Thursday, October 12, 2006














In the Mood for Haiku?


(See contributions from friends at the end of this post.)




Red berries

Cold with morning dew

Quench my thirst















This morning, while waiting for hours at the doctor's office, I read more from Wabi Sabi for Writers by Richard Powell. This book speaks to my writer's soul. Its inspiration is pure and true. As I stared outside the window at a holly bush, hanging heavy with red berries, the above Haiku came to mind.










































































































The above images were snapped during the past week. Do they inspire your writer's soul?

If Haiku is your thing, try your hand at it.

Remember, it's either of the following formats (in syllables):

three
five
three

or

five
seven
five

Post your Haiku here, and also send them to SW Vaughn, who will post them on her Haiku site and marry them with one of these images or another of her own choosing.

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From Kim Milgate:


Granddaughter

Lovely wide-eyed lamb
Clean clear soul


















From Allison Lazar:


Agony stricken
Finally time to dispose
of all that is bad




















From Jude Hardin:

Fuzzy orange worm
Climbs a stairway to nowhere
Dreaming of white wings

















From Jeanne Fielding:


Fearsome Haiku land
Faint of heart be wary now
Nature's featured here




















From Lesia Valentine:

Sweet kitten

lithe bundle of fur
has sharp claws









Sweet kitten

curious and brave
eats orange worms





12 comments:

S. W. Vaughn said...

Lovely, lovely haiku! And the pic is totally mouthwatering. Wish they were in season around here!

Thank you so much for the plugs!

(Okay, so now both me and Zinnia tagged you -- so when you get some time you gotta spill! :-)

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

But they ARE in season, SW! LOL. This is a pic of my Heritage Raspberries, a fall berry that comes in like crazy right about now. The bushes are bursting with berries -literally! Wish you lived closer so you could come pick some!

I promise to go into the attic by flashlight this weekend and jog my memory re. my favorite books. ;o)

Anonymous said...

Raspberries are my absolute favorites, followed by blackberries. Don't eat the holly berries, Aaron, okay?

Nice haiku.

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

You've got it, Val. Those holly berries wouldn't taste too good, and they're probably poisonous, aren't they?

A good friend, Kim, sent me this Haiku to post:

Granddaughter

Lovely wide-eyed lamb

Clean clear soul




Isn't that great?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's very nice. I'd love to be that age and innocent again, wouldn't you?

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

I'm still that age. Inside, I haven't changed much from eleven years old. That's why I can play so well with my grandkids!! Funny, huh, how one age kinda sticks in you, no matter how old your license says you are??? How "old" are you, Val? I'm guessing about 19. ;o)

Jude Hardin said...

Fuzzy orange worm
Climbs a srairway to nowhere
Dreaming of white wings

Great pictures, Aaron!

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Jude! That is a great one! Thanks!

Jeanne said...

Fearsome Haiku land
Faint of heart be wary now
Nature's featured here

Steve G said...

Thanks for stopping by. German food is great, but I miss a good Mexican restaurant. We live about 60 miles east of Nuremburg. Nice pictures.

Southern Writer said...

LOL You know me too well, Aaron. But if I had a second choice, I'd be three again. I really liked being three.


Sweet kitten
lithe bundle of fur
has sharp claws

Sweet kitten
curious and brave
eats orange worms

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Thanks Jeanne, Steve, and Val! I posted the new haikus tonight. Thanks for your contributions.