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NaPoWriMo 2017 Haiku 575 - Day Two

The sakura (cherry blossom) are late this year - some trees are edging towards full bloom and others have barely opened up. Roadsides were flushed with pink today as we took the highway bus from Kumamoto to Fukuoka.

We're off on our grand adventure - volunteering at two farms here in Japan - and I'm so looking forward to it. Plenty of haiku inspiration, I'm sure. Here are my NaPoWriMo scribbles for today.


starting a new book

gobbling it up too fast

stop, wait, enjoy it


empty or bone dry

be your cup this night and yet

the moon, still shining


yellow roses are,

in Paris, betrayal's sign,

elsewhere, only love


endless waterfall

good food flowing down my throat

oh constipation


daffodils bright face

nodding with me in the breeze

yes, I understand


just like my grandma

daffodils nodded, at what?

what's wrong? what is right?


sharp arresting scent

flower whose name I know not

I'll see you next spring


from my concrete perch

where once was only forest

sakura viewing


child with recorder

'when the saints go marching in'

this peaceful hillside


traipsing the forest

silent beauty abounding

something smells of shit

P.S. The book I'm flying through is Angela Duckworth's Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. It's awesome.

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