vigor and magic – a poem

part with your stale thoughts

breathe in new inspiration

meet the future here

 
 

meet the future here

dip into dawn’s bracing dew

morning’s part of joy

 
 

morning’s part of joy

skill joins creative vigor

to reveal magic

 
 

to reveal magic

greet life’s every moment

with measure of heart

 

 

 

To learn more about the Shi Rensa Haiku and to use it for my weekly haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-317-Meet and Part  click HERE.

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unity through community – a poem

hope comes with meeting

the opposite of yourself,

once met never parts

 

Yes, it’s a man bun.

To learn more about the Shi Rensa Haiku and to use it for my weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 318 Meet & Part click HERE.

 

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wisdom in patience – a poem

If you get caught up in an offense someone does against you, you will never complete a mission you have set for yourself. Movements pitter out, fade away. Then nothing is accomplished. Offenses are used as misdirection to distract you and then the foe wins.

e’er your zeal should be

free from others wrongdoing

is patient wisdom

 

 

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To Know Love – a poem

the flames in your eyes

cast a shadow o’er the moon

to cage my hunger

 

to cage my hunger

sights are set upon my heart

to bring to light fear

 

to bring to light fear

look into my weakened soul

for me     to know love

 

for me to know love

I’ll worship     your     every     breath

till the last      sun      sets

 

 

 

Volume One: To Know Love – This haiku structure uses the form I’ve created and call Shi Rensa Haiku.

Volume Two: To Have LoveDécima

Volume Three: My Love AlwaysRondelet poem (Link is active at 08:00 EDT, Thursday, 08/06/2020. Also, the poem includes a How to Write a Rondelet at the bottom of the post.)

 

To learn more about the Shi Rensa Haiku and to use it for my weekly haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-316-Eye and Light  click HERE.

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Four Chain Haiku | Shi Rensa Haiku

Some of you may have noticed I created my own form of haiku recently. It’s not that I changed the number of syllables.

I simply made the ending verse, the third, of one haiku required to be the first verse of the following haiku in a poem containing four haiku.

(You can also do this with more than four haiku if you like as a basic Rensa Haiku, or Chain Haiku. I simply put it at four because that’s long enough for a story, but short enough for a challenge.)

This may sound like a haiku quartet, which I just discovered was an actual form, existed at 01:50 Tuesday, 7/28/2020. I’ve been using my style for a while now, created randomly with the first one I posted.

I’ve been doing a lot of research on haiku and other forms of poetry recently and I thought I would give this one a name I just don’t want people thinking I sought to pass one style off as another.

I first wrote, what I call Shi Rensa Haiku, one day when I thought it would be challenging to take a verse and make two Haiku that are unique but stay within the same message.

Here I give you the name I’m giving this style as it appears here on my blog, and among my poetic friends. The name is primarily to distinguish in case I have a reason to mention the name in our poetic circle.

Shi Rensa Haiku

Shi=Four

Rensa=Chain, connection

Haiku=Poem

From my understanding, you place the adjective of most emphasis next to the subject.

Here, the word Rensa means chain as in connection. and to me, that is the key adjective.

So, there is more behind the scenes in the development of this form than a row of numbers in red and black. But for the enjoyment of writing one, that row of numbers in black and red. is all you need. Some other day I’ll get into the rest of the story.

The way you write a Shi Rensa Haiku is with the following verse pattern with the like numbers being identical.
1
2
3

3
4
5

5
6
7

7
8
9

The goal is to have the entire poem deliver one message but with each haiku being a unique part/purpose within the poem and possibly having the story or message being told to progress with some purpose by the end.

Here is one I wrote recently as an example.

Loves anguish… thirst

 

I self-destruct when
your words are lost from my life
dread pervades this void

dread pervades this void
as my ego begs for hope
life devastates me

life devastates me
when your eyes embrace with mine
own          these thoughts hunger

own these thoughts           hunger
and thirst           to demolish walls
for identities

 

The additional spaces you see between some off the words are the pauses I feel occur between them, giving that moment emphasis and meaning. This is a tool used in haiku when you don’t want to use punctuation or perhaps when punctuation doesn’t really fulfill what you want. It has also been used because haiku in the original form was written in one continuous line, not three stacked lines. With the stacked lines, there is a built-in hesitation/pause.

I hope you give it a try. It’s challenging to get one just right.

Another way to view the pattern that may be easier for some as not everyone thinks the same, especially when it comes to such restrictive poetry forms.

1
2
3 same as next line

3 same as the previous line
4
5 same as next line

5 same as the previous line
6
7 same as next line

7 same as the previous line
8
9

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Tree Hanger – a poem

Monday‘s captioned truth,

I see the first light ending,

gasp, “Mom’s fringed bottom!”

 

Seven in One


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FRINGE


Word of the Day Challenge

FIRST


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Fandango’s Dog Days of August


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EYE and LIGHT

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the safety blanket – a poem

the silent night sighs

with relief from the glares of man

sun rests within shade

 

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loves anguish… thirst – an open poem letter

I self-destruct when

your words are lost from my life

dread pervades this void

 

dread pervades this void

as my ego begs for hope

life devastates me

 

life devastates me

when your eyes embrace with mine

own          these thoughts hunger

 

own these thoughts           hunger

and thirst           to demolish walls

for identities

 

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Destruct and Self

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the Self or the Whole – a poem

to destruct a tree

is a penalty of self

a household blessing

 

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I composed this in response to Jibber Jabber with Sue’s poetry prompt of TREE, Pensitivity’s Three Things Challenge of BLESSING, HOUSEHOLD, and PENALTY. and my Haiku Poetry Challenge words DESTRUCT and SELF. Click the links to go to the challenges.


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Destruct and Self

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chimp à trois – a poem

why do chimpanzee

swingers have need of safe words

or kiss baboon butts

 

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Chimpanzee&Kiss

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Through My Eyes – a poem

through simian eyes

she can almost see freedom

from behind cold bars

 

from behind cold bars

kind voices spur her dreams      hope

pony her language

 

pony her language

for true insight to open

effort must happen

 

effort must happen

to bring quality of trust

be shepherds of life

 

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The definition of PONY here isa literal translation of a foreign language text. For example, Robert Pinsky is reported to have used a literal translation in preparing his translation of Dante‘s Inferno (1994), as he does not know Italian. Similarly, Richard Pevear worked from literal translations provided by his wife, Larissa Volokhonsky, in their translations of several Russian novels.

This poem uses the Haiku form with a repeating pattern of the 3rd line of one stanza being the 1st line of the next. I started this pattern during a previous post. Give it a try if you like.

I composed this in response to Jibber Jabber with Sue’s poetry prompt of QUALITY, Pensitivity’s Three Things Challenge of PONY, ALMOST, and FROM. and my Haiku Poetry Challenge words CHIMPANZEE and KISS. Click the links to go to the challenges.


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pony          almost          from


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Chimpanzee&Kiss

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haiku #5

choking life groping

green blue brown invisible

give sailing orb life

 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Finger&Planet (Grope&Orb)
 

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The Quenching Cup – a poem

her name called       moves her,

from the summer’s scorching heat,

clouds teasing relief

 

clouds teasing relief,

give hope of a friendly pool,

to cool the burning

 

to cool the burning

she crawls to the edge to drink

from this lake of fate

 

from this lake of fate

the point        a quenching rebirth

she may soar         again

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This poem uses the Haiku form with a repeating pattern of the 3rd line of one stanza to be the 1st line of the next. I am not aware of a Haiku form using this pattern, not that it matters. Give it a try if you like. I composed this in response to Jibber Jabber with Sue’s poetry prompt of FRIENDLY and Pensitivity’s Three Things Challenge of NAME, EDGE, and POINT. Click the links to go to the challenges.


 

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name   edge   point


 

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Untitled 4- a haiku poem

mother earth revolves

on the fingertip of God

universe crumbles

 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Finger&Planet
 

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Untitled 2- a poem

A soft ripple in

time will bring the end nearer,

this pain will dwindle.

 

Amnesia Man

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Dwindle & Ripple
 
 

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Advice to the Paid – a poem

Any advice or thought,

brief each one set to carouse,

or they’ll loose their pay.

 

I thought I would do a few challenges in one today. And I did mean to spell the word as “loose.” I chose  four this week. Jibber Jabber with Sue’s – Advice, One Daily Prompt’s – Carouse, Pensitivity’s Three Things Challenge, and my own Haiku Challenge – Intent&Thought.


 

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intent           thought

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The Architect of the Queen – a poem

she works in earnest,

to create a home for her queen,

requires great instincts

 
A Haiku for my challenge this week: Intent&Thought (Earnest&Instincts)
 
You should click HERE to check out the Worker Bee Wikipedia page. I didn’t know the Worker Bee was female. There are ELEVEN tasks the Worker Bee performs listed on the page. Amazing. Think about how many societal structures of living creatures are based around a female with females being the hardest workers.
 
 
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To Know the Future – a poem

 

Do you have intent

while you dream of the future,

give thought to your past.

 

 
A Haiku for my challenge this week: Intent&Thought
 
Inspired by the quote below. One I live by, a mantra if you will, as a former History teacher and writer of Historical fiction. When you do know history you look at what is happening today and you know what will happen tomorrow. And it’s heartbreaking.

George Santayana‘s famous aphorism “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” is inscribed on a plaque at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Polish translation and English back-translation

George Santayana Quote at Auschwitz
 

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The Truth of Peace – a poem

harmony’s intent,

isn’t peace       but self’s progression,

in truth        wellbeing
 
 
A Haiku for my challenge this week: Intent&Thought
 
 
Inspired by the Theory of Active Peace. Not a perfect representation of it, but the best I could do with 17 syllables… this time.

 

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the earth burns – a haiku poem

winds of change begin

from east to west and beyond,

earth’s face turns and  burns
 
 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Change & Face.

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