Posted by: John Looker | 20 April, 2019

A haiku for Spring

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The bluebells are here.

Immaterial as ghosts

that drift through a room.

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© John Looker 2019

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  1. Lovely, John. The spring haiku and photo together producing a ‘shahai’ that truly conveys the ethereal beauty of bluebells in a wood.

    Happy Easter,

    Paul

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    • Yes, ethereal was the word I had in mind myself, Paul, but ‘shahai’ was new to me. Thank you for that. And happy Easter to you too,
      John

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  2. Effortlessly lovely (the end result, not the process of creating it :))

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    • Thanks so much Bennison Books. I wouldn’t know about the end result but you’re not mistaken about the process 😊

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  3. Lovely, John. We have blue scilla instead of bluebells and I’d say immaterial, ethereal and ephemeral all apply to those too. Hope all goes well with you.

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    • That’s very interesting Cynthia – I’m pleased to hear that your blue Scilla create the same ethereal atmosphere! Best wishes, J

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  4. John:
    This haiku seems particularly suited to placing one in a categorically undefined world –which I take to be what Japanese aesthetics is all about—the flowing world and all that. The ghosts and a breeze of bluebells drift… and the sun shines. Beautiful.
    Jim

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    • Hello Jim … thanks very much, that’s good of you. I agree with your observation about the potential of haiku. I don’t often write them but I do like the way they can be bigger on the inside than the outside, if the writer can rise to the challenge.
      I keep meaning to respond to your recent post on difficult poetry – I don’t have anything new to say but you have got me thinking once again. It’s that brain of yours… !
      Best wishes as ever,
      John

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  5. John, first let me say that I know Adorning the a Rock is a long read and you shouldn’t feel the necessity to get through it all, but if you have any comments or questions along the way I’d be happy to a answer them as best I can.

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  6. John, just to say that the web address on your next post takes people to a non-functioning page of my blog greenwritingroom.com, I’m not sure why and it is not an active page. I look forward to your Serenade for Europe!

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