There are days I find myself in a poetic state of mind, inspired by all that is around me, and that which lies deep in my heart. In the coming weeks, I will post more of my poetic creations as well as photos from my adventures to Italy, Egypt, the Caribbean and more...
Every spring, there is an annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Vancouver (see: www.vcbf.ca). Each year, it calls for submissions to their International Haiku Invitational. I've been wanting to enter for quite a while now, but usually procrastinate until it's past the deadline. This year I wanted to, not only challenge to write Haiku - something I have no previous experience in, but also to give procrastination a swift kick out the door. I began writing practice haiku two months before the deadline and finally managed to narrow them down to two in order to get my entries in on time! It was agonizing, to be honest, because I am quite the indecisive person. While the announcement of winners and honourable mentions will not be posted until September 2014, I thought I would share a handful of favourites from my practice Haiku. Hopefully some will help you guess this years theme! I would love to hear what you think!
Pale pink petals tumble.
Fall, take this waltz.
Time turns the page.
Spring rolls in on a breeze.
Cherry blossoms sweeten the air.
I still don’t know your name.
Pink petals are falling.
Blossoms soften the ground.
Won’t you be my neighbour?
Some neighbours grow roses.
Or red-vined tomatoes.
We dance beneath branches of pink.
Backyards filled with feather-light petals.
Children rolling down the hills.
Welcome to the neighbourhood.
Among pink flurries.
Behold, a new friend.
Grey clouds and green grass.
A flurry of pink cherry blossoms.
Easy ivy over.
She gazes out the window,
Blossoms blowing in the breeze
A crack in the blues of winter.
Limbs outstretched to the sky.
Scattering smiles disguised as pink petals.
Can we be friends?
The sun greets the morning anew
Petals swarm the playground.
And then there was you.
Cherry Blossoms of Burnaby
Since my previous photo album here is of the beauty of spring, with the lovely Cherry blossom trees, I find it only fitting that the next album I want to share here is one filled with the beautiful colours of fall. There were two trees in particular that really caught my attention with their stunning colours. Even though the haiku challenge doesn't apply to these, I will likely return to add a few of my own to the page as the inspiration hits. Of course...if you have some to share, I would love to read them! (Please post in the above comment box :).
The inspiring weather, often leaves me in a poetic state of mind. Here are a few micro poetry, vss - very short stories and possible haiku for you.
Don't get me wrong.
I love these warm, sunny days.
But lately I find myself missing.
The smells, and the sounds, of the rain.
The comforting hush of the rain.
Oh how I've missed thee.
And the gentle drumming on the rooftops.
I think it's time I go to sleep.
I feel like walking in the rain.
If not for this persistent cold.
I guess I'll save that for another rainy day.
This weather offers no solace.
Spring's Lion Roars.
Where for art thou Lamb?
After two weeks of brilliant sun.
A breeze ruffles the trees and the rain falls
It's music to my ears.
Wind ruffles the leaves.
And rain patters against the gutter.
It's music to my ears.
The night lays down to the soft sound,
Of cars shushing the world asleep
Rolling over footprints of the rain and sleet.