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  • Celia Jenkins

NaPoWriMo 2017 Haiku 575 - Day Nine

Well, today has gone better. On many levels. As for haiku writing, for haiku #48 I took inspiration from the #NaPoWriMo day 8 prompt to 'write a poem which relies on repetition'. Quite tricky in a haiku, but I gave it a go. Other than that, I used a lot of kigo today (seasonal words) and am enjoying the cherry blossoms at their fullest before they start to all drop off. Also taking inspiration from the greatest haiku writer of all time, Matsuo Basho - I just finished reading The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches. A sort of travel journal crossed with poetry collection.


broken coffee stain

who sat here before me then?

mid afternoon breeze


local sento

a nonagenarian

bemoaning the chat


whoosh, sakura fall

whoosh, shoji rattle, rattle

sigh of windy spring


hanami traffic

viewing sakura from cars

one wasted sunday


two-tone hanami

sky of pink puff, blue tarp ground

anaglyph glasses


vibrant ume fade

sakura pale but adored

we sip ume-shu

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