Conversation 42: WRITE HAIKU: Themes from THE DAILY HAIKU 13-19 February 2021

Introduction

This Valentine week we are filled with LOVE and collaborating with the brilliant 64 Million Artist in setting their Weekly Theme. LOVE is one of our favourite themes and appeals across all age groups.

The Challenge is still ongoing until Sunday evening and you can create a #LoveHaiku with hashtags #TheWeeklyChallenge and #64MillionArtists so your contribution is found. The link to the challenge is here and includes all the platforms where you can share your haiku as well as on #TheDailyHaiku: https://dothinkshare.com/the-weekly-challenge/the-weekly-challenge-15th-february-2021-love-haiku/

To support creating #LoveHaiku here are some mini bite-size workshops to inspire you: https://thegreatmargin.org/conversations/conversation-64-million-artists-weekly-challenge-love-haiku-workshop/

 

With another week of wonderful themes and activities do enjoy writing new haiku, reposting favourites and sharing with others not on FB or social media who might want to take part.

 

WEEKLY THEME: BIRDS/FLIGHT

DAILY THEMES:

BEFORE AND AFTER

LEAVES

YARN

HOME

RED

ROADS

MIST

BONUS THEME: SPRING

1st line renga: Start each haiku with one of these options: From here to there and Love is all around 

Musical prompt: SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND by Pink Floyd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWGE9Gi0bB0

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10 Comments on “Conversation 42: WRITE HAIKU: Themes from THE DAILY HAIKU 13-19 February 2021”

  1. Shine like the sun
    Shoot like a comet
    Spend quiet days in retreat

    Consider this Sid
    With best yet to come
    You burnt out but didn’t fade

    Sat on the dark side
    Waving your arms in the air
    Should we have missed you?

  2. Mist

    swathed in mystery
    beholding
    the ineffable.

    It was inspired in a photograph of mine. A little lake, in the mist, surrounded by mountains in Ezcaray-La Rioja-Spain.

    1. I absolutely love this Sébastien, the simplicity and clarity of expression is brilliant. A treat to discover this morning.

      1. Happy that you like its simplicity. Often when I stare at the ocean, there is that sound that I know was there all along and will be there and I travel in time, wondering when this sound will disappear too.

  3. Happy that you like its simplicity. Often when I stare at the ocean, there is that sound that I know was there all along and will be there and I travel in time, wondering when this sound will disappear too.

  4. Some haiku I enjoyed writing from last week and a new one on Spring:

    not so shy
    a first daffodil
    asks me to dance

    tideless
    flightless I anticipate
    your next move

    morning – robin’s song
    visits my sill still until
    one of us flies off

    almost new leaves
    anticipating Spring
    I unfurl

    Liver-spotted leaves
    Old hands try to grasp and fail
    Crack and break with time

    I am leaf
    holding on until
    the last moment

    Love is everywhere
    Find it where and when you can
    and let it find you

  5. The Great Margin – Conversation 42, 13th to 19th February 2021.

    My favourites by others: Jenny Shepherd
    On today’s theme of Mist.
    The gold-robed monk rings
    the temple bell in the mist:
    A blurred, candle flame.

    This is a memory of a visit to the Buddhist monastery on Lantau Island, Hong Kong, over 35 years ago. Somewhere in the loft, there is the photo…

    On today’s Musical Prompt, “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” by Pink Floyd.

    Thank you, you piper.
    You helped me find my diamond.
    Now, we can both shine.

    Amanda White

    Love’s everywhere
    Find it where and when you can
    and let it find you

    #TheWeeklyChallenge #LoveHaiku #TheDailyHaiku

    tidelines
    flightless I anticipate
    your next move

    Melissa Moore

    theme: book
    girl’s childhood book
    no mention of scientist
    or mathematician

    Wendy Houser Blomseth

    my tears fall again
    memories of cards
    exchanged
    empty hands cracked heart
    *

    TheWeeklyChallenge and #lovehaiku and #64MillionArtists

    Stan Phillips

    Theme – Mist
    It was so foggy/
    when I was driving last night/I mist my turning.

    DE Navarro

    a wild goat’s red eyes
    stare through the fence I leapt…
    thwarted headbutt

    [jump]

    ©🦊VixenOfVerse, 2021

  6. These are my haiku that I have written between 13th to 19th February 2021that are my ‘today’ favourites, ask me tomorrow and the list could be different.

    mist comes in with the
    tide, it covers the winter
    sand and my footprints

    ©🦊VixenOfVerse, 2021

    death comes for us all,
    but shine on crazy diamond
    song gives you a boost

    ©🦊VixenOfVerse, 2021

    from here to there, now
    lost on a lonely road that
    fades in the night’s mists
    ©🦊VixenOfVerse 2021

    Love is all around
    I hear it, smell, taste and touch
    it, with eyes tight shut.

    ©🦊VixenOfVerse

    the home of cotton,
    Oldham attracted weavers
    of yarn from all parts

    of the country who
    were looking for work; weavers
    were well paid – those days.

    ©🦊VixenOfVerse, 2021

    I love you in the
    winter when snuggling is so
    good to keep us warm

    I love you in spring
    when cherry blossom falls like
    wedding confetti

    summer is when I
    love being with you in the
    open-air, so hot

    I love you in the
    autumn when leaves begin to
    fall, we ride horses

    I love you each and
    every day, we spend our life
    happy together.

    ©🦊VixenOfVerse, 2021

    **BONUS T heme: Spring**

    small signs make us long
    for the joys and warmth of Spring,
    cold Winter clings on.

    ©🦊VixenOfVerse, 2021o

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