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Listing A Personal View Of What Poetry Is

1. Poetry is a stone, turned to expose to searching winds of a once hidden earth.
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2. Poetry is art, mind painted, heart colored and fire risen.
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3. Poetry is a fruit, hanging on a bountiful tree, begging to fall.
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4. Poetry is an ever expanding ocean, begging ever more creatures to swim in its swirling depths.
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5. Poetry is cake on a golden platter, eaten with fork, spoon, butter knife or greedy hands.
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6. Poetry is cherry blossoms, crying for the soft, cool winds to wave their beauty to the awaiting sun and the gasping skies.
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7. Poetry is glistening dewdrops falling upon virgin ground to gift dawn's hope and night's desire to match brilliance of glistening moonbeams.
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8. Poetry is a poet's heart and soul uniting to bless others, while temporarily shielding searching souls against this dark world's poison tipped arrows.
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9. Poetry is brightly sent musical notes that heart sees, mind colors and spirit longs to record.
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10. Poetry is ink blotted, soul driven splashes that cry to be read, beg to be understood and unabashedly sing to give to its dear readers.
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11.Poetry is a colorful bird, in heavenly flight to a paradise that awaits man's sincere pleading heart and desirous spirit.
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12. Poetry is a child happily playing, a mother joyfully singing and a father blessed to have and so very dearly appreciate loving both.
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My biography will be very limited for now.   Here , I can express myself in poetic form but in real life I much rather prefer to be far less forward  I am a 60 year old American citizen , born and raised in the glorious South! A heritage that I am very proud of and thank God for as it is a blessing indeed ~

Currently married to my beautiful young wife(Riza) a lovely filipina  lady and we have a fantastic 7 year old son, Justin ~

I have truly lived a very wild life as a younger man but now find myself finally very happily settled down for the duration of my life~

I decided to rest here and express myself with hopes that it may in some way help others, for I see here a very diverse  and fine gathering of poets, artists, and caring folks~

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Blog on poetic- form Haiku- Imagery, Imagination, Color And Inspiration

Blog Posted:6/29/2021 5:48:00 AM

Blog on poetic- form Haiku-

Imagery, Imagination, Color And Inspiration

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https://www.poetryfoundation.org/learn/glossary-terms/imagery

Imagery

Elements of a poem that invoke any of the five senses to create a set of mental images. Specifically, using vivid or figurative language to represent ideas, objects, or actions. Poems that use rich imagery include T.S. Eliot’s “Preludes,” Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind,” Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy,” and Mary Oliver’s “At Black River.”

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https://poetryarchive.org/glossary/imagery/

About Imagery

Imagery is the name given to the elements in a poem that spark off the senses. Despite "image" being a synonym for "picture", images need not be only visual; any of the five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell) can respond to what a poet writes. Examples of non-visual imagery can be found in Ken Smith's 'In Praise of Vodka', where he describes the drink as having "the taste of air, of wind on fields, / the wind through the long wet forest", and James Berry's 'Seashell', which puts the "ocean sighs" right in a listener's ear.

 

A poet could simply state, say, "I see a tree", but it is possible to conjure up much more specific images using techniques such as simile ("a tree like a spiky rocket"), metaphor ("a green cloud riding a pole") or synechdoche ("bare, black branches") - each of these suggests a different kind of tree. Techniques, such as these, that can be used to create powerful images are called figurative language, and can also include onomatopoeia, metonymy and personification.

 

One of the great pleasures of poetry is discovering a particularly powerful image; the Imagists of the early 20th century felt it was the most important aspect, so were devoted to finding strong images and presenting them in the clearest language possible. Of course, not every poem is an Imagist poem, but making images is something that nearly every poem in the Archive does.

 

An interesting contrast in imagery can be found by comparing Alison Croggon's 'The Elwood Organic Fruit and Vegetable Shop' with Allen Ginsberg's 'A Supermarket in California'; although both poets seem to like the shops they write about, Ginsberg's shop is full of hard, bright things, corralled into aisles, featuring neon, tins and freezers, while the organic shop is full of images of soft, natural things rubbing against one another in sunlight. Without it being said explicitly, the imagery makes it clear that the supermarket is big, boxy, and tidy, unlike the cosy Elwood's. This is partly done with the visual images that are drawn, and in part with Croggon's images that mix the senses (this is called synaesthesia), such as the strawberries with their "klaxons of sweetness" or the gardens with "well-groomed scents", having the way the imagery is made correspond with what the imagery shows.

 

Fleur Adcock's poem, 'Leaving the Tate', uses imagery of picture-making to build up the overlap between art and sight at the centre of the poem.

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https://literarydevices.net/examples-of-imagery-in-poetry/

Examples of Imagery in Poetry

Imagery is one of the literary devices that engage the human senses; sight, hearing, taste, and touch. Imagery is as important as metaphor and simile and can be written without using any figurative language at all. It represents object, action, and idea which appeal our senses. Sometimes it becomes more complex than just a picture. There are five main types of imagery, each related to one of the human senses:

 

Visual imagery (sight)

Auditory Imagery (hearing)

Olfactory imagery (smell)

Gustatory imagery (taste)

Tactile imagery ( touch)

A writer can use single or multiple imageries in his writings. Imagery can be literal. They also allow the readers to directly sympathize with the character and narrator. Through imagery, the reader imagines a similar sensory experience. It helps to build compelling poetry, convincing narratives, clear plays, well-designed film sets, and heart touching descriptive songs. It involves imagination. Hence, writing without imagery would be dull and dry, and writing with imagery can be gripping and vibrant. The necessary sensory detail can allow the reader to understand the character and minute details of writing which a writer wants to communicate. Imagery can be symbolic, which deepens the impact of the text. For more explanation refer to this article: //literarydevices.net/figurative-language/. Here are a few examples of imagery in a poetry:

After Apple picking- Robert Frost

 

I feel the ladder sway as the boughs bend.

And I keep hearing from the cellar bin

The rumbling sound

Of load on load of apples coming in.

 

These lines have powerful imagery. We can feel the swaying ladder, see the bending boughs and hear the rumbling sound of apples going in the cellar bin. These lines are literal. Every word means what it typically means. The entire poem is imagery that conveys deep feelings of contemplation and subtle remorse for things left undone to the reader.

 

Romeo and Juliet –W. Shakespeare

O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!

Her beauty hangs upon the cheek of night,

Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear

 

Here Romeo is comparing the beauty of Juliet. He says that she looks more radiant than brightly lit torches in the hall. Further, he says that her face glows like a precious bright jewel against the dark skin of an African in the night. Here he uses the contrasting images of light and dark to portray her beauty. The imagery also involves the use of figurative language; he uses the simile to enhance the imagery.

 

To Autumn – John Keats

 

Until they think warm days will never cease,

For summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.

 

Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?

Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find

Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,

Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;

Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep

 

To Autumn is rich in imagery, evoking the perception of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. The above lines are primarily visual imagery. The tactile imagery (touch) is seen in the warmth of the day, the clammy cells, the soft lifted hair.

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The Image, The Inner Reaches Of The Mind

sandy land, windswept

oasis, wet evergreen

silent cat leapt

Robert J. Lindley, 6-29-2021

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On A Glowing Bright Summer Day

bright morn, wooden fence

young colt, wide open meadow

boy, red bicycle

Robert J. Lindley, 6-26-2021

Haiku

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Glimmering, Shimmering And Flaming Sweet

her eyes, shining pools

her kissing lips luscious red

desert at high noon

Robert J. Lindley, 6-24-2021

Haiku

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Beneath Expanse, Glorious Earthen Skies

cold pavement, late night

moonlit trees, Heavenly glows

old owl, frighten mouse

Robert J. Lindley, 6-23-2021

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The Season And The Old Farm

old garden, bare ground

frost on the fallen mailbox

breakfast, eggs, bacon

Robert J. Lindley, 6-21-2021

Haiku

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Dawn, A New Day And A Wonderful Start

table, broken spoon

breakfast on a sunny morn

coffee, hot and black

Robert J. Lindley, 6-16-2021

Haiku

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The Visit

white stone, sad morning

fresh mowed grass twixt the rows

bright sun, soft cool breeze

Robert J. Lindley, 6-10-2021

Haiku

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The Frozen Ground

crunch, crunch, icy glaze

trees, limbs weighted to the ground

crisp morn, soft new gloves

Robert J. Lindley, 6-07-2021

Haiku

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The Ancient Forest

dark, deep canopy

autumn colors vibrant reds

sunken stone markers

Robert J. Lindley, 6-04-2021

Haiku

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The Cool Clear Stream

rushing  waters, smooth stones

rocky walls, bright meadow's glow

sky, reflection- hope

Robert J. Lindley, 6-01-2021

Haiku

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??Although there have been various haiku poets throughout time, we can notably refer to Matsuo Basho, Yosa Buson, Kobayashi Issa and Masaoka Shiki for revolutionizing what we see of our modern haiku.


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Date: 7/6/2021 6:51:00 PM
Wonderful work, Sir Roberto, as we have come to expect of your blogs on a regular basis. You should compile these into a volume and publish it - there's so much work you put into these ... seems a shame that this is the only venue for them. Blessings.
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Date: 7/12/2021 1:23:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. I may one future day do just that compile these blogs and publish the whole of my writings on poetry as the Art form.. God bless..
Date: 7/1/2021 8:27:00 PM
So much to say, with so few words. i always think of "YES" and "NO" and how they cover so much meaning, although today "NO" is lost in the fog of modern learning. However i digress, Robert your blog interesting as ever, love the examples and your own contributing poetry.
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Date: 7/12/2021 1:22:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I am catching up on my commenting, since my having ben ill kept me away so long. God bless..
Date: 7/1/2021 5:49:00 PM
Very nicely done,Robert. Well researched and thought out blogging.
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Date: 7/12/2021 1:21:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I am delighted you have found this blog to be a positive and worthy endeavor. God bless.
Date: 7/1/2021 5:45:00 PM
You were busy with the Haiku last month. Thanks for these blogs, I do appreciate your efforts and what I learn from them.
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Date: 7/12/2021 1:20:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Yes, I was busy but the importance of getting this message in made it well worth it my friend. God bless..
Date: 7/1/2021 2:52:00 PM
Masterful blog, Robert, that adds to our knowledge. A lot of hard work and research on your part - Bob H
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Date: 7/1/2021 3:10:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Always a pleasure to find that these blogs are a positive, encouraging and helpful endeavor. Certainly makes the hard work part worth it my friend.. God bless...
Date: 7/1/2021 6:08:00 AM
This is loaded with expertise advice, Robert. Imagery is key for showing instead of telling.
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Date: 7/1/2021 8:18:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Yes, the links given provide so much very useful information. And the three-( I.'s) are key in poetry-- I magery, I magination, I nfinite possibilities....... God bless....
Date: 6/30/2021 12:49:00 PM
wonderful informative blog and fabulous haiku:-) you go to such lengths to write these blogs thanks for sharing your talents with us Robert:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 6/30/2021 2:35:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. Truth, my problem is in limiting how much I want to put into each blog. After researching studying, I usually only put in about 5 or 10 percent of the information that I've gathered. They each start out as great fun but soon turn into far too much time spent and my fretting over my own poems I compose to go in each one. God bless...
Date: 6/30/2021 3:04:00 AM
Dear Robert, what an amazing literary presentation. Thank you for gifting us fellow poets with these incredible blogs. God's blessings to you, friend. ~
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Date: 6/30/2021 10:01:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend. My purpose was to give and hope the information gave aide to my fellow poets. If such was the results- ten this blog is a success in my book. By the replies I see here , it seems to me that such was the results. God bless...
Date: 6/30/2021 2:17:00 AM
Imagery in some small form should be present in every poem, that's my opinion, great blog, Robert and loved all your haikus:) astounding work:) Somehow, I rarely write haikus, but enjoy reading them:)
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Date: 6/30/2021 9:59:00 AM
Thank you my friend. So very true- imagery in one form or another exists in every poem. In haiku it is the goal, the quest, the challenge that stirs the poet's heart. God bless my friend.
Date: 6/30/2021 1:09:00 AM
Pound (despite his track record) Robert is still the imagist most known in the English language (Japan translations apart) with this classic... In a Station of the Metro.. The apparition of these faces in the crowd: Petals on a wet, black bough
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Date: 6/30/2021 9:57:00 AM
True, Pound is one of the top ten imagists in my book. I read much of his work decades ago. He a true genius gave such beautiful and profound treasures to this world, imho. God bless..
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Date: 6/30/2021 9:55:00 AM
Thank you Brian. Ezra Pound, I have long meant to do a tribute to that magnificent poet-but his style and mine are so very different, I fear I could never do the great poet justice. Thus my reluctance to give it a try. God bless..
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Date: 6/30/2021 1:16:00 AM
I would though extoll dear Adelaide Crapsey for 'pure ' readable magism with her unique American Cinquain' form(So saddend that this US poetry site does not recognise it own genius with a separate poetic category when it does so do with couplet&quintains)
Date: 6/29/2021 11:04:00 PM
Another outstanding Blog, Robert. Show don't tell; in the moment; brevity of lines; no rhyming; a meeting (kireji/cutting "word) of two images....
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Date: 6/30/2021 9:53:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I strive to do my best when composing without rhyme. Such is always a much harder task for me since rhyme is my primary way/style in poetry. Haiku- works better as that allows me to compress my thought and strive primarily for depth , imagery and the goal of realism in the verses... God bless..
Date: 6/29/2021 7:34:00 PM
https://thehaikufoundation.org/haikunow-contemporary-haiku/ HaikuNow! Contemporary Haiku Home » HaikuNow! Contemporary Haiku All haiku must be in English and must meet the criteria for the Contemporary category, as described in Examples of Contemporary Haiku in English below. All poems must be the original, unpublished work of the submitter
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Date: 6/29/2021 7:36:00 PM
Examples of Contemporary Haiku in English The most common literary adaptation in English of haiku looks something like this: one to four lines, no strict syllable count but brief, and often with a long/short or short/long asymmetry. These poems too utilize a caesura. Images need not be taken from nature, though they may be and often are. Seasonality is optional, though often featured. Here’s an example: in the woodpile the broken ax handle The poet, Michael Facherty of Ireland, chooses two lines, with the first line establishing the context and suggesting the season. Again the diction is image-based and straightforward, without words that indicate judgment, or that pad out the syllable count, or that tell the reader what to think. The image is vivid, and the conclusion given an ironic twist (though irony is only one of dozens of poetic strategies that contemporary haiku employ).
Date: 6/29/2021 7:27:00 PM
https://www.readpoetry.com/10-vivid-haikus-to-leave-you-breathless/ by Thea Voutiritsas April 18, 2019 141.08k Traditional and structured, this short form of Japanese poetry is well-known for its rule of 5/7/5: five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five again in the third. Haikus are known for their ability to paint a vivid picture in just a few words. A practice of artistic discipline, their minimal nature forces writers to pare down to only the essentials—making each word, or even syllable, count. “The Old Pond” by Matsuo Basho An old silent pond A frog jumps into the pond— Splash! Silence again.
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Date: 6/29/2021 7:28:00 PM
A slightly darker take on the art of haiku, “Lines on a Skull” is inspired by Lord Byron’s “Lines Inscribed Upon a Cup formed from a Skull.” Poet Ravi Shankar distills this late seventeenth-century poet’s words into a more modern, potent, and visceral version. Joyce Clement “Birds Punctuate the Days” Period One blue egg all summer long Now gone
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Date: 6/29/2021 7:28:00 PM
Sonia Sanchez “Haiku [for you]” love between us is speech and breath. loving you is a long river running. Known for her innovative use of traditional formats like haiku in a modern context, even infusing them with bluesy rhythm, Sonia Sanchez received high praise for her collection Morning Haiku. In its opening essay, Sanchez expresses her deep appreciation for haiku as an art form. Ravi Shankar “Lines on a Skull” life’s little, our heads sad. Redeemed and wasting clay this chance. Be of use.
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https://www.modernhaiku.org/
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https://www.modernhaiku.org/submissions.html
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https://haikuproject.wordpress.com/tag/modern-haiku/
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Date: 6/29/2021 7:23:00 PM
Other sources used in creating this blog. https://www.readpoetry.com/10-vivid-haikus-to-leave-you-breathless/
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Date: 6/29/2021 6:41:00 PM
A few of my favorite thoughts are these: "lips luscious red, desert at high noon" "frost on the fallen mailbox" "fresh mowed grass twixt the rows" "limbs weighted to the ground, crisp morn, soft new gloves" "bright meadow's glow, sky, reflection- hope" So many beautiful images within each tender haiku. Thank you for sharing my dear sweet friend. Once again, your words shine. :) Hugs, Brandy
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Date: 6/29/2021 7:16:00 PM
"fresh mowed grass twixt the rows", came from an early Sunday morning visit at a graveyard and my noticing the grass must have been cut that day before 6 am... Guy must have been a truly dedicated caretaker there.
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Date: 6/29/2021 7:12:00 PM
"bright meadow's glow, sky, reflection- hope"-- that one comes from a prayer once uttered and a dream once that set me upon a new path... God bless...
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Date: 6/29/2021 7:11:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. the luscious red lips came from a memory that to this day still delights. All of the imagery therein came from sights either seen, imagined or created from inspiration given by the fickle poetry gods that occasionally smile on we mere mortals. Your comments are truly appreciated and noted.. God bless...
Date: 6/29/2021 12:34:00 PM
Kissing 'ku was sweet, Robert! my fave! "silent cat leapt" my fave line 3 twist of yours!
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Date: 6/29/2021 3:14:00 PM
You know my friend, that gives me an idea. I think I may write a poem today/tonight using that - as the focus.. "silent cat leapt".. Yep, as the genie of the lamp always said, "no sooner said than done"..... And that genie was not as ravishingly beautiful as the amazing sexy, sensual and tantalizing Barbara Eden ....
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Date: 6/29/2021 3:10:00 PM
as it was indeed an important reminder of the , "frighten mouse" in the other haiku titled- ""Beneath Expanse, Glorious Earthen Skies"".... Thus a little continuation in the form and in the imagery, depths and purpose of this new blog. God bless...
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Date: 6/29/2021 3:07:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Tis why I chose to present the list in an inverted order from the creation of the poems. As that poem came to me this morn and thus was the last element in that list that was added-at the last minute before presenting the blog. I am so very pleased that you have found it to be sweet and a fav!!
Date: 6/29/2021 12:11:00 PM
The enigma of Haiku is the kireji. See -- WHAT THE HECK ARE “KIREJI” (CUTTING WORDS) ---- https://thehaikuexperiment.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/what-the-heck-are-kireji-cutting-words/#comments ----- see also --- https://poetrysociety.org.nz/affiliates/haiku-nz/haiku-poems-articles/archived-articles/the-power-of-juxtaposition/ -----
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Date: 6/29/2021 3:02:00 PM
By the way, great links you gifted us. Always it is far, far better to have more information than it is to have less. God bless...
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Date: 6/29/2021 3:01:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Yes, if one wants to adhere to strictest form and stay within the realm of traditional haiku -such is the path to adhere to. As we are wont to do- we American poets simply love to add our own special touches to our creations. If that takes us out of traditional form- well most of us say--let it be so. For me the true challenge is stay true to myself and yet stil to the best of my limited ability honor the poetry form and gift original and heartfelt verses that will sit better with the audeience I am writing to/for.. God bless.
Date: 6/29/2021 11:59:00 AM
Another stunning blog Robert with perfect haiku examples. Tom
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Date: 6/29/2021 2:53:00 PM
I tried to pick the best three of this listed lot but with each one having such a special place in this old heart I simply could not decide. So -as an old poet that sees no answer to the problem- I chose to display them all... God bless..
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Date: 6/29/2021 2:50:00 PM
Thank you my friend. For me the shorter te poetry form is -the harder it is for me to compose. I guess that, with my nature of being long-winded, I desire to even deeper illicit life, color, context, beauty and more with more words... The challenge is to do, MUCH MORE WITH FAR LESS.. God bless...
Date: 6/29/2021 11:44:00 AM
- Outstanding haikus, Robert :)
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Date: 6/29/2021 2:47:00 PM
Thank you my friend. May God bless us both- with the treasure of gifting more beautiful verses to this ever so increasingly needful world. A truly great blessing it tis indeed...
Date: 6/29/2021 7:38:00 AM
Robert, Raised the senses to follow the journey in this blog. Let's see where it takes us. -Richard
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Date: 6/29/2021 2:45:00 PM
The Aim Of A Poet::: Planting verses so sweetly well, In furrows to life and love keep. Broadcast ink magic as a spell, With beauty that makes a heart weep. R.J.Lindley, 1973
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Date: 6/29/2021 2:45:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Poets are blessed to be able to add color and beauty to this too oft darkened world. If one can manage to accomplish that in a very short poetic form- as in a haiku- then all the better. The three seeds Imagery, Imagination and Infinite possibilities come to mind. So let us plow the fields, plant the seeds and harvest poetic fruits.>>>

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Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
9/21/2021 But Honey, Such Sweet Lies That We Both Told Rhymeart,lost love,poetry,wisd
9/18/2021 As I Sit Here Chilling On My Front Porch, From My New Blog Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
9/16/2021 And In Rhapsody And Colors Life Flows Romanticismappreciation,beauty,deep,
9/12/2021 Tragic, When Innocence Was Lost And Love Fled Romanticismart,creation,deep,symboli
9/2/2021 Yet Pushed, Ever Onward, I Dare Tread Sonnetdark,faith,god,journey,li
8/29/2021 New Life Given And Glows Of A Golden Crown Romanticismappreciation,art,blessing
8/27/2021 Defiance, The Old Gods Fall, And Dark Mortal Reign Begins Rhymeart,change,creation,human
8/27/2021 I Swear A Sincere Oath Each Arriving New Morn Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
8/24/2021 Of Poetic Verse, A Heavenly Illumination Quatrainart,beauty,faith,god,heav
8/21/2021 As We Stroll Along Lanes Of Truth, Lies Or Convenient Illusions Free verseart,deep,humanity,philoso
8/20/2021 Often When I Must Take A Sad Look Back Sonnetart,deep,fate,loss,meanin
8/17/2021 The Great Promise, The Sweet Hope Rhymeart,beauty,moon,poetry,su
8/16/2021 Of Night Ascendant, Soft Capricious Moon Rhymeart,faith,god,inspiration
8/13/2021 The Banquet At Cajamarca, Atahualpa, Peru Rhymeart,history,truth,
8/12/2021 Even Dawn Cried About Death Of The Poet Rhymeart,
8/9/2021 Will You Help Me See The Green, Green Grass Again Rhymeart,
8/8/2021 Does Love Thrive Only In Its Soft Gasping Return Sonnetart,creation,humanity,lif
8/7/2021 Sprinkled Stardust In Her Long Flowing Hair Rhymeart,love,romance,
8/7/2021 Was There Ever True Splendor In The Grass Rhymeart,
8/6/2021 At Home, Resting After A Sweet Morning Trek Free verseappreciation,art,nature,t
8/5/2021 One Whose Devilish Heart Comes From The Fridge Rhymeart,heart,meaningful,memo
7/24/2021 Verses From The Remnants Of Broken Chains, Series Conclusion Quatrainart,assonance,creation,de
7/21/2021 Verses From The Remnants Of Broken Chains, A Short Series Quatrainart,creation,deep,meaning
7/19/2021 From The Saddest Depths Of Bitter Despair Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 Time And Fate Have This Grievous Lesson Taught Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 Companion Of Peaceful Things Classicismart,
7/19/2021 I Wept, And My Tears Were A Waste Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 I Was Grieving All This Damn Falling Rain Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 From The Tree Of Evil Into Earth Its Broken Bough Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 The Stark Reality, The Sad And Tragic Prediction Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 When The Dark Eclipses Romantic Light Sonnetart,heartbreak,judgement,
7/19/2021 Hell, It Ain't No Fad, But Best I Forget It Lyricart,endurance,life,loss,m
7/18/2021 A HOKKU Haikuallegory,analogy,art,autu
7/17/2021 True Love Can Only Come From True And Sincere Heart Romanticismart,beauty,blessing,god,h
7/12/2021 The Bloodstone, The Raven And Master Poe Part Three of Three Rhymeart,dark,deep,gothic,horr
7/11/2021 There Were The Echoes Of Her Touch Otherart,beauty,color,creation
7/9/2021 The Bloodstone, The Raven And Master Poe, Part Two of Three Rhymeart,betrayal,dark,horror,
7/1/2021 The Bloodstone, The Raven And Master Poe, Part One Of Three Rhymeart,dark,evil,gothic,grie
6/29/2021 Grandma, The Farm And The Silent Young Cat Rhymeart,beauty,cat,farm,grand
6/27/2021 Vows Of Love That Time And Distance Can Not Deny Romanticismart,kiss,love,passion,rom
6/25/2021 There In The Fast Fading Shadows Of Looming Dusk Rhymeart,creation,deep,life,re
6/24/2021 The Late Night Consultation, The Compromise, The New Delusion Free verseart,deep,introspection,ni
6/24/2021 Glimmering, Shimmering And Flaming Sweet Haikuappreciation,beautiful,gi
6/23/2021 I Go There But Just Cannot Get It Back Rhymeage,fate,loss,meaningful,
6/22/2021 Awesome Gems, As Were Set By Divine Measure Rhymeappreciation,art,beauty,b
6/20/2021 When I Rethink Glory Days Of My Youth Rhymecharacter,deep,faith,judg
6/17/2021 Chained To This World, Chained To My Fate Rhymeart,creation,dark,deep,fa
6/14/2021 In Ancient Graveyard Of Hidden Poems, Truth Danced Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
6/14/2021 Of The Life, The Great Loss, The Solemn Plea Romanticismart,fate,introspection,li
6/13/2021 When Ravenous Wolf, Prowls At Our Home's Open Door Rhymeart,conflict,courage,dark
6/9/2021 Looking Inward, Asking For Serenity's Grace Rhymeart,deep,fate,heart,intro
6/8/2021 My, My How Illusions Have Ever Brighter Grown Rhymeart,beauty,creation,image
6/5/2021 Ekphrasis on, The Spinners , Las Hilanderas, artist, Diego Velazquez Ekphrasisappreciation,art,betrayal
5/29/2021 Three sonnets from my new blog, Alas So Shoot Me, I Grieve What Was Lost Sonnetappreciation,art,creation
5/28/2021 Discovery, Light And A True Blessing Free verseart,creation,how i feel,h
5/26/2021 Nemesis, Confrontation And The Rejoined Battle, Now Completed Narrativeart,creation,faith,humani
5/23/2021 Spring's First Morn, Promise Of Those Rising Seeds Romanticismappreciation,art,beauty,f
5/22/2021 Where, O' Where Baby Did You Hide That Key Romanticismappreciation,art,confiden
5/7/2021 I Got Scars, Invisible Chains That Tightly Bind Rhymeart,character,heartbreak,
5/3/2021 There Just Beyond That Long Black Sea Curtain Imagismadventure,appreciation,ar
4/26/2021 The Fervent Wish And The Sincere Prayer Haikuappreciation,art,assonanc
4/26/2021 The Way Of Victory Rhymeart,creation,deep,heart,m
4/24/2021 He Lives Now, A Man With A Broken Sword Rhymeappreciation,art,assonanc
4/24/2021 Love And Reciprocation Oft Fantasy Of Lonely Hearts Romanticismappreciation,art,beauty,f
4/11/2021 For Light Then Plants Its Invincible Seeds Rhymeappreciation,art,deep,fai
4/8/2021 That Sweetest Of Earth's Treasures Can Thus Flee Sonnetappreciation,art,poetry,
4/8/2021 And Yes Tis The Glory Of Spring We So Adore Rhymeappreciation,art,beauty,n
4/3/2021 Destruction, As Kali Walks Upon Earthen Grounds Rhymeart,conflict,creation,dar
3/30/2021 Dying A Little With Each And Every Breath Sonnetart,death,deep,humanity,l
3/30/2021 Sonnet Triples, Poet And Time's Thoughtful Musings Sonnetart,beauty,creation,deep,
3/23/2021 Nemesis, Confrontation And The Rejoined Battle Nemesis - Part One Rhymeart,courage,creation,deep
3/19/2021 In Soft Glowing Mistress Flame Of The Beauty's Breath - a collaboration with Susan Ashley Rhymeart,beautiful,desire,love
3/17/2021 Sweetest Of Moans, From Her Desirous Lips Sonnetappreciation,art,creation
3/17/2021 As Dawn Woke, Uttering Its First Shining Rays Romanticismappreciation,art,flower,i
3/17/2021 Twenty Titles, A Beautiful New Birth Free verseart,poetry,symbolism,writ
3/17/2021 Heart Swore An Oath, Never, Never Again Sonnetart,deep,hurt,life,loss,m
3/14/2021 As Her Beauty Rivals Red, Red Roses Romanticismappreciation,art,beauty,d
3/12/2021 The Beauty And Essence Of A Pretty Cowgirl Sonnetappreciation,art,beauty,d
3/7/2021 In Garden Of Dreams, As Dawn Awakens Sonnetdream,heart,passion,roman
3/6/2021 The Gift, The Truth, Hope And Its Sweet Promise Free verseart,creation,deep,hope,li
3/4/2021 In The Image Of Dust To Dust, Kipling tribute poem Rhymeart,creation,death,deep,f
2/28/2021 In The Shadows Beyond The Lights, Tribute poem- Rudyard Kipling Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
2/27/2021 The Dark, The Mysteries Within Mankind's Sleeping Interludes Rhymedark,deep,dream,grave,hor
2/25/2021 The Great Blessed Guardian Of The Light Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
2/25/2021 Adding Rhyme To My Free Verse, Cooking Poetic Stew Free verseappreciation,art,creation
2/25/2021 In Full Flight Her Soul Departed Romanticismart,beauty,creation,emoti
2/25/2021 Love's Fever Burns In The Air, As We Kiss Anew Romanticismangel,art,beauty,heart,in
2/22/2021 A Quartet Of Short Poems From 1973 Rhymeart,creation,humanity,jud
2/21/2021 That Summer Day At That Resplendent, Ancient Weeping Tree Romanticismart,hope,life,light,stren
2/20/2021 Glory Of Faith's Triumphant Golden Crowns Romanticismart,beauty,creation,heart
2/16/2021 Gold Within The Ink May Heart's Depths Relay Sonnetappreciation,art,creation
2/15/2021 And On Love's Path May We Forever Trod Romanticismappreciation,art,beautifu
2/13/2021 Seeking The Boundaries Of Love's Depths And Her Hand Romanticismappreciation,art,beauty,d
2/12/2021 When Poet Ponders What Fate Delivers Rhymeart,deep,humanity,journey
2/11/2021 Olympic Desires Born, Gods A'playing Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
2/6/2021 Should I Dream For Another Thousand Years Rhymeart,dream,inspiration,lif
2/5/2021 Dare I This, To Such Marvelous Dreams Dream Rhymeart,blessing,creation,ins
2/3/2021 An Awakening, From Darkness Into The Light Narrativeemotions,faith,forgivenes
2/1/2021 This Quest, Was It But A Sad Rage Against The Storm Rhymedark,deep,fate,introspect
1/30/2021 Poetry, That Glorious Unparalleled Art Rhymeart,dedication,deep,emoti

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PoemTitleFormCategories
The Perfect Painting Rhymeart,beauty,
MoUNTAIN DRoP Rhymedeath,depression,
Beauty Exposed Rhymelife,
Diamond in the Sky Sonnetstar,
Beautiful Day Free verseseasons,
I Am The Mighty Mountain Personificationearth,mountains,
In One Fell Swoop Free verselost love,
What the Angels Whisper Free versegod,hope,youth,
Death Blows a Hollow Horn Sonnetdeath,
A Shade From The Past Sonnetart,nostalgia,people,
The Ripping Free verseabuse,addiction,anger,ang
Written in a Graveyard Sonnetdeath,
Black Diamond Night Epicbody,death,history,lonely
If Walls Could Speak Narrativefeelings,for him,joy,toge
To a Despondent Friend Quatraindepression,
Spring on the Wind Rhymechange,nature,spring,
Invitation Rhymelost love,
Crying River Balladbeautiful,cry,deep,freedo
A Letter to Emily Dickinson Rhymepoetess,
Amidst the Fallen Petals Free verselonging,love,
Colours in our lives Rhymebeauty,color,
His Song and Mine I do not know?bird,life,poems,prison,,L
Daddy Free verseblue,dad,depression,fathe
White Lace Sonnetlife,seasons
Bobcat Moon Rhymeautumn,friendship,loss,mo
Indian Ink Dramatic Verseabuse,autumn,death,deep,f
Echoes in the Stone Epicadventure,death,hero,hist
The Evil Eye Rhymeevil,
Sunset Tableau Versepain,
A New Bird Rhymebirth,
The tree of life Rhymeage,child,death,mystery,t
The Clock it Mocks Free versebreak up,heartbroken,jeal
In An Old Cathedral Rhymeloneliness,love,
Outside Looking In Rhymecharacter,community,histo
When Love Found Me Rhymeblessing,love,
Our little Haven Rhymecousin,fairy,fantasy,gree
Starstruck in your deep Beauty Free versebeautiful,beauty,flower,l
Stairway to the Stars Free versefarewell,kiss,
Her Hidden Gem Rhymemother,voice,
My Fallen Brother Rhymeangst,brother,history,los
Star Gazer Free verseallegory,beauty,metaphor,
Rain over Vietnam Quaternrain,war,
Ancient Warrior Iambic Pentameterangst,culture,native amer
JE SUIS CHARLIE -- Afterthought Narrativecourage,death,dedication,
Mist Song Rhymebeauty,music,nature,
But I Must Stay Villanellesad,
Be Courageous Above All Didacticallegory,appreciation,cou
Wild Love Narrativegarden,love,rose,sweet,
Eccentric Eyes Sonnetpain,
O The Grieving Free versedeath,funeral,grief,
Simply time to go, a little brother's lamentation Rhymebrother,conflict,confusio
The Peephole that is the Moon Rhymefaith,god,heaven,hope,
Eyes of Blue Rhymefreedom,hero,memorial day
Holding a wilting red rose Versedeath,mother,mothers day,
When Bubbles Dissipate Tankabeautiful,beauty,i love y
MY DAY IS COMING Rhymefriendship,journey,life,
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Light Versesoldier,violence,war,
Midnight Poet Free verseaddiction,character,devot
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Small Passerene Birds Rhymebeautiful,romantic,season
Long Distance Dreamer Light Versebeautiful,i miss you,long
Sweet Memories Rhymelost love,
Whilst walking through the woods Sonnetanimal,beauty,bird,nature
Through The Dust Pantoumchildhood,memory,
December Magic Quintain (English)nature,
A New Love Found Free verseinspirational,
Approaching storm Rhymeweather,
SOMETIMES Rhymeblessing,thanks,
I Walk on Water Free verseintrospection,life,
Lamb Rhymechristian,hope,spiritual,
THE LORDS SWEET MORNING Rhymemusic,nature,
Letting Go Rhymeson,
Wild pure and free love Free versebeautiful,love,romance,
Autumn's Dreams Of A Country Road Rhymenature,seasons,
What is Love Sonnetlove,
Why So Afraid Iambic Pentameterlove,
When Shadows Fall Rhymelife,music,nature,seasons
The Blackberry and The Rose Personificationimagination
Eccentricity In Love Sonnetlove,universe,
The Enemy's Child : collab with Carolyn D Rhymebaby,social,war,
Tear Drops Free verseallegory,desire,devotion,
Releasing Me Sonnethappiness,peace,
Church Quatrainblessing,change,devotion,
The Enemy's Child - co-write with Paul C Rhymebaby,social,
To Him who Loves Me Sonnetlove,relationship,romanti
As we walk hand in hand Rhymehappiness,how i feel,love
Yellow Shoes in the Darkness Quatrainme,metaphor,places,yellow
Fortitude Ye Old Hero Rhymedevotion,faith,strength,
Blessed Be Balladeprincess,spring,symbolism
By Default Narrativechildhood,dad,death,famil
Autumn's Gown Rhymecolor,inspiration,
Heaven or Hell Free versedark,heaven,light,love,
Angel Tears Light Verseangel,
Nature's Beauty Rhymebeauty,nature,
It's Only Through Jesus Rhymechristian,faith,god,inspi
Rainbow Skies Coupletcolor,nature,sky,sun,
Breath of Love Rhymefaith,future,god,heart,ho
What Use Have I for Words Sonnetwords,
A Lady in Red Light Versebeauty,heart,life,love,
Sonnet For Statues Sonnetart,poems,poetry,

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SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick United States Flag United States Read
Keith O.J. Hunt Canada Flag Canada Read
Sunshine Smile Norway Flag Norway Read
Sara Kendrick United States Flag United States Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Jake Ponce Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Vera Duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Robert Nehls United States Flag United States Read
Joyce Johnson United States Flag United States Read
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
lisa duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Barbara Gorelick United States Flag United States Read
Gary Bateman Germany Flag Germany Read
liam mcdaid Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Gry Christensen United States Flag United States Read
arthur vaso Canada Flag Canada Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Roy Jerden United States Flag United States Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
Miss Sassy United States Flag United States Read
cherl dunn United States Flag United States Read
KP Nunez Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Peter Lewis Holmes Viet Nam Flag Viet Nam Read
David O'Haolin Whalen United States Flag United States Read
Keith Bickerstaffe United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Lu Loo United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Lin Lane United States Flag United States Read
Vladislav Raven United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Gail Foster United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Pandita Sanchez United States Flag United States Read
Danetta Barney United States Flag United States Read
Tom Quigley United States Flag United States Read
jill spagnola United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Avis Bailey United States Flag United States Read
Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
Len Gasun Thailand Flag Thailand Read
Feli Elizab United States Flag United States Read
Casarah Nance United States Flag United States Read
Edlynn Nau United States Flag United States Read
Leslie Philibert Germany Flag Germany Read
Miraj Raha India Flag India Read
Sarai Virden United States Flag United States Read
C T United States Flag United States Read
Jessica Thompson United States Flag United States Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Timothy Hicks United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Haight United States Flag United States Read
Tim Smith United States Flag United States Read
Suzanne Delaney United States Flag United States Read
Joseph May United States Flag United States Read
Constance La France Canada Flag Canada Read
Daniel Turner United States Flag United States Read
Manmath Dalei India Flag India Read
kabuteng P.iNk k. Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read
Red Fiery Singapore Flag Singapore Read
Brian Davey United States Flag United States Read
Keith Trestrail Trinidad and Tobago Flag Trinidad and Tobago Read
Walter T. Ashe United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Anisha Dutta India Flag India Read
CayCay Jennings United States Flag United States Read
Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
Teddy Kimathi Kenya Flag Kenya Read
Julia Ward France Flag France Read
Frederic Parker United States Flag United States Read
Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Laura Leiser United States Flag United States Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Robert Stoner Jr United States Flag United States Read
Faye Gibson United States Flag United States Read
michael tor United States Flag United States Read
Carol Eastman United States Flag United States Read
Charlie Smith United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Bob Quigley United States Flag United States Read
Shadow Hamilton United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Charles Henderson United States Flag United States Read
Robert Pettit United States Flag United States Read
Francine Roberts Canada Flag Canada Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Andrew Crisci United States Flag United States Read
kash poet India Flag India Read
Janice Canerdy United States Flag United States Read
Judy Konos United States Flag United States Read
BL DEVNATH India Flag India Read
Susan Gentry United States Flag United States Read
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