Bill Waters ~~ Haiku

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5 poems

finding my balance
in changing times . . .
autumn equinox

encore!
fall pear blossoms
take a bough

second summer . . .
everywhere the fragrance
of fallen leaves

one cloud
chasing another
this bright-and-dark day

daily drama
. . . above it all
that crescent moon


Published in Under the Basho (https://www.underthebasho.com/the-journal/under-the-basho-2022/haiku/bill-waters.html), 11/16/22.

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Cracked birdbath

cracked birdbath

overflowing

with autumn leaves

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Morning walk

morning walk —

the gentle touch

of fog

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Natural history haiku

frosty morning

a distant flock of starlings

twists in the wind


banking

this way and that:

turkey vultures


Published in Bloo Outlier Journal, natural history edition, 8/29/22.

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Shinjuku at night

Shinjuku at night . . .

still, somewhere above it,

the Milky Way


Tokyo’s Shinjuku district is renowned for its neon lights — so bright they can be seen from space.

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Haiku about water

in the standing water

two children

standing


endlessly

the fountain

shooting skyward


Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/08/water-haiku.html), 8/1/22.

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After the rain

after the rain

deer fence

hung with diamonds

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A tiny jewel

a tiny jewel

on the bird bath rim:

black-and-orange beetle

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Rusted basketball hoop

rusted basketball hoop

and the wind chimes

hanging from it


Published in the Nick Virgilio Haiku Association’s Haiku in Action series (https://www.instagram.com/p/CdjBtEDLGeh/), 5/19/22.

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Drinkable haiku

into an old tin cup

a pristine trickle

of pineland water


Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2022/05/drinkable-haiku.html), 5/1/22.

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