Celebrate Poetry-4/7: LOVE

The theme for Day 6′s celebrating National Poetry Month is “Love.” Click HERE for details of this haiku celebration of throughout the month of April.

I’d always hoped to see Andy Williams perform one last time at his Moon River Theater in Branson, but as with so many things, I procrastinated too long. So, when I heard he died, I remember going outside on my back deck and listening to Moon River play on my iPhone.

Two drifters, off to see the world
There’s such a lot of world to see
We’re after the same rainbow’s end, waiting, round the bend
My Huckleberry Friend, Moon River, and me

As I watched the shadows of leaves dance in the moonlight, I thought about the lyrics and how they’d once described my marriage that was coming to an end. I wrote this haiku:

shadows of leaves dancedshadows
on my skin as Moon River
played in the distance

 

Share your haiku about LOVE in the comments of this post and you’ll be entered in the drawing for one of three signed copies of LIFE: HAIKU BY HAIKU! Only three rules:

  1. Must be your original haiku (which is typically seventeen syllables, three lines of 5-7-5 syllables each, but I won’t be a stickler.)
  2. Must be entered in the comments of this blog post
  3. Must be about the topic of the day

Click HERE for details.

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19 Responses to Celebrate Poetry-4/7: LOVE

  1. Robert Brown says:

    Two hearts now are one
    Though both lead different life’s
    Love blossomed in them

  2. Your haiku is beautiful, Jan. Here’s mine.

    Small seed germinates
    Through seasons growing taller
    Love and trees flourish

  3. Jim Barton says:

    After all these years,
    still I see the beautiful
    woman I married

  4. Second time around
    Soul-mate for life, found at last
    Got it right, this time

  5. Steve says:

    naughty red lipstick
    a rumor she is in love 
    I am spreading it

  6. Lewis colyar says:

    watching flowers bloom:
    underneath the summer sun-
    I thought of your smile.

  7. Mai Karitani Manchanda says:

    Born on Valentine’s
    Does that make me lovable?
    Only time will tell…

  8. Azim Khan says:

    my half moon
    I love you
    The other half your soul

  9. Mustang.Koji says:

    Very moving, Jan, yet so sad…

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