Oct 31

Haiku 669

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , , October 31st, 2010

by Kelly

by Kelly

that same old boyfriend

wanes and waxes in my mind

white frost on roof tops

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Oct 30

Haiku 668

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , October 30th, 2010

by Alison

by Alison

“Bella’s in the sky

flying with the birds” she says

pointing to heaven

 

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Oct 29

Haiku 667

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , October 29th, 2010

by Kelly

by Kelly

two days no power

again we admit things are

out of our control

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Oct 28

Haiku 666

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , October 28th, 2010

by Alison

by Alison

the blaze of orange

outside my window is gone –

leaves fall, winter looms

 

 

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Oct 27

Haiku 665

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , October 27th, 2010

by Kelly

by Kelly

forceful Arctic winds

take out electricity —

we just go to bed

 

but in the morning

power still lacks — we read in

bed by dim day light

 

he’s in the shower —

I glance out the window and

acknowledge snow flakes 

 

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Oct 26

Haiku 664

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , October 26th, 2010

by Alison

by Alison

green tea and kale chips

yoga and inspiring books –

I’m feeling healthy

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Oct 25

Haiku 663

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , October 25th, 2010

by Kelly

by Kelly

October drizzle —

silence the phone, read a book

and ignore the world

 

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Oct 25

Review: Haiku Tea

Posted: under Reviews.
Tags: , , , October 25th, 2010

by Alison

by Alison

The leaves are turning, it’s getting chilly and I’m craving all things cozy.

This means it’s tea time – and often. My ritual is to make a cup first thing in the morning and my husband always serves me a cup late at night before bedtime.

Green tea just happens to be a favorite of mine. It’s earthy, slightly grassy and provides just the right amount of caffeine. If steeped properly I feel a nice little pick me up without the neurotic edge that coffee gives me. A nice cup of green tea and I feel both placid and alert.

So I was excited to receive a package of Sencha Green Haiku Tea in the mail from Kelly. I love Sencha – it’s the most popular Green tea in Japan and is renowned for it’s health benefits. I’ve been drinking Sencha for nearly 20 years so I can be, ahem, a bit picky about my tea. Too many tea companies get green all wrong and end up leaving me with what tastes like a cup of warm dish water. So I wondered while preparing my first cup of Haiku tea – will this tea live up to it’s poetic name?

Oh yeah.

And I’m not giving the glowing review that I am about to give because of any sort of haiku bias – I care about tea far too much. Sencha Green Haiku Tea truly makes for a most fabulous cup of tea. With a fresh green scent, the aroma of my Haiku cup of tea was intoxicating. Robust and complex with a subtle sweetness, I thought to myself – now that’s a cup of tea! I was honestly amazed. I had never had such a good cup of green tea that I so easily prepared with a simple tea bag. And so I wondered, why is Haiku Tea so good?

Is it because Haiku Tea is organic? Is it because it is grown on a centuries old tea plantation in the Uji River Valley in Japan, a region long famous for growing the best green tea in the world? Or is there some sort of magic within it’s haiku namesake which gives this tea a feeling of balance and serenity?

I am a tea drinker and not an expert, so I may never know the secrets behind why Haiku Tea is just so much better than your average green tea. But I do know that I am very inspired by tea once again so expect many more tea haiku from yours truly!

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Oct 24

Haiku 662

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , October 24th, 2010

by Alison

by Alison

“Look at the fairy!”

she whispers, her hands cupped out –

autumn is magic

 

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Oct 23

Haiku 661

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , October 23rd, 2010

by Kelly

by Kelly

“It’s our last nice day,”

says the TV weather man.

What is yet to come?

 

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