Adventure 246 ~ Write A Collection Of Haiku Poems [14]

poem about school uniformFor me, the things that really mark the changing of the season are the end of the summer holidays and the beginning of the school term. The first full day of school for my son was this monday and seeing him in his uniform again reminded me :

  • How quickly we, as humans, move through our own seasons
  • How tied I really am to my own heritage (I come from a family of school teachers)
  • How I can already see in my son’s Spring, the seeds of his Autumn (I think the leaves will be spectacular)

For today’s poetic adventure, I’ve written a haiku called “Back to school”. You can read it here , and I read it out loud in today’s video-blog too.

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 243 ~ Write A Collection Of Haiku Poems [12]

Autumn leavesYou know what? I’m really enjoying my poetic adventures : I’m enjoying taking pictures, I’m enjoying learning about nature, and I’m enjoying the experience of super-slow presence.

Whilst I was taking my dog for his morning walk, I noticed how one of the trees (it’s a common lime) is racing towards autumn. Many of the tree’s leaves are already golden ; some of the leaves are already on the ground.

I wondered what it would be like to be a leaf on that tree. I wondered what the “younger” leaves might say to the “older” leaves as the inevitable fall approached.

Today’s haiku (which is an attempt to translate the autumn rustle of leaves into words) is called “Leaf,” and you can read it here. I read the poem out loud in today’s video-blog.

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 226 ~ Write A Collection Of Haiku Poems [3]

August WheatWell, I’m beginning to realise why I like  haiku so much : writing a haiku can instantly pull you into the present moment (that’s really handy if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t find it easy to “leave work at work”); and writing a haiku is a quick and simple way of keeping the creative channel open (that’s really handy if you haven’t got the time you’d like for your novel or non-fiction work, but you’d still like to “keep your hand in”).

You can read today’s haiku here (it’s called “Wheat”), and I read it out loud in today’s video. If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you might recognise one of my favourite themes emerging 😛 .

 

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 225 ~ Write A Collection Of Haiku Poems [2]

blackberryYou know what? I like the haiku : I like the idea of a quest to capture an emotion, to paint a picture. I like the effect that haiku-writing has : it encourages exquisite presence.

I want to travel deeper into the experience of the world around me (and into the emotions inside me) ; I want to get closer to the turning wheel of Nature. I am open to discovering whether the haiku is the perfect vehicle for this mission – so , stand clear : I am getting into the haiku seat and taking the hand-brake off 🙂 !

My haiku adventure will take as long as it takes (that’s the first time in all my adventuring that I’ve ever heard myself say that, which is interesting in its own right)…. and that probably means a poetry collection (and that will be another first!). The form might even change along the way too 😛 .

You can read today’s haiku here (“Bramble”) and I also read it out in today’s video.

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 224 ~ Write A Haiku

Sycamore Seed PodsInspired by my recent brushes with Nature, today I try my hand at writing a haiku . I explain a bit about what I’ve learned about haiku in today’s video; I also read out my first haiku!

You can read my haiku here.

 

 

 

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT