Explore My Mind

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Photo courtesy of Lucian Aeris via Pixabay. The following crossing of haiku and senryu was written as participation in Ronovan Writes’ Haiku Challenge #247, using ‘Kind’ and ‘Mind.’ (Sorry for the font.)

Explore My Mind

Across

2. Forgiveness
4. Suffering
6. Preservation
8. Mortality
11. Anticipation
13. Depression
14. Symbiosis

Down

1. Growth
3. Tenderness
5. Forgetting
7. Sleep
9. Memorial
10. Neglect
12. Solitude

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Between Narrow Plates

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Photo courtesy of Heri Santoso via Pixabay

This threading of haiku (and a senryu or two) was written for participation in Ronovan Writes’ Haiku Challenge #246, based on the words ‘Narrow’ and ‘Minded’ (which I replaced with ‘inclined’). Don’t go forgetting the potential horizontal reads!

Between Narrow Plates

Multitudes of Potential

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Photo courtesy of Kohji Asakawa via Pixabay.

The weaving of haiku that follows was written in response to Ronovan Writes’ Haiku Challenge #245, based on using ‘Easy’ and ‘Ride,’ which of course meant I had to complicate the journey. Each cluster of three (both horizontal and vertical) is intended to stand as a haiku or senryu (and yes, I know only the last abides by the 5/7/5 stylization), and hopefully the meandering nature of it leads somewhere meaningful. (Sorry for the size of the text; the formatting made fitting it difficult.)

Multitudes of Potential Haiku Chain

Black Kite

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Photo courtesy of Michel Kwan via Pixabay. This triptych is a loose interpretation of applying the words ‘Sound’ and ‘Motion’ provided through Ronovan Writes’ Weekly Haiku Challenge #244; ‘call’ can be read as synonymous to both in the sense of signalling.

Keep in mind this is better left to dissection than to one complete reading, so pull it apart as you please.

Black Kite

Tint(-)Frosted Petals

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Photo credit belongs to user KUMI0523 of Pixabay. The following clusters of haiku and tanka were written as response to Ronovan Writes’ Weekly Haiku Challenge 243, based on the use of ‘Float’ and ‘Swim.’ Join in or read others’ contributions through the above link.

 

This is a variation on the polyptychs I’ve been throwing on here, more focused on isolated (horizontal and vertical) readings than the whole reading with particular clarity. You can still choose to read straight through, but the jumble of punctuation necessary would have been too much clutter. Regardless, enjoy this any which way you assemble or dissect it.

Tint(-)Frosted Petals

Vesper Sparrow

Written as participation in Ronovan Writes’ Haiku Challenge #242, using the prompt words ‘Scream’ and ‘Feather.’ Since it’s already unconventional, I threw a tanka into the polyptych to see how it’d work, and have provided the same piece in two formats since there’ve been problems depending on screen size. (Sorry, I’m still trying to figure out how to go about presenting these.)

Vesper Sparrow

(wildflowered sunlight )                 [fingers scratch]   {the bronze vesper}
(sparrow lost in its love songs), [feathered   syrinx] {bells toll over     and over}
(the breathing  meadow)          [screams of nightlife]   {worship beginning}.
(congregant in genesis),
(origins dawned in twilight)

 

Clouded Possibilities

Clouded Possibilities

Sorry to any that come upon this through Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge #241. It’s been a long time since I’ve unleashed my experiments in your collections. While far from traditional, I hope the various possibilities of reading the cells allow you to form a satisfying piece or eight, some even relatively like haiku! I won’t dictate; read it however might please you.