Friday, January 09, 2009

A Haiku Friday

Happy Haiku Friday!
If you have a Haiku to share I will make us a book!


Tumblewords: said...

What fun this is! What fun! Happy Friday, Sherrie!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful Sherry.....I love the readings......the colours are beautiful.....

I used my pens long ago for japanese is very pretty.....I used to enjoy it.....perhaps I should try again.

I did some calligraphy last night......I was just trying things out, I was pleased with the results......

Rose said...

Sherry, You have been so busy this week! I can feel the creative spirit flowing and inspiring all of us. I'm not artistic at all and not very good at crafts, but I am going to try to learn a few more this year, especially knitting and/or crocheting. Your weavers' group sounds helpful and supportive.

I do attempt poetry at times, though. The haiku is lovely in its simplicity, but harder to write than it appears. Here is one I wrote last summer for a post on my coneflowers:

A convocation
Of coneflowers thrust skyward
Calling bees to feast

Have a good weekend!

marmee said...

very lovely, sherry!
i am not the poetic one in the family though, darling hubby is. but i certainly appreciate a good haiku. my dh and i took a writing class i guess about a year ago and tried our pens at haiku and other forms of writing. it is all very fascinating to me.
i am so happy for you that you are exploring all these new sides of you and that the fiber meeting went better than expected and now you have a wonderful new group to enjoy your craft with. sometimes just getting yourself to go is the hardest part, kudos to you for going.
here's to you for opening yourself up and to enjoying all things creative.

marmee said...

my wonderful life
so full of joy everyday
i have to sing praise.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Wouldn't you love to know what Basho was doing on a mountain with the yam diggers?

I will think about this and see what I can come up with. I know there is a haiku in this brain of mine that has been saturated with watercolors for awhile.

Rose, that is a great haiku.

Marmee, you are an inspiration!.

I must think. I am at work. I will send something later.

Wendy said...

You are making beautiful "music" Sherry with colours and poems and weaving.
I had never heard of Haiku until I read it on another blog a couple of months ago. Couldn't make head or tail of it.
Thanks for explaining haiku. Don't think I could come up with anything. My poems are just silly fun.
Rose and Marmee have done well!
Here goes:

A Haiku Friday (ha! did you realize that has 5 syllables?)
Here at Sherry's Corner Blog
Come Everybody!

Anonymous said...

Those were fun. An interesting way of expressing what one feels and sees.

Q said...

Dear Sue,
A little different Friday! In 2009 I think maybe we can come together a wee bit and play....
Writing a Haiku is fun. It does not have to be profound. A playful Haiku is a delight to read and write.
I hope to do a self publish little chat book for all of us. I am thinking about covers. LOL, something from my paper crafts!
Thinking about the world of corporate publishing, the artist and the haiku. I like grass roots and Etsy Shops. I was in Portland a couple of years ago. My daughter and I were shopping at the farmers market and we met a poet that was selling his poems. We bought a couple. I love that.. poems and musk melons.
May 2009 be your favorite poetry year to date.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Thank you!
Slide shows are fun but after so many I think a break is in order. we can always look at last year's! This post actually took longer for me to put together than a slide show.
I am so happy you have your pens out! This is exciting. I have a set my daughter gave me many years ago and I never took the time to learn how to use them. You are inspiring me....I shall go hunt my pens up.
Do you ever write any poems? There are other forms. There are loons!
Maybe next week we can do some of those!
Poetry Friday at Cormer. I like it.
I shall try to felt a poem.

Q said...

Dear Rose,
The winter will give way and before I know it the soils will be calling! I am so glad my gardens are old...I do have a couple of new ones to put in this spring.
I still want to do my Stumpwork Embroidery, at least get started. I do not have any beading needles. Will have to find some.
I hope you find a knitting group. I have meet a lady who says she can teach me and we can knit together once a week....she lives near too.
Your Haiku is fantastic! I see the bees all over those coneflowers! They do love them too as do the butterflies.
Thank you for joining in. It is fun to have a sharing day.
Next week I hope to do a Haiku and a Loon.
This is so fun,

Q said...

Dear Marmee,
Taking a writing class with your husband sounds incredible...what a cool idea.
The Weavers are so goodness I am gushing but they really are incredible people.
I have lots of interests. Finding the way to dove tail....
You are very talented too!
I love your wonderful life....
Thank you!
We will have fun with haiku...

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I thought the very same thing!
I have a visual of Basho and the Yam Diggers.... Basho does NOT have a stick. LOL
After reading so many of his haiku
I feel as if I sort of know him.
If you have a minute and a haiku just wants to spring forth it would be fun.
I am thinking it would be nice to have collection of our haiku...a little something for our pockets..
Sherry, who carries a lens cloth, some roving, a few seeds and a poem in her pocket

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry.....excuse my ignorance.....what are loons? I am not familiar with this term.....

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
I am subtle!
"A Haiku Friday"
is the first line of my Haiku book...
I love the way you caught that and added lines two and three...
You are clever.

A Haiku Friday
Sets the mood for Saturday
Sunday is taken.

Live, laugh and love,

Sherry, who still has a Sunday Safari if only in her mind

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Loons are fun....there are different ones too. I would have never known but my daughter has a Master's in poetics and she made me the little Poetic Forms book that i took the picture of.

loon... a collection of letters:
3 I am
5 happy
3 now.

hi-loon...a collection of words:
5 the birds peck at suet
7 it is frozen like the front pond
5 there will be no bathing

There are also lune....

Poetry is very fun...these little forms make it so that anyone can find a poem in their hat...

I think it would be very nice to add a poem to my sleeve. A loon would be perfect. Easy to embroider.
I like the clothing manufacturer I buy from sometimes, Flax. Inside each item there is a little written "encouragement". I like words in my clothing.

Letters and words.
Pens and needles.

I am


Q said...

Dear Bernie,
I enjoyed your poem on your walking journal. Poetry is a delightful way to chase the winter cold. I find a Haiku is almost as good as sunshine. Fits in my pocket easier.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos of the poetry. Visually, the handwritten ones speak to me. I'm not so good at this art form, but I can appreciate it.~~Dee

Anonymous said...

Here'a a haiku for a cold snowy Saturday

The smoldering ash
It bites into new hard wood
Fire curls up blazing

By William Hone Jr, 1/10/09

Mary said...

So nice, Sherry! I enjoy Haiku. I've written a few and maybe I'll share them with you.

You are on a creative roll, Lady!


Anonymous said...

I find haikus to be too restrictive with the whole sylables thing, but you seem to be in your element!

Anonymous said...

It's cool to share mood through haiku! Like this:

A winter day
Wind blows cold and wet
My hands are freezing


Pink crochet sheep
Now lives in my room
It ate my dinner

LOL that's so fun!
I know a person who blogs every post in Haiku...
Thanks for inspiring me this morning!

Sheila said...

I found it all by myself..!
I just googled Q's corner and there you were..!
It looks different here..
I like Haiku, but have never written any.
Aha, I have mail, you have beaten me to it, and posted a comment on my blog.
I'm inspired by the poetry, I must see what I can do..

Q said...

Dear Dee,
I too like the look of the hand written haiku. For some reason it seems that is the way they should be written.
At the end of the month I hope to make all of us little Haiku books. See if you can find a Haiku in your mind...come back and share it!
Just a fun Haiku.
Once I start thinking about the haiku them I find them lurking in the coners of my mind.

Q said...

Dear William,
Thank you! Very nice.
I am feeling the heat...
I love taking the "mystery" away from poetry just long enough for the fun to build. Ince my daughter gave me the form I was able to feel comfortable with Haiku.
Into the book you and your Haiku will go. I will post a book to you.
Looking forward to reading your journal.

Q said...

Dear Mary,
Do share a Haiku....
I would love to read your poetry.
I feel so good...I think I am almost well.

Q said...

Dear Scienceguy 288,
I write Haiku in January when I celebrate the Asian way.
Free form is nice too.

Q said...

Dear Aluajala,
Thank you! Those were fun. My hands are freezing tonight too!
It would be a challange to post always in Haiku...
Looking forward to next Friday and more poems!

Q said...

Dear shelia,
Ha,ha,ha...well we found each other!
Do write a Haiku. They are fun.