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Archive for the month “April, 2021”

This and that

By Bill Waters (poem) and Robin White (photo)


Published in DailyHaiga (http://www.dailyhaiga.org/haiga-archives/2899/-first-workday-by-bill-waters-usa), 4/19/21.

About Robin White:
—> http://haiku.mannlib.cornell.edu/category/author/robin-white/page/3/

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Haiku poetry day 2021

April 17th was National Haiku Poetry Day! (There’s a day for everything, right?)
 
As a part of the day’s celebratory events, The Haiku Foundation presented its 7th-annual HaikuLife Haiku Film Festival, which included four of my under-a-minute video poems.
 
You can find all 51 films from the 2021 festival here:
 
 
Mine appear toward the bottom under the section titled “Video Haiga” and include “Urban Canyon”, “Time and Clouds”, “Icicles”, and “Ghosts in Your Eyes”.  :- )
 

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National Poetry Month @ MCL

After a year’s delay due to COVID-19, ten of my micropoems have “blossomed” in the garden of the headquarters branch of New Jersey’s Mercer County Library System.

As local community members continue to look for novel things to do during the pandemic — and after? — maybe poem-spotting will become a “thing”! ;- )

Many thanks, MCL, for supporting public poetry! And a happy National Poetry Month to one and all!

The Mercer County Library headquarters branch, located in Lawrence, New Jersey. Photo by Bill Waters.
the hush / of an overcast day . . . / red tulips nodding
Photo courtesy of Nancy Waters.
periwinkle butterflies / carving the heavy perfume / of honeysuckle
Photo courtesy of Julia Cuddahy, MCL reference librarian.
Photo by Bill Waters.
book-lover’s bedtime — / I mark my place / with a smaller book
Photo courtesy of Julia Cuddahy, MCL reference librarian.
birds on a phone line / some this way / some that way
Photo courtesy of Nancy Waters.
hitchhiker: / this ladybug / on my hand
Photo courtesy of Nancy Waters.
Photo by Bill Waters.
Photo courtesy of Julia Cuddahy, MCL reference librarian.
Photo by Bill Waters.
Such a beautiful day for taking pictures! :- D
Photo courtesy of Nancy Waters.

For more information about the Mercer County Library System: https://mcl.org/branches/lawrence

For more information about the Poetry in Public Places Project: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PoetryInPublicPlacesProject

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Haiku about things that make us happy

cloudburst!

running for shelter

laughing

 

out in the rain

that girl who twirls

her umbrella


Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/04/haiku-happiness.html), 4/1/21.

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