Conversation 104: THE DAILY HAIKU Themes from 17 – 30 July 2021

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Summer is upon us and features as our theme for our Haiga with some stunning contributions from TDH members after a call out for photographs.

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Do enjoy revisiting these themes or being inspired by them if you are finding them for the first time.  Showcase your favourites, write new, reveal the bonus themes only to be found here on The Great Margin blog and share with friends not on social media.

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Daily Themes

NOWHERE

OWL

THISTLE

CANDLE

PALM

MAGIC

FACE

STAIRWAY

BAMBOO

SILLY

GAMES

TAVERN

CORAL

FOLLOW

PEARL

TWILIGHT

COMPASSION

FOOD

INTUITION

 

Weekly Themes

FORGIVENESS

MUSIC

Impromptu Themes:

OLYMPICS

Bonus Themes

SWIM

RUN

Seasonal Word

#21 July

#22 Sunflower

Slow Renga First Lines

COOL BREEZE PASSING THROUGH

or

MONDAY MORNING

or

WILL YOU STILL BE THERE
or
STILL WARM YOUR HEART
Photo Prompts

#5 Marion Clarke chosen by Mona Bedi

Photo Prompt#6 Hla Yin Mon by Marion Clarke

Musical Theme

Simon & Garfunkel HOMEWARD BOUND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0oJ8_VTu3c

Joni Mitchell BOTH SIDES NOW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKQSlH-LLTQ

Haiga
We have had so many vibrant and imaginative contributions in response to a request for photographs for this haiga relating to our theme this week of SUMMER that we will have 2 haiga this month on this theme.  
Do respond to the wonderful photographs featured here. Write haiku inspired by what you see, thinking beyond the literal representations, by either choosing a stand-alone haiku or making a new image with a haiku written over it.
Post haiku and photo haiku in the comments below and on Twitter @TheGreatMargin
Thank you for the photographs featured here to
Vivienne Tregenza
Gina Hobbs
Helene Guojah
Bidyutprabha Gàntayat
David Cox
Madeleine Basa Vinluan
Lindie Ninolakis
Katie Richards
Neetu Malik
Wendy Houser Blomseth
Marion Clarke
ENJOY.
I would like to thank Sébastien Revon & Marion Clarke who have been instrumental in guiding this thread.
Read the blog on HAIGA – Where Image and Haiku Meet which includes insights and illuminating examples of photo haiku by Marion Clarke https://thegreatmargin.org/…/conversation-11-writing..

3 Comments on “Conversation 104: THE DAILY HAIKU Themes from 17 – 30 July 2021”

  1. A few favourites from this time

    thrum of wind
    through summer meadow grass
    aeolian breath

    in the attic
    my old violin
    just sleeping

    watching two swans
    remembering kiss chase
    mating for life

    I’m still waiting
    to throw a six
    to start…

    to be alive – know
    laughter for no reason
    lighten the darkness

    from the train
    a field of sunflowers – full bloom
    passes too quickly

    the last glance
    from the turn in the stair
    haunts my dreams

    folding light
    my pockets deepen
    something for winter

    early evening
    floating on a calm sea
    forgiveness holds me

    violet hands to thrift
    foxgloves give to thistles
    humans pass on by

    dismay light – we slow
    there a barn owl skirts gorse starts
    another night shift

    take the nowhere path
    through the last of the foxgloves
    down to the sea

    I did not forget
    nor forgive but found
    myself weeping

    half a moon
    going nowhere
    until morning

    first leaf falls
    summer slips to autumn
    – one more liver spot

    at noon
    the sea mist clears
    a gift

    1. Yes Marion I just scrolled back through, it’s been a good way for me to keep a copy of my haiku as they tend to be forgotten after I’ve written them each day.

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