dVerse Poetics – Everyday Poetics.

Today, Gabriella wants us to celebrate our “everydays” in poetry. We write poems for grand loves, loss of love, big occasions, but these poems are our everyday – our morning coffee routine, our drive home from work, our bread making day….I have posted several of these classic haiku over the last few days because they are about my everyday and the joy in the beauty of those days. Please pardon me for posting again but I am doing so for this venue and to give a bit of my everyday to you all. The photos are simple cell phone photos of sun, blue sky, trees and an almost hidden early appearing half moon.

copyright kanzensakura

copyright kanzensakura

半月 Hantsuki
summer half moon drifts
in a sea of blue – floating
sakura petal.

夏空 Natsu sora – Summer Sky haiku
serene summer sky –
birds nap in hidden nests as
hawks drift overhead.


copyright KanzenSakura

copyright KanzenSakura

春雨 shun u (gentle spring rain)
Gentle spring rain falls –
The sound like faraway waves
Or breath of a child.

komorebi  木漏れ日
summer morning sun
filters through leaves – gold dapples –
shadows dance trees sway.

hantsuki – half moon; natsu sora – summer sky; shun u – gentle spring rain; komorebi – sun filtering through leaves

41 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    May 26, 2015 @ 16:33:31

    I really love them all at the same place.. but the one that really stuck out for me is the spring rain like the breath of a child.. that could have been written by one of the old haiku masters.


  2. claudia
    May 26, 2015 @ 16:39:59

    oh i like them all but my fav is the one with the little birds napping in the nest while the hawks glide by… so much comfort in this image


  3. billgncs
    May 26, 2015 @ 16:42:30

    the haiku is so appropriate for expressing a moment in time


  4. x
    May 26, 2015 @ 16:44:21

    Love the nature touches in these. The lazy summer abd the hawk makes me wish or a hammock. The rain one though is just magic,


  5. Mary
    May 26, 2015 @ 17:00:00

    What beautifully reflective ‘everyday’ experiences you have written haiku about. I like especially the way you have described the sound of the gentle spring rain…but then again I also like the way you have described the way the morning sun filters through leaves….


    May 26, 2015 @ 17:17:08

    I especially like 1 and 3–but I love all your work, as there is a softness and reverence in much of it.


  7. Gabriella
    May 26, 2015 @ 18:15:18

    I like them all but my favorite is the last one. I love how light changes with the season and can see that at the moment it is getting bolder and bolder.


  8. nikibayard
    May 26, 2015 @ 18:42:19

    oh gosh! how i love your ordinary 🙂


  9. wolfsrosebud
    May 26, 2015 @ 19:02:28

    breath of the child really got my attention


  10. ayala zarfjian (@ayalazarfjian)
    May 26, 2015 @ 19:28:19

    Lovely gems 🙂


  11. Vagrant Rhodia
    May 26, 2015 @ 20:39:39

    You make writing haiku seem so terribly easy 🙂 Really enjoyed reading each one


  12. thotpurge
    May 26, 2015 @ 21:54:51

    Beautiful…especially the image of the rain and the breath of a child.


  13. Truedessa
    May 26, 2015 @ 22:08:25

    I enjoyed reading these, but my favorite was Summer Sky


  14. el34ax7
    May 26, 2015 @ 22:10:08

    Always beautiful, and I’m such a sucker for rain. With your haiku, I was able to enjoy it on this dreary, sunny day. 😀


  15. katiemiafrederick
    May 27, 2015 @ 00:15:03

    The songs and hues of Nature are
    my favorite things too.. to smell
    alive is to see the color’s view..:)


  16. rythaephua
    May 27, 2015 @ 03:16:34

    Nice one.


  17. Sumana Roy
    May 27, 2015 @ 05:29:48

    the second one is so full of fearful apprehension though the leaves, like a mother are so protective…a lovely set…


  18. kaykuala h
    May 27, 2015 @ 07:29:24

    One may miss those every day episodes of floating petals to the ground or of eagles circling above. Good observation is still not enough unless blessed with a poet’s talent to spot them. You did it very well kanzen!



  19. Sabio Lantz
    May 27, 2015 @ 10:31:30

    Your word paintings are lovely


  20. MarinaSofia
    May 27, 2015 @ 11:27:38

    You do need to live consciously in the moment to see this in the everyday. Beautifully captured, the very spirit of haiku.


  21. Let's CUT the Crap!
    May 27, 2015 @ 18:39:01

    You’ve captured contemplative moments more precious than gemstones. Aah. ❤ ❤ ❤


  22. Linda Kruschke
    May 28, 2015 @ 12:47:31

    Very peaceful.


  23. sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches.
    May 30, 2015 @ 17:19:08

    A lullaby for my racing mind. Thank you.


  24. lightwalker1
    Jun 04, 2015 @ 22:00:21

    You have captured the joy of the everyday with a few beautiful words and your lovely pictures. You make writing poetry appear so easy. In love and light Cheryl


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