It would be a fun discussion.

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  4. Pumpkin pie for breakfast? Now that's my kind of moon-feast. Enjoyed your haiku.

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  5. I agree with Violet! I like the unexpected turn of the poem. :-)

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    1. Thanks what haiku is all about. Thank you for your comment.

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  6. Now that's what I call a "MoonPie!" You can serve me some of that delicious poetry any ol' time, Joy.

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  7. Oh, I'm especially enamored with this haiku, Joy! I'll take another slice of your moon pie, please. :)

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    1. Thank you JAMA,
      It is always so tempting to try to explain the many layers of a haiku to a reader, but the Joy of the form is the self-discovery. Thank you for letting me know you "got it."

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