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May 12, 2009

Oh, OK...I suppose I should at least try...

So many beautiful haiku poems have been adorning some of my favorite blogs...
I tried to pretend not to notice.  I live in Japan, the land of the haiku.

So I had to run away.  I'd put to much pressure on myself.  Then I went for a walk...

...

pink cherry blossoms

in the wind is loneliness

petals scattering
...


turn a leaf over

and you will discover

a new universe

....


carp swimming in air

flowers blooming everywhere

springtime in Japan

...

watching children run

hearing laughter in the sun

a happy day off
Well, at least I tried...

If you haven't already read some of the great (and beautiful) haiku poems out there in blogland...please visit:




and of course for a treasure load of Basho haiku please check out a hazy moon!

11 comments:

Delwyn said...

Tulsa these are great, the first one very wistful...and I let out an involuntary OOOOHHHHH at the end of it.Clever girl.

I came up with one today but not for the blog effort, just seemed to want to be added to rainy day post I was creating.
I often have post stories and haiku creating themselves in my head as I walk...
I love their succinct simplicity and don't worry too much about all the rules.

Happy Haiku Days

Poppy said it has been 28 * already - the seasons change over quickly.

I_am_Tulsa said...

Delwyn! Thank you...I am blushing... I never really tried to write a haiku before. Grade school trauma. Sigh.

This has been an eye opening experience. To see so many people outside of Japan interested in the art.

Oh yes, it has been hot for the past couple of days. An early summer...
I went to the pharmacy today and bought a big fat stick of deodorant! lol

willow said...

Nice! My favorite is your first, the cherry blossom one.

B said...

I love these, specially the second one!

Jelica said...

Well done!

TheWritersPorch said...

Great Haiku...wonderful photos and I loved the lusious fruit!
~ Carol ~

Polly said...

They are beautiful! I love the way they describe what you've seen. Thanks!

Chiara.u said...

Hi! I'm Chiara and it's the first time I stop here, attracted by you haiku translation on Polly's blog; I discovered a marvellous blog... I love your posts on Japanese world... I'd like to visit Japan... but it's a little bit difficult at the moment; I'll be satisfied to discover it through your blog! Thank you :)
Bye.

I_am_Tulsa said...

Ooooh, thank you everyone! I am still a little surprised at myself for posting haiku, but it is neat to try "new" things.

So, happy that Carol from the Writers Porch has visited!
Chiara.u, welcome! I am going to be visiting your blog too!

Once again, arigato!

Butternut Squash said...

I really enjoyed your haiku. Lovely. I especially liked the first one. I think it was "In the wind is loneliness" that I found so compelling.

I_am_Tulsa said...

Butternut Squash, I must admit that "loneliness" part of the haiku was the "Japanese side" of me...It is a side that I have been trying to hide for a long time... I think I am finally finding my true colors! hehe