Conversation 91: THE DAILY HAIKU Round-up of Themes 22 May – 4 June 2021

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See this as a chance to revisit the eclectic themes from the last two weeks on THE DAILY HAIKU, showcase your favourite haiku, write new ones and share with friends not on social media.

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Daily Themes

Hats

Meaning

Source

Fantasy

Dreams

Sweet

Mushroom

Numbers

Lines

Midnight

Horizon

Stones

Warm/Cold

Worry

Being

 

Bonus Themes

City

Countryside

 

Weekly Themes

Touch

Twilight

Season Words

#13 Rainbows

#14 Lilies

 

First Line Renga

Create haiku that uses these first lines

Shimmering soft light

or

Deeper and Deeper

or

Today is….

or

Beneath darkness

 

Musical Themes to inspire haiku

La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFzViYkZAz4

Wandering Star by Portishead Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEQNAZGoZrw

Weekend Haiga 
Do respond to the wonderful photographs featured here provided by our members on THE DAILY HAIKU responding to the theme of Yellow. 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.
Thank you for the photos from Bidyutprabha Gàntavat, Judith Railton, John Lanyon, Dave Hubble, Ann Smith, Lynda Flint, Leslee Hackenson, Rona Laycock, Elsje Winnubst, Jackie Walton, Karin Lindberg Freda, Gloria Whitney, Abbie Cotrell, Liz Ho and Hala Yin Mon.

 

3 Comments on “Conversation 91: THE DAILY HAIKU Round-up of Themes 22 May – 4 June 2021”

  1. Touch

    So we start again
    Standing up, having fallen
    Kids toddling from scratch

    With wild dreams to remember
    One day being loved
    Not much to ask for

    Like Baked Alaska
    On piping hot treacle sponge
    Your ice hands on me

    I count your fingers
    Hear your laugh, jabbing my ribs
    Feel ten toes landing

    Old face, worry lines
    We caress and we embrace
    Still loving our lives

  2. Some favourites from this period:

    after rain
    the wet velvet of moss
    bleeding

    twilight
    a thimble full
    of dying light

    in all this doing
    within the rush – somewhere
    we forget to be

    at ninety
    granddad stopped remembering
    chose birdsong

    alone
    through the kissing gate
    embrace of warm wind

    this stone
    in my hand –
    a homecoming

    personal weather
    her empty rooms
    peeling horizons

    sea
    you get me every time
    with your mood swings

    ancient stones
    we can only shelter
    for a picnic

    I can write haiku
    I can write haiku
    I can write haiku…

    not in service
    four buses in a row
    one passenger

    after rain
    the sweetness of earth
    and a wet dog

    here’s May
    pretending to be April
    who made out like June

    listening
    to the ocean – to the land
    my dream

    early summer
    walking through the long long grass
    after absence – touch

    fumblings
    the world
    we are unmaking

    5am
    no snooze button
    on a seagull

    camouflage
    roadside full with bluebells and
    one Red Bull can

    just there ~ a rainbow
    minim rest in the music
    between spring showers

    now blind
    eaten by moths
    my wedding hat

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