Adventure 244 ~ Write A Collection Of Haiku Poems [13]

firewoodI’ve had a total head-jammer of a day today, working on my website. I’ve started to really look forward to my daily adventures because they bring me back to the present moment, they close the door on work.

And my haiku adventures are right up there when it comes to creating presence. Within a few short minutes, I find myself immersed in the very essence of nature, checking out my emotional responses to the world around me, immersed in the very essence of myself.

I think I must have had Winter on my mind today : I went out to check the firewood supplies. When I looked at the pile of wood, it made me smile. I got to thinking about how things (including humans) can look old, and yet still be full of life.

You can read today’s haiku here. I read it out loud in today’s video-blog too.

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

 

Adventure 229 ~ Write A Collection Of Haiku Poems [6]

Rushes blown over in the windHaving camped out last night, I feel very close to the essence of the wind (it roared at me for most of the night 😛 ). To me, it sounded like a winter warning, a song of things to come ~ perfect material for today’s poetic adventure.

You can read my haiku about wind here. I read it out loud (in very windy conditions!) on todays video too.

 

 

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 228 ~ Write A Collection Of Haiku Poems [5]

Thistle For today’s poetic adventure, I write a haiku about the thistle. Over the past couple of months, I’ve grown to love this intrepid weed : from humble beginnings, it carves out great empires for itself.

As the wheel of Nature turns, the bright purple flower-heads transform themselves into ethereal whisper-clouds of seed : I’ll miss the warrior army as it goes off to conquer new lands.

You can read today’s haiku here. On today’s video, I read the haiku out loud and show you the warrior army as it prepares to move camp!

 

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