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Haiku about sounds or silences

and then the sound

of an ice cream truck—

I pat my pockets

low battery —

trying to silence

the wrong smoke alarm


Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (https://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/06/sound-no-sound.html), 6/1/21.

Edible haiku

summer woods . . .

beneath the leaf mold

mushrooms


wabi? sabi?

I scratch my head

and eat some wasabi

Wabi and sabi — the bittersweet beauties of imperfection and impermanence — are fundamental Japanese aesthetics that figure prominently in haiku. I can never remember which is which, though, so I’m forever looking them up. LOL!

(For a more nuanced look at wabi and sabi — because it’s more subtle and complex than the simplistic definition I offer above — see my post The Wabi-Sabi Aesthetic.  ;- )


Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/05/edible-haiku.html), 5/1/21.

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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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Haiku about women and girls

public library

the little girl skips

to the door


Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/03/haiku-about-women-and-girls.html), 3/5/21.

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Colorful haiku

winter rain

pooling

on pewter-colored ice


Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/02/colorful-haiku.html), 2/5/21.

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Haiku about 2020

COVID-19 dominated the big news in 2020, so lots of “little news” went under-reported — like this headliner that happened outside our own front door. LOL!

winter night —

from out of our wreath

a wren


Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal Special Edition (https://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/01/haiku-about-year-2020.html), 1/13/21.

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Haiku for November 18, 2017

an afternoon

of windy rain

— and a migraine


Making art out of something unpleasant… Hey, why not, right?  :- )

Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2017/12/haiku-written-on-november-18-2017.html), 12/1/17.

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Body haiku

hitchhiker:

this ladybug

on my hand

 

pointing —

the little girl follows

her finger


Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2017/10/body-haiku.html), 10/1/17.

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Water haiku

melting snowman

bows

to the sun

 

the parking lot

just wet enough

to smell of rain


Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2017/09/water-haiku.html), 9/1/17.

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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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