loneliness and solitude
a seagull’s cry
Nice and moody. :-)
Since gulls have been a regular feature in cities for many a year, I've written a few:
down side streets –
gulls turning the sky
in and out
The Disjunctive Dragonfly, a New Approach to English-Language Haiku by Richard Gilbert (Red Moon Press 2012) [Elemental Animism p80]; Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years. Ed. Jim Kacian, Allan Burns & Philip Rowland (W. W. Norton & Company 2013)
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, Alan. I was definitely going for "moody" in the writing of that ku. :-) And thanks for posting your own seagull haiku. Such wonderful movement in those words.
Maureen, my youngest son was starting to study haiku at school about a month ago, and I was appalled by what the English teacher was telling the class about our favoured form. So I read with him some translations of Basho, Buson and Issa, then brought him to Tinywords, and we read a number of the poems inspired by the photo prompt. Your 3 works were at the top of the page, seeming to form a poetic triptych, and as we discussed them and how they worked he was amazed and inspired by the rich allusions and subtlety of these verses. We shared a very meaningful hour or so which I will always treasure. And he returned to school with a genuine appreciation of haiku in English, and a yearning to write it himself. Such is the transformative power of your poems. Really wonderful poetry! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much for all your kind words, Strider. I sincerely appreciate your thoughtful and generous post. I am extremely touched that my writing was included in providing an educational experience for your son. It is truly wonderful to know that you are teaching him the essence of haiku.
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Rufus II: "About a Million Barrels/Day of Biofuels (Ethanol, and Biodiesel) came online from 2005 to the present."According to the Energy Information Administration, biofuels in 2010 accounted for 1.2% of total U.S. energy consumption. Biofuels are a meaningless blip.All renewable energy sources – including biofuels, wind, solar, and hydroelectric – made up 8.0% of total U.S. energy consumption. Here's an interesting comparison:Share of U.S. energy consumption1981-1985nuclear……….4.5%fossil fuels….87.3%renewables…….8.2%2005-2010nuclear……….8.5%fossil fuels….84.1%renewables…….7.4%Source:
Nu mi-am propus niciodata sa le gestionez. Ele fac parte din felul meu de a fi. Pot fi si punctual, dar si flexibil. Si inmiresmat, dar si inodor. :)) Imi place sa ma pliez pe pesonanitatea oamenilor si sa iau de la ei atat cat am nevoie, dand la schimb pe masura. Si nimic nu mi se pare prea mult, prea fierbinte sau prea tare.Bunatatea se naste din suferinta, iar frumusetea din noroi. Apa fierbinte descatuseaza miresma boabelor de cafea. Totul se transforma.