Apr 04

Haiku 1037

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , , April 4th, 2012

by Kelly

by Kelly

How many haiku

have I composed while in bed

and lost by morning?

I’ve been a bad, bad haiku blogger in the past month. After February and my one-haiku-each-day pledge, it must seem to any Haiku By Two readers that my haiku muscle siezed up. But that’s not necessarily true. I’ve composed many haiku in the days since NaHaiWriMo ended. It’s just that I never got around to posting them online, and now, I fear, those never-recorded poems are hopelessly lost. Yet some things have been changing in my life recently. My husband and I are preparing to become parents. This will be our first child. In preparation, I’ve left my job. March, it seemed, was one big rush to “tie up loose ends.” And now I’ve got some time on my hands. I guess one could say I’m currently living in the calm before the storm. I’m hoping haiku can help me through this waiting game.

 

 

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Dec 08

Haiku 980

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , December 8th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

I check messages

my patience in short supply —

a cold draft blows in

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Nov 09

Haiku 975, take two

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , November 9th, 2011

by Kelly

by Kelly

It hasn’t snowed yet,

but it will. Soon. — We wait for

news of Henry Han.

Late last night I created a haiku and scheduled it to post this morning. Of course, as soon I went to bed, my mind started playing that poem over and over in my mind and I came up with a better version. Or what I think is a better version.

But I did’t get into the system early enough today to change it before it went live. Usually, when this happens (this isn’t the first time I’ve thought of a better version of a haiku once I posted), I go into the system and fiddle with my words within the post. By doing this, though, readers probably won’t notice what sort of revisions I’ve made, or what sort of thought process I went through. So this time, instead of just making the changes, I decided to leave the original and then create a new post for the revision in order to reveal my writing process.

I like this second version of the haiku better than the first. The second falls more in line with the idea that a haiku have a break, a switch in perspective.

And I like that even though this haiku has a change in topics that both, really, are about waiting. In the beginning, the waiting is for snow, for a change of season. In the end, the waiting is for news of a child, for news that our adoption match has been accepted and approved by the Chinese government.

Hubby and I are hoping that the snow, when it comes, will bring with it that blessed paperwork for which we are waiting. After all, according to the paperwork we got about our little guy, “Han” means winter.

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Mar 22

Haiku 808

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , March 22nd, 2011

by Alison

by Alison

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the scent of fresh shrimp

from my dinner disgusts him –

our first night out in years

.

again and again

I am reminded of this

brilliant business plan

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I ask my husband:

“How would T.I. have approached

this date differently?”

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we are both in this

for the long haul so we both

practice our patience

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Dec 06

Haiku 705

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , December 6th, 2010

by Kelly

by Kelly

gently, patiently

the snow hushes everything

including my mind

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