Celebrating International Haiku Day!

It’s here!

smaller blossom

Thank you for the response to the Haiku Challenge!  Please feel free to add comments or additional haiku’s – it’s not too late.

The following haikus have so far been submitted:

 

Hyacinths shiver

Pink drifts over the cold park

In a late spring wind.

 

In the Hofgarten

whispered voices share despair

and talk of leaving.

Avril Leigh

 

Vast in its smallness

cold comfort impermanence

frosting the new garden

 

Burial by fire

Sections that cling and reject

As thunder plays chess

Jayne Stanley

 

Under the red rock

shelter and peace – shattered by

rockets overhead

 

The violet hour comes

uncertain with twin options

of peace and despair

Eve Fleming

 

spring not spring – mere buds

april is a cruel month

blossom pains the heart

Bev Murray

 

The Spring in my step

Comes from expensive trainers

Not the warm weather

 

April pink blossom

Flutters over the sad scene

Blistered children wail

 

Shadow on my heart

Spring tides awaken the fish

A child waves goodbye

 

Blue sky clouds scudding

Clock ticks time moves Spring springs

What will bloom this year?

 

Old tree feels the rain

Fortune in its branches rests

Rainbow lights the sky

Celia

 

I hear many voices

I open my eyes and see

His colourless world

kparts

 

That Unreal City

My Thames is still sweet

My cruel April helps me see…

Hyacinths and life

Imogen Parker

 

Fragmentation in

T S Eliot Waste Land

Unfathomable

 

Shelter from my thoughts

Alternate place to ponder

Thinking ebbs and flows

Karen Parker

 

in different voices

landscape changes from dark to light

tides, times ebb and flow

 

pebbles on the beach

sea rolling in breathing out

these violet hours

 

hourglass sand trickles

distant thunderclouds rolling

every grain numbered

Nigel Hutchinson

 

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