February 16, 2020

Happy Haiga Day!


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

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"