Haiku Collection: Quarantine Vignettes

Haiku Collection: Quarantine Vignettes

A Poem by Eilis
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wandering the in-between

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1. Wild plum are blooming,
baby wren scratches the ground -
scene through a window

2. Brush piled on dead
grass - a once-tree drops dark seed
and repopulates

3. What I wouldn’t give
for a boat - casting shadow
on undimmed water

4. I forget yellow
in winter, but spring bruises
the earth with jaundice

5. Specks of white daisy
ahead, my eye is taken
to nodding along


6. Mint towers over
its bared ground kingdom- bleeding
sharp scent when I pass


7. Umbrella of oak -
blue of sky taken over
by gambol of leaves

8. How old is the tree -
dangling its hirsute head
over halted cars

9. Wind the only sound -
trees flit backwards wrapped up in
the clap of movement

10. Pioneer blossom:
this is the thistle breaking
through cracks in mortar

11. This is the thistle breaking
ground with migratory roots -
ulterior feet

12. Feather me - this - head
of dandelion, thistle
or strange grass. Scatter

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sometimes my review for this disappears so will reiterate how much I enjoyed these vignettes of Nature, perfectly formed and independent of each other but with a flowing mind growing and expanding with each haiku, particularly liked 9 that clap of movement is a great line, you seem to have inspired a spate of haiku recently Eilis, so what more can a poet ask for

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Eilis

1 Year Ago

Do you ever return to something you wrote and have no recollection of how you came upon the ideas? I.. read more
I thought this was great , there is a natural flow that shows the mind awakening, some great snippets of zen thought

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Eilis

1 Year Ago

Hi, Dee. Nice to meet you. Thanks for the kind words on my poems. I’m glad you enjoyed them. Alway.. read more
Dee Oddbins

1 Year Ago

Nice to meet you too, and read your great haiku, Eilis
11. This is the thistle breaking
ground with migratory roots -
ulterior feet

I am not sure what migratory is, But I loved this piece of art.
So very creative and so well written. You've talent...

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Eilis

1 Year Ago

Hi, Kay-T, nice to meet you. With migratory I was just thinking of the ways thistles move from place.. read more
I found the progression from one image to the next to be so very good here, and I particularly enjoyed the contrast of observational light and shadow. It gave such a visual presence to your words, that it was rather like watching a film in flicker-frame motion.

There is so much more to this world than what lies on the surface. But as always, it take both persistence of vision to see the detail; and an able pen to translate that detail into words.

Much enjoyed this.

Beccy.

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Eilis

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Beccy. I love how you saw this. And I really appreciate your kind words. I always enjoy y.. read more
We sure do come to appreciate nature in times of need. At least nature is overtaking the planet.

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Eilis

1 Year Ago

Very true, JungLee. Thanks for reading.
JungLee

1 Year Ago

You are welcome. c: Please check out my new poem!
I especially like the view...and I love number 4 best.
These don't feel like Haiku at all...and that is not a slam, it is a compliment.
Most haiku or senryu seem forced into the syllable count, and parts don't seem to naturally fit the rest.
But these are so perfectly natural...we forget they are haiku and just get lost in the content.
I like "gambol" of leaves...that is a great word, and seldom used...and "the clap of movement"---another sweet image...
thank you for these, Eilis...made my day reading them...and inspires me...maybe some haiku will drip off of my pen. I write them once in awhile..along with senryu...but only when it feels natural...but unlike what i normally write...i have to work at them...and they probably read that way, unlike what you have done here.
j.

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Eilis

1 Year Ago

Thanks so much, Jacob, for such a kind comment. I think the enjambment works in my favor with haiku .. read more
I play with voices in structure and flow I emulate some and then sometimes I am emulate but it is always fun to see your evolutions in write for it is always at once familiar and different in that I can see the Eilis in the haiku but its not the Eilis in free fall thought flow you have a very unique way to your expressions:) this was interesting to see your thoughts in this form. to feel with words is such a magical thing to experience in whatever form it takes

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Eilis

1 Year Ago

I like to stretch my poetry legs and mind as often as I can but I have to be inspired, can’t force.. read more
Nature is going mental in our absence. I hear in Venice you can see the fish the water is so clear.
Sort of tells you what a dirty species we are. Actually, got a feeling the birds are tweeting. ''I would keep that lot locked up forever.'' In saying that, I've noticed the roads are getting busier, we're back.

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Eilis

1 Year Ago

I’m in the states, in the south, and things only briefly stopped here. So, I haven’t experienced.. read more
Paul Bell

1 Year Ago

You be careful, this is one potent virus.
Eilis

1 Year Ago

Will do, Paul. You take care there, too.
Such wonderful imagery as always Eilis. The yellow absent in winter is indeed an isolating feeling...that light ever out of reach it seems until the earth wakes in tones such as you have described here...amazing Eilis, truly amazing :)

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Eilis

1 Year Ago

Thanks very much, Ruth. I’m glad you enjoyed these little bits of moments. I appreciate you readin.. read more

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