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Cafe Critique 1(Haiku)

cold_fusion
cold_fusion
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                                                        nature just is

garden of Eden
ephemeral is the peace
aphids make it home

David_Macleod
David_Macleod
David Macleod
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so well written souladareatease - I am loving these sets :-))))))))

PlaydateWithFire
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Mother's Laughter

raindrops on lotus
dancing and leaping with glee
hear Mothers' laughter
Written by PlaydateWithFire
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souladareatease
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Bamboo between reeds
soft grass in silt sways with wind
skies infinite yearn


Fragile paper home
frost in sunshine burning through
dwelling only ghosts


Rice fields we toil
evening dumplings soothe and sate
swift nights sleep repeats

David_Macleod
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Cold Fusion - a beautifly written traditional Japanese haiku :-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

David_Macleod
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David Macleod
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another excellent entry PlaydateWithFire :-)))))))))))))))))))))))

David_Macleod
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NOT LONG LEFT NOW GUYS AND GALLS :-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

souladareatease
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Another moment
spun, papered flowers journey
ripped from a spindle

Hogar hung himself
a branch Davidian once
sturdy limbs lost hope

Black swans offering 
purple majesty decree
embryonic faith 

Miss_Sub
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- Missy -
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Three Strikes

 
Morning
 
Dew hangs upon webs
spiders weave their faint warnings  
muted prophecy
 
Noon
 
Twelve hours pass the clock
birds cannot hear the ticking
confused alarms sound  
 
Night
 
Sunset is pure death
light decaying on field tips
daily cremation
Written by Miss_Sub (- Missy -)
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cold_fusion
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                                                inhale...

                     
                              raindrops strike dry land
                              petrichor fills the air thick
                               a man stands in trance

PlaydateWithFire
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Cicada song

reeds on river sway
at the whim of Autumn's breeze
while cicadas sing
Written by PlaydateWithFire
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David_Macleod
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All of these entries are excellent traditional Japanese Haiku I am so impressed with every and all entries - will be a hard choice :-)))))))))))))

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Final Forest Haikus 10.0

(i) Vivid

Large clump of green ferns
Like a beautiful peacock
Just more emerald


(ii) The Fallen

Fallen trees are fine
When nature can take its course
Chain saws not welcome


(iii) Brown

Autumn brown leaves
Littering the forest floor
Green ones coming


(iv) Go Viral

Spirits beckon me
The power of forest trees
Natures’ infection


(v) Electricity Pass

Forest lacks sockets
Nowhere to charge my cell phone
I do not miss it


(vi) It's Alive

Treetops wave hello
There is no wind to speak of
They are so alive


(vii) A Wake

Shed a forest tear
The fairies join in mourning
Loathed to say goodbye


(viii) Pondering

I sit and ponder
A deep sadness fills my soul
Has the magic left


(ix) Funeral

It feels like I've died
Forest comrades no more
Like death: all is still


(x) Question

I left the forest
Slowly and for the last time
Am I really out



Not a competition entry

eswaller
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Rose’s Petals

Rain nor sun matters
As a rose’s petals curl
Like a crooked smile
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Ely
Ely
E.A.Rothwell
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Mexico
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Haiku #34 almost rained again

 
almost rained last night  
again...like the night before  
almost...but not quite...
Written by Ely (E.A.Rothwell)
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