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Silent Voice

--Tree Silhouette-- 

shimmering tree
there’s no footsteps around       
but fallen leaves 

afternoon twilight
heaven is listening
peaceful lonesomeness
Autumn waits 
wind blows the mind   
leaves falling softly


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Buried Hearts

O travel bound
Tread gently
A million hearts in ground

Winner of No. 1 place in Haiku 101 Contest of Charles Henderson. Judged on 11/23/2012

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Cries for peace heard loud 
War mongers, rifles lifted 
Silence established! 

© Demetrios Trifiatis
  06 NOVEMBER 2014 

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No Chain, No Charm

In Unison-
~No Chain, No Charm~

United we own
Firm, full of finest goodies-
Our ground of freedom.

United we stand
Firm from failure and horror-
On the ground of strength.

United we pray
Faithfully with open mind-
Our bliss is assured.

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Sharing is friendship.
Moon and sun are best of friends.
They take turns to shine.

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Haiku 25

shining through darkness
light shimmering on water
reflection of moon
Entry: "Any Poem goes~" contest of P.D. Written by: Carol Brown 3rd Place Winner

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TOWER OF TUSK ‘ ‘’’ ‘’ ‘’ ‘ ‘ ‘’’ ‘ lone tower of tusk roaming beams of angel- light… signal post for ships rising obelisk pewter threads wave guardian’s blade… safe sail from dark harm ………………….. © copyright Russell Sivey’s Contest: In the Light of Haiku Written by: nette onclaud

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The peace sign

Hail all the peace sign:
Although at large a janus,
Monolith at spring.

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Oceans filled with tears
Shed by the angels weeping  
For souls fell in war  

Open hearts to love 
Making hate capitulate 
Let's give peace a chance

© Demetrios Trifiatis
     08 JUNE 2013


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Time Travel

Yesterday is gone
soon today will pass as well
I'll travel with it

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haiku 9

dwindling drafts 
flutter blank pages--
a pen rolls

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Take a break 2

sharing the moment 
the serenity of space 
the light of a flame

©Ellie Daphne van stralen 2012

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in thin water

stones in thin water
hunched like spines of animals
waters whisper through

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As the honeybee
Drifts from flower to flower
Another joins it

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A wisp of white cloud
On a breeze, that cools the land
Autumn is soon here

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A Place Called Home

On the covered bridge
A bird is building its nest
Hidden by shadows

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Nurtured Peace

New growth of life blooms
Nurtured by water and light
Look within for peace

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Bathing with an Audience

Beyond the dark trees
Robins bathe in the sand
Watched by an eagle

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Of a Peaceful Ferry Ride to Staten Island

          As the engines grate.
People read- exclusively.
                    Peace at last- onboard!

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Placid Lake Of Green

placid lake of green
into the water i look
and see the wind pass

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Winter comes again--
The earth returns to slumber.
Time, once more, to dream

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Peace of Nature

Peace of nature shows
how relaxing life can be
and can show you truth 

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Pitter Patter Falls (Haiku)

rushing waters fall
as of sweet rhythmic curtains,
draping moss and stone

Submitted for Raul Moreno's "Rhythm of The Falls" contest.

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Self Reflection

treasures of beauty positive thoughts inspired like sun's rays at dawn ~~~~~~~***~~~~~~~ © Joseph, May 17, 2009 © All Rights Reserved ~~~~~~~***~~~~~~~ Joseph S. Spence, Sr., is the author of "The Awakened One Poetics" (2009), which is published in seven different languages. He invented the Epulaeryu poetry form, which focuses on succulent cuisines and drinks. He is published in various forums, including the World Haiku Association; Poetinis Druskininku, Milwaukee Area College, Phoenix Magazine; Möbius Poetry, and Taj Mahal Review to name a few. Joseph is a Goodwill Ambassador for the state of Arkansas, USA, a college faculty, and a military veteran. ~~~~~~~***~~~~~~~

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A shot of Haiku -CHAIN-

Haiku Chain

Presents wrap by tree
babies first Christmas is here
jet stream follows sleigh ~~by; Royal

jet stream follows sleigh 
Santa's bag floats ocean unknown 
cap is in Spain  ~~by; Goode Guy

cap is in Spain
it blew over the ocean
beating rhythm flows ~~by; Andrea Dietrich  

beating rhythm flows
unnoticed tiny black spot
fly, fly, ride high winds ~~by; Nathan Dilts

fly, fly, ride high winds
bring in the New Year, hurry… 
a parrot shows up  ~~by; Annalise Brigham

a parrot shows up
the world was never so right
as I feel refresh   ~~by; S.Jagathsimhan Nair

as I feel refresh
breeze blows with soothing effect  
as birds fly higher  ~~by; olusegun Arowolo 

as birds fly higher
their iridescent feathers
ribbons in the sky   ~~by; David Williams  

ribbons in the sky
soft whistling pretty lights dance
to sing like a bird   ~~by; Tracie, Indigo Dreamweaver 

to sing like a bird
constrained within emotions
give me liberty  ~~by; David Williams  

give me liberty   
sweet vertigo dizziness 
the flight takes up space  ~~by; Poet Destroyer

the flight takes up space
come and join the view today
birds fly around me   ~~by; Poet Destroyer
birds fly around me 
brown grey with a glowing force
the moon as haze ends  ~~by; Poet Destroyer

the Moon As Haze Ends 
crashing On The Horizon 
with The Rising Sun  ~~ by; Christopher Bunton

With the rising sun 
celebrate the coming home 
maybe peace will reign  ~~by; cecil hickman 

maybe peace will reign
in the silent world this day
all is calm and bright  ~~by; Deb Wilson 

all is calm and bright
just me in my Xmas hat 
and loving all night   ~~by; Michael J. Falotico

and loving all night
this a welcome of pure light
power of the wind   ~~by; harry horsman

power of the wind 
a new year begins again
first let's celebrate ~~by; Catie Lindsey

first let's celebrate 
the sweet air brings me your scent 
now I know your here ~~by; Michael J. Falotico

now I know your here
Staring out the window,  
upon a (choo) choo train  ~~by; John Rhinem

upon a (choo) choo train
steam blows, lumps in my stocking 
charcoal grey mittens  ~~by; poet destroyer

charcoal grey mittens
the two of us are rocking
choo choo train chuckles  ~~by; S.Jagathsimhan Nair
Team Work -created this haiku chain

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Wooden window , traditional 5-7-5

Wooden window creaks -
Tree branch swing hanging lowly 
Peeking sun thaws snow

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Strong Tears

Because tears are meant
To be a symbol of strength
Even in hard days.

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Evaporation (Haiku)

cold misty morning
wet grass with lingering dew
wait for rising sun

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Blizzard in the Himalayas -- Revised

The wind howls across
Heavy snow buries the world
and then deep silence

I liked this better:

screeching wind, death sings
heavy snow buries, survive
a deep silence mourns

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My Dog

We share a bond
You rejected bird hunting 
I rejected war

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nature's wrath in the wind forgiveness

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haiku peace

stars of amethyst
swirling light circles
path to perfect peace

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Dancing Angels

Angels in heaven
Dancing on a small puddle
Always stay afloat

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Bio in Short

It's been a good run
To the back side of sixty,
The short side of time.

First Hollywood kiss
Behind a pink crepe myrtle.
Thanks, Patsy Werner.

High school was okay.
Didn't help me to focus;
So, my mind wandered.

Surfed Bonzai Pipeline,
Big waves break into lava.
What made me do it?

Vietnam jungles.
I wondered why I was there.
America lost.

Smoking pot. Stereo.
Good fun in the seventies.
Psychedelics too.

And three wives later,
I finally found true love.
We're still together.

My destitute heart,
Saved by the sweetest angel.
I love you, Sandy.

Sooners are my team.
Most winning football program
In the Modern Era.

I am retired now.
But I have plenty to do.
Golf, primarily.

I've been writing more.
Perhaps I will write a book.
I have many tales.

I'd chase young girls; but,
Girls with a "grampa" fetish
Are so hard to find.

If I am lucky,
I will just drop dead one day.
With my peace of mind.

Yes, made a good run
To the back side of sixty,
The short side of time.

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Haikus About God: II

Invisible chap
Bearded egomaniac
Probably not real

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Discolored meadow
overtaken by swollen clouds,
comfort the wild tree...

Are there blue mountains
beyond the unfrequented prairie?
Find the horizon...

No cowboys on horses; 
no coffee brewing on logs,
while they are singing...

Late Fall scenery,
not yet conquered by deep snow,
make this day dazzle...

Hungry spiders crawl
with a despised, changeless pace;
the coyotes howl... 

Frightened by those sounds,
I feed more logs to the fire,
to shun strange vibes...

Seeing that sun blaze 
over the landscape's stillness,
I begin to dream...

 (c ) Copyright  2014 by Andrew Crisci

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The Internet

Oh the internet
A battle ground for morons
Will we ever learn?

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Haikus to Iran

In Iran they march
"Where" they ask "is my vote gone?"
Answered by truncheon

God, Allah, they call
In His name, holy, oppress
Gods weakest children

Other news shall show
Western television screens
But we wont forget

Hundreds dead now
We only know one name, one face
A prayer for them say

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Haikus About God: V

Omniscient guy
Yet he lets bad things happen
How can he exist?

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Snow Fall

the falling
snow glistened
like polished diamonds

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dreams of the rice field

bemused light
falls to the ground....
moon cradles me

fingers on lips
amber disappears...
dewy mouth of mirth

whispered words
porcelain meanings... 
incipient snows of sleep

"  "   "    "
Joe Maverick's Contest: Sake From Noritake Haiku Challenge

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Peaceful Morning

early morning peace... mist hangs tranquil and serene lone bird whistlling ~*~

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Haikus About God: III

Beauty of nature
Why condense it down to God?
Isn’t life enough?

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Natures praise

Enchanting hills laugh
Beyond the ridge of nature  
Afternoons shimmer

Countryside’s beam light
From the sunsets of glory 
Upon the white birch 

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Sunet Strip

<                                  well isn't that swell
                                lost another cool surfboard ...
                                      holy sharks galore

                                        beyond horizon
                                 the sun bids day well ado ...
                                       happy trails to you

                                       top of old smokey
                                  cumulus congestive skies ...
                                    coughing up a storm

                                        excursion riding
                                  using buoyant enforcement ...
                                      to capture the sun

                                       yacht and small vessel
                                  endlessly floats rippled lake ...
                                       feeling abandoned                                   

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Beams from heaven

Arouse the morning   
Light filters on jade waters    
With icy sea stones 

Lapping sounds caress 
God’s beauty for soothing sound 
Uninfluenced joy 

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Placid Place

Lone whispering pines 
Rise under a patchwork sky
Mirrored in a pool 

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Super Moon: March 19, 2011

Contractual agreements with publisher caused DELETION

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Awaiting Election Day

I long for Tuesday.
Politics invade through calls
each hour, begging votes.

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Soft White Daisies

soft white daisies bloom
in the barrel of this gun
where once lived red fire

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A New Year

Ring in the New Year,
with a joyful song of love.
Pray for the New Year,
to the awesome God above.

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Paintings in the sky
Kaleidoscopic colors
Mirth restored to Earth

"Haiku Weekend"  contest entry

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Haikus About God: IV

God made all people
But some better than others?
Stop being silly.

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My own proverb

My own proverb...... “ The peace is always buried alive in the name of freedom, where all those fake leaders get together and march forward to the cemetery to bury the body called ‘Peace’ ”. - Ravi Sathasivam

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How Music Makes Me Feel

my soul exploding
        in beautific harmony with
his melodic Words

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Oceans filled with tears
Shed by the angels weeping 
For souls fell in war 

Fill our hearts with love  
Making war capitulate
Peace forever reigns

© Demetrios Trifiatis
       24 JUNE 2013

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Easter Sunday Morn
Tomb Empty Jesus Arose
Oh wonderful Day!

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Patience Hears

birds retort
wind whispers riddles untold
patience hears

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Peace be upon you,
Be in peace.
God is peace! 

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Haikus About God: VI

The body: sacred
We’re all made in God’s image
Hence... circumcision?

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What Does The Dove Say

What does the dove say?
“Please do not shoot and eat me.
I stand for world peace.”

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haiku 40

                                                        a shooting star
                                                   streaks across the sky--
                                                        I wish for peace

Entered in Andrea's
Itty Bitty contest

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White Cloud

          across the blue sky

    an envoy of hope and peace

         a white cloud sails by

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C (Haiku)

Souls guided with love
Forming radiant circles
Covered by feathers

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Wise owl at his post
"hoo, ha, hoo...hoo, hoo, hoo, hooooo"
thus he gives a hoot!

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It cuts clean through flesh
As it sings through the cold air
Scars my enemy

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The Icy Cascade

Smooth and quite tranquil
Cascading over the rocks
Ice crystals glisten

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A pair of snowy Haikus

Snowflake in winter
showing stillness and kindness
forgotten at spring.

Snowcastle is strong
emotion of winterland
New clothes on the trees.

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It came from above
Falling so fast on my head
It gets me all wet

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a lake visit

peaceful sunday morn.
boats glide through rippled lake
water runs it's course

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Peace; humble, serene Can be found within the soul Be still, listen, be

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Play The Radio Get Up And Dance All Night Long Music Heals The Soul

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Le Vacance Pretentieuse: Storm Part I

Gathering grey clouds
Whip crack of frothing thunder
Is this Africa?

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True Peace

Moonlight shining bright
Midnight sky now ever calm
Childhood remembered

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Awaiting Dawn (written for Raul's contest)

Mother Nature sleeps
Waiting for the sun to rise
A new day begins.

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Effulgent sun proffers love 

Above the undergrowth…of
Thorns and weeds

The moon unravels wonders

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In pink

I love the tradition in pink 
because rain sprinkles silence 
between two skins in fire

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Monday Morning

Clouds cry on the grass,
Little sprouts springing slowly,
waiting for the sun.

Quiet, birds chirping;
Not a creature bustles today
They sleep with the sun.

By: Juli-Michelle 
Motif: Nature/new poem

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Haikus About God: I

Overture of lies:
Don’t take it literally

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Bite My Tongue

I'll try to be nice
to my ex - who annoys me...
I must stop lying!

For "New Years Resolution Haiku" contest sponsored by Tracie ~*~ Indigo Dreamweaver.

Ain't Happening!

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Christmas Angel Haiku

Christmas angels glow,
brighter than the whitest snow.
Hair, long locks of gold.

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Choose to break away
release the cage of sorrow
Moment of freedom

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Village in Punjab

Vivid and expanding view
like a landscape painter's canvas
- unpolluted peace

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Love is as love does Peace begets peace; happy day Unconditional

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colors of freedom

colors of freedom
remind us what wars have cost --
we must not forget

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you now possess me
cover me with your blanket
earth caress my soul

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lift your brothers and sisters (come together)

we are one spirit...

there shall be no division...

edify each soul...

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Morning vision

A little prism 
casts hues over the carpet 
the glass cup is full

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Buzzing honeybee,
Beautiful flower
Pollinating others.

-Caroline Youngless

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I saw the morning clouds.
They looked like cotton soaked in sunlight.
I saw beauty in divine color!

Date of publication: 08/01/2014

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Dirty Haiku

     Dirty Haiku

Meadow waves golden

Granular dust mist rises

Sandals come off dry

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Play with doves

After long day`s play
with doves ,they fly in the light
Let`s rest in the love

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- Truth
Remember the truth,
Question those in government…
In full glory reflected.

- Mistake
To war is error,
To offer peace is sublime…
Bombs bursting in air.

- Belief
No matter how hard,
Stand up for what you believe…
O! say can you see.

- Responsibility
I love my country,
Like baseball and apple pie…
The home of the brave.

...(Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)

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Let a drop of tear,
enrolled with prayer,
for Japan ,dear pals.

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Never Use --------- S O P A------- to Wash Out Your Mouth

--------We're not Terrorists----------
------S.O.P.A. wash your own mouth out-----
----------not our Big Brother---------

*if you are not familiar with 
and you are ONLINE...Read up...
The lovely U.S. Government plan
 to police our every Internet move...
It is a SICKENING infringement of our rights!!! 
"Get Up, Stand up, Stand Up for your rights!"~Bob Marley

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Moment of Peace

Blossoms fall like snow
where deer and antelope play
and spanish moss hangs

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Hush of Night

Moon hides behind clouds
       starlight dance beckons to me -- 
                quiet hush of night

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Dangerous Beauty


                                              Droplets on petals

                                      Barbs impale the reaching hands

                                            Fragrance for the soul

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The solution to ethnic-cleansing

We are all humans
Irrespective of race
And religion

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A Fresh Lit Candle

A fresh lit candle
in the dim and empty church--
Our Lord  shifting His gaze.

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moon glows serenely upon flowing midnight glass night wrapped in stillness
TLH © 8-1-2014

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At Water's Edge

Serenity comes
in ripples and silhouttes
and leaves just the same.

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War is Noise

folded wings
doves sense chaos from afar
war is noise


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A Proper Job

What's a 'proper job'?
Suit, tie, briefcase, paperwork?
One that makes you smile...

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The calm ocean mist
Upon the tranquil water
Coaxing quiescence.

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Heavens above, mystery  
   Believe, fold hands in prayer  
        Reflections of God  

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nap time

summer sleeping sun
wind dawdles over brown grass
cat dreams ignoring

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My Mind

I'm mysterious
No one can see through my mind
Discovering me

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blade to my belly
i smile thinking of my life
love and sacrifice

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Beach Day~ (haiku)

Cool quenching water
Relaxed floating I lay calm
Hear the sea echo

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Cold, Flexible Steel

A serial of haikus, all addressing the same topic with 
a hint of humor; but advice that could save your life
or that of a loved one.  New to PoetrySoup, so I hope 
I'm not "out of order" with this submission or topic. 

Cold, flexible steel
Probing my dignity...

This “simple” exam
“…could prevent cancer.” they say.

We all have to die,
But not from colon cancer.

There's a downside tho’.
“Yuk! That, nasty brown liquid.”

“But boy, does it work...
Work and work and work some more. 

Baring your buttocks...
In a fetal position;
Then the lights go out. 

“No polyps", they say.
There are no malignancies.

Your colon’s okay.
It’s five years until your next...

Want some peace of mind?
Insurance may pay for it.

One “simple” exam
Can provide that peace of mind.

You might save your life.
Over 45?  Do it!

Cold, flexible steel.
On the other hand, what if…
Something else kills you?

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haiku 22

a lover's heart
scars the aged beech --
silent wood

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Land of the Free

Pillows on the sky
Greeting the waking peach tree
They're happy and free

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Democracy nears revisited

    Democracy nears

   For unknown Arab countries

    Angry Arabs yell

  Suicide bomber

  Islam, Religion of peace 

  Perhaps when they're free

 The Crowed Goes wild
  Egypt  you are next in line     

  Democracy nears  

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                               INTERRUPTION OF SOLITUDE

                                Cloud caressed rock face
                                Cycles of ice hide from wicked wind-- cling
                                Without your consent

                                Uninvited frigid fingers
                                Disturbing peace 

V Anderson Throop Nov 2013

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The sky drizzled light,
Combined in a bow of rain.
Seven bright colors.

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The Waterfall

natural staircase 
water forms moving carpet 
ushering nature 

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              Desires and distress transcend,
                     Vicious cycle ends !

August 11th, 2014
For contest- haiku on enlightenment by Marvin Celestial

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deeply, the last rose

deeply, the last rose inhales for a final breath farewell her perfume

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a quiet whisper in a gentle wind haiku

a quiet whisper
in a gentle wind leads me
to soothing stillness

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Children make Life

Little cute buds
Playing, sitting, eating & sleeping
Children make life

Smiles to tears
They show all emotion in life
Children make life

Growing little everyday
They crawl, walk run to embrace world
Children make life

Innocent at heart
Simple joys they cherish live every moment
Children make life

Dear to every heart
They conquer anger with a sheepy smiles
Children make life

Learning and mimicking
They catch every world and act you do
Children make life

Source of joy
They bound the bonds of humanity 
Children make life

Daughters are blessing
Bringin prosperity to fathers and society
Children make life

Sons are strength
Mothers see their pride in them
Children make life

Son or daughter 
Let the joy bloom in every garden
Children make life


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Peace in the garden

Sparkling water,
Tinkling fountain,
Chirruping Cicadas,
Whispering breeze.

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there are those that need
structure even in their art
personally not

for me, I'll write it
however it comes to me
sorry if it don't fit

in your poetry 
mold, keeps me from growing old
you wouldn't want that

so write your tight 'lil
lines and I will still write mine
hopefully we can

share some dreams and things
and for each of us it will
still be very real

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Rain Induced Nap

gentle drone
rain drums sleepily
on my metal roof

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The morning's stillness
Its' beauty surrounds us all
Glory be to God

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stained glass

radiant color caressing the empty pews silent dust motes drift

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The cold mountain stream
So crisp fresh and crystal clear
It wakes up my soul

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Gravity Frog

A frog jumps so high
So high, it jumps to the sky
Gravity pulls frog

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The Oriental Gardens

Little crickets chirp,
Softly sways the bamboo tree
In the midnight sun.

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monarch butterfly
breathing regal in colours
black, white, and orange

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Serene first light water 
lotus leaves and flowers –
kids nap with no noise 

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Oh gentle spirit
Set loose from life’s pain and grief
Flee to the heavens

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Favorite Season

.         Hot stuffy days gone.
     Can't wait for cooler breezes.
          Can leave doors open.

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Cry out repentance
Or forever hold your peace
Absence of hatred

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The Festival of Lights

Prayers in luster
Candles shimmer as fireflies
Graceful Diwali


Clamorous of noise
Firecrackers on exhibit
Children astonished 


Clatter enlighten
Glamorous of sacred day
Be blessed among them


Author Note:
Happy Diwali for those whom celebrate

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Whispers in the waterfall

Misty morning blue
Glorious wet teardrops fall
Upon the rocks

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Eyes of the Night

The night watches us
Millions of tiny eyes
Watch us safe to sleep

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I saw an angel
flying up high
freedom and purity soars

I caught it
clipped its wings
and asked it to be my friend

But dear angel
cried to heaven,
"now I will bleed for sure"

wild passion caresses
sweet passion burlesques
dear angel exists no more

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Oh, the moon shines bright
In the Oklahoma sky
The prairie wind sighs

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Rock Me Gently

<                                             tropical ~ retreat
                                          mai ~ tai ....  pina ~ colada

                                      swaying ~ on......... hammock

Entry For
The Sweatheart Of Poetry's
Tropical Treasures Contest
GL All

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My own proverb

“ When the devil rules our nation. The peace is jailed forever"

- Ravi Sathasivam

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My Fortress

Dangers pass by me
	The enemy fled away
		In my fortress, saved

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                                                 An ant wandering 
                                       searching food stuff on a street
                                          gets shock with bus's horn

                                             stops and rests a while
                                              again tiny legs step on
                                                next vehicle's horn

                                               Uh! no where safety
                                        on trees leaves sun rain disturb
                                              no peace in this world 

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I'm A Little Horny Unicorn

<                                       mythical creature

                                     woven from the hands of god

                                         and given an horn

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love a sweet buffer
hardest  work a pleasant chore
poverty giggles

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I'm never alone
No matter where I journey,
For God is with me.

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tell me why you know
about the once icy cold
that was in my heart

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pink joy

sunrise medium painted sky artist canvas welcome child to life

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not a sound around
a huge content of silence
for real listeners 

©Ellie Daphne van Stralen 

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Sunrise Perspective

sweet cheerful morning
as my dreams fade from this mind
i’m alive again

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The World is at...

Dog barks. Cat screeching,
Horns honking, bus brakes squealing. 
The world is at noise.

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Pure Happiness

Consecrate others
A gift that is forever
Till eternity

Faith is a blessing
Composure will enrich life
Conviction of soul
Rings outward to many too
Delivering hope beyond

Destinies pathway
Harvesting happiness now
Feeds humanity

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Snow, Winter's Long Quilt

Snow, Winter’s long quilt,
Land’s white, night beauty treatment....
Future drink for spring.

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Moon Magic

moon shines so softly
casting a spell over all
peace reigns over us

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rests... a dragonfly,

on a flowing pebble sea.

Fathomless silence.

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My Chance To Disappear

I cover myself
in Earth's thick blanket of leaves.
I'm hidden to all.

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Spring philharmonica

Peepers pipe spring chimes                                                                                       birds sing as the hummingbirds                                                                                 hum along with bees                                                                                          *                                                                                                                    *      thunder drum rolls as                                                                                              warm breezes whistle in trees                                                                              raindrop cymbals ring                                         *                                                                 **                                                                                                                         a clean rest then brooks                                                                                           fulfill the springs gushing song                                                                       instrumental  peace

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Peaceful is a dream
Peaceful is a great big dream 
Peaceful is a dream

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Autumn Haze

Late autumn evening,
A haze of dew dusts the earth,
The wind smells of rain

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The river runs free

The water is very clean

It is time to swim

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Had this crazy  thought
The one thing I keep seeking
Is found when I stop

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Twists and turns are life
Happy or sad, you decide
It shall stay that way

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Such Calming Scent

Flowery fragrance
Blossoming from a sweet rose
Uplifting the soul

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The UN

The UN should now
Ban war and wage war against
The violators

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Sparks fly from water.
This cauldron boils forever!
Fire, water does mix.

For "guiding light" contest

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The Water

The stillness, calmness,
serenity, peacefulness, 
there they were, in water.

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Sunny Days

I love bright days.
In the long fun summer days.
Enjoying myself.

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tell me

you told me one time 
you cared for me day and night
no im lost with time

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Pictures, frames, thoughts...

Cleansing as the waves,
Flowing in the depths of mind.
Nature scenes bring peace.

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Relax your view

sea shore's garden path                                                                                                    
aroma of peace rises                                                                                                     
on orchid sunset

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a tall flower

The silent rain does fall, 
Onto the flower alone
It grows tall and strong

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Daisies of the Field

Field of white daisies, 
Snowy caps with yellow eyes 
Abundant beauties.

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Dimly, the old moon
Paints the landscape with silver in shadow

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Nature's Sympathy

Nature's sympathy
is expressed by its colors
--for my broken heart

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Natural Serenity

A gift from heaven,
a reflection of His love,
an angel's painting.

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Her Weary Display

Oh so heavenly
floating to me on her breath
lovely Mother Earth

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For Happiness

Love, Peace and laughter 
Let it come into your heart
Hold it dear and don't part

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Palm holds “Old Man's” face,
eyes are closed resigned to fate.
His FIRST fall is LAST!

For Decending Grace contest

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Because He Lives,

The earth moved,
Weary souls, dare to hope
God is here

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   -Dharga Nagar Safa

Train workers-



Workers' train!

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Precious Little Hands

precious little hands
bound together with promise 
the world starts anew

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'Pon Sailing Clouds a Throne

Sailing clouds ply Nights azure seas
Like brooding wraiths.
By one alone is my heart engloved.
The Beautiful Dawn.

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Course of Nature

Introduction: Nature works in a mystical way…

In dark sparkles blink
In patterns scattered through the sky
Gone with a stormy wink

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Can You Picture This

blue water rushing 
down rocky cliffs - makes gorgeous 
themes for computers

Tribute To

Also Entry For
Raul Moreno's 
Rhythm Of The Falls Contest
GL All

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End of Writer's Block

Paper once snow white Now full of written feelings Done, time for a nap

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So elegant and still
sat the dreaming thinker
on his way to craving peace.

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Silver flower
Untouched by time and space
Gaze upon the moon

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Got Milk

amidst milky weed
tail orange butterfly extracts
succulent nectar

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Ahh! (Haiku)

Old dog learning tricks
As the breeze sweeps my front porch
How I love this life?

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on peace

are you working for
peace, or waiting for peace to

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The lamp light illuminates My messy bedroom And brings me joy to my heart The lamp light turns off quickly The mellow midnight Has revealed its pure beauty The door opens and welcomes The priceless sunrise And inspires me to write poems The morning greets me again The lovely stars dim I miss the midnight wonders!

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Out With The Old

Robin, small and blue
Pauses briefly in its song
and drops a feather

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Colors Of A Hero

Silver, purple, gold 
A heros story untold 
Colors boldly rolled

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Haiku 1

Somewhere over a tree top The sky is awoke Caressed by the clouds at dawn

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Purified by Mother Earth

Spring flows so softly.
Water brightens dull pebbles;
Freshens your spirit.

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The Sunday bright

in the soul of my Lord
my lifeblood in peace
our pax in love

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For now, we are here;
Let us forget difference,
Embracing the present.

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Autumn Leaves

Crisp hues of crimson
dance gracefully with the breeze
then fin'lly, they rest.

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It's not all bad

An earthquake is like mother nature telling us we should start over.

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In the early morn
I heard in the willow tree
The bird call to me

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Tulips sway by wood,
Take a puff of the new day,
Where is the coffee?

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Leaves drift lightly down.
Oh taste the thrill of autumn!
Sweet October morn.

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The Firefly

her eyes caught its light
firefly- in the curtain, trapped
the wind freed them both

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Old and wise

Pure peaks of reason,
Stand the test of the cruel time
Peaceful in the world.

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on the train in Autumn

pumpkin lips whisper

textured oceans of wheat fields

trees  fly by burnished

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ages of pranquility

may I coincide
                         when darkness reighs the earth
the true morals rise

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One little flower
Trembles in the autumn breeze
Imagining warmth

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Lone Feather

A circular path
Among the wood tells a tale
Of a lone feather

As plain as the day,
But new as another morn.
You were visited...

As the eyes of God
Flew about in search of you
To show Himself strong,

They lit in the road.
Transformed into day angels,
They fluttered away.

A feather was found
By a friend to let you know
His Spirit was there.

Dedicated to a Native American Friend

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Birth of the Future

the womb moves
no recollection inside

ready or not the present
hails future

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Sparkling Sea

During a sunset,
My waters look like diamonds,
Sparkling in the light.

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Life Is No Picnic

the fourth of july
is no kind of picnic for
our fallen soldiers

You Are Not Forgotten

Happy Fourth Of July To All

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no one can predict it

even journalists
can not predict the future
of the middle east

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Neon Lights

on the pulsing floor
barflies wiggle and shimmy
fear and pride~  shot drowned

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The green frog jumped up.
The fish in the pond were swimming.
What a lovely day!

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Beautiful Butterfly

Precious winged creature
so untouchably charming
kissed tiny flowers

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is the divine sweetness
of a peaceful mind

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Cuckoo (Haiku)

Little Grey Cuckoo
Singing, only for himself
A "Broken Record"

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Smoke Rings

Smoke rings and pipe dreams
drifting through the Winter air
seeking the heavens

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Floating In Peace

So overwhelming,
my melancholy sinks deep
to the ocean floor.

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a gentle evening
the light is fading rapidly
trees are sentinels

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Red birds, blue birds too-
Flying high above the clouds-
How lovely are you!!

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Turtle Island Survival

Turtle and earth clans
Symbolizing island birth
Survival at best

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Her Humble Winter Beauty

Silent Mother Earth,
we tiptoe through your solstice.
It's your time to rest.

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Nameless the Third

Shimmering city
below me; stars above me;
and you beside me

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Happy New Year - Poetry Contest Ends 12.31.08!!

first day of the year
a snowflake falls
onto my shawl


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Wonderland of Snow

Magical dreamland
Brittle whiteness of belief
Floating before eyes

Written for

Sponsor S K A T * 
Contest Name **SN*O*W** *HAIKU* 

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Images of the Imperial Palace III

Cars rush past the gate
It’s ancient head bowed in 
Proud obscurity 

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Haiku 2

What doesn't kill me
Neither does it make me strong
Always heal within 

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Web of Life

Spiders in their webs
Happy welcome intruders
As part of god's plan

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Those Adult Who Felt...

Those adult who felt...
Happiness in their childhood,
Let you not waste it.

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a picture of a picture

there is a picture
the hues are bright and joyful
i take a picture

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Of Mountains

My soul's made of stone      
Through triumph to tragedy      
This granite strength's shown      

All angels have flown      
To wherever, with no doubt      
Mountains stand alone      

Stature like my own     
Forever, storms come and go 
I go with shalom

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The Babbling Brook

                                               babbling brook flows -
                                         gently down the outcrop stream -
                                                    musical journey

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Surpassing meadow

Weather’s fairer stance                                                                                              
Rooted firm midst brokenness                                                                                     
Drifting placid blues

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You Don't Phase Me

dogs come cats go
just like moon waxing
Don't let it phase you

Tribute To Moon Waxing LOL

Also Don't Forget To
Turn Those Clocks Back

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Quick! Hop!

Slow-moving cricket
Alone against the moonlight
...suddenly, a storm!

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The Bends

Under the Elm Tree
The wind bends the ragged weeds
slowely the light fades

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Eleven Nineteen

Eleven nineteen,
I'm waiting to fall asleep,
Eleven twenty.

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Suspenseful, sweet air 
of my lordly cathedral...
hum my faithfulness.

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Shine On

a beacon of light 
transparent through clouds clusters
reflects off stilled bay

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knowledge of self with no noise haiku

quiet inspiration
seeks no formed recognition
content with true self....

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river flows freely haiku

river flows freely
like time when it is careful
my mind is now free

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The King

- Birth
Non-violent protest,
Southern winds blind with hatred...
Through tears, truth is seen.

- Passion
A man dreams of peace,
Righteous in his convictions...
Empowered by speech.

- Death
Lorraine whispers death,
Purple Iris in full bloom...
The promised land calls.

- Dream
Passions ignited,
By presidential decree...
A dream remembered.

.....Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

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Oh Holy Spirit

oh Holy Spirit
deliver me from my sins
grant me perfect peace

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Calm Before The Storm

The sea of troubles
Spewing frolic wrathings
Islanders compose

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In the Afternoon

a diamond back suns
in gravel strewn arroyo~
lobo pups wrestle

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Palm-trees and ocean, nights 
reviling natures own love, 
tranquilities mind

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Quietly Relaxed

Still tranquility
Peaceful calm serenity
Timelessly soothing

Russell Sivey

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Anger Defused

A thought provoking
angry words are now exchanged
smiles come, peace remains

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Give Us This Day

daily feast for eyes
blue skies, mountains, rivers
Jehovah be praised

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                                      Peace it together
                               Peaceful things in the world
                                    Peace is love togeher

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Tired feet walk far;

many moons on our journey,

lifetime trip for all.

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                                         God's name is enough
                                           Solution of Solutions
                                             Drug  material	

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The solution to poverty

If the rich people
Becomes more sympathetic
There will be no poor

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Star Gazing

Stars unfold above 
I gaze at their majesty
And now fall asleep

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Is peace just a dream
Will mankind ever accept
The futility of wars?

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saddest muse

saddest muse
counting the stars
for comfort

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Waterfall gushing
on moss-covered rocks, breaking
up a bluish shine;
tree dangling from wet boulder
crushes the ginger,
to deplete it of its light...
Waterfall playing
a scherzo, ever grant me
this sweet symphony...

Entered in Raul Moreno's contest, "Rhythm of the falls" 

Copyright 2009 by Andrew Crisci

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Tranquil and serene
Nature is God's handy work
A poets' kingdom.

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Mirror Image

The little flower
Casts its shadow on the wall
Near the new greenhouse

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A large grizzly bear

Slips off into the shadows

Time for long winter

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Sunshine Day

Herd of cows grazing
Partly covered by the mist
Perfect in the sun

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Weapons of mass destruction

We need to control
Weapons of mass destruction
For our own safety

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Images of the Imperial Palace I

Twisted green pine trees
Elegant austerity
Against hard grey roofs 

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The Dance

One little flower
Dances quickly on the wind
at the pathway's edge

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On a rocky beach

Near the silent shore
Bright fish break through the surface...
Small waves touch the shore

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Wild flowers

Those that know 
the beauty of wild flowers
don,t pick them.

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A Praying Mantis

a praying mantis
on a bloom where silence lies
a moment of peace

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Can't Touch This

butterflies despair
wounded and abraded - yet
forges right ahead

Tribute To
Gods Messengers

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Hell is not for me
heaven is where I long to be
in faith I believe

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The Safest Place in the World

The safest place in the world
Is in the arms of a friend -- sleeping.

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Dull, gray clouds rolling Autumn-cited grasses bow Today I am king.

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HAIKU TRAIL :(Inconsistent with environment)


It is hard and bleak
now, below his tired feet
with the grey above him,

albescent with time
clouds bubble above him there
like an old man’s  beard,

though you, his sweet one
are the soft green in between,
bring back salad  days,

when you address him
you greet him with such relish
to flavour his life

and so he holds on -
ever in mind  as at hand,
leaning on the wind.

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Sara's Pencil

Sara was so mad, her pencil snapped in two halves, now she holds one half.

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Skylark spread your wings
Pull yourself up from the ground
Trust in the currents

One foot can lift you
Out to meet the starry night
Release yourself soon

Energy is faint
Yet the heart beats with power
We can not lift you

Find the quickening
Chance to take your maiden flight
You will remember

Flying is in you
You have been at rest so  long
Take this one last flight

We will all watch you
Cheering through our tears and fears
Imprinting the sight

Sooner than we think
We will have to take our flights
Risking the journey

Waving our hands high
Reaching for the clouds above
Hoping for entry

Greeters are waiting
With open arms and smiling
Relief on their end

The world is troubled
Peace must live somewhere we hope
You are needed there

We all must let go 
If we hold you too closely
You'll not make your flight

Skylark sing your song
The melody resonates
Through the summer air

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Winter Snow

The calming effect
of immaculate colors
warms my frigid heart.

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Painted Peace

A long painted road
Bordered by tall, wise pine trees
Lit by orange sunset

The road stretches on
Into imagination
Story to be told

There is a light breeze
Leaves dance in the fading light
The picture of peace

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Navy's Sea

The earth's troubled seas
the Nimitz stood tall at sea
US Navy rides

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stars tremble

tiny stars tremble 

into a plush velvet sky

a bright frosty night

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Dark silent pond...
Bright fish break through the surface...
Small waves touch the shore

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O' Winter Solstice

O' winter solstice
Your beauty's astonishing
Forever give light

O'winter solstice
So beautiful, yet so cold
For it's your pride/joy

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Driving Home From Bill's House Again

Part IV
you held me close and
in a circuitry of dreams
led me to morning

Part V
waking brought coffee
and a lazy afternoon
spent contemplating

Part VI
who knows what may come
a deepening of something
you are more than friend

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Sakura's favourable conditions

Hannah under cloudy                                                                                                   pink tree petals drop like snow                                                                                     winter passed peace

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Midday Graze

In the cool midday
By the garden fence, deer graze
...alone and at peace

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Sparkling Pond

Cranes wade in the mud...
Bright fish break through the surface...
Water smooth as glass

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Almighty God

I made the heavens,
The stars, galaxies and Earth,
I love all people.

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Soar away

Shy cherry blossom Let the breeze take your dreams way Up to the Heavens.

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Old Man Winter

WINTER'S foilage -
blankets trees and grassy knolls -
water runs admist

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Early Morning

On leaves of burnt gold

For a moment dew sparkles

To the ground they fall

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Your So Sweet

amidst grass carpet
bunny nibbles flowered bulb
expunges nectar

Tribute To Children

Entry For 
Carol Brown's Spring Contest

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Love light

Love my dark away
Cast out fear, don't drive it deep
Light: for darkness weep

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calm peace covers all haiku

calm peace covers all
that sameness that stress strives on
in the day to day....

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Forests with their trees,
Formless in the pitch of night;
The sound of an owl...

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I rest now in peace
Placed thy swords in their scabbards
White flag flies up high

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Stormy clouds allow
sunrays to console the tree
with their radiance

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Midnight Hoot

The big, silver moon
Seems to brush against the trees
An old hoot owl calls!

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beach chair peace haiku

in my beach chair peace
listening to john lennon
giving Peace a Chance

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Pit Stop

As snow is falling
An owl lands in the pine tree
As the evening fades

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Mountain Games

Mountains peeking out
playing hide and seek with me
Fog keeps them hidden

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A white moth flutters
Revealed by the drifting mist
Feeling only cold

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minorical shirpis

astince slips away
                                  A new goy calls tonight
A mitiyal mandate

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Waiting for Jesus

Waiting for Jesus
Is increasing my thirst for
Peace across the globe

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mountain views steal me haiku

mountain views steal me
and i am glad to let it
make a difference

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Untold Melody

Vibrant melodies
Searching for virgin ear drums
Lone mocking bird sings

Nathan Bane Leccese
© All Rights Reserved 05/17/2009

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  wooden bridge leads
  pilgrim to enlightenment -

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the trees' breath blow peace haiku

the trees' breath blow peace
consumption is always there
needfully enjoyed....

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There's No Place Like Home

the great sand bubbler
watches incoming ribbed tide
from burrows back home

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cold night smile haiku

cold night smile stills me
that sweet thrill never gets old
a Sound Sleep is met

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introduction to my natural contentment haiku

sweet sand, embrace me
introduce me to charlie
i long to be lost....

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Good Day

A bright yellow rose
Nods in the delicate breeze
as the bees fly by

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Early morning

Early morning bath Warm welcome serenity Peace before chaos

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The sun is shining 
enjoying the warm weather
sitting by the pool.

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An Exposure Horn Haiku

An Exposure Horn Haiku

Had been a bad blend
And no one want to offend
Who should this I send?

Came a bulldozer
Creating poor exposure
Now am not so sure.

From earth took big bite
Was it Islam or Shiite
Suffer day and night.

We started to see
All our foreign policy
Will not set us free.

James Thomas Horn
Retired Veteran

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Spirit Guide Calls

Will you heed the song 
that mingles in with the wind 
Your spirit guide calls 

It knows your heart well 
and sings to blend with your soul 
Turn and face the wind 

Cast your arms out wide 
Feel the caress on your skin 
The tug at your clothes 

Close your eyes and breathe 
Your blood rushes with the wind 
Wildness fills you 

You can taste it now 
Mountains, oceans, verdant fields 
It is all earth 

Now comes the sweet calm 
You are tuned with nature 
You have arrived 

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  .       .  
Purifing white 
      .                 .

.         .                    .
Frozen hills drifting below
 .                 .
   A silence I hear     .

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Dew Drop Inn

single red roses
unfurling their petals wide -
at the dew drop inn

Tribute To The

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A pond in the woods
A frog swims to the center
... splash! splash! splash! splash! splash! 

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an unobstructed view haiku

unobstructed view
peaceful passion realized
cure for many aches

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The soft air whispers
Through a thick aged willow’s tress
With a kiss of spice.

Water trickles down 
And grazes mossy gray rocks
The calm embracing.

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the lake collects tears haiku

the lake collects tears
the tears are baptised and freed
when freed, all is well....

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Chaos seeking me,
Peace flowing within my mind,
Find enlightenment

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bowed head against brick
ancient vibrations tingle
old spirits rejoice

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setting skies

all red in the sky,
i see straight hills in the sun,
look! the sun has passed.

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Day awakes

light that shine.
heat surfaces 
shadows fade into the night.
You are the sun.
With you i live.

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beautiful burglar haiku

wind chimes steal focus
i am happy that it does
being lost is sweet

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The keys to peace

Love can win the hearts
Patience is the key to live
In peace harmony

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peaceful place haiku

peaceful place heals me
after dealing with the world
and the crap it brings....

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Now Don't Tell

rustic overtures
mirrored fixtures
majestic crowns

Tribute To Nature

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Democracy nears

Democracy nears
for unknown Arab States
Angry Arabs yell

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fishing boat sunrise haiku

fishing boat sunrise
viewed from an oceanfront deck
is just where it's at!

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Nature's Haiku ~Foggy Morn~

Morning dense air crawls
Amongst a brook silently
Strewn below mountains

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' Uni-Verse...' (Haiku # 11)

   ‘ Uni-Verse ’   Haiku  # 11

        Oh, What Universe
What Grand Word, Did God Speak First
     ... Gave Beginning – Birth !

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newest haiku

Burgundy sunset
A pink band of cerulean clouds 
Clear day tomorrow 

He shot at the sun
 Hot liquid fell on his head
An Olympic torch

The moon in good mood 
Strewed silver on Birch trees 
To benefit beauty 

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highway harmony haiku

highway harmony
no destination in mind
just driving for calm

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Eternal Love

My eternal love,
pure like glistening water,
and stronger then hate.

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Rustling Leaves

Twisting and turning,
My autum leaves make their way,
With their bright colors.

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worlds apart

when seen from afar earth sits on the brink of peace... beauty in silence
___________________ For Skat's Contest: Gravity 5/23/14

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Stop Complaining Now

were you born that way--
complaining all of the time;
if not, stop it now

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I Remember

Labor Day
honoring those served
with remembrence

Tribute To
Fallen Soldiers

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Standing Tall And Looking Good

towering soldiers
watch over hidden forest
in dressed camoflage

New Entry For
Raul Moreno's 
Soalance In Nature Contest

Also Tribute To
Armed Forces

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crazy and creative
hearing the alarm go off
just being lazy

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holding you

rings spinning
around the planets 
the wheels of your bike
only one lays on your hand,
while my arm cradle you.

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I See Spots

northern spotted owl
could better serve species - than
dying in the wild

Tribute To 
The Spotted Owl

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Earthrise seen from space
Swirling blues and whites in peace
If they only knew

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sitting on the sand haiku

sitting on the sand
loving life and feeling free
battery recharged

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quiet so blissful haiku

quiet so blissful
my sanity is restored
my even flow returns

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Sheikh Mujib

Friend of Bangladesh -
Lionhearted Sheikh Mujib
Is the nation’s pride!

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as the night peeks through
the stars shine on in glory
the sky is at peace

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sweetest melody
sends chimney swifts cavorting~
novices confess

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Gold fish swim idly
Thirty second memory
Forgive and forget

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'Moon-Tides' (Haiku # 7)

‘ Moon-Tides ’     Haiku # 7

   Moon on Ocean-Tide
Crested so High, and did Ride
     Surf-up To My Side

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Child With a Sword

Immaculate Son
Sent for division, not peace
Giving His sentence,

He is not guilty.
But as blood drips from his blade,
He cries out for life.

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Comfort Without Fear

Comfort without fear
Is love without respect and
Peace threatened by war.

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Heaven's Trail haiku

we walk Heaven's Trail
truly at peace with ourselves
so revitalized

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four modern haiku

Modern Haiku  

Wet dog
Looks into a rain pool

When it rains
Cats sleep on window sills
Pensive mice

Meditative rain 
Gently descends
In September

Mountain village 
In the mist 

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Petaled Yellows

A giant blue bowl
Hangs over petaled yellows
And the green I'm on

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Knock at the law
                             cruen larn bye appendince
cue needs long life

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Moonbeams and Sunshine

Evenings dancing fire
Radiant light cascading
Nightfall slips in place

Ebony backdrop
Celestial glory ignites
Diamond light shimmers

Soft sweet hues arouse
Luminous fingers of light
Encompassing life 

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Of Future Travels

Foreign flowers peek,
Up from my scarred hands today,
How I love this life.

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I have grown thirsty...

a loving light has shown true...

the purest of white...

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fishing pier moonlight haiku

fishing pier moonlight
in a trance with my baby
not wanting to leave

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Sun sets on coastline,
white foaming waves rolling in...
its splendor praises God!

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The Sky Is On Fire

etched in own minds eye
blazing trails of fire - engulf
the midnight skyline

Tribute To 
Beautiful Skylines

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Where has it all gone
democracy morph withheld 

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pure anticipation haiku

pure anticipation
being just steps from the beach
reward for the wait!

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Night Against Light

	In this evening
Everything is cold:
Young sea-gulls are sleeping.

 From "Inland" 

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walking on the beach haiku

walking on the beach
vibe like a breezy Christmas
grandest gift of all

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Coming home

-  Train Whistle
Leaves are on the ground,
A North wind is picking up...
The train-whistle blows.

-  Reality
Is it for the dead?
How long do we have to stay...
Cold reality.

-  Hopeful
Hope springs eternal,
New ideas and new leaders...
Not much of a choice.

-  Tragedy
They are coming home,
Why do we keep forgetting...
What a tragedy.

...(Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)

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Light breaks through the mist,
as its splendid rays filter
into the pine grove...

I sit underneath  
these illuminated trees,
and behold glory...

Entered in Raul Moreno Ascension contest.

Copyright 2009 by Andrew Crisci

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With pastels in hand,
I paint the life of the sea...
in sunny Capri.

Giant Cyclops settled here,
and fishermen still fear them...
legends become real.

Mermaids sing with lyre,
luring them in your cold deep...
as images appear.

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Pollution due to
Must be stopped at once.

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           FIRST RAIN DROP
             FALL LEAF'S EYELID.

            BY ART FLOWERS.
       LADY LOVE,
            HAUNTED  BY,
             BUTTERFLY GUYS.

             SEED BURIED,


        FALL IN TEARS,
             ON THE OLD LEAVES.



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As Souls Warm

As Souls Warm

Happy lives shine bright.
As souls warm when choosing right.
Then, peacefulness reigns.

©  Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    1/ 5/ 2008

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glad to still be here haiku

grey hairs make me smile
memories inspire my walk
glad to still be here....

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Moon's Glow Marks My Way

Moon's glow marks my way;
God's divine path guides each day,
peace glows in my soul.

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A Great Place to Dream

a great place to dream
i saw the wind passed, touching
me, with gold and green

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In The Night

During this time—night
Owls whoot and the trees converse
As the big moon glows

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in her i forget haiku

in her i forget
i consume and i wonder
the climax is Life....

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Your Creeky

deep in the forest
arched waterfall -rapidly
channels rocky creek

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Whitman Days

I lean and I laugh
Loafing on my throne of grass
Remembering you.

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dissipation standstill haiku

sitting in the dark
while a relaxing groove plays
easing all of me....

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nerves fiddle-string taut
heavy pack upon his back
free fall into fray

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When Nature Sings

                                          Whispering through trees.
                                      Flowing waves in the dark sky.
                                           Wind is Nature's music.

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True love, hand in hand
But does it really matter
What color we are?

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rejuvenation zone haiku

deep within my zone,
i am just one with myself

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Still Home

If I closed my eyes
And clicked my heels, I would be
Still at home cozy

Russell Sivey

2nd choice for entry into "Close Your Eyes and Click Your Heels" Contest!

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Emerald Meadow Haiku

  Soft Emerald Meadow 
	         Bouncing butterfly’s lost dream
               Ferns line a glass stream~

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'Rainbows' (Haiku # 8)

‘ Rainbows ’    Haiku # 8

    I Reach For Rainbows
To Touch The Shimmery Show
     After Each Storm Go

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Moon Lullaby

The moon's lullaby
Sweeps the earth into deep sleep
As I dream of you

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Stiff paper letters
Purple and lavender shapes
careful hands make words

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Star Map

Gloom and glitter dust
umbrageous sky bedazzle
the North Star to eat...

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'Just Play' (Haiku # 1)

      ‘ Just  Play ’   Haiku # 1

This Sky of Pale Gray
Cloudy-Mist and Silvery
Still… Children Will Play

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Weeping in the grass,
Broken red balloon;
Sky still there…blue.

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morning doves cooing
rain trickling through forest canopy
symphony at dawn

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Orange Slice

My eyes see tonight
Moon looks like an orange slice
Dropped into the skies

Moon drops acid tears
Skin and lips turning, turning
to sweet orange bliss

Burning eyes turn red
Tears turn from acid to salt
Turning sight to blind

Skin stained orange hue
A taste of sweet hate thereof
And of sour love

My eyes see tonight
Moon looks like an orange slice
Dropped into the skies

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Biding Time

. . . bubbly brook, tall tree

              time biding time, no hurry

                        no rush, no worry . . .

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Live for peace

We should live for peace!
We should want it more and more!
We should die for it!

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' Under-Stand ' (Haiku # 10)

‘ Under-Stand ’  Haiku # 10

   Red Lotus In Hand
This Five-Finger, Lily Pad
… Be An Under-Stand …

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Nature is wild

Nature is running freely

Nature calls for me

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'One Rose' (Haiku # 13)

‘ One Rose ’  Haiku # 13

     One Rose, On The Path
Of Overgrown Weeds and Rocks
… That Is How Hope Laugh

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body board shuffle haiku

body board shuffle
the water so inviting
the feeling....serene

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Just Bobbing Along

                                                   beneath lilacs bloom
                                             three swans cascading lake
                                                  bobbing for minnows

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soft ecstatic moment example haiku

kissing my love good
loving the touch of her skin
her doing the same

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Wind Chimes

Musical chimes sway
Silvery sticks of pipe song.
Nature's music plays

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In My Heart You Will Always Be

Listen to the wind,
Whistling thru the tall thin pine,
Listen to my heart.

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Let's Get Stoned

etched between two pines
snowcapped mountain majesty
towering stone hedge

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Coming-Home Haikus


                                    Baby boy smiles wide,
                                    Bouncing happy in his crib
                                    Joy beyond all bounds.


                                    Soft Heaven, her kiss
                                    Chains my heart with her sweet touch -
                                    Smooth as ivory.


                                     Love beckons me home,
                                     Where little brown eyes look up,
                                     Glad to see me back.

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Silence of Darkness

silence of darkness
sucks mind beyond words
stars to the rescue

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To Fold a Season

O   pen up soft eyes,
to winter's frigid white tears
and the angel's veil.

R   elief dances wild
in each clean, rebellious flake,
blessing the night crease.

I   vory stars kiss
heaven's violet canvas,
a glistening sheet.

G   litter: a new life
in which the paper crane flies,
bathed in vernal dew.

A   zaleas now bloom
alongside Her majesty,
pressed gently at side.

M   orning star does smile,
its tender, gold, shining edge:
sprouting merriment.

I   t is the rhythm,
when winter bends into spring;
to fold a season...

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blooming flower

a green sprout comes up
a flower starts blooming then
people say pretty

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Sun Serenity

Sun Serenity
       by Amy Swanson  12/2008

Rays of sun so bright
     Streams of soft serenity
          Light tickles my soul

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needed escape example haiku

walk among the trees
swaying water mind journey
so at ease with life

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Under Slumber

The moon is rolling
liquid light on sleeping gulfs
Fish eyes twitch in dreams...

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Heavenly Father

to our father in heaven
we do but pray for our sins
to our father in heaven
have mercy on our souls

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Gravel Road

  . . . sunlit drizzle down

             gravelly road back to town

                     up there, rainbow crown . . .

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Winged Wind

          the wind, somehow seen,

                         snaking over cornfields green,

         winged, serpentine !

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Silent Worship

Dusk falls silently,
Weary shrubs bow in worship
Blessings from above.

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I've Got You Covered

                                                    billows of cotton
                                             blankets earth's canopy - in
                                                   satin colored hues

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Pen is my weapon

Pen is my weapon
My thoughts and dreams are its ink
I will fight with it

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Freedom to choose why
freedom to choose when and where
to express my thoughts
election 08

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the sea absorbs heat...

the sea absorbs heat...
of the early morning orb, 
with tranquillity.

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majestic moon spied
a nightbird soars, enjoying
the still of the night

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Starry Night

Starry moonlit sky
elongating two shadows
against the lagoon

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shrimpburger boardwalk haiku

shrimpburger boardwalk
embracing paradise found
kissing freedom's breeze

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Lovers On The Bridge

lovers on the bridge
watching shallow river flows,
two birds on the ground

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Lone Doe

Apprehensive doe-
What innocent eyes you have
The heavens praise you.

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Do You See What I See

                                                  fall's own foliage
                                            reflects mirrored images -
                                                off motionless lake

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The first part breezy
In the shade with kool-aide.

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Friend Or Foe

                                                         bird in hand
                                                         friend or foe ?
                                                          you decide  ?

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Pastel Bells

Hollow paper bells
strung like pastel snap dragons~
clicking in the sun...

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High Noon

. . . high noon sun

           locust chomps

                 own shadow . . .

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Cosmic tilt of head
hums in arched back  - opens eyes
of cupped palm's heaven.

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Ocean Blue

the ocean most blue
of powerful waves and tides
jellyfish and kelp
amazing dolphins to help

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... sultry pleasures deep

            mistress jealously I keep

                       sweet oblivion, Sleep ...

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Mother Nature

She spills her fragrance
When showing her elegance;
Seeker's contentment! 

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Awaken fron the sleep
rain showers began to fall
flowers dancein the sun.

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Perfection in a Weed

Thistle, growing weak
I wish to see what makes you,
Dance with perfection.

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Take Me

Dusky night in which
I contemplate thy beauty,
Take me into thee…

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The Sky Is Ready

The sky is ready...
Embracing unknown spirits
I smell my pillow

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Parched Skin

Raindrops seep into
My parched skin quenching the thirst,
For that hydration.

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Red orb glows softly
Rise and fall into water
White orb glows softly

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Watching the grass grow
The earth moving underneath
Day in and day out