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Archive for the month “June, 2017”

Cicada

subsiding

into the heat of summer:

cicada


Published in Modern Haiku, June 2017.

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Two on summer

first one

and then another —

cicadas

 

dutch door —

the dog noses open

the bottom half


Published in Akitsu Quarterly: Summer 2016 (http://www.wildgraces.com/Akitsu-Quarterly.html), 6/16/16.

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Reblogged: 12 radical reasons to write poetry, by Kelly Belmonte

Returning for an encore, my “virtual guest-blogger” today is Kelly Belmonte with another thought-provoking, poetry-related list! :- D

All Nine

For most of the first two decades of my business career, I bifurcated my interests between “professional” and “creative.” In retrospect, this was a big mistake and a root cause of much unnecessary tension in my life.

I am a poet and a business professional, and only recently have I realized the benefit of crossing these streams. Now I am a shameless and impassioned advocate for the poetic voice as an integral player in an integrated life. Even those who think they are incapable of writing more than a text message might benefit from a little mingling of right brain and left brain.

Here I would like to offer just a few of the best reasons to give a go at writing a poem every now and then.

1. Brevity

Poetry, in most cases, is a shortened form of expression. What may take pages of prose, you attempt to do…

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June evening

June evening . . .

the music of birds

getting ready for bed

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Haiku for May 23, 2017

head in the clouds . . .

without warning

rhododendrons


Something rather extraordinary on an otherwise ordinary day . . .  :- )

Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2017/06/haiku-about-ways-we-experienced-may-23.html), 6/1/17.

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