Celebrate Poetry-4/8: FRIENDSHIP

The theme for Day 8′s celebrating National Poetry Month is “Friendship.” Click HERE for details of this haiku celebration of throughout the month of April.

Since I’m not in the drawing for my own book, I decided it’s okay if for the friendship haiku, I don’t post one of my original haiku. Instead, I’m going to post a haiku that my dear friend, Ruth Weeks, wrote as a “farewell” haiku when I moved from Fayetteville to Dallas:

sisters not of blood
but soul mates from start of time
love needs no reason

laughing

Ruth is the one on the far right. From left to right, Linda Apple, Pamela Foster, Patty Stith, Moi, Ruth Weeks — The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pen

Obviously, it made me cry. 🙂

Share your haiku about FRIENDSHIP 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.

LHBH Final

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19 Responses to Celebrate Poetry-4/8: FRIENDSHIP

  1. Jan Morrill says:

    Reblogged this on Sisterhood of the Traveling Pen and commented:

    I love Ruth Weeks’s haiku!

  2. Robert Brown says:

    But your not alone
    We’ve always been there for you
    Cause that’s what friends do

  3. A lovely farewell haiku indeed, Jan.

    Symbiotic plants
    Different roots, grow as one
    You, friend of my heart

  4. Fay Guinn says:

    I was afraid this would happen. The haiku I posted for “love” but mistakenly put on “family” page is also perfect for “friendship.” If I had known ahead of time “friendship” would be a subject, I would probably saved it for that day. Oh, well, I’ll go ahead and post it today since maybe no one has gone back to previous pages. Is that okay, Jan?

    Come play with me, friend,
    until sun goes down and dark
    divides us through time

  5. Jim Barton says:

    when I fall you hurt,
    when I stumble, you hold me,
    when you leave, I’m blue

  6. Lewis colyar says:

    For get me not at:
    Your grave site again today-
    Inseparable.

  7. Staci Troilo says:

    Ruth did such a great job! And so did your other commenters. I hate to even post mine in comparison.

    Time—ephemeral
    But what’s ever consistent
    Is our bond, my friend

    Miss you, Jan!

    • Jan Morrill says:

      I agree, Staci. I love Ruth’s haikus. 🙂 And yes, I’ve really been enjoying reading everyone’s contributions this month. Including YOURS! Very nice.

      I miss all of you, too. Still looking for a writing critique group in Dallas. Take care, Staci!

      • Staci Troilo says:

        Try reaching out to Kristen Lamb. She’s somewhere in that area and can probably point you in the right direction, group-wise. (Not that anyone can compare, but you might find a close second.) 😉

  8. Steve says:

    these bright bursting buds, 
    spring’s youth mocking my aged face
    I need an old friend

    • Jan Morrill says:

      Steve, I prefer to look at it as “spring’s youth casting light upon your handsome face.” And though I haven’t been your friend for long, I am old. 🙂

  9. Azim Khan says:

    friends fill in
    the cannula
    when blood clogs

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