A fine haiku presents a crystalline moment of heightened awareness in simple imagery, traditionally using a kigo or season word from nature.
~Patricia Donegan, author of haiku mind.
I love the world of hope that the simple ellipse brings to the poem below. Though the world is full of tears, there is that “yet,” that signifies some kind of light at the end of the tunnel…
this world of dew
is yes, a world of dew
This one is one of my favorite haikus. I imagine a war-torn (what a dramaticly descriptive word: “war-torn”) land – dark and dreary – with a curtain of rain falling; pitted with craters and destruction. Night falls, and the skies clear, and suddenly a pool of stars is reflected in the craters, speaking of an expanse much bigger than any trouble on earth.
after the rain
bomb craters filled
This one speaks for itself.
in the cold night
after the planes’ roar
Here, one can see the seasons passing by; the bigger picture of time passing by, and no matter how we may try or want to try to keep it with us, it will escape our grasp…
the maple leaf then let
The intensity of the moment when there is only you and the other, and your eyes follow the delicate petal down to the table, but you catch the gaze of the person sitting across from you. Love.
a petal falls
across the table
Haiku………I wish I could define it.