NaHaiWriMo Prompt- May 31

May 31 prompt: summer vacation


Memorial Day weekend traditionally signifies the start of summer, even though here in Portland, there are still 3 more weeks of school left. Well, at least the outdoor pools are open!

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hydrangeas —
at the time for summer clothes
pale blue

–Basho



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NaHaiWriMo Prompt- May 28

May 28 prompt: bridges


Although Portland has many lovely bridges, my favorite bridge will always be the Golden Gate Bridge, opened this day in 1937.

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coolness on the bridge…
moon, you and I alone
unresigned to sleep

–Kikusha-ni



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NaHaiWriMo Prompt- May 27

May 27 prompt: anything green

In honor of Rachel Carson‘s birthday, write a haiku about anything green. Rachel Carson was perhaps best known as the author of “Silent Spring” (1962), which raised awareness of the danger of pesticides and led to  a ban on DDT in this country.

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in mid-flight
the butterfly returns
to the pines of Shiogoshi

–Chiyo-ni



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NaHaiWriMo Prompt- May 26

May 26 prompt: spring’s end

The March/ April Sketchbook Kigo Kukai prompt was “spring’s end”, and I liked the resultant haiku so much, I thought I’d reprise it here. Write a haiku where the phrase “spring’s end” appears, or is strongly imaged.

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The end of spring
lingers
in the cherry blossoms

–Buson



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NaHaiWriMo Prompt- May 25

May 25 prompt: oldies but goodies


The first haiku I remember reading, as a child, is listed below. The funny thing is, I thought I had misremembered it, until I discovered it again online, because it isn’t quite 5-7-5.  Now I understand why! Share with us one of your favorite haiku that you wrote in the past, either published or unpublished, and if published, please list the publishing credits.

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life? butterfly
on a swaying grass that’s all…
but exquisite!

–Soin



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NaHaiWriMo Prompt- May 23

May 23 prompt: pets

The Humane Society estimates that there are approximately 77.5 million owned dogs in the U.S., and 93.6 million owned cats. That adds up to a while lot of pets that we share our lives with, and doesn’t even include  the gerbils, hamsters, rats, snakes, parakeets, fish, frogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, and others.

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My cat,
frisking in the scale,
records its weight.

–Issa



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