Thursday, August 6, 2009

Haiku Friday

Hosted by Janice at It's a Jan's Life.

I write haiku in the Japanese tradition, not counting syllables or always restricting them to a three line form.


Haiku are about images and the five senses, they do not use the poetic devices of Western literature. Read them very slowly, one line at a time, and do not think with your mind, but visualize and engage all your other physical senses. Enjoy.


Three more of my haiku that were chosen for The Herb Barrett Award anthology Through the Spirea (1998) edited by Michael Dylan Welch:



in the long grass
of the old orchard

surveyor's stakes



and these two recieved Honourable Mention:



winter moonlight
the music box plays

all by itself



midnight rain
the vacancy sign

is turned off



My giveaway of two copies of a The Tree It Was (2002), a 16 page
chapbook of my own haiku is still open to followers of my blog. Winners will be announced in this column next week. Rules and entry are here.

*All of the poetry on this page is copyrighted by Sandra Fuhringer and may not be used without permission from the author.

8 comments:

  1. love your haiku...thanks for sharing them.

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  2. Beautiful haiku! And thanks for the link for today's Haiku Friday.

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  3. Lovely Haiku. Do you do this every Friday? I have just signed up to follow so I am not familiar with your blog. Maybe I should just wait and see!

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  4. I really like the image of the second haiku. Lovely.

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  5. Beautiful unravelling of tiers for the senses!

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  6. lovely images evoked in each ;--)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs and blessings,

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