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I grew up in Texas, where I developed a love for art.
At twenty-one I moved to a small town in Oregon with my family.
And I opened my own small business creating signs and oil paintings.
At thirty-eight I decided to go back to school
and attended college taking a course in Early Childhood Education.
Upon graduating I started teaching
and worked in the school system for sixteen years
as well as teaching "Prep" in the Catholic Church.
I had to quit work due to health issues and
ten years later I started painting and writing poetry.
My husband passed in August 29, 2018 and
I now reside in Texas with my children and grandchildren. 
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Menagerie of Poems, Beachcombers,
Rhapsody of Poems covers are my own work.
My grandchildren are the models for Menagerie of Poems,
my son and nephew for Beachcombers,
and my daughter in-law for Rhapsody of Poems.

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Eve Roper grew up in Texas, where she developed a love for art.

At twenty-one moved to a small town in Oregon with her family.

 

Living in Oregon she opened her own small business in signs and oil paintings.

 

At thirty-eight went back and attended college in Early Childhood Education.

Taught Prep in the Catholic Church and worked in the schools for sixteen years.

After developing a tumor, on the left side of the brain she decided to quit working.

 

Ten years later she started painting and writing poetry.

She resides in Texas with her loving husband, children, and grandchildren.

(My husband wrote my biography  to place in the back of my books, since then he has passed. In memory of my beloved husband and soul mate of thirty-eight years this is the biography I will place here on PoetrySoup.) 

BIOGRAPHICAL :

Favorite Artist – a biography of me; being an artist has let me see and feel into my human self
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/favorite_artist_1197475


A Vision of a Child - Catholic, recite my rosary every night, a desire   to be closer to Christ
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/a_vision_of_a_child_618986


Batter UP - tribute to my nine-year-old granddaughter and her love for sports and desire to succeed, my constant companion
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/batter_up_676545


White Roses Subtle Elegance - written for my son and his new wife of their wedding day, I finally didn't have to worry
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/white_roses_in_subtle_elegance_1191614


My Alphabet - poem I published, used as a teaching tool for preschools and kindergartens
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/my_alphabet__701180


Admiration for the Person You Have Become - dedicated to my three sons that I cradled in my arms and wish I still was
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/admiration_for_the_person_you_have_become_762345


Tribute :

Abandon – tribute to my husband, his love for the woods; my first experience of the Callahan Mountains
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/abandon_1035103


GRIEF :

The Voices Echo in Emptiness - inspired by the lonely nights that kept me awake with images of him
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/_the_voices_echo_in_emptiness_1091596


Wisp of Love - about my heartfelt mournful emotions I was feeling
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/wisp_of_love_1221138


Christmas Mourning – the hollow feelings I was experiencing on the first Christmas without my husband
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/christmas_mourning_1089154

4/19/2020

 

 

 





 


Examples of Traditional Haiku

Blog Posted:1/24/2022 7:50:00 PM

Examples of Traditional Haiku

The most famed traditional Japanese poets include Matsuo Basho, Yosa Buson, Kobayashi Issa, and Masoaka Shiki. They are known as "the Great Four" and their work is still the model for traditional haiku writing today.

Let's take a look at two of Matsuo Basho's most famous poems. (Note: The 5-7-5 rhythm has been lost in translation, as not every Japanese word has the same number of syllables, or sounds, as its English version. For example, haiku has two syllables in English. In Japanese, the word has three sounds.)

An old silent pond,
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.

On a withered branch
A crow has alighted:
Nightfall in autumn.

The traditional form of haiku has also been embraced by English-speaking poets. Here are two examples by Kelly Roper from our sister site LoveToKnow.com, both with a focus on nature.

The season gives way.
Winter lays down her mantle,
As spring bursts to life

Waiting in the marsh,
The heron stands silently,
Fish sense death is near.

Examples of Modern Haiku

Now, let's take a look at modern Western haiku. Here are two examples, also by LoveToKnow's Kelly Roper. Notice the difference in style compared to the traditional haiku examples above.

Foul ball
Flys up through the air...
Fan catches it with his face.

Giant, foul-smelling shadow
Smashing through the forest.
Sasquatch is on the move.

Although many modern poets don't follow the 5-7-5 pattern, you will still come across a few who remain true to the original form.

https://grammar.yourdictionary.com/style-and-usage/rules-for-writing-haiku.html

Rules for Writing Haiku (yourdictionary.com)

 

 



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Date: 1/28/2022 10:53:00 PM
Thanks for this post, Eve, and a happy birthday. My favourite FB page featuring haiku (classic and modern) is My Haiku Pond. Haiku or senryu, it is very much a personal relationship with the subject, while striving to be objective in order for the reader to put his own slant on the scene one has described (it only becomes subjective during this stage of the interpretation). BTW "5-7-5" is an urban legend unfortunately perpetuated by poetry sites such as PS.
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Date: 1/28/2022 11:15:00 AM
Many thanks Eve. And Happy Birthday my friend. Sending you birthday blessings!
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Date: 1/25/2022 11:59:00 PM
Can you give me the link to poet, want to read
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/26/2022 9:36:00 AM
the link is at the bottom of the note, Andrea just mention another, "Haiku Society" https://www.hsa-haiku.org/haikuawards/henderson.htm
Date: 1/25/2022 8:46:00 PM
I always enjoy reading haiku and senryu, both modern and traditional, but I mainly enjoy the ones published by Haiku Society and i think they only do modern. it's a form i wish I could master!!
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/26/2022 9:35:00 AM
I do as well, I use to enjoy Dario's Haiku
Date: 1/25/2022 3:05:00 PM
Eve, thanks for sharing ~
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/26/2022 9:31:00 AM
You are welcome.
Date: 1/25/2022 4:55:00 AM
Thanks for the info Eve. I believe that too much of modern Haiku is really Senryu. But then again, I don't think Free Verse is really free.
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/25/2022 12:54:00 PM
My feelings are mutual, John, I don't think Free Verse is really free.
Date: 1/25/2022 3:51:00 AM
Thanks for the blog. Haiku is my latest fascination. One of the most complicated forms of poetry!
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/25/2022 12:56:00 PM
We use to have a poet that wrote Haikus all the time they were short , but I thought were very good...Our poet isn't on here any more, I wish he was..

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