Christine’s Haiku

A blogger I follow is Christine Goodnough. I recommend that you take a look at her beautiful blog “Christine’s Collection” https://christinegoodnough.com that often includes poetry. Christine was quick to respond to the Haiku Challenge https://crookedcreek.live/2019/11/14/haiku/ with a meaningful poem.

Christine’s Haiku

lighthouse
a steady glow in the darkness
your friendship

Christine went further and offered some advice and information that I want to share with you. Christine said:

The 5-7-5 rule is flexible. Some great haiku vary from this. There should be some sort of clear division of thought in the verse, and the last line is not to be just an explanation of the other two. For example, not:

I eat strawberry jam
on my toast every morning
I like strawberry jam

Christine has shared six more of her Haiku which are from her blog. They are listed below. Thank you Christine for sharing your expertise. It is always good to be learning something new!

More of Christine’s Haiku

beach party over
empty bottles settle
into the sand

beer cans
in the cave signs of
intelligent life

two females
two bird feeders — no question
of sharing

hummingbird
shares his syrup with a fly
noblesse oblige

wild prairie crocus
deep in its furry coat
a sunbeam

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6 Comments

  1. Thanks for posting my verses, Sue!

    Haiku master Alan Summers has been leaving some great “history of haiku” comments on my latest blog post and I have his permission to gather them into one new post about the history of haiku. I’ll likely post that tomorrow, for anyone who’s interested.

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