Archive for January 2013

Cheryl’s Everyday Haiku 2013 (Week 04)

January 28, 2013

January 22 – 28

Bonus for Inauguration Day

Celebrate Obama
and King the same day:
poetic resonance.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #22

Unmerciful sun
Generous only with light
Lets earthlings shiver.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #23

“I cannot help you.”
Says the moon, turning away.
“Go back, talk to sun.”.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #24

Prescription bottles
Stand like health helping soldiers
Ready remedies.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #25

Flake filled clouds expand
Across darkening grey skies
Snow falls, finally!

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #26

City dwellers move
Through bricks, chrome, trash and paved streets.
Urban survival.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #27

Flying city skies
Doves alight telephone wires
Pigeon mockery.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #28

Grieving hearts follow
Mournful dirge rhythms sobbing
Beside fresh mass graves.

by Cheryl Crockett

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Cheryl’s Everyday Haiku 2013 (Week 03)

January 21, 2013

January 15 – 21

Haiku #15

Poet aims pen
To capture words between the lines
Hunter and her prey.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #16

Deceptive sunshine
Much illumination while
Secret things occur.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #17

Curious young frog
Practices lily-pad leaps
Races reflections.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #18

Obnoxious night owl
Hoots wisdom from high branches
While everyone sleeps.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #19

Soft shade serenade
Budding rose and dewey glade
New lovers picnic.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #20

Quick right hand grabs loot
The left remains unaware
A thief on duty.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #21

High tide approaches.
Carefully crafted walls fall.
Crumbling sand-castle.

by Cheryl Crockett

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Cheryl’s Everyday Haiku 2013 (Week 02)

January 14, 2013

January 8 – 14

Haiku #8

Together so long,
If you leave and go away
What will I be then?

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #9

What a lovely hike!
Is that a bear behind you?
Don’t outrun me now.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #10

Year’s worst day so far;
There must be a better way.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #11

Just outside my door
Light breezes beckon me to
Embrace the new day.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #12

I set myself free
After forgiving someone.
They just don’t know yet.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #13

Now fully awake
Finding myself still drifting
I picked up the oar.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #14

Stars welcome nightfall.
Cloud clusters cast moon shadows.
Hidden eyes appear.

by Cheryl Crockett

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Cheryl’s Everyday Haiku 2013 (Week 01)

January 8, 2013

January 1 – 7

Haiku #1

January first
My easy resolution:
Take care of myself.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #2

After thirteen years
Wishing she was still alive
I so miss our talks

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #3

Brittle branches breach
Winter horizon skies,
Tickling low-hanging clouds.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #4

Northern school children
Pray for frosty blessings
And snowflakes start to fall.

By Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #5

Light fades past the woods.
Another day is over;
Bright final rays dim.

By Cheryl Crockett

Day #5 Bonus Haiku

Funk up some stuff now
As we get started on new
Horizons to pass.

by Miles Bell

Haiku #6

Grass roots gathering
Underground activity
Insects OCCUPY!

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #7 (for the Redskins and RGIII)

Laying weapons down
Wounded fighters limp away
Empty battlefield.

by Cheryl Crockett

Day #7 Bonus Haiku

Hear yea, hear you all
Good things come in small packets
Like Cheryl’s haiku

by Nan Kutty

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Cheryl’s Everyday Haiku

January 2, 2013

Inspired by Ozlem Baro (@MyHaikuProject), I aspire to write one haiku per day in 2013. Can I do it? I think I can. Join me, won’t you? Julie Jordan Scott is doing this with the hashtag #365poems and she has a cool clickable graphic to go with it (see below). As of January 18th, I added my project to this community. File it under “great minds think alike”.

Poems will be comments below this post. Since that means I will post more than 365 comments, I will also organize poems in weekly “chap-posts” so visitors can navigate the poems easily as the volume increases. And if you did not yet notice, the adjacent posts appear at the top of each blog page; this is helpful if you want to view posts in forward or backward order.

With one click, you can find Cheryl’s Everyday Haiku on Facebook. For those who prefer poetry tweets, @poetatete is where you will find me and #1aday2013 is the unique hashtag I crafted for this project.  Let me thank you in advance for clicking “Like”/”Favorite”, commenting, sharing, re-blogging and re-tweeting.

Go ahead, toss your haiku into the fray. If you want to tweet a haiku with me, please include #1aday2013 (and @poetatete if it will fit). Of course, you do not have to go to either of these places; you may post your haiku as a comment below this post.

Volume permitting, I will do my best to cross-post all poems sent to me with my own.

Click Moving Words 2006 Winners to see one of my most successful haiku poems. Could this be why I like haiku so much? I will never be ashamed about it being 17 syllables.
Keep reading, writing, sharing and reciting poetry!

Cheryl L. Crockett, Poetess


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