Saturday, May 21, 2016

Haiku--By Barbara Tate--United States

family reunion
three grandchildren help
feed the cows
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autumn
the internal clock
winds down
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southern breeze
staking out bare trees
the robins
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I talk to myself
hearing what is said
       sunday silence
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Thoughts from Barbara--Haiku, Senryu, & Haibun are such a pleasure to write. I'd like to thank Francine Banwarth (ed: Frogpond), Paul Miller (ed: Modern Haiku), Bob Lucky (ed: Contemporary  Haibun Online, an'ya, Sonam Chhoki and Marianna Monaco of Cattails, Fay Aoyagi of The Heron’s Nest, and Mike Rehling for all the help and 'mini lessons'. I also want to thank Ayaz Daryl Nielsen of Bear Creek Haiku, and a special thanks to Karen O'Leary for my Whispers’ family and writing some good strong Tan Renga with me. I am truly blessed. 

12 comments:

  1. I want to thank Karen for everything she does. Just when I am wondering if I'm getting too old, are my words no longer fitting together, along comes Karen and all of the Whispers family and gives me the inspiration I need. I am so grateful for Whispers.

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    1. Dear Barbara,

      It is a pleasure to have you a part of our growing community. Thank you for your lovely words today.

      Many blessings,
      Karen

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  2. Barbara,
    All these are great but being an animal lover and a female cousin named Robin, that is my definite favorite.
    Your friend,
    David Fox

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    1. Thank you David, and thank you for your friendship over the years.

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  3. Enjoyed the Haiku, especially the last one.... I talk to myself
    hearing what is said
    sunday silence

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    1. Thank you. Wrote that one back on the mountain with absolutely no one around.

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  4. I really enjoyed these haiku, Barbara. Thank you.

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  5. I really enjoyed these haiku, Barbara. So glad you sent them in. Thanks to Karen also.

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  6. Hello Barbara. I really enjoyed your haiku, especially that second one. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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  7. these are lovely haikus creating a homely, serene ambiance

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