Friday, November 30, 2012

1072

Today ends Defining Haiku here at Lunch Break 30 days November 1st - 30th of haiku features

The haiku in today's haiga(illustrated haiku)

sunset
how much orange
can
this sky hold

--gillena cox

Today's note - why write haiku

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


" Basho used the phrase karo tosen to describe haiku. Karo means a brazier (stove) in the summer, and tosen is a fan in the winter. In other words, haiku may serve no practical use in our present reality but are nonetheless of great importance. People do not need haiku to live, nor will haiku fill hungry stomachs. But to lead a richer life, haiku—as well as other forms of culture and art—can be of paramount importance."
--from The Spirit of Haiku


I invite you to share some of your thoughts on why you write haiku

Thank you Lorraine for
God's finger
zings a mix
of orange
Sky-wise



Thank you Harps for
Because I must. These words and phrases and concepts and observations fill my head and demand form and release.


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Thursday, November 29, 2012

1071

Tomorrow ends Defining Haiku here at Lunch Break 30 days, November 1st - 30th of haiku features;

The haiku in today's haiga(illustrated haiku)

a treasure of words
said to the stride of barefeet...
low tide

--gillena cox

Today's note - prompt

Nowadays, in the internet poetry there are prompts given to invite interaction among poets. Even in the haiku realm, and these prompts are given outside the limits of renga or kukai writings

The prompt at NaHaiWriMo for today is 'tide'


I invite you to share some of your thoughts on prompts with me

Thank you Lorraine for
low tide
tickles my toes
through the foam


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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

1070

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the kettle whistles
before the bird songs
the round wall clock

--gillena cox

Today's note - nengjayou/new year post card

Many haijin design their own post cards for new year greeting exchanges.
The haiku in today's haiga(illustrated haiku)one of my designs, i have used in new year greeting exchanges

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

1069

Defining Haiku here at Lunch Break that's 30 days, November 1st - 30th of haiku features

The haiku in today's haiga(illustrated haiku)

a whisper a smile...
a blush of sunset clouds
heralds night-time

--gillena cox

Today's note - love

Happens, in the poetry world, when the word love is pronounced, sonnets come to mind; if haiku is for the most associated with nature and the environment and skewed in the direction of credibility; can as baffling and ethereal a subject such as love be found in the hallways of haijin? Well so happens these brave adventurers have dared to go


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Monday, November 26, 2012

1068

this post #1068 has been edited since the wrong haiga was posted; so now for the correct haiga 20121127

Defining Haiku here at Lunch Break that's 30 days, November 1st - 30th of haiku features

The haiku in today's haiga(illustrated haiku)

chicken hawks
circling circling...
cumulus puffs

--gillena cox

Today's note - kukai

Another community sphere of haiku is kukai; in this gathering, there is a given topic which everyone will use in the haiku writing exercise; the coordinator will list all the poems and distribute to all players, who then score and comment on poems, a player is not permitted to score or comment on his or her poem. The coordinator tallies and presents to the gathering the scored poems. In contest mood, coordinators highlight first second and third placings

I invite you to share some of your expertise on kukai with me

Thank you Lorraine for
Cumulus puffs
seen so often
at the river
once upon a time


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Sunday, November 25, 2012

1067

Defining Haiku here at Lunch Break that's 30 days, November 1st - 30th of haiku features

The haiku in today's haiga(illustrated haiku)

sing Alleluia
acclaiming the seated Christ -
Sunday savvy

--gillena cox


Today's note - Christian haiku


According to Catholic liturgy, today is the last Sunday of the liturgical year; the feast of Christ The King, the head of the church; next week starts a new year of the church and the beginning of the season of Advent

There are groups of writers who theme their haiku on biblical scripture and the life of Christ, today i send deep bows to this group of haijins; writings of such can be found at the undermentioned links, and many more internet places

WordChimes
Haiku Poems Christian
troutswirl
Patrick Madrid Catholic Haiku

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Today is #51 in the series Sunday Savvy i invite you to share some of your Christian haiku with me email me or post a COMMENT revisit Sunday Savvy 50

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

1066

Defining Haiku here at Lunch Break that's 30 days, November 1st - 30th of haiku features

The haiku in today's haiga(illustrated haiku)

Furu ike ya
kawazu tobikomu
mizu no oto

--Matsuo Bashô

The old pond;
A frog jumps in —
The sound of the water

--Translated by R.H. Blyth

(my interpretation of Basho's haiku)
splash...
in the old pond
a frog

--gillena cox


Today's note - Basho

The who of haiku? that would be Basho. It was Matsuo Basho who took the hokku of renga and deceided to poem it in a stand alone form, today we know the genre as haiku


I invite you to share some of your expertise on Basho with me

Thank you Lorrainefor
pond splash
love the ripple
Stone and Frog



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Friday, November 23, 2012

1065

Defining Haiku here at Lunch Break that's 30 days, November 1st - 30th of haiku features

The haiku in today's haiga(illustrated haiku)

bright moon
the vibe of parang lingers
long after dark

--gillena cox


Today's note - moon

There is a custom of moon viewing held in mid-autumn called tsukimi widely celebrated in Japan. It's said that this moon viewing custom was introduced to Japan from China. Tsukimi happens on the night when the moon is the brightest and the most beautiful in the year.

In the neoclassical writings when moon is stated, it is this beautiful harvest moon that is intimated; and there are several other named moons written into haiku. The moon is definitely a favored haiku topic for all haijin


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Thursday, November 22, 2012

1064

Defining Haiku here at Lunch Break that's 30 days, November 1st - 30th of haiku features

The haiku in today's haiga(illustrated haiku)

servings of turkey
in the West; and cease fire
tabled in Gaza

--gillena cox


Today's note - environment

As a beginner, the haiku writer encounters talk of haiku as nature poem; the environment presents itself as the haiku muse; so writings reflect the relationship
and intimations of writer to birds and trees and,fish and fowl and leaf and flower colour; all of which is encouraged by doctrines of season and change.
Then as the writer develops; perspective of environment undergoes striking changes and season become inclusive of Thanksgiving and Christmas, Divali, Halloween,Carnival and Mardi Gras, War and Peace



HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2012



I invite you to share some of your expertise on environment with me

Thank you Doug for

supper table
this leaf they have now added
new dimension



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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

1063

Defining Haiku here at Lunch Break that's 30 days, November 1st - 30th of haiku features

The haiku in today's haiga(illustrated haiku)

November sunshine
seems everywhere..
grackles

--gillena cox


Today's note - title

Haijin generally will not title their haiku, that way encouraging total interest to the poem by the reader. However some do out of personal style

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

1062

Defining Haiku here at Lunch Break that's 30 days, November 1st - 30th of haiku features

The haiku in today's haiga(illustrated haiku)

smell of
roasted cashews popping..
azure skies

--gillena cox


Today's note - appeal to the senses


haiku alludes to the senses drawing the reader into the writers canvas

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Monday, November 19, 2012

1061

Defining Haiku here at Lunch Break that's 30 days, November 1st - 30th of haiku features

The haiku in today's haiga(illustrated haiku)

smell of boiled ham -
my father calls for
a paring knife

--gillena cox


Today's note - time


time in haiku, if stated calls to mind for many an instant, and freezing it in time; while haiku is mostly written in the present tense, it spans a spectrum of existence and incidence - past, present, and yes future


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Sunday, November 18, 2012

1060

Defining Haiku here at Lunch Break that's 30 days, November 1st - 30th of haiku features

The haiku in today's haiga(illustrated haiku)

the faithful leave church
blackbirds in the lawn pecking -
Sunday savvy

--gillena cox


Today's note - wab sabi


wab sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete"--Wikipedia

There in also intimated into this concept a respect for the way things are

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thank you Lorraine for
Faithful prays
huge birds sway
by the windows



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