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    Children dodge raindrops

    Men get rained on.

    Both get wet.

    Who is the wiser?

    The children are tired and wet. Old men are just wt.
    My quota of bullshit cop outs from closed minds is full today, Tomorrow's not looking good for you either.

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    Fleeing Visions

    dark shadows, death waits
    sun burst upon bright new dawn
    moonlight on lake shore

    Robert J. Lindley,
    Haiku, ( Contrasts, Glimmering Lights)
    My father- "Take pride in who you are and where you came from. Life is hard, often fighting is the only option!"
    Ernest Hemingway- “In order to write about life, you must first live it.”
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    Normal Suspense

    dead spider, old web
    raindrop soaked earth, dawn's slight chill
    race car, four tires blown

    Robert J. Lindley
    Haiku, (Such is Life)


    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2018
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    Vanished

    one silent moment
    horses upon distant hills
    empty prairie breeze

    Robert J. Lindley, 5-02-2018
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    Seen and Scenes

    two old red tractors
    orchard, trees and red apples
    desert cacti blooms

    Robert J. Lindley, 5-03-2018
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    My father- "Take pride in who you are and where you came from. Life is hard, often fighting is the only option!"
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    Beautiful

    two dogs fast asleep
    clouds in a dark stormy sky
    dawn's breeze soothes the soul

    Robert J. Lindley, 5-08-2018
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    My father- "Take pride in who you are and where you came from. Life is hard, often fighting is the only option!"
    Ernest Hemingway- “In order to write about life, you must first live it.”
    http://www.lindleypoetry.com/category/a-poem-a-day/

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    Time, And Reality
    old dry riverbed
    broken limb, hard frozen ground
    sun-perch, ocean breeze

    Robert J. Lindley, 5-30-2018
    Haiku, ( Discovery )
    My father- "Take pride in who you are and where you came from. Life is hard, often fighting is the only option!"
    Ernest Hemingway- “In order to write about life, you must first live it.”
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    As The Wind Blows

    seven broken jars
    red barn full of dead tractors
    night, brightest full moon

    Robert J. Lindley, 5-31-2018
    Haiku, ( Contemplation of The Past)
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    Time and Its Sad Afterglows

    porch swing, one old dog
    green pasture and fallen barn
    dawn's light, empty house

    Robert J. Lindley, 6-11-2018
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    My father- "Take pride in who you are and where you came from. Life is hard, often fighting is the only option!"
    Ernest Hemingway- “In order to write about life, you must first live it.”
    http://www.lindleypoetry.com/category/a-poem-a-day/

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    Is this Haiku?

    Mother Nature


    Eagle soars above
    Bobcat chases jackrabbit
    Life in the desert




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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyLady View Post
    Is this Haiku?

    Mother Nature


    Eagle soars above
    Bobcat chases jackrabbit
    Life in the desert




    Sassylady
    June 11, 2018
    Not only is that a Haiku, but it is also a top class Haiku.
    One accepted and written in English form , which by definition does not meet the strictest form that the Japanese use.
    I use the exact same form as you just did my very talented friend.
    This shows that your poetic talent is definitely top class level and in my opinion you should write more, as it is a gift one should share with the world...


    A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression.

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    Haiku: Poetic Form | Academy of American Poets
    https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/haiku-poetic-form
    A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression.


    Haiku began in thirteenth-century Japan as the opening phrase of renga, an oral poem, generally 100 stanzas long, which was also composed syllabically. The much shorter haiku broke away from renga in the sixteenth-century, and was mastered a century later by Matsuo Basho, who wrote this classic haiku:

    An old pond!
    A frog jumps in—
    the sound of water.

    Among the greatest traditional haiku poets are Basho, Yosa Buson, Kobayashi Issa, and Masaoka Shiki. Modern poets interested in the form include Robert Hass, Paul Muldoon, and Anselm Hollo, whose poem “5 & 7 & 5” includes the following stanza:

    round lumps of cells grow
    up to love porridge later
    become The Supremes

    Haiku was traditionally written in the present tense and focused on associations between images. There was a pause at the end of the first or second line, and a “season word," or kigo, specified the time of year.

    As the form has evolved, many of these rules—including the 5/7/5 practice—have been routinely broken. However, the philosophy of haiku has been preserved: the focus on a brief moment in time; a use of provocative, colorful images; an ability to be read in one breath; and a sense of sudden enlightenment and illumination.

    This philosophy influenced poet Ezra Pound, who noted the power of haiku’s brevity and juxtaposed images. He wrote, “The image itself is speech. The image is the word beyond formulated language.” The influence of haiku on Pound is most evident in his poem “In a Station of the Metro," which began as a thirty-line poem, but was eventually pared down to two:

    The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
    Petals on a wet, black bough.
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    Thank you!

    Instinct


    Child is crying, hurt
    Maternal instinct, running
    Kisses and hugs, love

    SassyLady
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    Adventure?

    Sweaty hands, muggy
    Dank smell, moss dangling above
    Gliding through the swamp

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    My friend, you write some awesome Haiku. You definitely have a poet's heart, soul and mind!- --Tyr
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    As The World Turns

    dawn's break, fallen bird
    sunset, distant hills aglow
    midnight news report

    Robert J. Lindley, 6-13-2018
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    My father- "Take pride in who you are and where you came from. Life is hard, often fighting is the only option!"
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