TWISTED TUESDAYS

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fireflies—
from here
to there
the edge of constellations

@ SENRYU CIRCLE…

obituary page…
tombstones without names
stand in a line #1

OR

obituary page…
tombstones without names
standing askew #2

@ BUDS OF HAIKU…

drifting snow
from a distance
soaring egrets

@ SENRYU & KYOKA…

obituary page…
tombstones without names
stand in a line #1

OR

obituary page…
tombstones without names
standing askew #2

@ VIRTUAL HAIKU…

moonrise
snowy owl
above trees

COLLECTIVE SUNDAYS

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ocean
i color the sea
in a shade of blue #1

OR

ocean
i color the sea
this deep blue #2

@ SENRYU CIRCLE…

night fog…
the shifting shape
of memories

@ BUDS OF HAIKU…

Mark Redfearn’s Original Haiku…

crimson maple leaves,
loosened by an autumn breeze,
flutter to the ground

my inspired Haiku…

ginko leaves
all the remains
of sunshine

@ SENRYU & KYOKA…

night fog…
the shifting shape
of memories

@ VIRTUAL HAIKU…

kimono—
a full moon
into my hands

RAMBUNCTIOUS SATURDAYS

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deepening autumn
lonely peonies bloom
under the blue sky

@ 5/7/5 HAIKU…

Mark Redfearn’s Original Haiku…

crimson maple leaves,
loosened by an autumn breeze,
flutter to the ground

my inspired Haiku…

fluttering ginko
the smell of gold dollar bills…
a lucky wind blows

@ BUDS OF HAIKU…

dog-eared pages
one hundred sheets
colder than snow #1

OR

dog-eared pages
one hundred sheets…
snow on snow #2

@ VIRTUAL HAIKU…

spider’s web
a number of frozen stars
inside of it

@NaHaiWriMo…

theme: tide/ocean/dunes

rage
riding on the waves
feel your sorrows #tide

raindrops
deepen their silence
to the ancient oceans #ocean

sand dunes
rows of Retrievers
sleeping #dunes

FRAZZLE FRIDAYS

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ripples
one after another
just disappearing

@ 5/7/5 HAIKU…

thin fluffy snowflakes
at the foot of the mountain
white patrinias

@ BUDS OF HAIKU…

rain sounds
drips and droplets
from a faucet

@ VIRTUAL HAIKU…

spring mountain
tens of thousands of green—
cutting blue sky

@ SENRYU & KYOKA…

fireflies’ lights—
to see myself
becoming
a human shadow

@ SENRYU CIRCLE…

fireflies’ lights—
to see myself
becoming
a human shadow

TRIPPY THURSDAYS

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silence
between the sky and the earth…
deepens its silence

@ 5/7/5 HAIKU…

November arrives—
sheets of a winter color
colder than fresh snow

@ BUDS OF HAIKU…

deep autumn
i step firmly
behind an echo
of a bee’s footsteps

@ VIRTUAL HAIKU…

tomorrow
already becomes old
changing its color

@ THE DAILY HAIKU…

theme: letters/clouds

snowflakes
move forward
like blank paper #letters

OR

in the newspaper
where my fingers touched it…
winter clouds #clouds

MAYBE

folded several times
with a winter color…
my daily newspaper #letters

@ SENRYU & KYOKA…

inspired by vivien eliades’ haiku…

the passage of time
plays tricks: something long ago
seems like yesterday

my tanka…

deja vu…
returning
to the same time
once again
that never perishes

SENRYU CIRCLE…

inspired by vivien eliades’ haiku…

the passage of time
plays tricks: something long ago
seems like yesterday

my tanka…

deja vu…
returning
to the same time
once again
that never perishes

WISPY WEDNESDAYS

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snowmelt river
some creative words
rushes down

@ 5/7/5 HAIKU…

soaring butterflies—
remnants of autumn sunshine
outstretched in the sky

@ BUDS OF HAIKU…

October—
leaves changing colors
of the setting sun #1

OR

October—
amid yellow leaves
spring sunshine #2

@ VIRTUAL HAIKU…

insect song…
passing through
wind, sun and the village

@ SENRYU & KYOKA…

human shadows
have different lights
in a faded color

@ SENRYU CIRCLE…

human shadows
have different lights
in a faded color

TWISTED TUESDAYS

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inspired by robert greig’s poem…

rain is defined by motion
and is only what it is when moving,
to be rain at all it has to fall.

my inspired Haiku…

rain
moves down
in a straight line A

raindrops
falling to the nether world
never to be again B

@ 5/7/5 HAIKU…

deepening autumn
I step on the fallen leaves
to my heart’s content

@ BUDS OF HAIKU…

blades of grass…
a person reads
one-line poems A

OR

blades of grass…
loving
such a short poem B

@ HAIKU NUGGETS…

speed
of a moving cloud
swarming hornets

hornets /hornet

@ VIRTUAL HAIKU…

Jeff Leong’s Haiku…

northern lights…
fireflies swarming
at my feet

my inspired Haiku…

fireflies—
the constellations
float about my feet

@ THE DAILY HAIKU…

theme: cloud/twist

speed
of a moving cloud
swarming hornets

@ SENRYU & KYOKA…

human beings
we are shadows
on the earth and grasses

SENRYU CIRCLE…

human beings
we are shadows
on the earth and grasses

MUCKY-MUCK MONDAYS

a few Haiku to be found via Facebook at…

only at madasahatter572 😉

departing October
it changes a color
for winter

@ 5/7/5 HAIKU…

deepening autumn—
a dandelion blooming
from far-away sky A

OR

deepening autumn—
lonely peonies blooming
under the blue sky B

@ BUDS OF HAIKU…

inspired by Michael Smeer’s Haiku…

first semester
the art teacher hands out
a bouquet of pencils
.
Michael Smeer (Mikō) Oct. 28th, 2021

my inspired Haiku…

ray(s) of light
length of
mechanical yellow pencils

@ HAIKU NUGGETS…

peeling pear
this yellow planet
spinning

@ VIRTUAL HAIKU…

birds’ chirp—
where a song begins
in the morning

@ SENRYU & KYOKA…

self-timer—
breathing
a moment
of life and death

SENRYU CIRCLE…

self-timer—
breathing
a moment
of life and death

MADD TREATS 2021

To my friends and family and my beloved followers…Happy Halloween.

It is true that Madasahatter has returned -hopefully with more treats than tricks.

Give me a moment also to dwell in the Happiness that is my new home. I am happy to be home online at my personal, poetic blog. I have found joy and a new found Happiness in my new apartment as well as in my new furnishings. All things, well most things, are put away and sorted out. Of course, the move of August 2021 was long and draining, but so worth the change.

‘To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:’

So now Madasahatter can return to new and old things.

Poetry!
Poetry!
Poetry!

I am exploring new poetic possibilities while still holding to a strong reference of traditional Haiku and or Tanka. Of course, I am not just limiting this blog to Haiku and Tanka. I am expanding into the uncharted territory that is Micro Poetry.

Follow along with me, my friends, and let us explore this mad, mad world of Words. Mostly written in English of course. 😉

So without further delay, some holiday poems…

*Four or more lines; Haiku of four lines (sometimes known as haiqua)or longer have been written, some of them “vertical haiku” with only a word or two per line. These poems mimic the vertical printed form of Japanese haiku.

4-LINE HAIKU…

Halloween dawn—
a human shadow
cannot move an inch
towards the nether world

in the fog
a faintly reflected scent of
life and death…
gliding ghosts

HAIKU…

autumn sunset
the glimpse of
a pumpkin field

evening fog
where ghosts appear
but faintly

white vapor…
the war dead
floating

HELL IS MOVING

My apologizes, my beloved followers, but this Madasahatter needs to take some time away from daily postings. I might or might not be moving and we all know that Moving has its own levels of hell and frustration that one must contend with. So until I am settled down once more, I shall say, Thank You for the daily follow and comments and encouragement. You might find me via Facebook under my name Dorna Hainds.

I am going to try and continue Haiku for as long as possible.

One can only pack and move and re-rearrange so much, right?

Until my return, I bid you farewell. And always, try and find some Happy in your days.

Sincerely,
Madasahatter572