Bill Waters ~~ Haiku

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Archive for the month “May, 2017”

Country airfield

country airfield

formation of geese

coming in for a landing

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“Haiku in the Wild” at Llamapaloosa 2017

Each spring, Aurora Alpaca and Llama Farm in Ottsville, Pennsylvania, has a day of llama shearing called Llamapaloosa. In addition to vendors and craftspeople and llama cart rides, this year’s event included two dozen of my small haiku signs (mobiles? mixed-media sculptures?) that are part of a project I call “Haiku in the Wild”. (By “wild” I mean outdoors — haiku that has leaped off the page and gone outside for the public to enjoy al fresco. To see a haiku in nature is to see both haiku and nature in a new way — or so I believe.  ;- )

Of the 24 haiku I installed, here are a bunch of my personal favorites, to give you a sense of what “Haiku in the Wild” looks like.  :- )

Bird Chatter

Blue-Sky Rainfall

Breathing the Forest

Cloud's Shadow

Daffodils

Deserted Beach

Dutch Door

Early Morning

One Cricket Sings

Sea Glass

Time and Clouds Passing

Towering Hemlock

Velvet Moss

I hope you’ve enjoyed these photos!  :- )


For more about Aurora Farm: http://www.auroraalpacasllamas.com.

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Rainy week

rainy week . . .

lawns become fields

of buttercups and violets

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Reblogged: 12 practical excuses for reading poetry daily, by Kelly Belmonte

My “virtual guest-blogger” today is Kelly Belmonte, an insightful poet who shares 12 very good “excuses” for making poetry a part of your daily life! :- D

 

All Nine

For many busy professionals, reading poetry is not up on the daily to do list. And if it is, it is somewhere down in the “nice to do” part of the list, around number thirty-seven perhaps, somewhere after “take out trash” and “file nails.” Even if you like poetry (or love it, as I do), it may be more of a guilty pleasure than a “must do.” It is on your vacation list, your beach book list, your when-work-life-balance-gets-sorted-out list. If that is the case, the “12 Most Practical Excuses for Reading Poetry Daily” list is definitely for you. Here you will find all the excuses you might need to respond to those inner or outer critics who do not understand why you would want to make poetry one of your everyday “to do’s.”

1. I’m working on the brand called me

A book of Basho’s haiku casually placed on…

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Colorful haiku

my mug sky blue

and hers lime green

. . . this steaming berry tea

 

she pauses to twirl:

the little girl

in the raspberry dress

 

like five sisters:

a row of orange maples

tall and strong


Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2017/05/colorful-haiku.html), 5/1/17.

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