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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, July 31st 2019, clouds

The challenge is create a so called “One-Bun”, it’s a haibun-form created by Jim Kacian and the goal is to create a haibun that has only one line


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delays our trip to the beach as impatience rises the …

shifting clouds form an angry face -breaking tension

Arranging the plum,,

Arranging the plum,,

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille January 20th 2016 “revise” that haiku

umi ikete tsuki to mo wabin tomoshikage

arranging the plum-flowers,
I would enjoy them in the light of the lamp,
as if in the moonlight

© Taigi (1709-1771 ?)


left over daisies
gathered from the market place
I light a candle for sun


arranging dried flowers
shadows cast by moonlight dance
swaying like summer fields


one cold plum
not much to share
this winter evening

“Time Flies”

“Time Flies”

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, January 13th 2016

Write a haibun inspired on the proverb “time flies if you have fun”. And (of course) I have a few restrictions to it. Here they are:

1. start with a haiku and end with a haiku
2. try to place your haibun (and the haiku) in one of the four seasons, you may choose the season yourself
3. your haibun may have a maximum of 250 words, including the haiku


mid summer’s day
children shout and play
laughter ringing

“Time flies when you are having fun.” My memories take me back to my youth and outdoor play with the neighbors.  Summer fun included baseball and badminton, moss pots in the creak, hide and seek and tag, as well as playing in the hose.. Then suddenly I am transported to a different time, that of my own children’s childhood. Playing follow the leader, lawn croquet, reading on the porch swing and taking walks. The summers pass by so quickly. I look in the mirror and see grey hair. Yet summer ever lingers and now it is my grandchildren running across the yard, still playing croquet and catching lightening bugs.  As the light fades,  I sit on the porch swing listening to the last sounds of summer and the creaking swing.

at summer’s end
past and present mingle
time gone to soon


Do Not Stop

Do Not Stop

Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille  challenged us to write a haiku based on this quote from Confucius

“it does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop”


I dream
meandering slowly
through the garden


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Luna moth sails by
I grieve – gossamer wings torn
slow path to  flight

Essence and Shadorma -Wild Horses

Essence and Shadorma -Wild Horses

 BJ’s Shadorma & Beyond

Created by Emily Romano, the “Essence” consists of two lines of six syllables each.  There is an end rhyme (rhyme at the end of the line) and an internal rhyme (rhyme in the middle of the line).


Edvind Earle. Land of the Midnight Sun. WikiArt.


the land of midnight sun
a band of horses run


autumn eve
the flaming sun sets
horses race
just for joy
across the wind kissed meadow
shadows gently fall



Heeding Haiku With HA: Jack Kerouac   –Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie

Write a poem inspired by beat poet Jack Kerouac who played an influential role in the promotion of haiku in the West.

yellow eyed raven
perches on the rail
jumping at suet


broken rake handle
finds new life
as a tomato stake


early walk in woods
startling a doe
along the path


in pain, sitting
with ice pack
leaking down my back



for heeding haiku with HA: friendship

What I’ve learned is that friendships don’t have to last long, to leave a lifetime of impression.

sharing laughter
when everything’s going wrong
tears turn to joy


The attraction subtle,
like cat hair on fresh laundry.
Drawn together;
with kindred spirits.
Sharing briefly
a passion for poetry.
a lifetime impression.