Thursday, November 23, 2017

Poetry Friday


Unsplash photo by Autumn Mott

early morning walk
constant chatter of leaf-fall
first hard frost


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017


I'm gearing up for another Haiku-a-Day in December. I'll be tweeting my haiku using last year's #haikuforhealing if you'd like to join in. 

Although #haikuforhealing was born as a reaction to last year's current events, this year's iteration, at least for me, will be an acknowledgement of the absolute necessity of a creative life and a reclaiming of the discipline found in daily writing. I'm hoping #haikuforhealing helps me focus on moments and slows me down to a more livable pace.

Carol at Carol's Corner has the Poetry Friday roundup this week.


18 comments:

  1. Very nice, Mary Lee--love the constant chatter of leaf-fall line.

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  2. I like the way that chatter breaks us the almost rhyme of walk and frost. Nice, Mary Lee.

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  3. That chatter of leaf-fall! I look forward to more haiku gloriousness over November.

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  4. I've written this comment three times and it keeps disappearing! I'm sorry if you got it three times! Like several other commenters, I love the "constant chatter of leaf fall." So perfect! Like so many of your lines! I can't wait until next month!

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  5. This haiku definitely is a 'focus on the moment' poem. Lovely, Mary Lee. =)

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  6. What a gorgeous haiku! And, count me in for #haikuforhealing. I loved participating last year. Not only did it make me feel better, but it really helped me be in a writing groove. I'm thankful for you, Mary Lee!

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  7. Anonymous8:30 AM

    A month of haiku is restorative. Enjoy!

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  8. constant chatter of leaf-fall
    Perfecto! I may join your December exercise, thanks for reminding us all to be attentive.

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  9. Yay for more ML haiku this December! And this: necessity of a creative life and a reclaiming of the discipline found in daily writing. YES YES YES. Your words are a gift, Mary Lee. Keep 'em coming. xo

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  10. Writing helps take me away from that "other" daily chatter, but your "leaf-fall chatter" is a wonderful thing. Will try to join you, Mary Lee.

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  11. Words can heal, for sure.

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  12. Haiku for healing is just what we need with all the constant chatter in our lives—leaves and otherwise!

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  13. Every time I put a comment here, it disappears before I can press publish. I'm in for the haiku month. My previous message was nice. Sad that it's lost in the cyberspace.

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  14. I love this one, Mary Lee - and the idea of your haikus every day gives me hope for December.

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  15. You've captured the chatter of the leaves as they fall through the air Mary Lee! Thanks for the lively haiku and pic! I'm looking forward to your daily haikus too!

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  16. Loved your haiku, Mary Lee. This fall was the first year I really noticed how loud autumn is, so I especially appreciated that second line. I hope to write some haiku in December and look forward to reading yours!

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  17. I love the idea of haiku for healing. I am planning to take part in a creative endeavor for Advent--taking a photo a day to illustrate a word for the day. Last Lent, I added short poems for each as well. I hope to do that again. Like you, I find healing in creative endeavors and look for ways to grow.

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  18. Lucky December, to have a haiku from you for each day. All the best in your project.

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