Thursday, November 12, 2020

Poetry Friday: Haiku Diary

 I got way behind posting my daily haiku on Twitter with #haikudiary and #poeticdiversion, but I kept at it in my notebook. Here are the week's snippets:


Friday, 11/6

Poetry Friday
digital, virtual
still magical


Saturday, 11/7


everywhere I look
red and blue harmonize
naturally


Sunday, 11/8

unseasonable heat
restacking the woodpile


Monday, 11/9

midday walk at the farm
no blue birds, but a monarch
don't dawdle


Tuesday, 11/10

rollercoaster
almost tears at lunchtime
almost


Wednesday, 11/11

Oh, to go fishing --
rippling water, leaping trout --
instead...more work.


Thursday, 11/12

Where do you want to visit?
Dreaming our futures.



Robyn Hood Black (Queen of the Haiku) has this week's Poetry Friday roundup at Life on the Deckle Edge


16 comments:

  1. This is the perfect week for a haiku collection as Robyn is hosting our round-up. I love your sharp and funny observations...stacking the woodpile and the harmonizing of red and blue. Your words are always a treat.

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  2. I like all of these! Kudos!

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  3. I especially like the rollercoaster and the almost tears...almost. I can relate. Thanks for sharing a peek into your notebook (life), Mary Lee. :)

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  4. Mary Lee! I was just at Robyn's thinking how nice it will be to #twitterku in December, and here you've been at it already and I didn't know! Each and everyone is lovely. Maybe I'll start early...

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  5. Love these -- I can definitely relate to the roller coaster one, and the red and blue harmony is timely and wonderful.

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  6. Those ups & downs we didn't ask for is what you've written of so masterfully, Mary Lee. It's hard to describe what is happening to teachers unless you are one. I am a long-time teacher, yet still cannot imagine it all. Hugs for better & thanks for all.

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  7. “Dreaming our futures” Yes and real visits not virtual, thanks Mary Lee!

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  8. Having a haiku diary is a splendid opportunity to write from the heart during November, the Gratitude Month, Mary Lee.

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  9. Love these snippets of life, Mary Lee. Your words are a joy to read. Thank you.

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  10. I can relate, Mary Lee. Thanks! xo

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  11. Mary Lee, you say so much with so few words. I honor that haiku does that BUT you have captured and conveyed such emotion. I felt every bit. Lines which struck deepest: “everywhere I look red and blue harmonize naturally” and “almost tears at lunchtime/almost.” Poignant desire to escape into the peace and beauty of nature (rippling water, leaping trout). Such an encapsulation of a moment, a day, a week - and life. Pulls on the heart.

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  12. "Oh, to go fishing" -- so much longing in that line, Mary Lee.

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  13. I can relate to your diary in so many ways, Mary Lee. Same feels, just different details in a different order. "unseasonable heat" is my favorite. And I'd like your red and blue photo as wrapping paper, please!

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  14. Thank you for sharing all of these, Mary Lee - I was particularly struck by those "almost tears."
    Wishing you a good & safe week.

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  15. Love your harmonizing red and blue, and I definitely felt the roller coaster this week.

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