• Leann Shamash

Community Haikus

#communityhaikus #yourhaikus #writeahaiku


This one day project has been a surprise and so interesting! Lots of people sent in their haikus, which I think helps to provide insight into what we are thinking. Whether we are joking or serious, words give as a way for others to see us and along the way maybe there are surprises for both the writer and the reader.

So this is a Haiku sampling of the last 20 hours. Thanks to those of you who participated. It has been a great day of poetry in miniature! Special congratulations to those of you who have never written a Haiku before or for whom English is a second language. You are amazing!!!!


PS Still happy to collect your Haikus!

PPS- If you want me to make any changes to your poem or remove it, just let me know.





Justice, YES Justice

You shall pursue with fervor

Human Dignity


Marla



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A grandson is born

Our youngest is to wed

Blessings for us all


Nancy


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Bedtime

Falling asleep now

Nothing more I need to do

Relaxing, drifting.....


Anonymous

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Once in hundred years

pandemic changes our world

move forward with hope


Suzanne

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One thousand pieces

interlocking to complete

pandemic puzzles



Fire pits roaring

bundled up six feet apart

pandemic socializing


Marcy

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My Feet


Walk, walk, walk, walk, walk

Until I can not walk no more

Then I walk one more


Berta

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Bright lights, big city

I hear you calling my name.

When can I answer?


They dared us to dream.

Achieve all of our our wishes.

How far can we go?


Kaylee Shoshana

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NEW LIFE

an old piano and someone new to play her

a new life for both?

APOLOGY

took it the wrong way

told her how sorry I was

she said to drop it


THE SONG

a song from Russia

wish I could read the lyrics

the music’s enough


Marsha

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Fall Haiku

Memories of leaves...

Raking and jumping into,

Then smell burning piles!


Doreen and Bob


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A year so crazy

Joy has taken over now

Your day has arrived


Sheryl


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Grandchild on FaceTime

Sits for maybe three minutes.

Finger touches off.



How I love to dance!

Shaking my soul to music

Is better with friends.

My friends are on zoom.

Companionship via screen.

Better than nothing.


Ellen


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Spring in New England

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall

Happens in one week.


Margie


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My Lament

The heat just went on. Yesterday I was sweating. Spring, please come back now!



Kids

Son called to say hi. So nice that he wants to chat! His shower won’t drain.


Amy


I open the door

Aviv sitting on the floor

smiles to see savta!


Elisheva

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Forest living

Night music Peep-peep peep peeping


Lullaby

It's only five-thirty !! Squawking shouting in my ear Early birds ...sun rise,I glow


Donna W M


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speak up for yourself

find that voice deep within you

our voices have wings

Heidi


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Clear off the table

Friends dining in my kitchen

It’s been a long time


Carol


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Open up our gates

Because we were once strangers

In a foreign land


Michael


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Pruning hydrangea

Separating old from new

So blossoms can glow


Lisa


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This is my haiku.

I hope you really like it.

Thank you for your time


Michael


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Sun warming flowers

Birds chirping melodic tunes

Branches wave hello


Joanna


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Face new challenges

Learning most from saying yes

Know I can do it.


Chuck


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Lemon meringue pie

pot roast, fluden, coconut cake

Remembering Mom.


Leslie M-H


Sweet vivid memories

Mom so loving and spunky

Always in our thoughts


Sheryl


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Monument for Mom

More closure on her passing

She’s always with me


Barbara




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Waiting for the day

Rocking chairs beneath the tree

Rocking you and me


Leslie K


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Joy Joy is felt and seen

Unexpected small or large

Delivers a smile!


Donna M



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Walking on the beach

Sun shines diamonds on ocean

Light of G-d with me


Bethany


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Branches in my yard

Pick up or leave? You ask me.

Save for the earth, I say.


Kirsten



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Words reveal power!

Soft, loving, wishing, past, future,

Language has many secrets!


Vicky



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Grandchildren

Come, eat, play and draw

Missing them




Grandchildren

Laugh, cry, read and run

Loving them


Sarah


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This last one isn't a Haiku, but it is a lovely poem shared with me today. It is a sensitively written observation of nature and I am happy to include it here as it was written.


Forest bathing Without my phone The peepers made a racket while I spotted tiny new buds Snapping skinny dry twigs between my fingers reminds me of crunching on super thin potato chips

Forest bathing Without my phone Mucking along the river while ducks and geese quack and honk above my head They splashed in and out of the water and in front of a lone swan at the end of the peninsula

I would have shared all this with you, but I was forest bathing Without my phone


Bonnie










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