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Never would I have thought I would start
writing at 73 years of age. I have thoroughly enjoyed my voyage into the written spirituality of poetry and am thankful for the opportunity.  In my four years here I have met many new and wonderful persons. Having them accept me as a friend has been a moving experience.
               
    

     


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Blog Posted:11/6/2012 1:56:00 PM
I am so thrilled to see so many new names on the soup writing Haiku poetry. On the home page down about middle ways is a link to various kinds of poem, including Haiku. When I pulled that up, 50 poems posted yesterday (the 5th) were there. I read all 50 and I must say that very few are even close to Haiku. Though I applaude the effort and intent which many of you made I only saw 7 poets whose poem was Haiku. They were, Yazmin, Sandra, Torente, Debbie, Robert, Elizondo and Cynthia. Forgive me if I missed your's, as I was scribbling while I read. If you posted a Haiku yesterday and are interested in whether or not I considered it Haiku, please soup mail me or email at cghenderso@msn.com. If you will include your poem/s which you posted, in the soup mail or email I will give you my reasons why I do not consider that it is Haiku. Anyone interested in learning how to write Haiku period, whether or not you posted one of those yesterday, I will be glad to give you my attention. Like anyone else who knows how to write it, I do not always write good Haiku. However, usually after it sits and stews for a couple of days, I can spot what is wrong with it. One of my pet peeves is anyone who comments to a poor haiku and brags or compliments the poet on how good it is, really is doing a dis-service to the poet writing the poem. It gives them a false sense of knowing what they are doing and UNLEARNING a form is very hard. One huge problem is that many of the people reading it do not truly know the form. Correcting that is the reason for this blog. Even though I have seen comments about beating Haiku to death on the blogs, I do not feel like giving up as long as less than 15 per cent of the poems posted are really Haiku. My goal is for 85 per cent of you who wish to write it, to know how.
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  1. Date: 11/7/2012 2:02:00 PM
    These notes are from: Haiku Society of America www.hsa-haiku.org/archives/HSA_Definitions_2004.html....... So, we can keep on complaining that our Yorkshire Puddings come out like biscuits, or try the old tried and tested recipe/method. Love & Peace, Su

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 11/7/2012 2:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    For more advanced reading: http://www.ahapoetry.com/keirule.htm
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 11/7/2012 2:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A helpful site, if you are starting out writing haiku: http://www.inzenity.org/mythku/how2ku.htm
  1. Date: 11/7/2012 1:54:00 PM
    Most haiku have no titles, and metaphors and similes are commonly avoided. (Haiku do sometimes have brief prefatory notes, usually specifying the setting or similar facts; metaphors and similes in the simple sense of these terms do sometimes occur, but not frequently. A discussion of what might be called "deep metaphor" or symbolism in haiku is beyond the range of a definition. Various kinds of "pseudohaiku" have also arisen in recent years ("senryu")

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  1. Date: 11/7/2012 1:53:00 PM
    Traditional Japanese haiku include a "season word" (kigo), a word or phrase that helps identify the season of the experience recorded in the poem, and a "cutting word" (kireji), a sort of spoken punctuation that marks a pause or gives emphasis to one part of the poem. In English, season words are sometimes omitted, but the original focus on experience captured in clear images continues. The most common technique is juxtaposing two images or ideas (Japanese rensô). Punctuation, space, a line-break, or a grammatical break may substitute for a cutting word. (Seasons: the 4 seasons as we know it PLUS New Year)

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  1. Date: 11/7/2012 1:52:00 PM
    HAIKU Definition: A haiku is a short poem that uses imagistic language to convey the essence of an experience of nature or the season intuitively linked to the human condition. Notes: Most haiku in English consist of three unrhymed lines of seventeen or fewer syllables, with the middle line longest, though today's poets use a variety of line lengths and arrangements. In Japanese a typical haiku has seventeen "sounds" (on) arranged five, seven, and five. (Some translators of Japanese poetry have noted that about twelve syllables in English approximates the duration of seventeen Japanese on.)

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  1. Date: 11/7/2012 1:01:00 PM
    A good haiku will really do. North to south and east to west. Haiku will pass every test. They are fun to write that is the test. So stay in form and do your best.

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  1. Date: 11/7/2012 8:05:00 AM
    I haven't written haiku in quite some time now. Here is a haiku that I thought-up today. It could almost lean towards senryu, because of a touch of possible social satire, but for me it is haiku, regardless of non-existent kigo, etc: walking past, his pot-belly jiggles/to the scent of ale -- CDA -- Alright, cut it up.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 11/7/2012 11:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    don't know you need the [to] in line 3? can you jiggle to a scent?
    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/7/2012 9:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    very good to me Chris. Better than most of mine. two parts -- a guy drinking who is walking )) juxt to his belly jiggling.
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 11/7/2012 8:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I like it, Chris! It made me giggle! :) hugs, catie
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 11/7/2012 8:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have come to a point in my journey, unless the 10 to 15 syllables of short prose are a blatant slap of humour or sarcasm, the short prose of mine will be labelled as haiku, not senryu(even though it is short prose; unless there are enough poetic devices to warrant it being labelled as free verse).
  1. Date: 11/7/2012 6:01:00 AM
    where no light plays / nor reflects upon my waters / my heart is eclipsed.....17 syllables, juxt is third line, yet I am SURE all you good haiku experts will find fault with my ku. Of course, I could have used line 3 as line 1, and the juxt set there. Now if... my juxt is not as apparent, nor blatant as someone elses juxt, then perhaps more consideration should be given to the images, until they, in themselves, do speak to you. Isn't that what haiku is about?

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    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/7/2012 1:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Catie, as with any poem, what we do is to evaluate from time to time what others are writing. We have to have much information from the most reliable sources of what is current. Over a period of years that bundle of correctness keeps moving to a different place, and we must move with it, or get left.
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 11/7/2012 10:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Charles. It is one of my favorites of my own. Do you see the problem though... everyone says something different, so how are we to learn? love and hugs, catie :)
    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/7/2012 9:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    To answer Deb: it doesn't matter what an eclipsed heart looks like. Modern haiku only has to evoke a feeling or emotion which the writer may or may not be focusing on. Many times others seem to come along for the ride if the poem is mysterious enough as this is.
    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/7/2012 9:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    to me Catie, it is very good modern haiku. I only wish I could write it as well as that. This haiku is very deep. I do not know if you realized how much so. I will take this to another blog later and give some examples if I can come up with some that do the poem justice. You wow me.
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 11/7/2012 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    okay, Deb, but what I HAVE shown is dark water, without reflection. I have seen it before. hmmmm... as for the rest.... you've got me thinking! HA!
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 11/7/2012 6:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    first off on this on Catie-did you are using a form based in objective sensory input to tell us you are sad [I think? that's your intent] you have picked a topic difficult to deal with in this form which is objective..as you have written it your [cut] is between lines 2 & 3 [forget worrying over the syllable count] what have you actually shown us? [no light] hmmm what is no light isn't it [dark] no reflection, what does a [no reflection look like] and what does an eclipsed heart look like?
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 11/7/2012 6:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    WHAT DID YOU SEE, what did you hear, what did you smell, what did you taste, what did you touch? [What you FELT is to be 'portrayed in the sensory input]
  1. Date: 11/7/2012 5:25:00 AM
    I encourage all, forever....endlessly, not my job to tell them how to write....if they saw beauty and feel more connected to the universe, I am content...from the land of the wolf.....jimbo

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 11/7/2012 12:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    "[to] find feelings they didn't know how to express." Awesome!
    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/7/2012 9:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm only encouraging all to go beyond themselve Jimbo, and find feelings they didn't know how to express. Haiku done correctly can do this. I applaude all your attention and dedication to poetry.
  1. Date: 11/7/2012 1:44:00 AM
    We have had this discussion every few months on PS over the years.The reality is there are three types of haiku...the original in Japanese...translation of those haiku into English...Western (inc English language) style haiku.With regard to the latter there are no exact 'rules' ..this is poetry. One either likes the three lines or not. How they are labelled here is something for PS team still to address.

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    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/7/2012 1:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I went an HSA weekend semiar recently and identification of haiku was paramount in the three two hour discussions we had. Without some kind of guidline the japanese will be laughing much harder than now at our attempts to emmulate their poetry, no matter how much freedom is preached. I feel it is up to us to critique ourselves not PS. Haiku is much larger than any website.
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 11/7/2012 12:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for visiting us, Master! : ) I agree with you and I like the traditional "way" of writing haiku. I think that with critique and /or advising we can become better writers (or just a writer, in my case).
    Grisetti Avatar Joann Grisetti Date: 11/7/2012 7:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Very good comment. I do not like most of "modern" haiku - I am a traditionalist. But would not criticize another poet.
  1. Date: 11/7/2012 1:29:00 AM
    There are different schools of haiku and it is up to you to choose which one you wish to adhere to - some rules may be contradictory. I personally favour the Zen philosophy (which had given rise to haiku). If you have submitted work to Frogpond (the name is based on one of Basho's haiku), then you would have noticed that they do have different categories. Advice which was given to me: The Zen (haiku) moment is that point in time when you have noted something, and before the ego clouds the scene. Hence, no personal nouns, no adverbs and no gerunds or puns. Haiku is a personal matter and I applaud Charles and other's attempt to give a helping hand. It is up to us to take it or leave it. <3 Su

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 11/7/2012 12:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I mean, Im not following that rule!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 11/7/2012 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I would like to hear more about no adverbs and no gerunds...I've never heard about that rule...and I think Im using it.
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 11/7/2012 1:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    To be at peace with the scene and not to interpret it - a fiery discussion is in essence contra-haiku :-)
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 10:32:00 PM
    Ok...a metaphor: A haiku without the "Aha" moment that happens when two disparate things are placed side by side, each commenting on the other ...is a computer without Internet! : )

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 11/7/2012 12:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I like it.
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 11/7/2012 3:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ruben "Franklin" flying the kite/ bringing us the much needed light./Tripping over crossed wires./No longer issue that tires./The written word is still all might.
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 11/7/2012 3:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :-)))
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 9:42:00 PM
    PD, My edited version of this blog: "Hi all Soupers, I would like to invite all poets who are interested in tradional haiku to a blog/workshop where I will showcase a variety of published haiku and outline what makes them traditonal, the required elements for traditional Japanese haiku. You are welcome to bring your own haiku to this blog, if you believe that your haiku needs help. Though I too am learning, I have a marvelous instructor who is well known in the haiku circles. Traditional haiku is my passion and I would love to discuss its form and craft with those who feel the same. Wishing everyone happy writing...

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  1. Date: 11/6/2012 9:20:00 PM
    The hospice nurse / weeps for the dying girl / in pulp fiction By Cyndi MacMillan

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    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/7/2012 1:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    the reason for no title is it unfairly gives more syllables to explain the haiku. So to title is to fudge or cheat a little bit. On soup if you use words that are in the haiku to title it then you will not be adding syllables to the poem.
    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/7/2012 12:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    to P.D. I did look at your string. The top 2 are good haiku. The bottom two are not haiku. They each have 3 parts. btw you continue to say haikus. Plural of haiku is haiku. Also haiku do not have titles as you did inside string. To title to post on soup you should use any words in your poem as they are written.
    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/7/2012 12:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    implied comma at end of line 2 seems to be the cut. juxt from weeping hospice nurse to pulp fiction. two parts.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 11/6/2012 9:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Okay, I'm going to take a quick looksie, then I NEED to go to bed. My girl's internal clock did NOT change (@!#$%) and I'm feeling pooped. LOL.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 11/6/2012 9:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I know. I know. Really. I do get why you're cheesed. I am beginning to think that communication is a big problem here on soup. There is what we say. Then there is what we MEANT to say. Then there is what we WANT to say but don't. Then there is the DAMMIT why DID I say THAT? At least this is true for me :)
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 8:56:00 PM
    "In Kama Sutra//torticollis' prescription// marks a stop" 8 )

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 11/6/2012 9:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I like all haiku... high-ku, My-ku, Ku-ku. I think I'd like to edit this blog, I think that if I could rephrase what was written, it would sound a lot different and have been better received.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 11/6/2012 9:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey, PD, I think this really just stems from ... hmmm... a want of helping, but a struggle on how to offer it. Despite my 10,000 comments on this blog, I don't think the intent was as "off" as it seems, at first glance. .
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 11/6/2012 9:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Me TIRED! I do think tradional haiku should be preserved, despite my scuffing dust at the umpire. It's just that what I enjoy reading has more... hmmm... flow? I like one liners (all lines are grammatically connected) that bridge TWO different concepts to create ONE concrete moment. I do think learning the variances is a good idea. We just need to agree that there ARE variances. Sheesh!
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 8:10:00 PM
    orioles insist/ there must be music/ for my reverie/ Joan Vistain, Antioch, Illinois/ Published by the HSA in Frogpond Magazine (Um, how do birds insist? Isn't that subjective? A one line subjective haiku published by Frogpond. )

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    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/6/2012 11:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cyn, The one liners are not really one liners. They usuall have an implied comma at the point of the cut. Just like the orioles insist, there is an obvious implied comma there. So that makes it a normal short phrase and two combined short phrases gramatically connected. not one long phrase through the cut.
    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/6/2012 11:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    At first appears subjective but is objective. A noisy bird very concrete. trying to sleep also concrete. Traditional two part juxt from loud birds to someone dozing.
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 8:07:00 PM
    burnt toast on the floor/ jam on the spoon/ last memory of grandpa/ Scott J. Kirshenbaum, Chicago, Illinois Published by HSA, Frogpond (please show me how these three sentences are gramatically linked)

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    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/6/2012 11:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    two parts=At first glance this seems to be 3 parts but there is an implied comma at end of line 1, so the cut is at end of line 2 which is end of part one. line 3 is 2nd part juxt from 1 and 2. again the truth of line 1 and 2 is only revealed after reading line 3. very subjectively modern. The writer put himself into the poem.
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 8:01:00 PM
    one by one/ a son carries out/ the contents of her life/ Robert Epstein, California Published by HSA, IN FROGPOND

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    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/6/2012 11:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I would have to say this is cross over from tradition to modern. One by one seems subjective but contents are objective. But when one by one is id'd it becomes objective. Weird
    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/6/2012 11:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    two parts ---part 1 visual part 2 (lines 2 and 3 are also visual) Very unusual. The cut has to be after line 1 yet you do not know what line 1 is until you read the rest of the poem. Highly unusual, but have seen it discussed before.
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 7:54:00 PM
    the nature trail/ disappearing into/ his loud complaints/written by Robert Epstein, California PUBLISHED BY HSA, IN FROGPOND

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    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/6/2012 11:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    2 parts part 1 nature trail visual/ part 2 disappear into complaints (sound)
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 7:33:00 PM
    The rabbit I meet/ remains as still/ as the air we breathe (really happened this weekend) Cyndi MacMillan

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    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/6/2012 11:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    two parts part 1 visual (still rabbit) part 2 the still air. Juxt from the rabbit to the air.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 11/6/2012 7:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    AWK. GOOD CATCH! LOL. Thanks. I really enjoyed this encounter. I live in an apartment, but the building has a creek behind it. I walked to the store (something I seldon get to do on my own) no hint of wind, cold, and I almost step on a rabbit. It just stays there and looks at me. We both stayed there like that for a good 5 mins. It was nice.
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 11/6/2012 7:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    breath? shouldn't it 'breathe?' has the spelling of our language evolved that far? hmmm... it may have! HA! :)
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 7:28:00 PM
    One rose wept/as she touched the cool silk/of his casket Cyndi MacMillan

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    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/6/2012 11:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Two parts the rose wept and the casket. Two visual perception juxt from the rose to the silk casket.
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 11/6/2012 7:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    another! HA!
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 7:20:00 PM
    The bed sheet/ leaves the laundry line/to follow the breeze Cyndi MacMillan

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    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/6/2012 10:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    two parts Katie: A visual bed sheet #1 and "leaves the laundry etc. =part @2' another visual sensory perception.
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 11/6/2012 7:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    obviously a one liner! :)
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 7:14:00 PM
    just for fun / people an age I once was/ run up the mountain.... Frogpond, published by HSA

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  1. Date: 11/6/2012 7:13:00 PM
    you do know that even if one actually has written a haiku to the simplist criteria..that doesn't make it a good haiku or a good poem...haiku//2 parts/showing [ie sensory input] not telling [ie opinions & imaginings] IN 'the moment' [PRESENT TENSE]is not TOO much to ask geeezzz louise

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    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/6/2012 10:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'll drink to that. Think I will refresh my scotch. Carolyn made some bxxxxing home made veggie soup tonight. Wow, I can hardly breathe.
    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/6/2012 10:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Had to leave to watch election for a few mins back there. Cyn please see my comment below on the two part --late oak ku.
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 11/6/2012 7:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello, Deborah! We were waiting for you! : )
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 11/6/2012 7:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Have you read or enjoyed any of Kerouac?
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 11/6/2012 7:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree that even haiku that is written in its tradional format can fall flat. Just like a free verse can lack oomph or verse can loose its flow or any poem can lack a beginning, a middle and an end. All poetry can either leave the reader content or disatisfied. HI THERE :)
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 7:11:00 PM
    a late oak leafs out her first word -----------Frogpond, published by HSA

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    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/7/2012 1:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Just noticed your comments. It means in the spring the tree is late leafing out. It is still bare and others have buds. "Word" a metaphore for leaves. Moden haiku tends to favor metaphore in spite of stated opinions otherwise.
    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/6/2012 10:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    a late oak=part one leafs out her first word=part 2 juxt from bare tree to one with sprigs.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 11/6/2012 7:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL. Really, me neither. Though, I think it refers to the sound of the last leaves, the rustle?
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 11/6/2012 7:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I dont get it!
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 7:05:00 PM
    Okay, now I am REALLY confused. Charles, some time ago you told me that Frogpond publishes anything ... your point of view... considering the amount of submissions they get, and the number they actually publish, I disagree with this point. BUT now I see that Frogpond is published BY THE HSA?? Okay, so according to your statements in the comments of this blog, if I find even ONE haiku in the Frogpond which is written in one part then ??? Cause I'll find one. Betcha 10 nickles that I'll find one.

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    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/6/2012 10:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cyndi, there is no way to juxt. a one part haiku. A one phrase haiku yes, but not one part. A one part would be something like "the singing bird" and that would be all.
    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 11/6/2012 10:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, what I meant by anything is that members send in contributions to be selected for print. A panel of x number of people sit around a desk and pick the ones they like for publication in frog pond. It's not like they have any criteria. But only good haiku get selected.
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 6:57:00 PM
    He holds his cards/over his lap- full house

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 11/6/2012 7:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    so funny!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 11/6/2012 7:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ; ) Aha!!
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 6:56:00 PM
    Reading the sutra/ I decided/ to go straight JACK KEROUAC (okay now who doesn't like this one? It's quite funny!)

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 11/7/2012 5:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Infamous?????? No, not at all!! They're humorous and...entertaining! HA!
    Grisetti Avatar Joann Grisetti Date: 11/7/2012 7:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ruben, there were many sutras,not just the infamous one.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 11/6/2012 7:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I had the book. Some of the names are hillarious.
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 11/6/2012 7:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awesome! The "sutra" is for is Kama Sutra and its 64 positions...(some people dont know)
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 6:55:00 PM
    You’d be surprised/ how little I knew/even up to yesterday JACK KEROUAC

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  1. Date: 11/6/2012 6:54:00 PM
    Taghagata neither LOATHES/ nor LOVES /His body’s milk or shit JACK KEROUAC

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  1. Date: 11/6/2012 6:50:00 PM
    stylish hat/ socks hung over screens~/ pompoms fall..

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 11/6/2012 7:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    actually, if you add "AND" socks fall, it does make an excellent contemporary haiku! HA! HA!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 11/6/2012 7:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    well...in my own defense....
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 11/6/2012 6:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yeah. My pom poms are so fallen.LOL
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My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/16/2014Cold WindsEpigramage,
9/16/2014A Mind ThingProsedeath,
8/31/2014The TrystRhymememory,
8/29/2014night breezeHaikuculture,nature,
8/24/2014The CureRhymecancer,
8/24/2014among crocusHaikuanalogy,
8/3/2014the treeHaikunature,
8/3/2014the pondHaikugrowing up,
8/3/2014talcumHaikubaby,
8/3/2014her letterHaikuwife,
8/1/2014starsHaikunature,
7/18/2014the ternHaikunature,
7/18/2014the bare branchHaikuphilosophy,
7/17/2014how many worldsHaikuphilosophy,
7/17/2014accoutrementHaikuappreciation,
7/17/2014a single water dropHaikucreation,
7/14/2014a childHaikulove,
7/14/2014the ringHaikufamily,
6/26/2014she giggledHaikugrowing up,
6/23/2014Metaphysical TransitionFree versemystery,
6/21/2014Yeah, RightFree verseaddiction,
6/19/2014A light in the HeavensTrioletenvironment,
6/18/2014graduation dayHaikugrowing up,
6/18/2014pubertyHaikuchildhood,
6/18/2014HeatSenryubreak up,feelings,
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Fav Poems

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Poem TitleFormCategories
Hard TimesCowboycowboy-western,family,fun
PetalVerselove,
ViolinPersonificationdeath,love,rose,
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Disposable WisdomRhymeage,cat,life,wisdom,
FootprintsFree verseintrospection,life,
Alabaster NightFree versenature,sea,
Forgotten Heroes of the SommeRhymebrother,death,history,lif
A List: I'm the Poet -To CarrieList dedication,
Don't Come Free versedeath,lost love,me,
Mona LisaFree verseartme,
Love Beyond the PaleQuatraindevotion,lost love,
HumanityCoupletlife,peoplechild,lost,chi
HUNTING SEVENSRhymefunny
Frosted Panes - re-postQuatraingirl,life,me,sea,time,win
When Madness Rides on Moonlight Sestinagod,life,
-Unlatched-Rhymechildhood,family,mother,s
Missing MotherVersedepression,devotion,me,mi
Why He BeamsDiminished Hexaverseimagination,love,
A Gentle DeathSonnetabsence,death,faith,love,
KUKU HAIKU FOR YOUHaikulife,
Wet but WiserQuatrainadventure,funny,pets,
FacedownHaikufunny,religion,
CloserFree versehope,life,love,peace,blue
Love Passing ByRhymelove,love,pride,
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Fav Poets

PoetCountry 
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Ruben O. Argentina Flag Argentina Read
dakarai cobb United States Flag United States Read
Cyndi MacMillan Canada Flag Canada Read
Tracie Edwards Australia Flag Australia Read
craig cornish United States Flag United States Read
Chris D. Aechtner Canada Flag Canada Read