February 16, 2020

Happy Haiga Day!


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Text:

afternoon tea

year after year she meets
her high school pals
around Valentine's Day

this year she forgot
she had friends

February 11, 2020

Haiku Sticky #537


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Text:

hearts purchased
just for their shade of pink
--February cold


Happy Valentine's Day on Friday! I found pink Peeps hearts--SCORE!

February 9, 2020

Happy Haiga Day!

I wrote this cherita terbalik for a Facebook poetry group challenge yesterday, but I made some minor changes before posting this illustrated version.

The radiator in the photo sits on the stairway wall between the first and second floor in my mansard-roofed building. I live on the top/third floor and when it is quiet in the apartment, I can hear the old radiator hissing.


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Text:

there is something
comforting in the hissssss
of the cast iron radiator

water-to-heat every
winter for 147 years

and curves so lovely

February 4, 2020

Haiku Sticky #536


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Text:

post-holiday bills
and crisp seed catalogs
mailbox antagonists

February 2, 2020

Happy Haiga Day!

I participated in another Spark postcard exchange created by Amy Souza (see label on right for more about Spark) during the month of January. I've been feeling a bit downhearted of late with the continuing decline of decency in this country, especially with regard to he whose-name-shall-not-be-mentioned, and his drink-the-Kool-Aid followers, so, I decided to create my postcards around the theme of laughter. I think it's the only thing that'll get us through 2020 and beyond.

There were 4 exchangees this time. I wrote haiku for three of the postcards, and a cherita for the fourth.


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Text:

waking to the sun
she laughs herself silly
over yesterday



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Text:

grandpa laughs
at the little one's joke
...again and again



© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Painting, "Katri Smiling," by Helene Schjerfbeck.

Text:

sisters in the tub
as many giggles as
soap bubbles



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Text:

in black and white

they punctuate
their sentences with laughter

these BFFs
from a time before BFFs
were a "thing"

January 28, 2020

Haiku Sticky #535


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Text:

January thaw
the front door refuses
to close

January 26, 2020

Happy Haiga Day!

Yesterday was the beginning of the Lunar New Year, which this year is the Year of the Rat. Below is a postcard that I created for both the calendar and lunar New Year's celebrations. It also marks the 11th year I've created a postcard for the Nengajo, a tradition in Japan where people send special postcards friends and family to arrive on January 1. I sent this postcard to the participants in a postacrd exchange arranged by Jone MacCulloch--I apologize for missing both the calendar and lunar New Year dates!

Next year will be the Year of the Ox and will complete the twelve-year cycle of Chinese Zodiac animals.

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Text:

first morning
tiny footprints through
the glitter