Saturday, September 29, 2012

Ruminations On 30 Days of Haiku and One Small Poem

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    Today marks the last day of  the  HAIKU HEIGHTS  September Challenge. The prompt is 'free.'

 This daily exercise has been so illuminating for me.  I have written 30 poems (more or less)  and read hundreds of haiku written by students and masters of haiku all over the world. 

  What a wonderful learning experience and adventure it has been! Each of your poems and every kind comment has contributed to my enjoyment , and increased my knowledge and understanding, of this poetic form. I had so many 'aha" moments and often thought, "I wish I had written that."

   Thank you to Leo for hosting this challenge  and to all  the poets who participated  and gave me a whirlwind tour of haiku from around the globe and encouraged me to find my own  haiku voice.


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a chickadee
begins to whistle a song
  to the harvest moon

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           "Tell all the truth, but tell it slant," 
                                  
                                                Emily Dickinson 











25 comments:

  1. Lovely Haiku yet again. It was a pleasure to go through your haiku throughout this month :-)

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  2. Lovely final haiku. I know what you mean about "I wish I had written that. Thought that a lot.

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  3. A lovely haiku, a perfect example that you have learned a lot from this Haiku Challenge ~ It takes an open mind and heart to write haiku and also to give encouragement to haiku writers ~ I wish you well ~

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  4. Love the quote too. Your haiku is perfect.

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  5. Great one again, Barbara!
    Thoroughly enjoyed reading yours every day and thank you for the visits too. We have all learnt from each other and wishing success to all of us on our respective journeys.

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  6. Such a pretty haiku to wind up the month. It has been a pleasure to read them al.

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  7. A really nice haiku, worthy to have it's name HAIKU, could be a haiku written by one of the classics. It was really wonderful to read your haiku during this September Heights. I hope you will continue to write haiku and maybe ... you will be part of my new daily haiku meme Carpe Diem. The kick off is next Monday October 1st and the first prompt is waterfall. Please visit: http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.nl/2012/09/carpe-diem-1-waterfall.html

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  8. lovely song. it's been great reading your works

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  9. Very nice reading... will miss your poetry (being on wordpress)

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  10. awww such lovely imagery! I can imagine the uplifting sound of the chickadee :-)

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  11. Beautiful, Barbara. And i love your look back on the month. I've enjoyed reading both your haiku and your comments at my place. I look forward to seeing more of your writing. And thank you for your good wishes!

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  12. Little chickadee, I hear your singing!

    I so much appreciate your participation in this challenge, and I am exceedingly grateful for your visits to my blog, even though I was remiss in visiting you. May blessing abound for you!

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  13. The essence of freedom in so few words - wonderful.

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  14. Very subtle. I like it! It was great reading your haiku this month. Thank you for the visits and lovely comments on mine.

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  15. I like that very much. Thanks for the month of haiku!

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  16. Lovely post and beautiful haiku :)

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  17. I share your nice words, Barbara. It's been a fantastic month, indeed!
    Your chickadee's song to the moon is a beautiful symbol of freedom.
    :)

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  18. Chicadee is such a lovely word. Smiles.

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  19. Lovely ...!!:)
    Was under the clutches of Viral fever and I scribbled the last haiku within minutes ( I know its very very bad)I just wanted to complete this challenge ...
    Many thanks for being a part of this amazing journey of HAIKU SEPTEMBER HEIGHTS...being a novice I tried to put in my best but I know at some or the other point I missed to hit the bull's eye and still all of you all inspired me a lot either by peeping into my space or liking my posts and of course your ever encouraging comments made me feel on the top of the world...Loads of special thanks to each one of you...September had been very exciting and a learning month for me...I know I need to improvise a lot and I shall try to do that for sure ...Thanks a lot once again...keep visiting and keep spilling your beans ..bouquets or brickbats all of them are accepted whole heartedly...

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  20. Great haiku Barbara! A chickadee and its singing can rock the moon! Nicely!

    Hank

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