Posted in 28 Days of Unreason, Poetry

Day 16 – Haiku

The days seem to move more swiftly now in these 28 Days of Unreason.  Here is Jim Harrison’s line for today, drawn from his collection Songs of Unreason, followed by my poem, a Haiku:

“We walk the bottom of an ocean we call sky”  ~ Jim Harrison

 

Limitless blue sky

no fear of drowning below

the welcoming clouds

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A wild soul writing poetry & fiction while teaching high school literature, all with a camera in tow.

36 thoughts on “Day 16 – Haiku

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  2. Jilly plunges into Haiku! Nice. I think this has it all – interchangeable first/last lines, relationship to nature, Taoist/Buddhist thought, and we can probably nudge “clouds” and “sky” into summer Kigo. More importantly though, we like where this takes us, feeling limitless but not overwhelmed. We are welcomed to swim in this ocean, not worry or panic from its endlessness.

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      1. It does, if you mind the rules. I tend to be reckless with restraints. I write for Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge each Saturday and he tends to free me up to play with Japanese forms. That’s a good thing, since the play will bring me around to eyeing those pesky rules more closely in the long run.

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