Reflections in Haiku

Reflections--rosettes

Memorial Day
unmasks the real you, not a
reflected version.

Reflections--in fog

Fog of war perhaps
obscures what you let us see.
It does not hide all.

Reflections--geese and pier

Like a gliding goose,
the teleprompter’s words just
show us the surface

Midnight tweets reveal
Your inner thought and wishes
Underneath the words.

Hike for Haikus

Haiku is a three-line Japanese poem.  It is usually in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Focusing on images from nature, a haiku is often direct, simple and intense.  Many bloggers include haikus in their blogs: Namrata D. Prabhakar’s  In the World of Thought is one such blogger.

rainclouds at sea

Gently weeping rain

Cleanses sky and soul alike

Water begat life

by Equipsblog

Atlas Obscura shares a Haiku Pathway in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  At the Santa Fe Community College,  36 stones are etched with a haiku from either a student or notable New Mexican poets.

“The Haiku Pathway was created by artist Christy Hengst and poet Miriam Sagan, the project’s poetry curator. The mix of poems (some using a more contemporary form that doesn’t strictly adhere to the 5/7/5 syllable form) describe the site’s surroundings, from mountains to student life, but are also a mix of whimsy, reflection, and humor.”