11-7

7 November, 2019

compassion absent

during both good times and bad

friendship collapses

© Ken Gierke 2019

 

With haiku and tanka offering an opportunity for subtlety in such few words, I find myself focusing more on Japanese poetry, lately.

This haiku is part of our theme of Disintegrate.


4 – 16

16 April, 2019

consideration

neutrons fire, thoughts coalesce

realization

 

© Ken Gierke 2019

 

Ken tells me that his experience in this community can be be summed up in verse: poet on journey / embraced by fellow poets / WordPress acceptance. Find him at rivrvlogr.wordpress.com

This haiku is part of our Emergence theme.


3 – 7

7 March, 2019

after long nights’ sleep

bear wakes in darkness of den

hungry for daylight

 

© Ken Gierke 2019

 

Ken tells me that his experience in this community can be be summed up in verse: poet on journey / embraced by fellow poets / WordPress acceptance. Find him at rivrvlogr.wordpress.com

This haiku is part of our Emergence theme.


11 – 20

20 November, 2018

light shifting to red

on pathway to the unknown

event horizon

 

© Ken Gierke 2018

 

Lately, Ken finds himself focusing on Japanese poetry. He likes the way haiku and tanka offer an opportunity for subtlety in such few words. You can read more of his work at Rivvlogr.

This haiku made me think of red shift and space and time paradoxes – the words speak for themselves.

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!


10 – 15

15 October, 2018

aged oak timber

tales told in each line of grain

imposing entrance

 

© Ken Gierke 2018

 

Note: aged should be pronounced age-ed

Lately, Ken finds himself focusing on Japanese poetry. He likes the way haiku and tanka offer an opportunity for subtlety in such few words. You can read more of his work at Rivvlogr.

I chose this one to open the way to other haiku for our theme of Portal. I liked the visual image.

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!


6 – 13

13 June, 2018

Jovian blemish

mysterious formation

JunoCam target

 

© Ken Gierke 2018

 

Ken has a particular fondness for the mysteries of nature that can be unlocked in haiku. Discover more about him at Rivrvlogr.

 

This haiku stood out to me because it uses so few words to convey such a lot of information.

 

This haiku is part of our Celestial Bodies theme!


3 – 23 – featured haiku writer

23 March, 2018
diver’s slow descent
deep within a well of blue
subaquatic dream
© Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr 2018

Here is the final haiku from our featured haiku writer, Ken Gierke. Photography has always been a favorite pastime, so taking photos often is as important to him as the sights he sees, but those sights aren’t limited to Nature. He finds himself seeking angles and lines, and, as you might expect, some of the most intriguing lines can be found in architecture, but they also can be seen in groups of objects – and that includes people. Check out Ken’s other creative work at Rivrvlogr

As we started the week with a relaxing haiku, so we end the week with a dreamy sea haiku; the image of the “well of blue” stuck with me for days after first reading this haiku.
This haiku is part of my OCEAN series.

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