Bill Waters ~~ Haiku

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Found haiku 1

Haiku is everywhere, just waiting to be discovered! Among the several I’ve recently “found”, here are two: one in a stack of books and one in a Shakespearean sonnet.

Haiku hiding in plain sight. Who would’ve figured? :- D

Book Spine Haiku No. 1

winter morning walks

beneath gray skies

the uncommon appeal of clouds


Book Spine Haiku 1

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Reading Between the Lines of Shakespeare’s Sonnet No. 2: Elizabethan Haiku No. 2

winter in thy field . . .

a tattered weed

where days were once warm

When forty winters shall besiege thy brow,
And dig deep trenches in thy beauty’s field,
Thy youth’s proud livery so gazed on now,
Will be a tattered weed of small worth held:
Then being asked, where all thy beauty lies,
Where all the treasure of thy lusty days;
To say within thine own deep sunken eyes,
Were an all-eating shame, and thriftless praise.
How much more praise deserved thy beauty’s use,
If thou couldst answer ‘This fair child of mine
Shall sum my count, and make my old excuse’
Proving his beauty by succession thine.
This were to be new made when thou art old,
And see thy blood warm when thou feel’st it cold.

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2 thoughts on “Found haiku 1

  1. Gary Waters on said:

    Bill…FANTASTIC! One picture is worth a thousand words. Now mom and I understand “Found” poetry. Mom is inspired about using book titles and has her first title: “In Her Syster’s Footsteps”…to be continued. Love and hugs, Dad

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