Grateful Dead

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"If thou canst plan a noble deed,
And never flag till it succeed,
Through in the strife thy heart should bleed,
Whatever obstacles control,
Thine hour will come-go on, true soul!
Thou'lt win the prize, thou'lt reach the goal."

-Clarence Mackay

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loons are calling
come to the waters edge
moon light swoons the day

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Luna moth

Blinded Luna Moth
caught in the city's night web
pollinates street lights

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reveries

bubbles swell and burst
irised on a silver stream
reveries of spring.

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branches lain to rest
snaps of attention
like our dead can do

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Huzzah!

I enjoy Haiku
Underappreciated
Though it often is

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A Spring Chore haiku

Mucking out the barn,
Cows resent broken stolid peace
Why must humans intrude?

The 5-7-5 syllable line-up in three lines presents quite a challenge and is often ignored in painting a lovely vignette invoking the season. The Japanese impose their iron-clad discipline on us. We should not rebel but rather take it as a challenge.

There is always a heavy sense of zen within a really good haiku. What is there and nothing more completely paints a perfect picture. I am forever enthralled by this particular brand of poetry, mostly due to this aspect.

The more I meditate, the closer I feel to becoming one with the subject at hand in such a spare style. Perhaps I shall become good one day. It is a worthy task, both for the craft and the spirit.

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Definition of a traditional Haiku:

n. pl. haiku also hai·kus
1. A Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.
2. A poem written in this form.

(From The American Heritage Dictionary)

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a spring haiku

Early morning calm.
A pair of swans glide soundlessly
beneath cloudless blue cool.

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nice haiku, sherbear

it is a difficult thing to pull off.

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