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Prologue
Haiku Club Challenges Anthology

By Gypsy Blue Rose



We created this book for the FanStory community.  Everyone is welcomed to contribute their weekly Challenge Haiku. 100 or more haiku will be included in an anthology book to be released for sale in 2017.

The Challenge Haiku is a Haiku Club activity. It consists of a weekly haiku challenge posted by Gypsy Blue Rose at the Forum's Challenge room.  You may ask Gypsy for more information.

The book is a work in progress and all ACTIVE Haiku Club members will be part of our book production. Only members who consistently participate at our Haiku Club Meetings are considered active.   

Douglas Paul, posted a Haiku Club Announcement on December 3, 2016. I provided a copy below. He did a great job in explaining what our club is about and how it came to be.

One of the ideas that has come out of Gypsy's Haiku class is to start a Haiku Club here on FanStory, so here we go.... 

The only requirement to join is to have an interest in writing Haiku. You can be a beginner or an expert. There are no fees involved. Participation, in any event, is optional. 

We have set up a Teamspeak3 server that will be used for club activities and discussions. You can download the "TeamSpeak3 client" for free and we will help you learn how to use it. It is pretty user-friendly and will only take a few minutes for you to see how it all works. 

TeamSpeak offers you a choice between talking in the channel or typing in the TeamSpeak chat. To get the most out of it, you will probably want a headset, but that is not required. You can listen on your computer speakers and type in the chat window if you want. The server is active at all times, so once you join the club, you can log into it whenever you want. 

One advantage to this system in that it will work for people in different countries and different time zones. It allows you to talk with someone from another country without paying any fees. 

The Haiku Club meetings take place every Tuesday at
5pm
PST / 7pm CST/ 8pm EST.     The meetings' agendas will be posted at the Forum's Challenge room.  Our last meeting's minutes are posted now.  You can join in for as long as you want, or stay for the whole meeting. As I said, the server is available all the time for members to log in and talk to other members. We will also be setting up some alternate times for those in other time zones. 

The purpose of the club is to share our interest in Haiku. We can discuss famous Haiku, ask for help with our own Haiku, and ask questions regarding the rules of Haiku. The club is NOT the class, but can still be a learning experience. 

The Teamspeak server (TS), has different chat rooms, so you can move to a separate room for private discussions or to focus on specific topics. You can only hear, be heard by, and share chats with people who are in the same room as you are. So, multiple things can be going on at the same time, without interfering with each other. 

The classrooms are separate rooms that require an additional password to gain access. Only students can enter those rooms. 

Please let Gypsy Blue Rose know if you are interested or just want to give it a try and see if you like it. She will send you the info on how to set up the TeamSpeak and help get you started.  If you have any questions she will be able to help you.
You are NOT required to use TS at all to be in the club. 

Hope to see you soon. 



by Douglas Paul, Haiku Club Founder



 


Chapter 1
haiku (virulent coal fire)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




virulent coal fire 

traps miners beneath surface --

empty coffins



 

Author Notes virulent= actively poisonous; intensely noxious:

A coal mine fire is the underground smoldering of a coal deposit. Such fires have economic, social and ecological impacts. They may burn for many years.

Everyone is welcomed to add their HAIKU CLUB CHALLENGE HAIKU to our book. We will publish a collection of "haiku club challenge book" this year and all haiku in this fanstory multi-author book will be considered for our book anthology. The anthology will be published this year through CreateSpace. If you have questions, please contact Gypsy to get your name added to the club roster.

Thank you for reading.

. to add your haiku to our book click here


A copy of your haiku remains in your own portfolio, you earn your reviews as you would with any other post.

Haiku Club Members

01-Douglas Paul
02-Dean Kuch
03-Michael D Mann
04-Robyn Corum
05-Boo Ghost
06-Alex Krysyna (krys123)
07-Lu Foster
08-Jannypan
09-Gloria
10-Gypsy Blue Rose
11-Ulla
12-Eric Brady
13-Brenda
14-Andre (Sis Cat)
15-Winnona
16-Cumulus365
17-Rasmine
18-Zania
19-Pantygynt
20-Gaye Hemsley
21-Luna
22-Teresa (tab that is me)
23-Jim Lorson Sr.
24-rebekka (rjuselius)
25-Christine (Chrissy710)
26-Badger 29
27-IndianaIrish
28-dejohnsrld (Debbie)
29-Carol (ciliverde)
30-Ray (mountainwriter49)
31-SusanJohn
32-mbagby23

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Chapter 1
haiku ( virulent coal fire)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



virulent coal fire 

traps miners beneath the surface --

empty coffins




 

Author Notes The Haiku Club's Weekly Haiku Challenge
At the Forum's CHALLENGE ROOM
EVERY TUESDAY and you have one week to write your haiku
EVERYONE is welcomed. You don't need to be an expert.

*** >>>> for more information CONTACT Gypsy Blue Rose. <<<<***

Haiku Club Members

Douglas Paul
Dean Kuch
Michael D Mann
Robyn Corum
Boo Ghost
Alex Krysyna (krys123)
Lu Foster
Jannypan
Gloria
Gypsy Blue Rose
Ulla
Eric Brady
Brenda
Andre (Sis Cat)
Winnona
Cumulus365
17th our new member= Rasmine :)





MY HAIKU~

The season word (kigo) for FIRE (takibi) = Winter
syllables = 4/4/3
kireji (cutting word or pause = -- (em dash)
haiga (picture) a fire dragon and a dragon's breath precious stone

against mainstream thinking, punctuation marks are used in traditional haiku Click Here to Read the Haiku Punctuation Guidelines

Glossary~
--Coal Seam Fire-- are fires caused by lightning that will smolder for years.
--Insidious -- toxic, sinister, ... coal seam fires are very toxic and harmful to our health. They emit carbon monoxide in the air we breathe.



Chapter 1
haiku suite-burning warehouse traps

By Gypsy Blue Rose

I)

burning warehouse traps
revelers inside brick walls—
crematorium


II)

sun shines hot above
cold warehouse where people burned
cemetery chills


III)

after winter rains
smoke's stench remains around pyre—
do I smell cremains?


IV)

glimpsed through blasted door
charred Shiva carving rules wreck
destroy and create


V)


sputtering candles
crowd sidewalk memorial
lives extinguished



VI)

left near burnt ruins
flaming red poinsettias
Christmas without friend

 

Author Notes My haiku suite was inspired by my December 14, 2016 visit to the burned-out ruins of the Ghost Ship Warehouse in Oakland, California. Those who read my previous poem "Ghost Ship" know that on December 2, a fire killed thirty-six people during a concert. I composed my haiku suite from impressions of things I smelled, saw, and felt when I visited the memorial outside of the ruins. I intend each haiku to stand alone and work together as a group.

I photographed the interior of the warehouse.

Thank you for reviewing.


Chapter 1
haiku (flames lick)

By Gypsy Blue Rose


flames lick
maple logs in fireplace
hot syrup
~~~

Author Notes haiku about fire

Haiku Club Challenge #1


HCC


Chapter 2
haiku (ocean tide pool)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



ocean tide pool
captures luminous sea star
I make a wish


 

Author Notes i was reading a National Geographic article how marine scientists are trying the challenging task of changing the name of starfish to sea star. The reason--because it isn't a fish. I like the name sea star much better.


Chapter 2
Haiku Club Challenge # 2 -- Dew

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 

first morning dew

over Mount Madonna --

wet ankles



 

Author Notes KIGO= dew, (tsuyu) all autumn kigo dictionary

~*~<>~*~<>~*~<>~*~
In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.

Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
~*~<>~*~<>~*~<>~*~


The Haiku Challenge for this week is WATER
EVERYONE IS WELCOMED TO PARTICIPATE
and to join the haiku club all you need is the desire to write haiku. If you want to join us, please send me a private message and I will send you all the information you need.

Haiku Club Members

Douglas Paul
Dean Kuch
Michael D Mann
Robyn Corum
Boo Ghost
Alex Krysyna (krys123)
Lu Foster
Jannypan
Gloria
Gypsy Blue Rose
Ulla
Eric Brady
Brenda
Andre (Sis Cat)
Winnona
Cumulus365
Rasmine
Zania
Pantygynt
Gaye Hemsley
Luna

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Chapter 2
haiku suite--deluge saturates ground

By Gypsy Blue Rose

1)

deluge saturates
ground underneath withered fields
furrows harvest rain


2) 

drain pipe beneath road
chokes as swollen stream rises
unearthly demise


3) 

insatiable creek
swallows dirt beneath roadway
geophagia
 

4) 

overnight river
crests crumbling earthen bridge
rain don’t give a dam
  

5)

brown mudflow surges
downstream towards asleep city
frogs ribbit warning

Author Notes

kigo, or season words,--"withered fields" for "all winter." Yes, it has rained all winter here in Northern California with scarcely a week pass by without some precipitation.

geophagia--the practice of eating earth; dirt eating.

Late on the night of January 10, 2017, I drove home in rain I seldom experienced before. It was so heavy, I barely saw the road and had to slow to twenty-five miles per hour as a long line of cars cautiously followed me along a cliff road above a rapidly filling reservoir.

When I reached a fork in the road at Pinole Valley Road and Alhambra Valley Road (the latter my usual route to work), I turned left toward home. Unbeknownst to me at the time, fifty feet from the fork in the road, Alhambra Valley Road had washed out from the pressure of the "overnight river." I knew something was amiss when I reached the lower portions of Pinole Creek. I got out of my car and watched from a pedestrian bridge as a "brown mudflow" surged within feet of topping the banks.

My haiku suite is a prequel to my previous haiku about me being unable to hear frogs on the banks of Pinole Creek after the flood surged through. Each haiku could be read separately, but collectively they tell a story that progresses from bad to worse. The waterways increase in size with each haiku--furrow, stream, creak, river, and finally a "brown mud flow."

I thank Michael (Grasshopper2) for suggesting the words "eat" and "swallow" in my last haiku. I used his suggestions here. I also thank rspoet for suggesting the use of the word "crest." My deep gratitude goes to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which deepened, widened, and straightened Pinole Creek after the flood of 1958 left the town under a foot of water. However, nothing was done to the creek and bridges on the outskirts of town where the latest collapsed road occurred.

I took the photo and video. If safe, I may descend into the crater and take another picture and film from the creek's point of view.

Thank you for your review.



Chapter 3
haiku (farm fields)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



farm fields
checkerboard landscape
tractors are pawns
 ~~~

Author Notes Haiku Club Challenge #3--earth

haiku--three lined Japanese poetic form with two lines grammatically interconnected giving an image or snapshot in time, the 3rd line, the satori or aha moment, a new reflection or way of looking at the image. The satori may be the first or third line. Haiku or 17 syllables or fewer and do not have to be 5-7-5 with fewer syllables often preferred.


Chapter 3
Sowin' Love

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 

with relentless love

father plows from dusk ‘till dawn—

harvest of the heart


 

Author Notes traditional haiga haiku
5/7/5 = 17 syllables
kigo is plow (tagaeshi, all spring).
Haiga - Sowin' Love by Mark Keathley



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Chapter 3
haiku (Ireland's green earth)*

By Gypsy Blue Rose


Ireland's green earth
creates patchwork greetings
welcome home

 


Chapter 3
haiku (ask her forgiveness)

By Gypsy Blue Rose


scores of blossoms

yields bountiful feast

Magna Mater's wrath

 

Author Notes Haiku - 4/6/5 seasonal reference spring, satori "Magna Mater's wrath".
Magna Mater - fertility goddess, 1728, Latin, literally, fertility mother.
Thank-you to www.bing.com for the image.


Chapter 4
senryu (my son)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



my son just flew
and sprayed the room in flatulence


crop dusting



 


Chapter 4
haiku suite (gills-gasping fish)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

1 )

gills-gasping fish
swishes against eagle's grip
air apparent

2)

eagle flies fish
toward eaglet's gaping beak
seafood flown daily

Author Notes I once witnessed a bald eagle fly a fish over my house.

I originally posted this haiku January 3, but I am re-posting it within the Haiku Club Challenge Book so that it could be considered for publication. If you already reviewed this haiku, you do not need to review it again.

Image Google.

Thank you for your reivew.


Chapter 4
haiku (veil of fog)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



veil of fog
hangs covering full moon--
luna's eclipsed
~~~

 

Author Notes haiku club challenge 4--Air

haiku--three lined Japanese poetic form with two lines grammatically interconnected giving an image or snapshot in time, the 3rd line, the satori or aha moment, a new reflection or way of looking at the image. The satori may be the first or third line. Haiku or 17 syllables or fewer and do not have to be 5-7-5 with fewer syllables often preferred.

HCC


Chapter 4
haiku (clouds bubble)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

clouds bubble
on horizon into blackened sky
storm brew


Chapter 4
haiku (toxic waste)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

industrial plant

adds to global warming

suffocating

Author Notes Haiku - 5/6/4, kigo 'global'
Thank-you to Ralf Vetterle courtesy of the photo on www.pixaby.com


Chapter 4
April Wind

By Gypsy Blue Rose



 

April wind 

bends budless roses --


melancholic moves 


 

Author Notes The Haiku Club Challenge this week is AIR

If you would like to participate in the challenge, send me a message and I will get you started.

Everyone is welcomed to add their HAIKU CLUB CHALLENGE HAIKU to this book. We will publish a collection of "haiku club challenge book" this year and all haiku in this fanstory multi-author book will be considered for our book anthology. The anthology will be published this year at bookstores. If you have questions, please contact me. I will be happy to help.

Thank you for reading.

Gypsy Blue Rose, Haiku Sensei
Haiku Club Manager
FanStory Haiku Class Instructor




Chapter 4
Air Conditioner

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 

cool air on hot days
 at a New York City Loft --
a.c. rising cost


 

Author Notes This week challenge is = ---> AIR

Hello, my friends,

Do you know what is the Haiku Club Challenge?

If you would like to find out, please come to the Forum Challenge Room and look for the first "Haiku Club Challenge" thread on the list.

Or if you like, you may send me a private message.

Thank you!

A new challenge every Tuesday and you have a whole week to it!

Thank you for taking the time to read and review.

Gypsy Blue Rose
Haiku Club Manager




Haiku Club Members

Douglas Paul
Dean Kuch
Michael D Mann
Robyn Corum
Boo Ghost
Alex Krysyna (krys123)
Lu Foster
Jannypan
Gloria
Gypsy Blue Rose
Ulla
Eric Brady
Brenda
Andre (Sis Cat)
Winnona
Cumulus365
Rasmine
Zania
Pantygynt
Gaye Hemsley
Luna
Teresa (tab that is me)
Jim Lorson Sr.
rebekka (rjuselius)
Christine (Chrissy710)
Badger 29


Gypsy is a Fanstory Haiku Class Instructor and member of the Haiku Society of America
A new class every month


Chapter 4
haiku (aspen grove)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



aspen grove
rustles in mountain breeze
summer windsong


 

 


Chapter 5
haiku (chickadee)

By Gypsy Blue Rose


chickadee
amidst magnolia blossoms--
morning's glory
~~~~

 

Author Notes haiku for the haiku club challenge on birds
haiku are 17 syllables or fewer with two grammatically interconnected lines and a satori or ah-ha moment which can be either the first or the last line

Update on the results of my sleep study--after two sleeping pills I slept less that two hours, sometimes only 30 seconds at a time and I quit breathing 96 times in an hour dropping my oxygen sats to 82%. I have another one on Monday to get a CPAP which I am so desperate to sleep I am looking forward to.


Chapter 5
haiku (owlet ogles)

By Gypsy Blue Rose





owlet ogles

flirtatiously-

early spring 




 

Author Notes owlet = baby owl
kigo = Spring
contemporary haiku

The haiku club challenges are for everyone. I post them every Tuesday at the forum's challenge room. You have a week to complete them. Please contact me if you have any questions and/or to join the club.

Haiku Club Members

01-Douglas Paul
02-Dean Kuch
03-Michael D Mann
04-Robyn Corum
05-Boo Ghost
06-Alex Krysyna (krys123)
07-Lu Foster
08-Jannypan
09-Gloria
10-Gypsy Blue Rose
11-Ulla
12-Eric Brady
13-Brenda
14-Andre (Sis Cat)
15-Winnona
16-Cumulus365
17-Rasmine
18-Zania
19-Pantygynt
20-Gaye Hemsley
21-Luna
22-Teresa (tab that is me)
23-Jim Lorson Sr.
24-rebekka (rjuselius)
25-Christine (Chrissy710)
26-Badger 29
27-IndianaIrish
28-dejohnsrld (Debbie)
29-Carol (ciliverde)
30-Ray (mountainwriter49)
31-SusanJohn
32-mbagby23


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Chapter 5
haiku (plate glass window)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




plate glass window
looks like clear skies -
flat bird



 

Author Notes Author's Notes:
Thanks to Google Images for the artwork!


Chapter 5
haiku (shoebill stork stares)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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Author Notes



The Shoe Bill Stork


Of all the possible names, how on earth is it called the Shoebill? "Monsterface" would be better. Or "Death Pelican, perhaps." Or "Literally the Most Frightening Bird On Earth."
Though I don't think I'd go anywhere near one, humans don't have to worry. Shoebills, which live in the swamps of eastern tropical Africa, are after smaller prey. But only slightly smaller. They eat big fish like lungfish, eels, and catfish, and also crazy stuff like Nile monitor lizards, snakes, and baby crocodiles. This bird eats crocodiles!
Sound terrifying?
Yeah, it is.
However, Shoebills have been a beloved species for a long time. They appear in the artwork of the ancient Egyptians. Arabs reportedly called the bird Abu-Markhub, or "father of a slipper" (just can't get away from that shoe imagery, can they?).
Beastly and terrifying though they are, it would be a real shame to have a world without Shoebills. Young crocodiles would be everywhere! Eels! Monitor lizards! Our children and grandchildren would be overwhelmed. Lungfish, everywhere! Let's work on appreciating these feathered monsters, and let them do their mud-eating, decapitating thing. But you might not want to look at them too closely.
That death stare will haunt you in your dreams.


EVERYONE IS WELCOME to participate in the haiku challenges. You don't have to be a member. You can post regularly or occasionally. All skill levels are appreciated.
The Haiku Club is a group of fanstorians who enjoy writing haiku. We have our own chatroom server offsite where we talk with each other, hang out, practice our haiku skills, answer basic questions, and have fun. All the Haiku Club members are welcomed to drop in anytime. It's open 24/7 and accessible all over the world. IT IS FREE.

To become a Haiku Club member is easy. All you need is the desire to write haiku. All levels of skills are appreciated. We meet every Tuesday at 5 pm PST and 8 pm EST If you would like more information, please send me a private message.

*To join contact Gypsy Blue Rose*

Haiku Club Members

01-Douglas Paul
02-Dean Kuch
03-Michael D Mann
04-Robyn Corum
05-Boo Ghost
06-Alex Krysyna (krys123)
07-Lu Foster
08-Jannypan
09-Gloria
10-Gypsy Blue Rose
11-Ulla
12-Eric Brady
13-Brenda
14-Andre (Sis Cat)
15-Winnona
16-Cumulus365
17-Rasmine
18-Zania
19-Pantygynt
20-Gaye Hemsley
21-Luna
22-Teresa (tab that is me)
23-Jim Lorson Sr.
24-rebekka (rjuselius)
25-Christine (Chrissy710)
26-Badger 29
27-IndianaIrish
28-dejohnsrld (Debbie)
29-Carol (ciliverde)
30-Ray (mountainwriter49)
31-SusanJohn

Thanks for reading me!
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Chapter 5
haiku (blackbirds converge)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

blackbirds converge
on frost covered trees--
flocked
~~~

Author Notes haiku club challenge 5 birds

haiku--haiku--three lined Japanese poetic form with two lines grammatically interconnected giving an image or snapshot in time, the 3rd line, the satori or aha moment, a new reflection or way of looking at the image. The satori may be the first or third line. Haiku or 17 syllables or fewer and do not have to be 5-7-5 with fewer syllables often preferred.


Chapter 5
haiku (a gaggle of geese)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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Author Notes Thanks for reading.


Chapter 5
haiku (full circle)

By Gypsy Blue Rose


by light of moon
raven soars east, good omen--
dark night flyer

 

 from safe nest at cavern's ledge
raven swoops down freely--
feed hungry chicks

 

conspiracy grows
midnight journey due south--
seek out new mate

 

Author Notes Haiku Suite - 4/7/4, 7/6/4, 5/6/4
In Greek mythology, it was considered a positive omen for a raven to be seen flying east or south.
Ravens generally make their nests in shaded protect cavern walls
Conspiracy - In the context of the last haiku, a conspiracy refers to a group of raven-babies or group of ravens, at least three.
http://www.sceniccaves.com/raven-babies/


Chapter 5
haiku (hawk snack)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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rat eats his food

as hawk swoops to snatch the rat --

circle of life

Author Notes 4/7/4 Haiku - Kigo: summer
Thank you to R.L. Kothenbeutel for the photo found on Google

My Haiku Rules:
- Less than 17 syllables written in three lines, short/long/short. (modified)
- Use a season word (kigo) or seasonal reference.
- Never have all three lines make a complete or run-on-sentence.
- Always written in the present tense of here and now.
- Use images relevant to the satori (modified wording)
- Use all normal sentence punctuation.
: ~ Full stop.
; ~ Half stop of pause.
... ~ Something left unsaid.
, ~ Slight pause.
-- ~ Saying the same thing in other words.
. ~ Full stop.
- Capitalization proper name according to the English language.
- Avoid rhymes.
- Haiku shall have a satori or "ah ha" moment (modified wording)
- Cut out prepositions (in, on, at, among, between) whenever possible; especially in the 1/3 short phrase.
_________________________________________________________________________
A few suggestions/questions to help you review a haiku:
- How does the haiku make you feel? What emotions come up for you?
- Are any memories brought to the surface for you?
- Are any of your senses triggered? Hearing, smell, sight (imagery), sensations
- For a nature haiku, do you note the seasonal reference?
- For a human haiku, are you picking up on the emotions?
- Are the rules I have laid out for myself being followed?
- Do you have any questions I can answer?


Chapter 5
haiku (three herons balance)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 

three herons balance
with effortless discipline 
morning yoga class

 

Author Notes The artwork is the logo for 3heronsart. The artist, Marti Dodge, creates incredible metal sculptures and jewelry to order. Using her artwork and haiku by poets, she creates beautiful notecards, and she introduced a 2017 calendar of her art and haiku. She is an amazing artist, and her work can be found at 3heronsart.com or on Etsy.

Thank you, Marti, for allowing me to use your artwork.


Chapter 5
haiku (fat robin)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



fat robin sings
fish's location --
over fisherman’s head



 


Chapter 5
haiku (song bird)

By Gypsy Blue Rose


canary warbles

tropic cadence --

joyful song

 

Author Notes 5/4/3 Haiku - Kigo: summer
Thank you www.pixaby.com for the photograph

My Haiku Rules:
- Less than 17 syllables written in three lines, short/long/short. (modified)
- Use a season word (kigo) or seasonal reference.
- Never have all three lines make a complete or run-on-sentence.
- Always written in the present tense of here and now.
- Use images relevant to the satori (modified wording)
- Use all normal sentence punctuation.
: ~ Full stop.
; ~ Half stop of pause.
... ~ Something left unsaid.
, ~ Slight pause.
-- ~ Saying the same thing in other words.
. ~ Full stop.
- Capitalization proper name according to English language.
- Avoid rhymes.
- Haiku shall have a satori or "ah ha" moment (modified wording)
- Cut out prepositions (in, on, at, among, between) whenever possible; especially in the 1/3 short phrase.
_________________________________________________________________________
A few suggestions/questions to help you review a haiku:
- How does the haiku make you feel? What emotions come up for you?
- Are any memories brought to the surface for you?
- Are any of your senses triggered? Hearing, smell, sight (imagery), sensations
- For a nature haiku, do you note the seasonal reference?
- For a human haiku, are you picking up on the emotions?
- Are the rules I have laid out for myself being followed?
- Do you have any questions I can answer?


Chapter 5
haiku (woodpecker)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



woodpecker

hammers on flagpole—

broken drill bit
~~~

 

Author Notes a haiku on the topic of 'birds' #5 haiku club challenge

haiku do not have to be 5-7-5 and are often less


Chapter 5
haiku--cold sparrow shivers

By Gypsy Blue Rose

cold sparrow shivers
upon muddy welcome mat
closed door awaits spring

Author Notes I thank Rose (Just2Write) for giving me a list of five hundred kigo words:

http://www.2hweb.net/haikai/renku/500ESWd.html

A kigo is a word or phrase associated with a particular season. With this list, I observed my environment for any natural incidence which would lend itself to the use of a kigo word for winter. When I returned home one cold and rainy day and saw a bird sheltering itself on my porch ("cold sparrow" is a kigo for late winter), I knew I had an idea for a haiku.

Image Google.

Thank you for your review.


Chapter 5
Haiku: No Strings

By Gypsy Blue Rose

hawk soars above
silhouette's kite against blue
no strings attached

Author Notes Thank you to Deane Lewis for his image of an Australian Square tailed kite .His imagesg can be found at the following link 3@dl.id.au file name 2007-05-19 2588

Thanks for reading

Cheers Christine


Chapter 5
haiku (a love story)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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peacock mating dance

with a fan of love for her--

eyes shimmer

Author Notes Haiku - 5/7/3 seasonal reference spring
Thank you for reading me.
When I live in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island, I used to visit a beautiful park called, Beacon Hill Park. It was full of beautiful walkways, ponds, flower gardens and it had a petting zoo. Also roaming free were many peacocks.
In the spring time, the beautifully coloured male peacocks would put on quite a show to attract a female for mating during spring. There would often be two to three males all trying to attract the same female. It was quite a site, see all the males with their brightly coloured tail feathers, fanned out, the blue-green eyes in such a beautiful pattern. The really interesting part of the mating ritual or dance as I liked to call it, was their tails would vibrate and make the most wonderful sound. It was all part of the mating ritual to find a female partner.


Chapter 5
Crow Cries

By Gypsy Blue Rose




crow cries 

over silky raven hair--

last love letter







 



 

Author Notes please click here for information on the haiku club challenge
................................................................................
basic reviewing guidelines for folks who find it difficult =

--satori= the last line should give you an insight to the previous phrase (line 1 and 2)

--kigo=is a word that makes you think of one of the four seasons

Japanese Kigo Dictionary

--feelings=what kind of emotions does the haiku bring for you?

--five senses= what senses do you recall when you read the haiku?(see, hear, smell, touch, taste)

--presentation= is it attractive? easy to read?

--grammatical connection= line one and two should flow smoothly and grammatically connected. A haiku should not read like a sentence. Haiku are not greeting cards.

--word economy= only words you need should be used without
sacrificing the meaning

If you have any questions about my haiku, please ask me.

KIGO= WINTER--BIRDS
CROWS AND RAVENS (kangarasu) late winter

Yata-Garasu-- The Ravens of Japanese Myth

click here to read Japanese Raven Mythology


Thank you for reading,

Gypsy Sensei


Chapter 5
haiku (hungry chick awaits)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




hungry chick waits

while mama hen brings his meal--

nature's spring special



 

Author Notes traditional haiku
5/7/5 in 3 lines
kigo spring
The picture is a baby crow. Baby crows are called chicks.

Haiku Club Challenges are a project from the haiku club. It's posted at the forum's challenge room. I post a new one every Tuesday. Everyone is welcomed to participate. Please let me know if you want to join the club or if you just want to participate on the challenge. Thank you

please click here if you like to add the haiku to our book of haiku challenges

*All haiku in the haiku challenge book are considered to be included in a book we will publish this year.

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Chapter 5
A haiku ( crows coldly conspire)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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Author Notes


Japanese use two words for "cold:" samui for coldness in the atmosphere or environment; tsumetai for things which are cold to touch, and also in the fig. sense, with ref. to personalities, behaviors, etc.

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If you would like to participate in our Haiku Book Publishing Project, please post your haiku to our book. To add your haiku click here

When you post it, please change the chapter to match the challenge number (for example=challenge 1, chapter 1, etc.)

All the haiku posted in our Haiku Club Challenge Book (HCCB) will be considered for a FanStory Haiku Anthology we will publish on CreateSpace Amazon this year. You may post to the HCCB one or more haiku for each challenge.

If you post to our HCCB you keep a copy in your portfolio and all your reviews go to you, as usual.

Joining the club is simple, all you gotta do is ask. Your name will be added to the club's roster and all the information you need to get started will be sent to you. Haiku Club meetings are held every Tuesday at 5:00 pm PST, 7:00 CST, 8:00 EST.

If you have any questions about the challenge, the HCCB, or FanStory Haiku Anthology, please contact Gypsy Blue Rose for more details...

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Thanks!
Haiku Club Members

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03-Michael D Mann
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05-Boo Ghost
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07-Lu Foster
08-Gloria
09-Gypsy Blue Rose
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
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14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Jim (Pantygynt)
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Luna
21-Teresa (tab that is me)
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26-Karyn (IndianaIrish)
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31-SusanJohn
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Chapter 5
haiku (male penguin)*

By Gypsy Blue Rose



male penguin 
protects egg nested at feet
baby daddy


 

Author Notes Emperor penguins are incredible. The daddy actually stands with the egg at his feet for three months straight without food to protect the egg in the frozen Antarctica. After the birth, he helps to care for the baby penguin. What a daddy!


Chapter 6
haiku (below plum blossoms)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



 


below plum blossoms

koi swims gracefully at dusk–
 
today surrenders

 
 









 

Author Notes traditional 5/7/5 in 3 lines
kigo = spring (plum blossoms)

Reviewing Tips=
-syllable count
-seasonal reference
-do you like it? if not? why? what would you change?
-presentation, etc ...

Haiku Club Challenge is for everyone. If you would like to join the club, please send me a private message.

If you would like to post something to this book, click on add chapter and proceed with your post as normal. You will keep a copy in your portfolio and keep all reviews and ranking credit. The best haiku in the book will be included in a fanstory haiku anthology to be published this year. For more information, please contact me.

Thank you for reading :)



Haiku Club Members

01-Douglas Paul
02-Dean Kuch
03-Michael D Mann
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05-Boo Ghost
06-Alex Krysyna (krys123)
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09-Gypsy Blue Rose
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
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18-Pantygynt
19-Gaye Hemsley
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30-SusanJohn
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Chapter 6
haiku (nameless colors)*

By Gypsy Blue Rose



nameless colors
swim the sunless ocean depths
rainbow in the dark




 


Chapter 6
haiku (side by side)

By Gypsy Blue Rose





side by side
father baits son's hook
catching memories








 

Author Notes Author Notes:
Thanks to Google Image for the artwork!


Chapter 6
Haiku, gulls cluster

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 gulls cluster
 warm on sunny beach
 wearied of fishing
 

 

Author Notes My first attempt to post a haiku in the multi-author book. Fingers crossed. Thanks again to all the members who helped me this morning. :)


Chapter 6
haiku suite (goldfish)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

1)

submerged maple leaves
blanket fish pond's bottom
pickled autumn

2)

beneath withered tree
thin goldfish nibble algae
hurry mosquitoes

3)

seen through cold drizzle
goldfish glint and glitter
sunken treasures

Author Notes I crafted my haiku from my observations of a church goldfish pond. Each haiku can stand alone or together. Each contains seasonal references--kigo words--for winter.

Image courtesy of Linda Engel

Thank you for reviewing.


Chapter 6
haiku (koi gild pad strewn pond)

By Gypsy Blue Rose


koi gild pad strewn pond
splashes of inspiration
wishing well



 

Author Notes The kigo is subtle and implied in the first line as lily pads thrive best in the warmer temperatures of spring and summer. The satori can be read two different ways the most obvious being the koi bright colors shining though the water much like coins tossed into a 'wishing well'. The intended meaning, however, is the action of wishing well as the presence of the koi is a symbol of abundance and good fortune.

Many ancient legends exist about the koi fish. The oldest legend dates back to 533 B.C. in which King Shoko of Ro presented Confucius a magoy (black carp) as a gift. It is said that all modern day koi are derived from this single magoy. The legend goes on to say that the Chinese raised the koi in their rice patty fields to be used as a food source. The knowledge of raising them was passed on to the Japanese.

Raising koi in ponds began in Niigata, Japan as a result of a particularly harsh winter. The farmers built the ponds to allow the koi to be better cared for which increased their yield as a food source. They eventually noticed that some of the koi had developed brilliant, colorful markings. They chose the koi with the most beautiful markings to be raised in separate ponds as family pets. Koi continue to be bred as pets today and boast over one hundred uniquely different color types. The variety pictured above is the Butterfly Koi known for its rich golden color and is thought to bring abundance into the life of its caregiver. It is most likely an offshoot of the Yamabuki koi which symbolizes riches and wealth.

The attributes symbolized by the koi are often associated with life lessons and even extreme trials which can be encountered in life. It has a powerful and energetic life force demonstrated by its ability to swim steadfastly against the strongest currents. Key characteristics associated with the koi include:
* Good fortune
* Success
* Prosperity
* Longevity
* Courage
* Ambition
* Perseverance


Chapter 6
Colorful Friend

By Gypsy Blue Rose

swimming with mermaids
blue tails, green fins touch lightly
ocean companions


Chapter 6
A Haiku Suite, Fish

By Gypsy Blue Rose






marlin fish leaps
frenzied, from Coral Sea
fights a bowed rod

fisherman’s boat
knocks against the pier
fish safe in rough seas

watching Goldfish
gently in the weeds
soothing

black fish
glides in shadow
Japanese garden


 

Author Notes The Pier by Paul G was perfect for this haiku suite, many thanks, Paul.


Chapter 6
haiku (koi pond)

By Gypsy Blue Rose


young koi

leisurely swim towards sunshine --

water garden

 

Author Notes 4/6/4 Haiku - Fish (koi are a fresh water fish more commonly know as carp)
Kigo - Spring (young)
Thank you to Brandon Fick for the photo, courtesy of "wikimedia"

My Haiku Rules:
- Less than 17 syllables written in three lines, short/long/short. (modified)
- Use a season word (kigo) or seasonal reference.
- Never have all three lines make a complete or run-on-sentence.
- Always written in the present tense of here and now.
- Use images relevant to the satori (modified wording)
- Use all normal sentence punctuation.
: ~ Full stop.
; ~ Half stop of pause.
... ~ Something left unsaid.
, ~ Slight pause.
-- ~ Saying the same thing in other words.
. ~ Full stop.
- Capitalization proper name according to English language.
- Avoid rhymes.
- Haiku shall have a satori or "ah ha" moment (modified wording)
- Cut out prepositions (in, on, at, among, between) whenever possible; especially in the 1/3 short phrase.
_________________________________________________________________________
A few suggestions/questions to help you review a haiku:
- How does the haiku make you feel? What emotions come up for you?
- Are any memories brought to the surface for you?
- Are any of your senses triggered? Hearing, smell, sight (imagery), sensations
- For a nature haiku, do you note the seasonal reference?
- For a human haiku, are you picking up on the emotions?
- Are the rules I have laid out for myself being followed?
- Do you have any questions I can answer?


Chapter 6
haiku ( Bumblebee Gobies )

By Gypsy Blue Rose




 

bumblebee gobies

blow bubbles randomly--

panoramic view






 

Author Notes 5/6/5 syllables
kigo= goby = autumn

For this haiku, the only relation is fish, I didn't write the poem for the picture. It may be confusing to some. I just like the picture.

Reviewing tips
-did you like it?
-how many syllables?
-does it bring up memories?
-how is the presentation?
-does it make you think?

Bumblebee Gobies are small fishes often called bottom-dwellers. Several gobies are also of interest as aquarium fish.


Everyone is welcomed to add their HAIKU CLUB CHALLENGE HAIKU to this book. We will publish a collection of "haiku club challenge book" this year and all haiku in this fanstory multi-author book will be considered for our book anthology. The anthology will be published this year through CreateSpace. If you have questions, please contact me- Gypsy Blue Rose - to get your name added to the club roster.

Thank you for reading.


Haiku Club Members

01-Douglas Paul
02-Dean Kuch
03-Michael D Mann
04-Robyn Corum
05-Boo Ghost
06-Alex Krysyna (krys123)
07-Lu Foster
08-Gloria
09-Gypsy Blue Rose
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Pantygynt
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Luna
21-Teresa (tab that is me)
22-Jim Lorson Sr.
23-rebekka (rjuselius)
24-Christine (Chrissy710)
25-Badger 29
26-IndianaIrish (Karyn)
27-dejohnsrld (Debbie)
28-Carol (ciliverde)
29-Ray (mountainwriter49)
30-SusanJohn
31-mbagby23



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Chapter 6
haiku (ghastly Goblin Shark)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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Author Notes * Syllable Count-5/6/5
*Kigo-Shark
***** Location: Japan
***** Season: All Winter
***** Category: Animal
WASHOKU - Japanese Food Culture and Cuisine

Now before y'all go getting bent all outta shape, I just want you to know that to me, the Goblin Shark is a fish. It swims, eats, and lives in water, has gills, and fins.

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In the immortal words of the ill-fated captain of the Orca fishing trawler from the film "JAWS"
...
Quint: Y'all know me. Know how I earn a livin'. I'll catch this bird for ya,
but it ain't gonna be easy... Bad fish. It's not like going down to pond
chasin' blue gills or tommy cots. This shark - swallow ya hole. L'il shakin',
l'il tenderizin', down ya go. Now we gotta do it quick, that'll bring back
the tourists, that'll put all your businesses on a payin' basis. But it's not
gonna be pleasant! I value my neck a lot more than 3000 bucks chief! I'll
find him for three, but I'll catch him... and kill him... for ten!

If Captain Quint calls him a "fish", that's good enough for me.
Okay...'nuff said about that.

Measuring up to 4 meters, or approximately 13 ft. long when mature, the Goblin Shark is a rare, poorly understood species of deep-sea shark. It's bizarre, scary appearance suggests the creature has its origins in prehistoric era; the first direct ancestors of goblin shark lived as early as 125 million years ago. Despite the frightening look and large size, this shark species is practically harmless to humans.
I wonder where it gets its name?
H-m-m-mmmmmm...
Thanks for reading.
~Dean ;)






Everyone is welcome to add their HAIKU CLUB CHALLENGE HAIKU to this book. We will be publishing a collection of "haiku club challenge book" this year and all haiku in this FanStory multi-author book will be considered for our book anthology. The anthology will be published this year.
If you have questions, please contact Gypsy Blue Rose to get your name added to the club roster.

Thanks for reading.


Haiku Club Members

01-Douglas Paul
02-Dean Kuch
03-Michael D Mann
04-Robyn Corum
05-Boo Ghost
06-Alex Krysyna (krys123)
07-Lu Foster
08-Gloria
09-Gypsy Blue Rose
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Pantygynt
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Luna
21-Teresa (tab that is me)
22-Jim Lorson Sr.
23-rebekka (rjuselius)
24-Christine (Chrissy710)
25-Badger 29
26-IndianaIrish (Karyn)
27-dejohnsrld (Debbie)
28-Carol (ciliverde)
29-Ray (mountainwriter49)
30-SusanJohn
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Chapter 6
haiku (stringer of trout)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 

   stringer of trout
on a rainy afternoon--
 fisherman's rainbow
 ~~~

Author Notes Haiku Club Challenge 6 Topic--fish
haiku are 17 syllables or fewer, do not have to be 5-7-5


HCC


Chapter 7
Swamp's Music Choir

By Gypsy Blue Rose

green growling grass frog
ensemble croaks crawk-crok
swamp's music choir

Author Notes The green growling grass frog is one of Australia,s largest frog species and can grow up to 100mm.
It colour ranges from olive to bright emerald green with irregular brown, bronze or black spotting and has a warty back.

This frog is found in Victoria, Tasmania New South Wales and South Australia and found in reeds and rushes growing in slow moving streams, lagoons, swamps and farm dams
.
Their call is several short grunts followed by a long deep growl made up in crawk- crok sequences.

These frogs breed in Spring and Summer not being active hunters wait for their prey feeding on insects, lizards, snakes, fish and other frogs.

They are now classified as an endangered species in Victoria but I am happy to say they live in the swamps and wetland near my home in Nerrina, Victoria Australia and I hear them quite often while walking the dog
.
To me they sound like the swamp choir hence my rationale for my haiku

Thank you for reading my haiku

Information and the image are from readily available Google Sources and I acknowledge the following ones
Frogs of Australia
Growling grass frogs Museum Victoria
Victorian National Park's Research for the 'Growling Grass frog image'

Also if you would like to hear this frog there are several Utube sounds and the one I recommend is the 'Call of growling grass frog'

Cheers Christine


Chapter 7
haiku (newt)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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alligator newt

land and pond dweller --

toxic shock

 
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Suizenji Jouen Park
Kumamoto Region -- South Japan Islands

Source:

https://kyushu-japan-holidays.com/kyushu-guide/kumamoto.html

Author Notes Alligator Newt (Thank you, Jim Irwin, for the photo)
Geographical Range: Southern Islands of Japan
Habitat: Forests, grasslands, croplands, swamps, breeds in ponds and pools
Scientific Name: Echinotriton andersoni
Conservation Status: Endangered
The alligator newt is a salamander that spends much of its adult life on land but returns to the ponds or pools of water each spring for a long breeding season. Breeding season runs from February through June, with a peak in March and April. A female lays just one egg at a time, though she may do this several time over the course of the breeding season. The eggs hatch into larvae, which develop in the water, eventually transforming into adult amphibians through the process of metamorphosis.
The alligator newt is so-called because of its rough appearance, thanks to knobby glands located on the sides of the body. The glands are often tinted orange, as are the underside of the tail and the soles of the feet; otherwise, this critter is dark brown or black. It grows up to six or so inches in total length.
The day-to-day habits of the alligator newt remain rather mysterious because this little creature is well-hidden in its terrestrial (land) habitat. We do know that it eats a variety of small invertebrates, including earthworms, spiders, and insects.
Like many salamanders, the alligator newt has toxic skin secretions. But the alligator newt has a special way of passing its poison to a would-be predator. When grabbed, the salamander's sharp rib tips poke through the glands on the sides of its body, and the toxin is injected straight into the attacker.
Source:
https://www.stlzoo.org/animals/abouttheanimals/amphibians/salamandersandnewts/alligatornewt/


Chapter 7
Haiku ( Salamander )

By Gypsy Blue Rose





 


salamander

walks along the bike trail—

fish out of 
water 





 

Author Notes REVIEWING TIPS= syllables, artwork, presentation, kigo, satori, did it bring up memories for you? what image came to mind?

~*~*~*~*~*~


The Chinese giant salamander is the largest amphibian in the world. for more info. click here

Amphibians inhabit the land, vegetation, or water They grow from larva with gills to an adult air-breathing form with lungs and use their skin to breathe. for more info. click here

~*~*~*~*~*~


-My KIGO is summer {when the salamander festival takes place}
-My syllable count is 4/6/7 = 17 syllables short/long/short
-ARTWORK by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Kapa is a mythological salamander

~*~*~*~*~*~


The Haiku Club invites EVERYONE to participate. I post a new challenge every Tuesday and you have a week to complete it. You don't need to be an expert to join in the fun.

If you would like to participate in our Haiku Book Publishing Project, please post your haiku to our book. to add your haiku click here

When you post it, please change the chapter to match the challenge number (challenge 7, chapter 7)

All the haiku posted in our Haiku Club Challenge Book (HCCB) will be considered for a FanStory Haiku Anthology we will publish on CreateSpace Amazon this year. You may post to the HCCB one or more haiku for each challenge. If you post to our HCCB you keep a copy in your portfolio and all your reviews go to you, as usual.

If you have any questions about the challenge, the HCCB, or FanStory Haiku Anthology, please contact me--Gypsy Blue Rose.

Haiku Club Members

01-Douglas Paul
02-Dean Kuch
03-Michael D Mann
04-Robyn Corum
05-Boo Ghost
06-Alex Krysyna (krys123)
07-Lu Foster
08-Gloria
09-Gypsy Blue Rose
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Pantygynt
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Luna
21-Teresa (tab that is me)
22-Jim Lorson Sr.
23-Rebekka (rjuselius)
24-Christine (Chrissy710)
25-Badger 29
26-IndianaIrish (Karyn)
27-dejohnsrld (Debbie)
28-Carol (ciliverde)
29-Ray (mountainwriter49)
30-SusanJohn
31-mbagby23




Thank you for reading, :)

Gypsy

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Chapter 7
haiku (tree frog's eggs hatch)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



tree frog's eggs hatch
on forest leaf over pond
tadpole's waterslide 


 

Author Notes Additional info about red-eyed tree frog...

These amphibians are only 2-3 inches long and live in the rainforests of Central America. Their red eyes, orange feet, and green color are all used for defense and protection.

"At the time of mating in the rainy season, the female who is slightly larger than the male, carries the male on its back for several hours, then chooses a leaf above the water to lay the eggs, which later develop into tadpoles and fall in the water below to metamorphose into frogs in several months."
National Geographic


Chapter 7
Haiga ( little bit of rainbow )

By Gypsy Blue Rose

Author Notes little bit of rainbow
holds on for dear life--
on wet branch
6/5/3 kigo is spring

This is a Shasei haiku. Shasei is the principle of "sketching from life" in a haiku, especially advocated by Shiki.

REVIEWING TIPS= syllables, artwork, presentation, kigo, satori, did it bring up memories for you? what image came to mind?

~*~*~*~*~*~


Amphibians inhabit the land, vegetation, or water They grow from larva with gills to an adult air-breathing form with lungs and use their skin to breathe. for more info. click here

~*~*~*~*~*~


-My KIGO is firefly (Hotaru) mid summer
-My syllable count is 4/4/4
-ARTWORK by Pinterest

~*~*~*~*~*~


The Haiku Club invites EVERYONE to participate. I post a new challenge every Tuesday and you have a week to complete it. You don't need to be an expert to join in the fun.

If you would like to participate in our Haiku Book Publishing Project, please post your haiku to our book. to add your haiku click here

When you post it, please change the chapter to match the challenge number (challenge 7, chapter 7)

All the haiku posted in our Haiku Club Challenge Book (HCCB) will be considered for a FanStory Haiku Anthology we will publish on CreateSpace Amazon this year. You may post to the HCCB one or more haiku for each challenge. If you post to our HCCB you keep a copy in your portfolio and all your reviews go to you, as usual.

If you have any questions about the challenge, the HCCB, or FanStory Haiku Anthology, please contact me--Gypsy Blue Rose.

Haiku Club Members

01-Douglas Paul
02-Dean Kuch
03-Michael D Mann
04-Robyn Corum
05-Boo Ghost
06-Alex Krysyna (krys123)
07-Lu Foster
08-Gloria
09-Gypsy Blue Rose
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Pantygynt
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Luna
21-Teresa (tab that is me)
22-Jim Lorson Sr.
23-Rebekka (rjuselius)
24-Christine (Chrissy710)
25-Badger 29
26-IndianaIrish (Karyn)
27-dejohnsrld (Debbie)
28-Carol (ciliverde)
29-Ray (mountainwriter49)
30-SusanJohn
31-mbagby23


Thank you for reading, :)

Gypsy

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Chapter 7
haiku (flashy little frog)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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Author Notes

variant:
Haiku (flashy little frog)


flashy frog
anuran art to die for
poisoned aplomb


kigo=frog (kawazu, all spring)
***** Location: Japan
***** Category: Plant
***** Syllable count 3/7/4


anuran
noun
1. Any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species.
synonyms: frog, toad, toad frog, batrachian, salientian

adjective
1. Relating to frogs and toads.
synonyms: batrachian, salientian


Talk about your killer artwork!
A purple fluorescent frog of the genus Atelopus was discovered during a follow-up survey of the Nassau plateau in mid 2006. The frog is one of 24 new species found in the South American highlands of Suriname, conservationists reported on June 4, 2007, warning that these creatures are threatened by illegal gold mining.
The frog's skin is covered with irregular fluorescent lavender loops over a background of aubergine, which is the deep reddish purple-brown color of aubergines (eggplants).
It is extremely poisonous. The toxins this black and purple pleaser emits from the pores of its skin as a defense mechanism to ward off predators is lethal to humans, even in minute doses.


Hey...wanna join in on all the haiku action?
Well, joining the club couldn't be easier. All you gotta do is ask. Contact Gypsy Blue Rose or Douglas Paul for more information. Your name will then be added to the club's roster and you'll be sent all the information you need to get started.
Club meetings are held on the TeamSpeak3 server every Tuesday at 5:00 pm PST, 7:00 CST, 8:00 EST.

Haiku Club Members


01-Douglas Paul
02-Dean Kuch
03-Michael D Mann
04-Robyn Corum
05-Boo Ghost
06-Alex Krysyna (krys123)
07-Lu Foster
08-Gloria
09-Gypsy Blue Rose
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Pantygynt
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Luna
21-Teresa (tab that is me)
22-Jim Lorson Sr.
23-Rebekka (rjuselius)
24-Christine (Chrissy710)
25-Badger 29
26-IndianaIrish (Karyn)
27-dejohnsrld (Debbie)
28-Carol (ciliverde)
29-Ray (mountainwriter49)
30-SusanJohn
31-mbagby23



Thanks so much for reading!




Chapter 7
haiku (voracious toad)

By Gypsy Blue Rose


voracious toad

chides frolicking fireflies

tongue lashing

 

Author Notes Fun Fact:
Toads display breeding site fidelity, as do many amphibians. Individuals that return to natal ponds to breed will likely encounter siblings as potential mates. Although incest is possible, Bufo americanus siblings rarely mate. These toads likely recognize and actively avoid close kin as mates. Advertisement vocalizations by males appear to serve as cues by which females recognize their kin.


Chapter 7
haiku (beer bowl)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



beer bowls
for garden snail control:
 wobbley slime trails


 

Author Notes Author's Notes:


Chapter 7
haiku (tree frog)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

tree frog
fills air sac on summer nights
needs no bubble gum
~~~

Author Notes Haiku club challenge poem 7


Author Notes
haiku--three lined Japanese poetic form with two lines grammatically interconnected giving an image or snapshot in time, the 3rd line, the satori or aha moment, a new reflection or way of looking at the image. The satori may be the first or third line. Haiku or 17 syllables or fewer and do not have to be 5-7-5 with fewer syllables often preferred.


Chapter 7
a haiku (tree frog lies low)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

tree frog lies low

beneath umbrella leaves

sheltered life






 

Author Notes The Haiku Club created this multi-author book. The idea behind this is that it will help the selection committee pick the haikus for our club anthology since they will all be in one place.

The first time you contribute to this you have to find the book in my portfolio and click "add a chapter". Once I made this entry, the book now shows up in my portfolio too, so I can add future chapters from my own portfolio.

Reviews appear in my account as usual and I can edit the entry from my own account. All ranking credits go to my account.

Everyone is invited to join the Haiku Club. Send me a PM to join. All haiku entered into this book will be considered for publication in the Haiku Anthology at no cost to the author. We are looking for 4 publishable haiku per challenge. You are welcome to submit multiple entries on each challenge topic to increase your chance for selection. Haikus may be submitted up to one month after each challenge is announced in the challenge forum.

The haiku club also maintains a Teamspeak 3 server which allows any and all Haiku Club members to enter the chatroom and actually talk to each other. There is no charge for this service and anyone in any country can participate. Information on how to download the TeamSpeak3 client and the appropriate server names and password will be provided to all club members. Just ask me for the information.

You will keep a copy of your haiku in your portfolio every time you contribute it to this book. It will not affect your ownership rights or FanStory money earned.

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO ADD A CHAPTER TO A MULTI-AUTHOR BOOK

--From any chapter in the book
--Go to the bottom of the page
--Click on ADD A CHAPTER
--Write your challenge haiku the way you would write any haiku
--Upload a picture, add the title, add a description, write haiku, and save.

You are now part of the Haiku Club Challenge Multi-Author Book

If you have any questions about the book, the haiku club, these instructions please, contact me.

Thank you for reading,

Gypsy


Chapter 7
haiku (muddy lily pads)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

listen
flood chews muddy lily pads
frog songs swept away

Author Notes I used to stand on bridges and listen to frogs along the quiet banks of Pinole Creek near San Francisco, but after storms caused the creek to rise and become a river, I no longer heard them. They'll return eventually.

Image Bing.

Thank you for reviewing.


Chapter 8
Haiku Club Challenge #8: Reptiles

By Gypsy Blue Rose

Author Note:**PLEASE READ AUTHOR'S NOTES**

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Author Notes
Cool Stuff You Might Like To Know!



Kigo=snake--Spring
Kigo=rainbow--Spring, summer
Syllable Count=5/7/3


The Regal Ringneck Snake is a sub-species of the more common Ringneck Snake and is found in southwestern United States and of course in northern Mexico.
As you might expect these snakes get their name from a bright yellow or orange ring around their neck (the name really didn't leave any suspense, did it?)
Although the Regal Ringneck Snake lives in an area covered with deserts, these slippery reptiles prefer to reside in the mountains (wouldn't you rather live in the mountains then the hot, dry desert?)

Unlike other Ringneck Snakes, this particular sub-species has a diet that consists mostly of other snakes, although they will eat lizards and other reptiles too (when you're hungry, you will eat practically anything).

The Regal Ringneck Snake has a fascinating wardrobe. For starters they are mostly a sharp looking blue-grey color and then they add in a few accessories that makes them quite stunning to look at. There is the previously mentioned bright yellow/orange necklace but these slithering serpents also have a mix of bright red/orange underneath their tail. Unfortunately, seeing this colorful underside of the Regal Ringneck Snake is not the easiest thing in the world.
Why?
Like most animals that are brightly colored, the Regal Ringneck Snake is the most venomous of all the Ringneck Snakes in North America, so you probably wouldn't want to try picking them up to get a peak at their underside. How venomous are they? Well, they do have a potent venom but the real scary part is the speed that the venom starts to work. For example, an unfortunate lizard (which is usually lunch for this hungry snake) will start to feel the impact in a matter of minutes. This usually means the lizard will become paralyzed, which makes it much easier for the Regal Ringneck Snake to consume. I wasn't able to find any records of the Regal Ringneck Snake biting humans but once again, I wouldn't want to be the first so I recommend being careful while wandering around the mountains of southwestern United States (or northern Mexico).



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My satori is an obvious play on the name, or title, of a popular children's television cartoon character
Rainbow "Brite", also known in Japan as Magical Girl Rainbow Brite, is a media franchise by Hallmark Cards, introduced in 1983.
First episode date: June 27, 1984
Final episode date: July 24, 1986
Number of seasons: 1
Program creator: Jean Chalopin
Network: Broadcast syndication


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If you would like to participate in our Haiku Book Publishing Project, please post your haiku to our book. To add your haiku click here

When you post it, please change the chapter to match the challenge number (for example=challenge 1, chapter 1, etc.)

All the haiku posted in our Haiku Club Challenge Book (HCCB) will be considered for a FanStory Haiku Anthology we will publish on CreateSpace Amazon this year. You may post to the HCCB one or more haiku for each challenge.

If you post to our HCCB you keep a copy in your portfolio and all your reviews go to you, as usual.

Joining the club is simple, all you gotta do is ask. Your name will be added to the club's roster and all the information you need to get started will be sent to you. Haiku Club meetings are held every Tuesday at 5:00 pm PST, 7:00 CST, 8:00 EST.

If you have any questions about the challenge, the HCCB, or FanStory Haiku Anthology, please contact Gypsy Blue Rose for more details...

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Thanks!
Haiku Club Members

01-Douglas Paul
02-Dean Kuch
03-Michael D Mann
04-Robyn Corum
05-Boo Ghost
06-Alex Krysyna (krys123)
07-Lu Foster
08-Gloria
09-Gypsy Blue Rose
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Jim (Pantygynt)
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Luna
21-Teresa (tab that is me)
22-Jim Lorson Sr.
23-Rebekka (rjuselius)
24-Christine (Chrissy710)
25-Darren (Badger 29)
26-Karyn (IndianaIrish)
27-Debbie (dejohnsrld)
28-Carol (ciliverde)
29-Ray (mountainwriter49
30-Ed (WhileatWork)
31-SusanJohn
32-mbagby23



Chapter 8
haiku (thorny devil lizard)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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Author Notes 6/5/3 Haiku - Kigo: summer
Thank you www.factzoo.com for the photograph

My Haiku Rules:
- Less than 17 syllables written in three lines, short/long/short. (modified)
- Use a season word (kigo) or seasonal reference.
- Never have all three lines make a complete or run-on-sentence.
- Always written in the present tense of here and now.
- Use images relevant to the satori (modified wording)
- Use all normal sentence punctuation.
: ~ Full stop.
; ~ Half stop of pause.
... ~ Something left unsaid.
, ~ Slight pause.
-- ~ Saying the same thing in other words.
. ~ Full stop.
- Capitalization proper name according to English language.
- Avoid rhymes.
- Haiku shall have a satori or "ah ha" moment (modified wording)
- Cut out prepositions (in, on, at, among, between) whenever possible; especially in the 1/3 short phrase.
_________________________________________________________________________
A few suggestions/questions to help you review a haiku:
- How does the haiku make you feel? What emotions come up for you?
- Are any memories brought to the surface for you?
- Are any of your senses triggered? Hearing, smell, sight (imagery), sensations
- For a nature haiku, do you note the seasonal reference?
- For a human haiku, are you picking up on the emotions?
- Are the rules I have laid out for myself being followed?
- Do you have any questions I can answer?

Australian Horned Lizard or Thorny Devil

The thorny devil is covered in spiny, warty protuberances. Narrow channels between the scales act to draw precious droplets of dew or rain to its mouth by capillary action. This is an amazing adaptation that allows them to remain in such a dry environment taking advantage of all possible moisture. The thorns or horns are mostly hollow modified scales.
The thorny devil lizard also enjoys eating ants as it's favourite meal. Approximately 3000 at every meal.
This small lizard is approximately 6" in length when full grown.
Source:
http://www.factzoo.com/reptiles/lizards/thorny-devil-lizard.html


Chapter 8
haiku (dating me)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



dating me
dating her
forked tongue snake --<   


 

Author Notes Author's Notes:
Thanks to Google Images for the artwork!


Chapter 8
haiku (hypnotic movement)

By Gypsy Blue Rose


hypnotic movement

stems venom springs rising

snake charmed

 

Author Notes Although snakes are able to sense sound via ground vibrations, they lack the outer ear that would enable them to actually hear the music. They follow the pungi that the "snake charmer" holds with their hands. It is the motion of the instrument that holds the cobra's attention. The snake considers the person and pungi a threat and responds to it as if it were a predator by rearing up, flaring its hood, and duplicating the back and forth movement as preparation to strike.


Chapter 8
haiku(yellow snake)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

fat yellow shadow
slithers silently down the rock
beware

Author Notes 5-8-2 haiku


Chapter 8
Nana's Snakes

By Gypsy Blue Rose

harmless snakes
kids fav'rite nana's poison
no anti-venene

Author Notes My grandkids loves snake lollies so this is my poison to them LOL No anti- venene required

A chapter in the Haiku club challenge

Own image

Thanks for reading my Haiku and please read all other in this category

Not all Haiku need to be serious but this does meet requirements

The kigo is Summer ( when most snakes are about) and it has a natural reference

The syllable count is 3 - 7 - 5 = 15 syllables acceptable for Haiku

Cheers Christine


Chapter 8
haiku (snake slithers)

By Gypsy Blue Rose


snake slithers
back and forth behind child--
garden hose
~~~

 

Author Notes haiku club challenge 8--reptiles

haiku--three lined Japanese poetic form with two lines grammatically interconnected giving an image or snapshot in time, the 3rd line, the satori or aha moment, a new reflection or way of looking at the image. The satori may be the first or third line. Haiku or 17 syllables or fewer and do not have to be 5-7-5 with fewer syllables often preferred.


Chapter 8
not cute nor cuddly

By Gypsy Blue Rose

not cute nor cuddly
with forked tongue and leather hide
lizard haute couture

Author Notes Thanks to Galia G for Lizard


Chapter 8
Haiku (serpent slithers)

By Gypsy Blue Rose







serpent slithers

upon Eden's green fields

sinful pleasures







 

Author Notes Challenge 8 = Reptiles
4/6/4 = 14 syllables
Snake, hebi, mamushi = kigo for all summer

~*~*~*~*~*~


Simple guide to review haiku=>
-Is the haiku 17 syllables or less?
-Is the satori (last line) insightful in relation to the haiku?
-Does the haiku use a seasonal word? (a word that represents one of the four seasons, for example, a harvest moon occurs in Autumn so it represents that season.
-How is the presentation?
-Are the lines one and two grammatically connected? Does it flow?
-Is the haiku expressed in a few words? The rule of thumb is what can be said in one breath.

~*~*~*~*~*~


Haiku Club Challenge (HCC)


You don't need to be an expert, everyone is welcomed to add their HCC haiku to the Haiku Club Challenge multi-author book. All haiku will be considered for an anthology book to be published this year through CreateSpace. If you have questions, please contact me.

To add a chapter please click here

Posting to our book will not affect your post. You will keep a copy in your portfolio and all your reviews will go to you.

The Haiku Club Challenge Topics we posted thus far ...
Challenge #1 - fire CLOSED no more submissions accepted
Challenge #2 - water CLOSED no more submissions accepted
Challenge #3 - earth
Challenge #4 - air
Challenge #5 - birds
Challenge #6 - fish
Challenge #7- amphibians
Challenge #8 - reptiles

~*~*~*~*~*~


Since December, fanstorian have posted 98 haiku to our HCC multi-author book. We are happy with the huge increased number of haiku posted on fanstory and the positive feedback we receive. Our goal is to improve our haiku writing skills and to have fun at the haiku club where we can talk with members from all over the world at no cost.

To become a member all you have to do is ask. Just send me a private message and I will add your name to our roster. We hold meetings every Tuesday at 5 pm PST / 8 pm EST the meetings are fun and a good way to learn a few things.

Besides being the haiku club chairperson, I teach haiku classes in fanstory. If you are interested in receiving more information please send me a private message and I will be happy to assist you.

Haiku Club Members


01-Douglas Paul
02-Dean Kuch
03-Michael D Mann
04-Robyn Corum
05-Boo Ghost
06-Alex Krysyna (krys123)
07-Lu Foster
08-Gloria
09-Gypsy Blue Rose
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Jim (Pantygynt)
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Luna
21-Teresa (tab that is me)
22-Jim Lorson Sr.
23-Rebekka (rjuselius)
24-Christine (Chrissy710)
25-Darren (Badger 29)
26-Karyn (IndianaIrish)
27-Debbie (dejohnsrld)
28-Carol (ciliverde)
29-Ray (mountainwriter49
30-Ed (WhileatWork)
31-SusanJohn
32-mbagby23
33-frierajac

Thank you for reading, please contact me if you have any questions.

Gypsy Blue Rose,
Member of the Haiku Society of America

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Chapter 8
Arctic Neighbors

By Gypsy Blue Rose

northern arctic king
swims icy frozen waters
beluga whale smiles

Author Notes Beluga whales often appear to be smiling but who knows what they are thinking.


Chapter 9
haiku (flowers devoured)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

flowers devoured
by beetle bugs and weevils
food without thought


Chapter 9
Grapevine Moth

By Gypsy Blue Rose

grapevine moth
partakes in daily tours
free wine taste

Author Notes Kigo = Summer wine harvest time
Syllable count = 12 ( Haiku can be up to 17 or less)

The Grapevine Moth is native to Australia and feeds on several plants including grapevines. it is found mainly in Eastern half of Australia which are the wine growing districts. The moth is day flying and feeds on pollen and nectar however is considered an agricultural pest on the cultivated grape vine plants.

The image is one from Google images

Thank for reading my haiku

Cheers Christine


Chapter 9
haiku (dragonfly hovers)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

dragonfly hovers
over nude sunbather
surveillance drone

Author Notes

I used to think my haiku was clever and funny until I discovered that the CIA created in the 1970's robotic dragonfly drones equipped with microphones. Today, engineers and the defense industry are testing micro air vehicles designed to resemble insects. Equipped with cameras and sensors, drones can be as small as 15 centimeters.

Picture and video are Google.

Thank you for your review.


Chapter 9
Centipede

By Gypsy Blue Rose

long- bodied creature
scurries along highway
shoe salesman's delight



Chapter 9
haiku (nature's pesticide)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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Author Notes 4/6/5 Haiku - Kigo: summer
A great big thank you to Dean for showing me so many fun and great ways to post my work.

My Haiku Rules:
- Less than 17 syllables written in three lines, short/long/short. (modified)
- Use a season word (kigo) or seasonal reference.
- Never have all three lines make a complete or run-on-sentence.
- Always written in the present tense of here and now.
- Use images relevant to the satori (modified wording)
- Use all normal sentence punctuation.
: ~ Full stop.
; ~ Half stop of pause.
... ~ Something left unsaid.
, ~ Slight pause.
-- ~ Saying the same thing in other words.
. ~ Full stop.
- Capitalization proper name according to English language.
- Avoid rhymes.
- Haiku shall have a satori or "ah ha" moment (modified wording)
- Cut out prepositions (in, on, at, among, between) whenever possible; especially in the 1/3 short phrase.
_________________________________________________________________________
A few suggestions/questions to help you review a haiku:
- How does the haiku make you feel? What emotions come up for you?
- Are any memories brought to the surface for you?
- Are any of your senses triggered? Hearing, smell, sight (imagery), sensations
- For a nature haiku, do you note the seasonal reference?
- For a human haiku, are you picking up on the emotions?
- Are the rules I have laid out for myself being followed?
- Do you have any questions I can answer?

Thank you Planet Natural for the photo:


Chapter 9
haiku (tropical dream)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 

tropical dream 

among nature's susurrus--

window to the soul






 

Author Notes

susurrus-full of whispering or rustling sounds
kigo is summer
the syllabic count is 4/7/5

The Blushing Phantom is a species of butterfly found in South America.
click here for more

click here to learn about butterflies info




Everyone is welcomed to add their HAIKU CLUB CHALLENGE HAIKU to this book. We will publish a collection of "haiku club challenge book" this year and all haiku in this fanstory multi-author book will be considered for our book anthology. The anthology will be published this year through CreateSpace. If you have questions, please contact me to get your name added to the club roster.

please click here for more information and to add chapter

basic reviewing guidelines for folks who find it difficult =

--satori= the last line should give you an insight to the previous phrase (line 1 and 2)

--kigo=is a word that makes you think of one of the four seasons

--presentation= is it attractive? easy to read?

--grammatical connection= line one and two should flow smoothly and grammatically connected. A haiku should not read like a sentence. Haiku are not greeting cards.

--word economy= only words you need should be used without
sacrificing the meaning

Japanese Kigo Dictionary


If you have any questions about my haiku, please ask me.


Thank you for reading me,


Gypsy Blue Rose
Fanstory Haiku Instructor
and member of the Haiku Society of America


Chapter 9
haiku(busy bees flitter)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

busy bees flitter
among flowers with a buzz
nectar of life

Author Notes A 5-7-4 haiku

Thanks to MoonWillow for the use of the artwork.


Chapter 9
haiku (praying mantis)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



praying mantis
mates then devours her partner 
sex and dinner


 

Author Notes This haiku written as a challenge about a praying mantis from my friend, Ant. Originally, I was only allowed six words, but I begged and bargained for a few more words, and won. (I didn't even threatened the removal of his head, either!)

Everyone already knows the female mantis chomps off the male's head etc after mating, right?


Chapter 9
haiku (wicked wasp)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

Author Note:The Bone-House wasp

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Author Notes


Feng shui--which literally translates to "wind and water"--is the ancient Chinese art of placement. The goal is to enhance the flow of chi (life force or spiritual energy), and to create harmonious environments that support health, beckon wealth and invite happiness.

The Bone-House Wasp


A new species of insect discovered in 2015, the bone-house wasp was discovered in China's Gutianshan National Nature Reserve.

She has an appropriately creepy name.

To protect her young, the female bone-house wasp build nests with several cells. She then proceeds to capture spiders and places them in each cell for her future young to eat. She chews off the legs of her arachnid victims so they can't crawl away. Essentially, the spiders are devoured alive, having no legs with which to escape their grisly fate.

After she lays an egg in a spider tomb, she seals it and continues onto the next one. She fills the final cell with dead ants, whose corpses emit chemicals that camouflage the nest.

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Now, THAT'S one bad ass Momma!



A research paper on the Bone-house wasp is published
here, in PLoS One.

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If you would like to participate in our Haiku Book Publishing Project, please post your haiku to our book. To add your haiku click here

When you post it, please change the chapter to match the challenge number (for example=challenge 1, chapter 1, etc.)

All the haiku posted in our Haiku Club Challenge Book (HCCB) will be considered for a FanStory Haiku Anthology we will publish on CreateSpace Amazon this year. You may post to the HCCB one or more haiku for each challenge.

If you post to our HCCB you keep a copy in your portfolio and all your reviews go to you, as usual.

Joining the club is simple, all you gotta do is ask. Your name will be added to the club's roster and all the information you need to get started will be sent to you. Haiku Club meetings are held every Tuesday at 5:00 pm PST, 7:00 CST, 8:00 EST.

If you have any questions about the challenge, the HCCB, or FanStory Haiku Anthology, please contact Gypsy Blue Rose for more details...

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Thanks!
Haiku Club Members

01-Douglas Paul
02-Dean Kuch
03-Michael D Mann
04-Robyn Corum
05-Boo Ghost
06-Alex Krysyna (krys123)
07-Lu Foster
08-Gloria
09-Gypsy Blue Rose
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Jim (Pantygynt)
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Luna
21-Teresa (Tab that's me)
22-Jim Lorson Sr.
23-Rebekka (rjuselius)
24-Christine (Chrissy710)
25-Darren (Badger 29)
26-Karyn (IndianaIrish)
27-Debbie (dejohnsrld)
28-Carol (ciliverde)
29-Ray (mountainwriter49)
30-Ed (WhileatWork)
31-Susan John
32-mbagby23






Chapter 9
haiku--glasswing butterfly

By Gypsy Blue Rose



glasswing butterfly
flits with fragile translucence
rainforest window


 

Author Notes Found in the rainforests of Central America. Nature at its most stunning.


Chapter 10
haiku (in the dead of night)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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Author Notes

The Woolly False Vampire Bat

Kigo=Bat (koomori)
***** Location: Japan
***** Season: All summer
***** Category: Animal

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World Kigo database: Bat

Remember the story of Cinderella and how her fairy god mother made it possible to go to the handsome Prince's ball? Her grand horses and ornate carriage became pumpkins and mice once again at the stroke of midnight.

While the Woolly False Vampire Bat doesn't really turn into a horse at the Witching Hour, they do feed nocturnally, eating frogs, mice, and, yes, even other bats.

Nasty...

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If you would like to participate in our Haiku Book Publishing Project, please post your haiku to our book. To add your haiku click here

When you post it, please change the chapter to match the challenge number (for example=challenge 1, chapter 1, etc.)

All the haiku posted in our Haiku Club Challenge Book (HCCB) will be considered for a FanStory Haiku Anthology we will publish on CreateSpace Amazon this year. You may post to the HCCB one or more haiku for each challenge.

If you post to our HCCB you keep a copy in your portfolio and all your reviews go to you, as usual.

Joining the club is simple, all you gotta do is ask. Your name will be added to the club's roster and all the information you need to get started will be sent to you. Haiku Club meetings are held every Tuesday at 5:00 pm PST, 7:00 CST, 8:00 EST.

If you have any questions about the challenge, the HCCB, or FanStory Haiku Anthology, please contact Gypsy Blue Rose for more details...

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Thanks for reading as always!

Haiku Club Members

01-Douglas Paul
02-Dean Kuch
03-Michael D Mann
04-Robyn Corum
05-Boo Ghost
06-Alex Krysyna (krys123)
07-Lu Foster
08-Gloria
09-Gypsy Blue Rose
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Jim (Pantygynt)
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Luna
21-Teresa (Tab that's me)
22-Jim Lorson Sr.
23-Rebekka (rjuselius)
24-Christine (Chrissy710)
25-Darren (Badger 29)
26-Karyn (IndianaIrish)
27-Debbie (dejohnsrld)
28-Carol (ciliverde)
29-Ray (mountainwriter49)
30-Ed (WhileatWork)
31-Susan John
32-mbagby23




Chapter 10
haiku (jaguar)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



cat burglar --
jaguar snatches morsel
and outruns pursuers



 

 

Author Notes Author Notes:
Thanks to Google Images for the artwork!


Chapter 10
haiku (panda snacks)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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bamboo grows green
for thirteen moon cycles --
panda treats

Author Notes 13 moon cycles = 1 year (1 moon cycle = 28 days)
Bamboo grows all year round
Haiku - 4/6/3 seasonal reference summer
Thank-you to www.pixabay.com for the photo.

My Haiku Rules:
- 17 syllables or less written in three lines, short/long/short. (modified)
- Use a season word (kigo) or seasonal reference.
- Never have all three lines make a complete or run-on-sentence.
- Always written in the present tense of here and now.
- Use images relevant to the satori (modified wording)
- Use all normal sentence punctuation.
: ~ Full stop.
; ~ Half stop of pause.
... ~ Something left unsaid.
, ~ Slight pause.
-- ~ Saying the same thing in other words.
. ~ Full stop.
- Capitalization proper name according to English language.
- Avoid rhymes.
- Haiku shall have a satori or "ah ha" moment (modified wording)
- Cut out prepositions (in, on, at, among, between) whenever possible; especially in the 1/3 short phrase.
_________________________________________________________________________
A few suggestions/questions to help you review a haiku:
- How does the haiku make you feel? What emotions come up for you?
- Are any memories brought to the surface for you?
- Are any of your senses triggered? Hearing, smell, sight (imagery), sensations
- For a nature haiku, do you note the seasonal reference?
- For a human haiku, are you picking up on the emotions?
- Are the rules I have laid out for myself being followed?
- Do you have any questions I can answer?


Chapter 10
haiku (sharp painted claws)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




with sharp painted claws
she stalks concrete jungle
cougar



 

Author Notes Author's Notes:
Thanks to Google Images for the artwork!


Chapter 10
haiku (behind well locked gates)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

behind well locked gates
amid the factory's rust
toxins seep downward


Chapter 10
haiku (far from enclosures)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

far from enclosures
clever agile unafraid
mustangs roam freely


Chapter 10
haiku(harsh winds slice through air)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

harsh winds slice through air
snow falls on land and ocean
seagulls still forage


Chapter 10
haiku (swirling winds persist)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

swirling winds persist
brush against a well sealed house
a doorway is blocked


Chapter 10
Boxing Match

By Gypsy Blue Rose

red kangaroos
box their way to final round
winner takes the doe

Author Notes The red kangaroo is the largest terrestrial mammal native to Australia and is one of the most abundant and striking of all kangaroo's. They stand up to 2 meters tall and have powerful muscled thickened skin over their belly which helps absorb the impact of kicks during a fight.
They usually stand on their hind limbs and attempt to push their opponent off balance by jabbing him in locking forearms. If the fight escalates they begin to kick each other while their tail supports their weight.

Fights establish dominance relationships amongst males(bucks) and determines who gets access to the oestrous female (doe) The red kangaroo breeds all year round

The information is from Google and image is from . Australian Animal Kangaroo fighting google images

Thanks for reading my haiku

Cheers Christine


Chapter 10
haiku (colt prances)*

By Gypsy Blue Rose



colt prances 
on wobbly legs 
carefree romp 


 


Chapter 10
haiku (sunlight stirs up storms)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

sunlight stirs up storms
warm currents crisscross the seas
coral reefs bleach white


Chapter 10
haiku (cry of whales)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

cry of whales
heard for miles 'neath ocean waters
mating wails


Chapter 10
Haiku (majestic panther)

By Gypsy Blue Rose







 

Author Notes
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Basic Reviewing Guidelines For Folks Who Find Reviewing Haiku Difficult =
--what do you think about the satori? It's the last line, it should give you an insight to the previous phrase (line 1 and 2)
--presentation= is it attractive? easy to read?
--grammatical connection= line one and two should flow smoothly and grammatically connected. A haiku should not read like a sentence. Haiku are not greeting cards.
--word economy= only words you need should be used without
sacrificing the meaning
>>>--------------------->



Please post all haiku for the challenges in the multi-author book. The idea behind this is that it will help the selection committee pick the haikus for our club anthology since they will all be in one place.

The first time you contribute to this you must find the book in my portfolio and click "add a chapter". Once you make your first entry, the book will show up in your portfolio too, so you can add future chapters from your own portfolio.

Reviews appear in your account as usual and you can edit the entry from your own account. All ranking credits go to your account.

Everyone is invited to join the Haiku Club. Send me a PM to join. All haiku entered in this book will be considered for publication in the Haiku Anthology at no cost to the author. We are looking for 4 publishable haiku per challenge. You are welcome to submit multiple entries on each challenge topic to increase you chance for selection. Haikus may be submitted up to two weeks after each challenge is announced in the challenge forum.

The haiku club also maintains a TeamSpeak3 server which allows any and all Haiku Club members to enter the chatroom and actually talk to each other. There is no charge for this service and anyone in any country can participate. Information on how to download the TeamSpeak3 client and the appropriate server names and password will be provided to all club members. Just ask me for the info.

>>>--------------------->


Thank you for reading me,


Gypsy Blue Rose
FanStory Haiku Instructor
Haiku Club Chairwoman
Haiku Society of America Member

I teach a new haiku class every month. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you


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Chapter 10
Haiku(ancients' loyal ox)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

Ancients' loyal ox
forages savory grass
retro fine dining

Author Notes Thanks to helvi2 for Wooly Bully


Chapter 10
haiku (near a collapsed wharf)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

near a collapsed wharf
abandoned decades ago
seagulls can forage


Chapter 11
branches of bare trees

By Gypsy Blue Rose

branches of bare trees
etch spectres on dark skyline
wintry tapestry

Author Notes Thanks to Mr Jones for Tree Silhouettes


Chapter 11
Winter

By Gypsy Blue Rose




raindrops off roof
dribbling to Icicles
miniature stalactites

still as blue
as the narcissus
her sparkling eyes

wind and snow
has even withered
the pampas grass

I've lost direction
in this endless snowfield
my tangled mind


Chapter 11
Haiku (timid sunrays)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 

timid sunrays   

peek through clouds  

hesitant aurora




 

Author Notes We have been having rainy weather in Northern California but today the sunrays and the clouds had a fight and the sun won. It was a nice day.



Chapter 11
haiku (tiny icicle)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



tiny icicle 
transforms to winter dagger 
danger ahead



 
 
 

Author Notes Author Notes:
Thanks to ChuckWaxman for the artwork!


Chapter 11
happy wiener

By Gypsy Blue Rose

elegant doxie
displays his long regal self
short celebrity


Chapter 11
haiku (winter blizzard)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



winter blizzard
isolates mountain cabin
wish we were there


 
 

Author Notes Decided not to use a photo with one as I think it's very easy for the reader to see the scene in their mind using their imagination.

One of my bucket list fantasies is to be stranded in a mountain cabin with someone I love with movies, music, wine, and a huge fireplace (bearskin rug optional) :-)


Chapter 11
haiku (puppy fun)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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Author Notes Haiku - 5/7/4 kigo - winter
Thank you www.pixabay.com for the image

My Haiku Rules:
- 17 syllables or less written in three lines, short/long/short. (modified)
- Use a season word (kigo) or seasonal reference.
- Never have all three lines make a complete or run-on-sentence.
- Always written in the present tense of here and now.
- Use images relevant to the satori (modified wording)
- Use all normal sentence punctuation.
: ~ Full stop.
; ~ Half stop of pause.
... ~ Something left unsaid.
, ~ Slight pause.
-- ~ Saying the same thing in other words.
. ~ Full stop.
- Capitalization proper name according to English language.
- Avoid rhymes.
- Haiku shall have a satori or "ah ha" moment (modified wording)
- Cut out prepositions (in, on, at, among, between) whenever possible; especially in the 1/3 short phrase.
_________________________________________________________________________
A few suggestions/questions to help you review a haiku:
- How does the haiku make you feel? What emotions come up for you?
- Are any memories brought to the surface for you?
- Are any of your senses triggered? Hearing, smell, sight (imagery), sensations
- For a nature haiku, do you note the seasonal reference?
- For a human haiku, are you picking up on the emotions?
- Are the rules I have laid out for myself being followed?
- Do you have any questions I can answer?


Chapter 11
haiku (blizzard blusters in)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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Author Notes
Thanks for reading!
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If you would like to participate in our Haiku Book Publishing Project, please post your haiku to our book. To add your haiku click here

When you post it, please change the chapter to match the challenge number (for example=challenge 1, chapter 1, etc.)

All the haiku posted in our Haiku Club Challenge Book (HCCB) will be considered for a FanStory Haiku Anthology we will publish on CreateSpace Amazon this year. You may post to the HCCB one or more haiku for each challenge.

If you post to our HCCB you keep a copy in your portfolio and all your reviews go to you, as usual.

Joining the club is simple, all you gotta do is ask. Your name will be added to the club's roster and all the information you need to get started will be sent to you. Haiku Club meetings are held every Tuesday at 5:00 pm PST, 7:00 CST, 8:00 EST.

If you have any questions about the challenge, the HCCB, or FanStory Haiku Anthology, please contact Gypsy Blue Rose for more details...

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Thanks for reading as always!

Haiku Club Members

01-Douglas Paul
02-Dean Kuch
03-Michael D Mann
04-Robyn Corum
05-Boo Ghost
06-Alex Krysyna (krys123)
07-Lu Foster
08-Gloria
09-Gypsy Blue Rose
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Jim (Pantygynt)
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Luna
21-Teresa (Tab that's me)
22-Jim Lorson Sr.
23-Rebekka (rjuselius)
24-Christine (Chrissy710)
25-Darren (Badger 29)
26-Karyn (IndianaIrish)
27-Debbie (dejohnsrld)
28-Carol (ciliverde)
29-Ray (mountainwriter49)
30-Ed (WhileatWork)
31-Susan John
32-mbagby23
33-frierajac
34-Marykelly
35-w.j.debi
36-GIDDY NIELSEN-SWEEP


Chapter 11
haiku (winter is the end)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




winter is the end

for nature and men--

bare branches and dead grass





 


Chapter 11
haiku (dead and dried evergreen)

By Gypsy Blue Rose


Chapter 11
haiku (lifeless)

By Gypsy Blue Rose


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homeless and asleep
on a white bed of winter --
dead of night

Author Notes Haiku - 5/7/3 seasonal reference winter
Thank-you to Google for the photo.

My Haiku Rules:
- Less than 17 syllables written in three lines, short/long/short. (modified)
- Use a season word (kigo) or seasonal reference.
- Never have all three lines make a complete or run-on-sentence.
- Always written in the present tense of here and now.
- Use images relevant to the satori (modified wording)
- Use all normal sentence punctuation.
: ~ Full stop.
; ~ Half stop of pause.
... ~ Something left unsaid.
, ~ Slight pause.
-- ~ Saying the same thing in other words.
. ~ Full stop.
- Capitalization proper name according to English language.
- Avoid rhymes.
- Haiku shall have a satori or "ah ha" moment (modified wording)
- Cut out prepositions (in, on, at, among, between) whenever possible; especially in the 1/3 short phrase.
_________________________________________________________________________
A few suggestions/questions to help you review a haiku:
- How does the haiku make you feel? What emotions come up for you?
- Are any memories brought to the surface for you?
- Are any of your senses triggered? Hearing, smell, sight (imagery), sensations
- For a nature haiku, do you note the seasonal reference?
- For a human haiku, are you picking up on the emotions?
- Are the rules I have laid out for myself being followed?
- Do you have any questions I can answer?


Chapter 11
haiku (chihuahua shivers)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

chihuahua shivers
deliver winter forecast

six more weeks of rain

 

Author Notes My Chihuahua, Mina, has just about had it with this never-ending rain in Northern California. Every bone in her three-pound body tells me that despite the blooming cherry trees, we will have a long, wet winter.

Image Google.

Thank you for your review.


Chapter 11
haiku(snowflakes flutter)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

snowflakes flutter
silently down on frosted ground
winter's dream

Author Notes 4-8-3 haiku


Thanks to meg119 for the use of the artwork.


Chapter 12
Haiku(rays of morning light)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

rays of morning light
dispel the darkness sooner
Spring's nigh unveiling

Author Notes Thanks to Karmen Kolcsar for Spring Awakening


Chapter 12
haiku (grape hyacinth)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

grape hyacinths
encapsulated by late snow
chilled wine


Chapter 12
haiku (robins gather)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 


robins gather
for early morning breakfast
lawn party
 
  
  

Author Notes I think a reader can easily envision a yard full of robins having worm omelets :-)


Chapter 12
haiku (the joys of spring)

By Gypsy Blue Rose


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yellow daffodils
spring to life in my garden--
ah-choo!

Author Notes Haiku - 5/7/2 kigo - spring
Thank you www.pixabay.com for the image

My Haiku Rules:
- 17 syllables or less written in three lines, short/long/short. (modified)
- Use a season word (kigo) or seasonal reference.
- Never have all three lines make a complete or run-on-sentence.
- Always written in the present tense of here and now.
- Use images relevant to the satori (modified wording)
- Use all normal sentence punctuation.
: ~ Full stop.
; ~ Half stop of pause.
... ~ Something left unsaid.
, ~ Slight pause.
-- ~ Saying the same thing in other words.
. ~ Full stop.
- Capitalization proper name according to English language.
- Avoid rhymes.
- Haiku shall have a satori or "ah ha" moment (modified wording)
- Cut out prepositions (in, on, at, among, between) whenever possible; especially in the 1/3 short phrase.
_________________________________________________________________________
A few suggestions/questions to help you review a haiku:
- How does the haiku make you feel? What emotions come up for you?
- Are any memories brought to the surface for you?
- Are any of your senses triggered? Hearing, smell, sight (imagery), sensations
- For a nature haiku, do you note the seasonal reference?
- For a human haiku, are you picking up on the emotions?
- Are the rules I have laid out for myself being followed?
- Do you have any questions I can answer?


Chapter 12
haiku (late rainstorm)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

late rainstorm
rips cherry blossoms from trees

too early for spring

Author Notes Recent weeks found me jarred to experience late winter rainstorms while cherry trees blossomed.

Image Google

Thank you for your review.


Chapter 12
haiku (gentle spring breezes)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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Author Notes Spring haiku: Chapter 11, Haiku Club Challenge

Kigo=spring


gentle spring breezes
brush bare branches
zenful pleasures


Zenful ~A euphoric feeling produced by a relaxing environment and calming energy.
1.The sun on my cheeks and the wind in my hair gave me a zenful feeling.
2. The candle lit up the dining room table in a zenful way.

zenful definition

Spring has nearly sprung!
Thanks for reading!

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If you would like to participate in our Haiku Book Publishing Project, please post your haiku to our book. To add your haiku click here

When you post it, please change the chapter to match the challenge number (for example=challenge 1, chapter 1, etc.)

All the haiku posted in our Haiku Club Challenge Book (HCCB) will be considered for a FanStory Haiku Anthology we will publish on CreateSpace Amazon this year. You may post to the HCCB one or more haiku for each challenge.

If you post to our HCCB you keep a copy in your portfolio and all your reviews go to you, as usual.

Joining the club is simple, all you gotta do is ask. Your name will be added to the club's roster and all the information you need to get started will be sent to you. Haiku Club meetings are held every Tuesday at 5:00 pm PST, 7:00 CST, 8:00 EST.

If you have any questions about the challenge, the HCCB, or FanStory Haiku Anthology, please contact Gypsy Blue Rose for more details...

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Thanks for reading as always!

Haiku Club Members

01-Douglas Paul
02-Dean Kuch
03-Michael D Mann
04-Robyn Corum
05-Boo Ghost
06-Alex Krysyna (krys123)
07-Lu Foster
08-Gloria
09-Gypsy Blue Rose
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Jim (Pantygynt)
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Luna
21-Teresa (Tab that's me)
22-Jim Lorson Sr.
23-Rebekka (rjuselius)
24-Christine (Chrissy710)
25-Darren (Badger 29)
26-Karyn (IndianaIrish)
27-Debbie (dejohnsrld)
28-Carol (ciliverde)
29-Ray (mountainwriter49)
30-Ed (WhileatWork)
31-Susan John
32-mbagby23
33-frierajac
34-Marykelly
35-w.j.debi
36-GIDDY NIELSEN-SWEEP


Chapter 12
Spring

By Gypsy Blue Rose



wild Taranaki
my paintbrush in mid-stroke
bush warbler sings


melting snow
in Melbourne's gardens
first daffodils appear



hazy moon reflects
no light, yet I still see
love in your eyes

 

Author Notes I have had trouble posting the number of the chapter which should be 12 but it keeps coming out as prologue.


Chapter 12
SpringHaiku:Chapter12HaikuChallenge

By Gypsy Blue Rose

vernal equinox
celestial magic growth
spring arises
__________

dry ivy vines
on hedge stone wall
come alive--poison
__________

feathered friends
come north for spring
building new homes
__________

climbing roses
start journey on trail
buds blossom
__________
desolate fields
wake up from sleep
Spring emerges
__________
red cardinals
on my sunflowers
lunch time
__________
baby robin eggs
a Mother's Day surprise
Spring!
__________
Jesus' ascension
travels Easter tide
eternal life




Chapter 12
haiku (baby's breath)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



baby's breath
pure white innocence
of new spring
~~~

 

Author Notes Haiku club challenge 12--spring

Satori in this haiku is the first line with the last 2 being grammatically interconnected


Chapter 13
(Haiku) Gloucester Summer

By Gypsy Blue Rose

fishermen

drag in their lines

Gloucester shore

Author Notes This is a 3-4-3 Haiku
Gloucester is in Massachusetts. Located on Cape Ann (the northeast coast of Mass.)
It is one of the largest fishing ports in the world.


Chapter 13
Poseidon

By Gypsy Blue Rose

in sunset's beauty
the lion of Poseidon's
fearless ocean waves

Author Notes Poseidon- is known to be "God of the seas" in Greek mythology


Chapter 13
(Haiku) Relax

By Gypsy Blue Rose


sitting on white sand

sun glistening on my skin

waves crash on the shore


Chapter 13
(Haiku) Morning Dew

By Gypsy Blue Rose

sun rays

on morning dew

shimmer softly


Chapter 13
Summer

By Gypsy Blue Rose

sultry days
must find relief
from myself

green gum leaves
long, slender verticals
in survival mode

ladies in bikinis
tiptoeing at speed
scorching sand


 

Author Notes I realise Haiku should not need notes to support them. However poets may notice that my second haiku mentions gum leaves and the fact that they are vertical (not all gum leaves are lhis shape.) I have included this one only as a representation of my country, Australia. Some gum leaves hang straight down and are long and slender. This is to minimise the heat from the scorching sun. We are a land of extreme temperatures, particularly heat and drought.


Chapter 13
(Haiku) Hot summer love

By Gypsy Blue Rose

Warning: The author has noted that this contains the highest level of sexual content.

our bodies entwined

in the hot summer heat--sweat

as we become one

Author Notes This is a 5-7-5 Haiku for Haiku challenge


Chapter 13
(Haiku) Summer Solstice

By Gypsy Blue Rose

solstice of summer

celebration by bonfire

dance all night - rejoice


Chapter 13
(Haiku) Dancing Tree

By Gypsy Blue Rose

winds

bend trees

to dance


Chapter 13
haiku (sand crab)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




it's gone 
when I see it

sand crab







 

Author Notes Thanks to Google Images for the artwork!


Chapter 13
haiku (summer night breezes)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

Author Notes The Haiku Club Challenge is a multi-author book for people who love to write and read haiku. Everyone is welcomed to add chapters to it. All you need to do is click on ADD CHAPTER. A copy remains in your portfolio and you retain all the copyrights to your haiku. I announce a new topic at the FORUM every Sunday. click here to see the forum's challenge room


We also have a haiku club chatroom where haiku haijin hang out (haijin means poet) and exchange ideas, haiku, tips, joys, and tears. Check the Forum's Challenge room for more information or contact me.

I teach haiku and tanka classes in fanstory. This month we are learning Tanka.

Thank you for reading me, you are very kind,

Prosperity, Health, and Love Blessings

Gypsy Sensei Haijin


Chapter 13
haiku (far from floral fields)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

far from floral fields
a bee dies on my porch
farewell sweet summer

Author Notes While entering and leaving my condo to walk my Chihuahua, Mina, last week, she sniffed a dying bee on our porch. As she did with hoarfrost on the lawn, worms on the sidewalk, and chill in the air, Mina pointed out the idea for my next haiku.

Usually symbols for spring, bees range further over more area in summer than they do in spring or fall. The flowers are fewer and far between. The dying bee Mina and I found on our porch would not make it to this peak season of productivity.

Image Google.

Thank you for your review.


Chapter 13
fragrant lilac scent

By Gypsy Blue Rose

fragrant lilac scent
wafts gently on balmy breeze
Summer's sweet motif

Author Notes Thanks to avmurray for Lilacs


Chapter 13
haiku-(white warning)

By Gypsy Blue Rose


bright angel dust drifts

on the full moon's midnight breath-

time to hibernate

Author Notes I wrote this in one of Gypsy's, haiku classes, thought i'd share it with you guys ; )


Chapter 13
haiku (kids cannonball)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



kids cannonball
off rope at lake's edge
school's out


 

Author Notes I love the memory of swinging by a rope into the cool water on a hot summer day. Hope you can share the memory, or perhaps jumping into pool.

summer kigo is playing in water.


Chapter 13
Haiku - ( twilight )

By Gypsy Blue Rose


darkness descends to
ravish the goddess of light
salacious skies burn

........

Author Notes I thought I'd re-release this for consideration for the haiku challenge multi author book.


Chapter 13
(Haiku) Tulips

By Gypsy Blue Rose

soft breeze

on my tulips

whispers


 


Chapter 13
haiku (sweet summertime dreams)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

Summertime Dreams photo 610x200-hamac1_zpshhgnvb5m.gif


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Author Notes Summer haiku: Chapter 13, Haiku Club Challenge

Kigo=summertime

HAIKU OR SENRYU?
HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE



sweet summertime dreams
melt miles until I'm with you--
anticipation


Spring has nearly sprung, and summer is waiting in the wings!
Thanks so much for reading!

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If you would like to participate in our Haiku Book Publishing Project, please post your haiku to our book. To add your haiku click here

When you post it, please change the chapter to match the challenge number (for example=challenge 1, chapter 1, etc.)

All the haiku posted in our Haiku Club Challenge Book (HCCB) will be considered for a FanStory Haiku Anthology we will publish on CreateSpace Amazon this year. You may post to the HCCB one or more haiku for each challenge.

If you post to our HCCB you keep a copy in your portfolio and all your reviews go to you, as usual.

Joining the club is simple, all you gotta do is ask. Your name will be added to the club's roster and all the information you need to get started will be sent to you. Haiku Club meetings are held every Tuesday at 5:00 pm PST, 7:00 CST, 8:00 EST.

If you have any questions about the challenge, the HCCB, or FanStory Haiku Anthology, please contact Gypsy Blue Rose for more details...

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Thanks for reading as always!

Haiku Club Members

01-Douglas Paul
02-Dean Kuch
03-Michael D Mann
04-Robyn Corum
05-Boo Ghost
06-Alex Krysyna (krys123)
07-Lu Foster
08-Gloria
09-Gypsy Blue Rose
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Jim (Pantygynt)
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Luna
21-Teresa (Tab that's me)
22-Jim Lorson Sr.
23-Rebekka (rjuselius)
24-Christine (Chrissy710)
25-Darren (Badger 29)
26-Karyn (IndianaIrish)
27-Debbie (dejohnsrld)
28-Carol (ciliverde)
29-Ray (mountainwriter49)
30-Ed (WhileatWork)
31-Susan John
32-mbagby23
33-frierajac
34-Marykelly
35-w.j.debi
36-GIDDY NIELSEN-SWEEP
37-Barb Hensongispsaca
38-Kerry Robinson
39-Mustangpatty1029




Chapter 13
(Haiku) Willow

By Gypsy Blue Rose

crying

willow

weeps

Author Notes This is a 2-2-1 Haiku about Willow. Willow was a young beautiful girl, who loved the forest and all the animals in it. When Willow came of age to marry, she would cry and cry, worried she'd never find her true love that would be worthy. One day a brave young hunter, a handsome warrior had came to her village. Willow was to be his bride. In celebration of their wedding; the men go on a hunting party for wild game so they can have a matrimonial feast upon their return. During the hunt, this handsome warrior had his sight on his target near a tree; unknowingly, Willow was hiding behind the tree. As fate be known at the precise moment in time,Willow had came out of hiding, just as the arrow had been launched; Through her chest, her blood spilled to the roots of the tree, she lays dead beside the tree of beauty. Tall, with long slender branches; as she tall with slender arms in beauty. For her love of the forest; her grave was set under this tree were her blood had spilled. This tree was named willow, In legend it is believed to cry as she; naming "The Weeping Willow Tree" in her memory.


Chapter 13
haiku suite (summer fun)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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fancy frogs swim at
the five-star hotel pool --
make a splash


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orange tree blossoms,
a treat for all to enjoy --
juicy decadence


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flies in my house
bug me at dinner --
smack!

 
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find golden souls
in a rainbow of love --
diversity


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frogs gather for a
croaking festival --
hopping army

Author Notes A random set of summer haiku
Thank you www.pixabay.com for the images

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My Haiku Rules:
- 17 syllables or less written in three lines, short/long/short. (modified)
- Use a season word (kigo) or seasonal reference.
- Never have all three lines make a complete or run-on-sentence.
- Always written in the present tense of here and now.
- Use images relevant to the satori (modified wording)
- Use all normal sentence punctuation.
: ~ Full stop.
; ~ Half stop of pause.
... ~ Something left unsaid.
, ~ Slight pause.
-- ~ Saying the same thing in other words.
. ~ Full stop.
- Capitalization proper name according to English language.
- Avoid rhymes.
- Haiku shall have a satori or "ah ha" moment (modified wording)
- Cut out prepositions (in, on, at, among, between) whenever possible; especially in the 1/3 short phrase.
_________________________________________________________________________
A few suggestions/questions to help you review a haiku:
- How does the haiku make you feel? What emotions come up for you?
- Are any memories brought to the surface for you?
- Are any of your senses triggered? Hearing, smell, sight (imagery), sensations
- For a nature haiku, do you note the seasonal reference?
- For a human haiku, are you picking up on the emotions?
- Are the rules I have laid out for myself being followed?
- Do you have any questions I can answer?


Chapter 13
contemporary haiku (inebriated)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 




inebriated

on sweet honeysuckle scent -



summer snookered






 
 

Author Notes Contemporary haiku have the same rules as traditional but it reflects our culture.

My kigo is summer
honeysuckle = flowers that bloom in the midsummer
inebriated= drunk
snookered= tipsy; drunk; inebriated


Chapter 14
haiku (hand-shaped leaves)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

hand-shaped leaves
scratch door for entrance
winter stalks autumn

Author Notes I prefer to sketch my haiku from life. The Japanese term for this is Shasei. Since it is now early spring for me and I cannot observe an autumnal scene to inspire this weekly challenge, I repost a poem from November sketched in words from my observation of leaves scratching my door for entrance.

Some of you may recall my haiku "skittering leaves flee." In my revision, I eliminated gerunds, or -ing words, to decrease syllables to 4-5-5 and increase word flow. Winning haiku from the International "Kusamakura" Haiku Competition in Japan honored haiku with less than 5-7-5 syllables.

http://kusamakura-haiku.jp/index_e.html

Thank you for your review.


Chapter 14
haiku (crickets chirp softly)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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Author Notes

Kigo=late frost (shimo)
World Kigo Database (WKD) Frost


crickets chirp softly
in barren fields, rife with frost--
Autumn descends


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If you would like to participate in our Haiku Book Publishing Project, please post your haiku to our book. To add your haiku click here
When you post it, please change the chapter to match the challenge number (for example=challenge 1, chapter 1, etc.)
All the haiku posted in our Haiku Club Challenge Book (HCCB) will be considered for a FanStory Haiku Anthology we will publish on CreateSpace Amazon this year. You may post to the HCCB one or more haiku for each challenge.
If you post to our HCCB you keep a copy in your portfolio and all your reviews go to you, as usual.
Joining the club is simple, all you gotta do is ask. Your name will be added to the club's roster and all the information you need to get started will be sent to you. Haiku Club meetings are held every Tuesday at 4:00 pm PST, 6:00 CST, 7:00 EST.

If you have any questions about the challenge, the HCCB, or FanStory Haiku Anthology, please contact Gypsy Blue Rose for more details...

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Thanks for reading as always!

HAIKU CLUB MEMBERS
01-Douglas Paul
02-Dean Kuch
03-Michael D Mann (Grasshopper 2)
04-Robyn Corum
05 -Christine (Chrissy710)
06- Gypsy Blue Rose
07-Lu Foster
08-Gloria
09- Alex Krysyna (krys123)
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Jim (Pantygynt)
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Luna
21-Teresa (tab that is me)
22-Jim Lorson Sr.
23-Rebekka (rjuselius)
24-Boo Ghost
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26-Karyn (IndianaIrish)
27-Debbie (dejohnsrld)
28-Carol (ciliverde)
29-Ray (mountainwriter49
30-Ed (WhileatWork)
31-SusanJohn
32-mbagby23
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35-w.j.debi
36-GIDDY NIELSEN-SWEEP
37-Barb Hensongispsaca
38-Kerry Robinson
39-mustangpatty1029
40-Mark Valentine
41-Donya Quijote
42-Caroline (zinnia)


Thank you very much for participating,


Chapter 14
haiku(crimson leaves)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

crimson leaves
cast dark shadows on cold wet ground
twilight

Author Notes Thanks to awmurray for the use of the artwork.


Chapter 14
haiku (amber twilight)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




amber twilight

permeates our goodbye—

uncertainty
 





 

Author Notes Every Sunday I post a new haiku club challenge at the forum's challenge room. The Haiku Club and the multi-author book is for everyone who enjoys writing and reading haiku. If you would like to add your haiku to this book, just click on add chapter. You keep a copy in your portfolio and you keep all reviews as normal. All haiku in this book are eligible to be selected for an anthology that will be published on Amazon this year. If you have questions, please contact me.

Haiku is a short Japanese poetry form about nature and written in less than 17 syllables.

If you have a hard time reviewing haiku, these are a few ideas....

How is the presentation? Are line one and two grammatically connected? Does it bring memories? What is the season? How many syllables? Is it insightful or does it make you ponder?


Chapter 14
Haiku Suite(Windy days of Autumn)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

windy days
takes my umbrella in flight
it parachutes down
____________________
tranquil breeze
on a Autumn day
zenful
____________________
children play
in leaves piled high
jump in
____________________
playing Poppins
on windy days
storm from the west
____________________
jumping puddles
raindrops splashing
fun in fall
____________________
look into the trees
a kaleidoscope of color
so surreal
____________________
colored rain of leaves
floating through air
lays golden blankets


Chapter 14
haiku (loyal friend runs)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




loyal hound runs

ahead to flush the fox—

crisp Autumn morn





 

Author Notes


Although various other animals have been used to aid the hunter, the dog has assumed many very important uses to the hunter. The domestication of the dog has led to a symbiotic relationship.

Every Sunday I post a new haiku club challenge at the forum's challenge room. The Haiku Club and the multi-author book is for everyone who enjoys writing and reading haiku. If you would like to add your haiku to this book, just click on add chapter. You keep a copy in your portfolio and you keep all reviews as normal. All haiku in this book are eligible to be selected for an anthology that will be published on Amazon this year. If you have questions, please contact me.

Haiku is a short Japanese poetry form about nature and written in less than 17 syllables.

If you have a hard time reviewing haiku, these are a few ideas....

How is the presentation? Are line one and two grammatically connected? Does it bring memories? What is the season? How many syllables? Is it insightful or does it make you ponder?


Chapter 14
haiku (feathered friends fly)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

feathered friends fly
south to warmer climate--
frost warning


Chapter 14
Chapter 14: haiku, autumn night

By Gypsy Blue Rose

autumn night
in a flurry of snow
walking closer


gilding leaves
of pumpkin yellow splashes
awesome season


whirling currents
in chilly wind gusts
summer’s send off



 

Author Notes Art/photo by husband, Pete


Chapter 14
haiku (empty swing)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




empty swing
sways in autumn breeze
school begins




 


Chapter 15
haiku (sentinels)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



 

silent sentinels

planted in 
sea of lavender—

peaceful summer 

 

Author Notes You are welcomed to add your own chapter to my multi-author book. All chapters are considered for a book we are publishing. If you have any questions contact me or check the forum's challenge room for more information. :)

sashei haiku
summer kigo
17 syllables

There are many different haiku viewpoints. Sashei is based on observation of a moment in time.

Review tips: check syllable count, how is the presentation? How is the soundtrack? distracting? suttle? Can you put yourself in the scene?

Thank you very much, my friend. Your generosity is always a precious gift to me and your feedback is extremely helpful. Thank you for the bottom of my heart.

namaste,



Gypsy Haijin Sensei
Fanstory Instructor and poet
Member of the Haiku Society of America
~*~ a new haiku class every month ~*~
<>o<> Haiku 201 starts on April 5th<>o<>
~<>o<> Haiga starts on May 1st <>o<>~


Chapter 15
haiku (people come, people go)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



people come and go

but trees stand still through seasons—


second day of spring




 

Author Notes You are welcomed to add your own chapter to my multi-author book. All chapters are considered for a book we are publishing. If you have any questions contact me or check the forum's challenge room for more information. :)

sashei haiku
spring kigo
17 syllables

There are many different haiku viewpoints. Sashei is based on observation of a moment in time.

Review tips: check syllable count, how is the presentation? How is the soundtrack? distracting? suttle? Can you put yourself in the scene?

Thank you very much, my friend. Your generosity is always a precious gift to me and your feedback is extremely helpful. Thank you for the bottom of my heart.

namaste,



Gypsy Haijin Sensei
Fanstory Instructor and poet
Member of the Haiku Society of America
~*~ a new haiku class every month ~*~
<>o<> Haiku 201 starts on April 5th<>o<>
~<>o<> Haiga starts on May 1st <>o<>~


Chapter 15
haiga suite (bright and svelte)

By Gypsy Blue Rose





 




















 

Author Notes *The color bark on these amazing rainbow eucalyptus trees is really that bright and colorful.*


I am just having fun and thinking outside the box. Allowing myself to be creative. That's all. But contemporary Japanese haijin (haiku poets) use this technique, as well. It's called RENSO.
It's juxtaposing two images or ideas and then in the 3rd line link them together in a surprising or unusual way.

kigo = summer / yuukari Eucalyptus globus

"a peel" is not a misspelled word, it's a play on words for "appeal"

Rainbow eucalyptus is a tall tree. It is found in the northern hemisphere. It thrives in tropical forests that get a lot of rain. The paper thin bark "peels" revealing beautiful bright colors.
click here to read more

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click here to watch video

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The Haiku Club is a place where a group of haijin hangs out to write haiku, share ideas, learn, and have fun. We have weekly challenges that I post at the forum every Sunday. We are writing an anthology and all the haiku in this multi-author book are considered for inclusion. If you have questions please come to the forum's challenge room and look for HAIKU CLUB CHALLENGE or send me a private message. EVERYONE is welcomed to add a chapter.


Chapter 15
haiga haiku suite(bright and svelte)

By Gypsy Blue Rose





 



















 

Author Notes *the pictures are real, the rainbow eucalyptus trees are that bright and colorful naturaly*

kigo = summer / yuukari Eucalyptus globus
"a peel" is not a misspelled word, it's a play on words for "appeal"
Rainbow eucalyptus is a tall tree. It is found in the northern hemisphere. It thrives in tropical forests that get a lot of rain. The paper thin bark "peels" revealing beautiful bright colors.
click here to read more

click here to read more

click here to watch video

click here to watch video

The Haiku Club is a place where a group of "haijin" haiku poets hang out to write haiku, share ideas, learn, and have fun. We have weekly challenges that I post at the forum every Sunday. We are writing an anthology and all the haiku in this multi-author book are considered for inclusion. If you have questions please come to the forum's challenge room and look for HAIKU CLUB CHALLENGE or send me a private message. EVERYONE is welcomed to add a chapter.

Namaste,


Gypsy Haijin Sensei
Fanstory Instructor and poet
Member of the Haiku Society of America
~*~ a new haiku class every month ~*~
<>o<> Haiku 201 starts on April 5th<>o<>
<>o<>Haiku Haiga starts on Mary 1st<>o<>


Chapter 15
haiku (frosty winds whine)

By Gypsy Blue Rose


frosty winds whine

whilst sparse branches whisper —

echoes of a soul

 

Author Notes kigo=frosty; all winter

Robert Frost Biography
Educator, Poet (1874-1963)
Quick Facts:
Occupation: Educator, Poet
Birth Date: March 26, 1874
Date of Death: January 29, 1963
Education: Harvard University, Lawrence High School, Dartmouth College
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California
Place of Death: Boston, Massachusetts
Full Name-- Robert Frost
A four-time Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry, American Robert Frost depicted realistic New England life through language and situations familiar to the common man.
Born on March 26, 1874, Robert Frost spent his first 40 years as an unknown. He exploded on the scene after returning from England at the beginning of WWI. Winner of four Pulitzer Prizes and a special guest at President John F. Kennedy's inauguration, Frost became a poetic force and the unofficial "poet laureate" of the United States. He died of complications from prostate surgery on January 29, 1963.



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If you would like to participate in our Haiku Book Publishing Project, please post your haiku to our book. To add your haiku click here
When you post it, please change the chapter to match the challenge number (for example=challenge 1, chapter 1, etc.)
All the haiku posted in our Haiku Club Challenge Book (HCCB) will be considered for a FanStory Haiku Anthology we will publish on CreateSpace Amazon this year. You may post to the HCCB one or more haiku for each challenge.
If you post to our HCCB you keep a copy in your portfolio and all your reviews go to you, as usual.
Joining the club is simple, all you gotta do is ask. Your name will be added to the club's roster and all the information you need to get started will be sent to you. Haiku Club meetings are held every Tuesday at 4:00 pm PST, 6:00 CST, 7:00 EST.

If you have any questions about the challenge, the HCCB, or FanStory Haiku Anthology, please contact Gypsy Blue Rose for more details...

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Thanks for reading as always!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT GYPSY BLUE ROSE

HAIKU CLUB MEMBERS
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02-Dean Kuch
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08-Gloria
09- Alex Krysyna (krys123)
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
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16-Rasmine
17-Zania
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19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Luna
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39-mustangpatty1029
40-Mark Valentine
41-Donya Quijote
42-Caroline (zinnia)


Chapter 15
haiku (morning birds gather)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



morning birds gather
on flowering magnolia 
hallelujah choir




 

Author Notes I don't know what it is, but the morning music by the birds is exceptionally melodious this spring. It's truly heartwarming. This morning, I wanted to give the choir a standing ovation!


Chapter 15
Haiku Suite (Weeping Willow)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

feather vined leaves

on weeping willow--

-whispers in the wind-

__________



arms of grace

dance in the wind-

-weeping willow-

__________



weeping willow

legend of love-

weeps in the wind

__________



she cries for love

love spills her blood

willows grave cries

__________



willow cried for love

love- spilt her blood--

her grave stands tall- weeps

Author Notes The legend of Willow, is she was acidentlly killed with her lovers arrow at a willow tree.
Her blood spilt to the roots; where she was then buried. It known to still cry for her lover.


Chapter 15
Haiku Suite (Wisteria Tree)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

wisteria
opulent purple blooms-
-scents of heaven-
----------

wisteria
efflorescence color-
glow like amethyst
----------

opulent purple
flowers of wisteria-
-landscapes beauty-
----------

amethyst color branches
of wisteria tree
-perfume air-
----------

fragrant amethyst flowers
whisp in the wind-
of wisteria tree
----------

wisteria winds
blow beauty-
-through the meadow-
----------

a wisteria gem
stands tall and fragrant-
-natures beauty-
----------

sweet perfume scents
whisp through breeze-
of wisteria tree
----------

fragrant breezes
of amethyst flower-
flow through wisteria tree
----------

whistling winds
blow amethyst flowers-
-wisteria magic-
----------

breeze whisps wisterias
fragrant flowers-
-heavens scent-
----------

fragrant air
of amethyst flowers
-a wisteria gem-
----------

delicate fragrance
blows from amethyst flower-
of wisteria tree

Author Notes Opulent- Lush or Luxuriant
Efflorescence- Flowering or Blooming
Amethyst- A purple colored stone

I know I have multiple, similar phrases; each is a bit different.
I was undecided of which to be best.


Chapter 15
haiku(diffused light)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

diffused light
shines softly through green canopy
majestic new life

Author Notes 3-8-5 haiku

The theme is trees.


Chapter 15
Mighty Oak

By Gypsy Blue Rose



mighty oak

bows his head--

as wind passes by


Chapter 15
Haiku, in a tree

By Gypsy Blue Rose

Chapter 15
Haiku, in a tree


in a tree
living colonies are
lifelong guests

lace-like leaves
on writhing trunks
leopard tree


who knows
what rapport they share
tree and birds





 

Author Notes Anyone who knows the Leopard tree, will know the trunks often entwine


Chapter 15
haiku (at the road's bend)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

at the road's bend
shattered glass sparkle pine needles
beneath a scarred tree

Author Notes Well, at least the tree survived.

Image Google.

Thank you for your review.


Chapter 15
haiku suite (tree hugger)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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Author Notes A few suggestions/questions to help you review a haiku:
- How does the haiku make you feel? What emotions come up for you?
- Are any memories brought to the surface for you?
- Are any of your senses triggered? Hearing, smell, sight (imagery), sensations
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Chapter 15
Haiku(tree trunks gnarled by time)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

tree trunks gnarled by time
rest 'neath Heaven's canopy
natural sculpture

Author Notes Thanks to Mi.Michigan for Strength


Chapter 16
A Trio of Flower Haiku

By Gypsy Blue Rose


in the dark
in the heat--
hot lips bloom

_______

blue meadows
of forget-me-nots--
ripple like the sea
_______

subtle breeze
scents of gardenia-
-my serenity-
 

Author Notes Kerry Robinson - Member of Haiku Society of America
The picture of the flower above, Hot Lips, also known as Hooker lips (Psychotria Elata)
grow in the Rain Forest underneath the canopy, away from suns rays. It thrives in the dark heat. Inside these lips, which only last a few days (called a short kiss) it opens to star like tiny petite flowers which then turn to berries.


Chapter 16
haiku(fragrant white blossom)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

fragrant white blossom
cascades down the mountainside
sweet cherry dreams

Author Notes The cherry trees have almost finshed flowering. With 350 trees it looks like a busy year after all the rain we've had. The conditions look just right for a bumber crop.
Picture from one of our many cherry trees.
5-7-4 haiku


Chapter 16
haiku (he doesn't)

By Gypsy Blue Rose





he doesn't bring her

Valentine roses anymore—

her tears go south












 

Author Notes Everyone is welcomed to add a haiku to this book. All haiku are considered for an anthology that will be published soon. If you have questions, please contact me.

This is a human haiku with seventeen syllables and the kigo is late winter= Valentine's day.


Chapter 16
(Haiku) Flowers

By Gypsy Blue Rose




sweet
swaddled baby-
-rests in
 shade
-
____

perched on sticks
birds of paradise-
-bask in sun-


 

Author Notes Kerry Robinson - Member of Haiku Society of America
Swaddled Baby Flowers (Anguloa Uniflora) Known to be a Tulip Orchid from the Columbian Andes, dates back to the 18th century. They thrive in cool shade.
Birds of Paradise are native to South Africa.


Chapter 16
haiku(yellow flower-heads)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

yellow flower-heads
sway in gentle waves in the breeze
golden oil

Author Notes 5-8-3 haiku

Thanks to bunkie for her unusual but beautiful artwork: Sunflowers


Chapter 16
Haiku(flowers bloom 'n' grow)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

flowers bloom 'n' grow
'n' fill the air with perfume
floral fiesta

Author Notes Thanks to Cammy Cards for A sunny field


Chapter 16
haibun (poppy field dream)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 
Boxes all over the house. Four years of living safely packed in cartons.  I feel like crying. Is it fear of the unknown? Grief of too many endings? The uncertainty?     I miss my mother’s home and her warmth. She is beyond cold now … she is dust and bones.

 
 
poppy field dream

takes me on this road to nowhere—

no way back





 

Author Notes REVIEW TIPS= How is the presentation? Is the poem less than 17 syllables? What picture comes to mind? What memories? Does the prose tell the story? Does it Give information, defines the theme? Does it create a mood through tone? Does it provide a background to spotlight the haiku?

Poppy is the national flower of my motherland and of my state in the USA, California. It has a lot of meaning for me and it's not opium or the wizard of oz... hahaha.

This is a haibun with a human haiku. The rules a prose section with a haiku. The haiku should have 17 syllables or less, an observation about the natural world, and an insightful satori. more about haibun

Haiku in this multi-author book are considered for a book we will publish this summer. In this case, only the haiku portion would be included in the book. That will be up to the board members.
If you would like to know more about the haiku club challenge, please send me a private message or go to the forum's challenge room and look for haiku club challenge. You are welcome to add your haiku to this book, just click ADD CHAPTER.

Thank you very much




Chapter 16
haiku (flowers delight)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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Author Notes A few suggestions/questions to help you review a haiku:
- How does the haiku make you feel? What emotions come up for you?
- Are any memories brought to the surface for you?
- Are any of your senses triggered? Hearing, smell, sight (imagery), sensations
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Chapter 16
haiku (plastic flowers wreathe)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

plastic flowers wreathe 
crossroads fence with cracked bike helmet
forget-me-not

Author Notes I never knew his name but I remember his death doing what he loved within a block of my home fifteen years ago.

On the first morning of April 2017 as the sun rose above the green, rolling hills of western Contra Costa County, I read and placed a copy of my 5-8-4 haiku inside his helmet. I looked in the weeds at the foot of the memorial and found a dozen plastic flowers had fallen off the wreath over the years. I reinserting them back into the wicker wreath and observed the tattered remnants in the center of what had once been yellow ribbons. I will replace those, too.

As I walked away, a group of Spandexed-bodied, bullet-headed cyclists rode their bikes past me. I felt a pang of sadness when I realized, "He's not joining them on their Saturday ride around the Bay this morning." As I walked further, a cyclist approached me. I stared at his black goggles. I wished I could have told him what I had done and guided him to the memorial. Instead, he gave me a slight nod of his head and I smiled in return.

I took the before and after pictures of the memorial.

Thank you for reviewing

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Chapter 16
haiku (field of poppies)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 

field of poppies

speaks volumes in the summer breeze—  

susurrus





 

Author Notes susurruses.= a soft murmuring or rustling sound; whisper.
poppies=any plant having showy, usually red flowers.

haiku review tips= how does it make you feel? any thoughts popped into your mind? memories? how is the presentation? is the syllable count less than 17?

I grew up in Spain and lived there until I moved to the USA at 16 years old. Poppy is the national flower and song writers and poets have written a great deal about it. When I see poppies I think of my mother country.

The haiku club is for everyone who loves haiku. You are here invited to join us and add your haiku to this book. Just click ADD CHAPTER and if you want to join the club send me a private message. There are no rules other than being kind to one another. I post challenges at the Forum's Challenge room every Sunday.


Chapter 16
haiku (child holds buttercup)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



child holds buttercup
under chin for gold luster
butter lover




 

Author Notes A favorite child's game is holding a buttercup under someone's chin. If you see a golden reflection, then the person is a lover of butter. It was fun to do and then we'd bring the flowers in for Mom.


Chapter 16
Chapter 16; My Haiku Suite

By Gypsy Blue Rose



 

the glow of sunset

captured in a flower

chance meeting  
 


sudden delight

amidst the grasses

of New Zealand

 

a tall bud

opens to beauty

nature's gift
 

Author Notes Many thanks to Dawn Toomey once again for her delightful photography.


Chapter 16
haiku (corpse flowers bloom)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

haiku (corpse flowes bloom) photo Makin20a20stink20haiku_zpsnuth5pty.jpg

Author Notes kigo=bloom (hanabie, late spring).


Corpse Flowers bloom
to mimic death's pungency --
botanists make big stink




Amorphophallus titanium

Botanists across the US are trying to figure out why so many titan arums - better known as corpse flowers - are blooming simultaneously around the country this year.

This is super weird, because there have only been 157 recorded blooms ever between 1889 and 2016. But this year in the US alone, at least seven flowers have bloomed.

Before we dive headfirst into this foul-smelling mystery, what's a corpse flower, and why are botanists so into them?

The scientific name for corpse flowers is Amorphophallus titanium, which literally means "giant misshapen penis" in Latin (no, really, I'm not makin' this stuff up, folks).

They not only produce one of the biggest flowering structures in the world, sometimes reaching heights of over six feet (1.8 meters), their scent happens to mimic the distinct stench of decomposing flesh, with a bit of old fish mixed in.
Native to parts of western Sumatra, these gigantic flowers bloom about once every six years, giving everyone in their vicinity a good whiff of their natural perfume.

Botanists have suggested that this noxious smell helps to attract flies and other insects that typically eat decaying material, so they can pollinate the flower. So, you can think of the corpse flower as a kind of 'anti-flower', because instead of attracting pollinators with its sweet smelling nectar, it attracts them with carrion-like smells.

Since the flowers are so large and produce such powerful smells, it takes a lot of time and energy for the plant to reach bloom, making it a pretty rare sight.
The first corpse flower ever to bloom through cultivation took place in London in 1889. Since then, there have only been 157 other blooms through cultivation around the world.

This year, though, is different. So far, seven corpse flowers have bloomed around the US within months of each other, which - given that it takes so long for a corpse flower to develop - is an anomaly that botanists would love to get to the bottom of.

The problem is that the blooms are so rare, the research behind them is still in its infancy. One of most popular hypotheses right now is that the rampant blooming is due to US greenhouses and botanical gardens sharing seeds with one another, meaning most of the corpse flowers that are currently blooming are likely related (think: cousins).

Another hypothesis is that corpse flowers are more popular now than ever among botanical gardens in the US, so more are blooming because, well, there are simply more of them.

If you happen to be near a botanical garden that has a corpse flower, you should definitely check it out (if you can stand the smell), because no one knows when this opportunity will come around again.

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If you would like to participate in our Haiku Book Publishing Project, please post your haiku to our book. To add your haiku click here
When you post it, please change the chapter to match the challenge number (for example=challenge 1, chapter 1, etc.)
All the haiku posted in our Haiku Club Challenge Book (HCCB) will be considered for a FanStory Haiku Anthology we will publish on CreateSpace Amazon this year. You may post to the HCCB one or more haiku for each challenge.
If you post to our HCCB you keep a copy in your portfolio and all your reviews go to you, as usual.
Joining the club is simple, all you gotta do is ask. Your name will be added to the club's roster and all the information you need to get started will be sent to you. Haiku Club meetings are held every Tuesday at 4:00 pm PST, 6:00 CST, 7:00 EST.

If you have any questions about the challenge, the HCCB, or FanStory Haiku Anthology, please contact Gypsy Blue Rose for more details...

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Thanks for reading as always!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT GYPSY BLUE ROSE

HAIKU CLUB MEMBERS
01-Douglas Paul *
02-Dean Kuch *
03-Michael D Mann *
04-Robyn Corum *
05 -Michael Cahill *
06-Gypsy Blue Rose *
07-Lu Foster *
08-Luna (commemorative)
09-Gloria
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Jim (Pantygynt)
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Christine (Chrissy710)
21-Teresa (tab that is me)
22-Jim Lorson Sr.
23-Rebekka (rjuselius)
24-Boo Ghost
25-Darren (Badger 29)
26-Karyn (IndianaIrish)
27-Debbie (dejohnsrld)
28-Carol (ciliverde)
29-Ray (mountainwriter49
30-Ed (WhileatWork)
31-SusanJohn
32-Mbagby23
33-Frierajac
34-Marykelly
35-W.J.Debi
36-Giddy Nielsen-Sweep
37-Barb Hensongispsaca
38-Kerry Robinson
39-MustangPatty1029
40-Mark Valentine
41-Donya Quijote
42-Caroline (zinnia)
43-Alex Krysyna (krys123) >




Chapter 17
Haiku (Japanese Ivy)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




Japanese ivy

in dim lit room grows towards light—

good nature





 

Author Notes 5/7/3
kigo=Tusuta, Japanese ivy= autumn
click here to read about Japanese ivy


The Haiku Club is for everyone who loves haiku. We get together to share our haiku, learn from each other and have fun. We are in the process of publishing our first haiku anthology, you are welcome to join us. All haiku in this multi-author book are considered for the anthology. Just click on ADD CHAPTER. If you have a question, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for reading.

I haiku, do you?

Gypsy Haijin Sensei
FanStory Haiku Teacher
Haiku Society of America Member
Haiku 201 class starts April 5th
Haiga class starts May 3rd



Chapter 17
haiku (Tangled up in Blue)

By Gypsy Blue Rose






 

melancholic thoughts

looking at intertwined vines-

tangled up in blue
 




 

Author Notes I moved yesterday and today I am unpacking. I have a beautiful climbing vine that I had for four years. The potted vine is so long it can go around two walls. I had to put it in two shopping bags to transport it and today I had a hard time with it because it's so tangled up... thus the haiku, "tangled up in blue".

It's a Bob Dylan's song but it is also the way I am feeling. Nothing serious... I am just exhausted from moving.

The Haiku Club is a group of folks who love to write and read haiku. We get together to share ideas, learn, and hang out. If you have any questions, please send me a private message. Everyone is welcomed to join and add haiku to this multiauthor book. We are writing a book together and all the haiku in my multi-author book are eligible for consideration. We started the project at the end of last year and we are almost done. After we publish our first one, we will write another one.

I teach haiku and other Japanese poetry here in FanStory. Let me know if you have questions.

Thank you for reading, my friends :)

Gypsy



title source: Tangled Up In Blue is a Bob Dylan song. https://youtu.be/YwSZvHqf9qM


Chapter 17
Haiku (Virginia Creeper)

By Gypsy Blue Rose


Virginia creeper
peeks in window~
~world darkens~


 

Author Notes Kerry Robinson - Member of Haiku Society of America


Chapter 17
haiku (red ivy leaves)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




red ivy leaves

cover white walls -

tender hearts









 

Author Notes My haiku is less than seventeen syllables and the kigo is red ivy leaves=Fall.

You are welcomed to add a haiku to my multi-author Haiku Challenge Book, just click ADD CHAPTER.

The best haiku will be published in our first anthology book soon. If you have questions please let me know.

I post a new haiku challenge every Sunday at the Forum's Challenge room.

Thank you very much, my dear friend,

namaste,


Gypsy Haijin Sensei
Fanstory Instructor and poet
Member of the Haiku Society of America
~*~ a new haiku class every month ~*~
<>o<> Haiku 201 starts on April 5th<>o<>
~<>o<> Haiga starts on May 1st <>o<>~


Chapter 17
haiku (hummingbirds gather)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



hummingbirds gather

at trumpet vine's flowered cups

nectar bar

 

Author Notes Even though the name of the vine is descriptive, I included artwork this time in case any reader was unfamiliar with this plant. This vine is incredibly hardy, the trumpeted flowers are beautiful, and it spreads so much, many people work like crazy to get rid of it...usually with little success. Besides being called the trumpet vine, it's also named hummingbird vine.


Chapter 17
haiku suite, searching tendrils

By Gypsy Blue Rose




searching tendrils

find adjacent fence

cascading jasmine



creeping vine 

spiralling ever round 

lizard's habitat. 



wine matures

in underground cellars

vines regenerate

Author Notes The photo shows my little grotto where my favourite vine, jazmine, grows prolifically.


Chapter 17
Jungle Vines

By Gypsy Blue Rose


Rainforest
jungle vines
monkeys playground

Author Notes This is not a 5-7-5 It is a 3-3-4
Kerry Robinson- Member of Haiku Society of America


Chapter 17
haiku (leafy poisoned vines)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

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Author Notes kigo=green leaf (ryokuin, all summer).
World Kigo Database 5oo Essential Seasonal Words


leafy poisoned vines
creep Harvard's hallowed walls--
ivy league lament


Emerson Hall, Harvard (1905)
Emerson Hall, located in Harvard Yard in Cambridge, is the home of the University's Philosophy Department. Named for Ralph Waldo Emerson, the building was designed by Guy Lowell and was completed in 1905. The noted psychologist and philosopher, William James, taught in Emerson Hall when he was at Harvard. The walls are covered in vines, including, Toxicodendron radicans, more commonly known as poison ivy.
Over the entrance of the building is the Biblical inscription: "What is man that thou art mindful of him?" (Psalm 8:4).

Poison ivy can take the form of an erect shrub or climbing vine or grow in large colonies along the ground. Poison ivy has aerial rootlets that it uses to attach to the bark of trees. The rootlets have a hairy appearance. ... Virginia creeper, like poison ivy, has brilliant red fall color.
Poison ivy is a common plant on the North American continent, noted for its ability to create an itchy rash on contact with skin. It is an extremely adaptable, persistent type of vegetation and as a result, it can be easy to accidentally become affected. Fortunately, it is not all that difficult to identify with a little practice. The following list might help.

Poison ivy can be identified as follows:
Poison ivy has leaves that grow in groups of three.
Poison ivy leaves are pointed at the tip.
Poison ivy is usually green in the spring and reddish-orange in the fall.
Poison ivy grows as both a vine and as a shrub.
Poison ivy flowers with small clusters of white berries in the spring that last throughout the winter.


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If you would like to participate in our Haiku Book Publishing Project, please post your haiku to our book. To add your haiku click here
When you post it, please change the chapter to match the challenge number (for example=challenge 1, chapter 1, etc.)
All the haiku posted in our Haiku Club Challenge Book (HCCB) will be considered for a FanStory Haiku Anthology we will publish on CreateSpace Amazon this year. You may post to the HCCB one or more haiku for each challenge.
If you post to our HCCB you keep a copy in your portfolio and all your reviews go to you, as usual.
Joining the club is simple, all you gotta do is ask. Your name will be added to the club's roster and all the information you need to get started will be sent to you. Haiku Club meetings are held every Tuesday at 4:00 pm PST, 6:00 CST, 7:00 EST.

If you have any questions about the challenge, the HCCB, or FanStory Haiku Anthology, please contact Gypsy Blue Rose for more details...

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Thanks for reading as always!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT GYPSY BLUE ROSE

HAIKU CLUB MEMBERS
01-Douglas Paul *
02-Dean Kuch *
03-Michael D Mann *
04-Robyn Corum *
05 -Michael Cahill *
06-Gypsy Blue Rose *
07-Lu Foster *
08-Luna (commemorative)
09-Gloria
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Jim (Pantygynt)
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Christine (Chrissy710)
21-Teresa (tab that is me)
22-Jim Lorson Sr.
23-Rebekka (rjuselius)
24-Boo Ghost
25-Darren (Badger 29)
26-Karyn (IndianaIrish)
27-Debbie (dejohnsrld)
28-Carol (ciliverde)
29-Ray (mountainwriter49
30-Ed (WhileatWork)
31-SusanJohn
32-Mbagby23
33-Frierajac
34-Marykelly
35-W.J.Debi
36-Giddy Nielsen-Sweep
37-Barb Hensongispsaca
38-Kerry Robinson
39-MustangPatty1029
40-Mark Valentine
41-Donya Quijote
42-Caroline (zinnia)
43-Alex Krysyna (krys123) >


Chapter 17
haiku (overgrowth of vines)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

overgrowth of vines
consumes crumbling brick wall
tangled in time


Chapter 17
haiku (red vines wrap around)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




red vines wrap around 

like an avaricious lover-- 

green envy




 

Author Notes Reviewing Tips: how is the presentation? what memories or thoughts come to mind? what emotions? is it brief but clear?

My contemporary renso haiku is less than 17 syllables and the kigo is Fall for red vines. source link

There are many kinds of haiku and they are all valuable. This type of haiku is called RENSO and it was used often by one of the haiku Masters, Kobayashi Issa. source link

Renso is one of the most common techniques used in haiku. It is juxtaposing two images or ideas. the loose association of disparate images. A common approach to writing haiku is to mention 2 separate images and then in the 3rd line link them together in a surprising or unusual way. I compared a vine to a jealous lover.

The use of metaphors and similes are not the norm when writing haiku and it is a controversial issue but it is okay to use them, especially with contemporary haiku. source link

You are welcomed to add a haiku to this book. All haiku in this book are considered to be added to an anthology we, the Haiku Club members, are publishing. Let me know if you have questions about the anthology or about joining the club.

HAIKU CLUB MEMBERS
Haiku Club Members
01-Douglas Paul *
02-Dean Kuch *
03-Michael D Mann *
04-Robyn Corum *
05-Michael Cahill *
06- Gypsy Blue Rose *
07-Lu Foster *
08-Gloria
09- Alex Krysyna (krys123)
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Jim (Pantygynt)
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Christine (Chrissy710)
21-Teresa (tab that is me)
22-Jim Lorson Sr.
23-Rebekka (rjuselius)
24-Boo Ghost
25-Darren (Badger 29)
26-Karyn (IndianaIrish)
27-Debbie (dejohnsrld)
28-Carol (ciliverde)
29-Ray (mountainwriter49
30-Ed (WhileatWork)
31-SusanJohn
32-mbagby23
33-frierajac
34-Marykelly
35-w.j.debi
36-GIDDY NIELSEN-SWEEP
37-Barb Hensongispsaca
38-Kerry Robinson
39-mustangpatty1029
40-Mark Valentine
41-Donya Quijote
42-Caroline (zinnia)
43-writerjen


Thank you for reading,

Gypsy Haijin Sensei
Fanstory Haiku Teacher
Member of the Haiku Society of America

April Class =Haiku 201
May Class = Haiga Art


Chapter 17
haiku (hours from ivy)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

hours from ivy
lawn snail camps two feet away
weary traveler

Author Notes Look at my fine shells.
Oh, no, I got two brown snails.
I will take you back.


Discovered in the storage unit of my mother, Jessie Lee Dawson-Wilson (1936-2012), after her death, a yellowed and retaped sheet of grammar school paper dated in my pencil writing November 5, 1975 contains my earliest known poems--a group of five haiku for a class assignment. Unbeknownst to me when I was eleven, my mother wrote haiku, too, and may have helped me write mine, although my haiku owes more to Kobayashi Issa's (1763-1827) "particular sense of humor and a sensitivity for the small and helpless things of this world: insects, small animals, etc. (Gypsy's Haiku Definitions)," than to my mother's often Zen-like haiku.

I recall the incident behind my forty-two year old haiku. I awoke one morning and discovered shells on my lawn near the ivy. I thought that since they obviously were seashells from the sea, the ocean had washed them ashore on my lawn in the middle of the night. It didn't matter that I lived in the middle of the San Fernando Valley twenty miles from the Pacific. That's what I believed. Excited by this manna as if from Heaven, I gathered two shells. I planned to make earrings out of them for my mother. As I carried them and searched for string, the snails emerged from their shells. Disappointed, I returned the snails, although it would have been cool for my mother to wear live snails on her ears!

The final of a series of five haiku, I would not write another haiku for forty years. Looking back at my early effort, I criticize it for not having two interconnected lines and for having too much punctuation. Rather than rewrite it, I study the snails that emerge from the ivy at my condo today, nibble on the grass, and sometimes camp there overnight. I wonder why they didn't travel two feet to the ivy, but then I thought from the snail's perspective and a line came to me--"weary traveler."

Image Google.

Thank you for your review.


Chapter 17
Haiku (Morning Glorys)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

morning glorys
flower ribbons-
spiral to sky

Author Notes This is a 4-4-4- Haiku
Kerry Robinson- Member of Haiku Society of America


Chapter 18
Haiku(a fiendish garden)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

a fiendish garden
activist is the vile weed
eco jigsaw piece

Author Notes Thanks to Stacey Brooks 1969 for 'only in the wild'


Chapter 18
haiku ( purple weeds)

By Gypsy Blue Rose




twilight gratitude
prayer for 
nature's beauty --
purple weeds







 

Author Notes 5/7/3 syllables
Kigo=weeds (mikusa ou, mid spring)

LAST TOPIC FOR THE HAIKU ANTHOLOGY BOOK CHALLENGE.

We are publishing a Haiku Anthology from a selected group of the best haiku from this multi-author book. The Weeds topic is the last one. We, the Haiku Club, plan to take a short break and then we will start a second book anthology. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

HAIKU CLUB MEMBERS

01-Douglas Paul *
02-Dean Kuch *
03-Michael D Mann *
04-Robyn Corum *
05-Michael Cahill *
06- Gypsy Blue Rose *
07-Lu Foster *
08-Gloria
09- Alex Krysyna (krys123)
10-Ulla
11-Luna, in memorium
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Jim (Pantygynt)
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Christine (Chrissy710)
21-Teresa (tab that is me)
22-Jim Lorson Sr.
23-Rebekka (rjuselius)
24-Boo Ghost
25-Darren (Badger 29)
26-Karyn (IndianaIrish)
27-Debbie (dejohnsrld)
28-Carol (ciliverde)
29-Ray (mountainwriter49
30-Ed (WhileatWork)
31-SusanJohn
32-mbagby23
33-frierajac
34-Marykelly
35-w.j.debi
36-GIDDY NIELSEN-SWEEP
37-Barb Hensongispsaca
38-Kerry Robinson
39-mustangpatty1029
40-Mark Valentine
41-Donya Quijote
42-Caroline (zinnia)
43-writerjen
44-dovemarie
45-Eric Brady

Thank you very much for reading, my friend :)

namaste,


Gypsy Haijin Sensei
Fanstory Instructor and Poet
Member of the Haiku Society of America
~*~ a new haiku class every month ~*~
<>Haiga class starts on May 1st <>


Chapter 18
haiku (weeds cling to mountain)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

weeds cling to mountain
road cut through jungle's darkness
corridor of light

Author Notes Some of the tropical vegetation in the hills above Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is so thick that little sunlight reaches the surface. There is seldom enough sunlight for crabgrass when it has to compete with humungous trees, vines, bamboo, palms, and other plants absorbing the sunlight in the canopy. In addition to perpetual darkness, the thick cover of dead leaves and debris inhibits weeds from growing. I found that where man has cut roads up the forested hills, weeds seize the opportunity for sunlight and grow along the "corridor of light."

I took the picture of a struggling vine along a road.

Thank you for your review.


Chapter 18
haiku (resilient weed soaks)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



 

resilient weed soaks

sunset rays on vacant lot—

unwanted eyesore



 

Author Notes Reviewing Tips: how is the presentation? what memories or thoughts come to mind? what emotions? is it brief but clear?

You are welcomed to add a haiku to this book. All haiku in this book are considered to be added to an anthology we, the Haiku Club members, are publishing. Let me know if you have questions about the anthology or about joining the club.

HAIKU CLUB MEMBERS

01-Douglas Paul *
02-Dean Kuch *
03-Michael D Mann *
04-Robyn Corum *
05-Michael Cahill *
06- Gypsy Blue Rose *
07-Lu Foster *
08-Gloria
09- Alex Krysyna (krys123)
10-Ulla
11-Luna, in memorium
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Jim (Pantygynt)
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Christine (Chrissy710)
21-Teresa (tab that is me)
22-Jim Lorson Sr.
23-Rebekka (rjuselius)
24-Boo Ghost
25-Darren (Badger 29)
26-Karyn (IndianaIrish)
27-Debbie (dejohnsrld)
28-Carol (ciliverde)
29-Ray (mountainwriter49
30-Ed (WhileatWork)
31-SusanJohn
32-mbagby23
33-frierajac
34-Marykelly
35-w.j.debi
36-GIDDY NIELSEN-SWEEP
37-Barb Hensongispsaca
38-Kerry Robinson
39-mustangpatty1029
40-Mark Valentine
41-Donya Quijote
42-Caroline (zinnia)
43-writerjen
44-dovemarie
45-Eric Brady


Thank you for reading,

Gypsy Haijin Sensei
Fanstory Haiku Teacher
Member of the Haiku Society of America

April Class =Haiku 201
May Class = Haiga Art



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Chapter 18
Scotch Thistle: Haiku

By Gypsy Blue Rose

Scotch  thistle
ornate purple and prickly
not a sporran


 

Author Notes I do realize that the Scotch thistle and Scottish Sporran are really unrelated but some sporrans do have a thistle design. And the Scottish Thistle ( same a Scotch thistle ) is the emblem of Scotland so I have taken the two concepts to create my Haiku however also include the following information fo the reader. Do forgive my poetic licence.

Scotch Thistle: Is a herbaceous plant with one main stem with numerous branches, and broad spiny wings covered with dense wooly hairs. The Scotch thistle florets are purple or mauve in heads surrounding a spiny bracts ( wooly at base and end in orange spines)
Considered a weed and not grazed on by stock due to it's dense spine. (A to Z weeds Victoria.

Scottish Thistle is the flower emblem of Scotland

Scottish Sporran: A traditional part of male highland dress. Is a pouch ( pocket) on a kilt made of fur or leather. The sporran is worn on a leather strap or chain positioned in front of the groin of the wearer. The sporran is often embossed or hand tooled with gorgeous celtic, thistle, or other designs on a flap and body and fastened with a stud or hook. (Sporran Wikipedia)

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Thanks for reading my Haiku

Cheers Christine
Member of the Haiku Club


Chapter 18
haiku (dandelions)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



dandelions

picked with love by toddler

mommy's first bouquet

 

Author Notes A mother never forgets that first bouquet from her child. Dandy-lions are never a weed seeing the expression on their face.


Chapter 18
Haiku (Cattail Weeds)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



cattail weeds
on rivers bend-
wildlife buffet


 

Author Notes This is a 3-4-4 Haiku for Challenge, not a 5-7-5


Chapter 18
haiku (dad's bindweed)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 

dad's bindweed 
is son's morning glory-
new perspective



 

Author Notes kigo Morning-Glory (asagao) summer

Field bindweed is a species of the morning glory family, native to Europe and Asia.

Children love bindweed, the flowers can be popped form their stalk in a most satisfying way, but gardeners baulk when this weed gets a grip. Its fleshy white roots have amazing powers of recovery not matter how zealous the gardener is in treating the shoots and digging out the weeds.

A fallow period is often the only answer removing desirable garden plants to holding pots and then spending a summer digging out or spraying off any sign of the weed.

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The Haiku Club is a group of folks who enjoy writing and reading haiku. We meet at a chatroom to share ideas, learn, teach, and just to hang out. the off site chatroom is called 'teamspeak3' We have a meeting on Tuesdays at 4 pm PST, but everyone is welcome to drop by anytime. We have fun projects. Right now we are finishing up an anthology by fanstorians. After the book is published, we are going to start a second anthology.

Everyone is welcome to add to my multi-author book. All the haiku included in this Haiku Club Challenge book are considered for the Anthology.

Weed is the last challenge of book one. We will start on book two soon. I will continue to post challenges every Sunday at the Forum's Challenge room. Check for further notice about book two.

If you want to join the Haiku Club all you have to do is ask, everyone is welcome. All you need is a desire to learn haiku and share what you know. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me.

I haiku, do you?

Thank you for reading,


Gypsy Haijin Sensei
FanStory Haiku Teacher
Member of the Haiku Society of America
A new haiku class every month
Haiga Art starts May 3rd


Chapter 18
haiku (hazy moon)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 

hazy moon

over Mount Diablo --

crickets serenade




 

Author Notes hazy moon is kigo word for spring
Mount Diablo is in Northern California

The Haiku Club thanks all the haiku challenge participants and our kind readers. We have over 300 haiku in our haiku challenge book, and we finished our Anthology, our goal is complete and thus I am closing this haiku challenge book. 148 haiku will be included in the Anthology, all the authors have been notified. If all goes well, the book will be published by June.

We will take a short break and I will create a new Haiku Club Challenge multi-author book in a few weeks to hold our next book's challenge haiku. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for reading my haiku,

Gypsy hugs


Chapter 18
Chapter 18, Haiku, weeds

By Gypsy Blue Rose

survivors 

in the old courtyard

weeds



 

always there

in the garden pulling weeds

she sheds her anger 



 

weeds

from the wilderness 

saving lives 


Chapter 18
haiku (bluebells move)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

 



bluebells move

with the wind in Apple Hill—

crisp April shower



 

Author Notes Spring kigo = Stalks of bluebells, trumpet-shaped flowers bloom March through June.

A Bluebell is a wildflower and a bulbous perennial plant, found in Atlantic areas from north-western Spain to the British Isles, and also frequently used as a garden plant. It is known in English as the common bluebell.

Iconic wildflowers can be weeds as well. In the wrong place, the native bluebell is incredibly deeply embedded in the soil and can take years to eliminate by careful digging. Its glossy foliage sheds weedkiller sprays although this can be overcome to some extent by bruising the leaves by trampling or bashing with the back of the spade.
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The Haiku Club is a group of folks who enjoy writing and reading haiku. We meet at a chatroom to share ideas, learn, teach, and just to hang out. the offsite chatroom is called 'teamspeak3' We have a meeting on Tuesdays at 4 pm PST, but everyone is welcome to drop by anytime. We have fun projects. Right now, we are finishing up an anthology by fanstorians. After the book is published, we are going to start the second anthology.

Everyone is welcome to add to my multi-author book. All the haiku included in this Haiku Club Challenge book are considered for the Anthology.

Weed is the last challenge of book one. We will start on book two soon. I will continue to post challenges every Sunday at the Forum's Challenge room. Check for the further notice about book two.

If you want to join the Haiku Club all you have to do is ask, everyone is welcome. All you need is a desire to learn haiku and share what you know. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me.

I haiku, do you?

Thank you for reading,


Gypsy Haijin Sensei
FanStory Haiku Teacher
Member of the Haiku Society of America
A new haiku class every month
Haiga Art starts May 3rd


Chapter 18
haiku (buried down under)

By Gypsy Blue Rose

Author Note:Talk about a Creepshow!

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Author Notes Kigo= weeds (ikire, all summer).

Residents are battling against a bizarre tumbleweed that is threatening to engulf their town.

Religious pundits are touting the event as "a scenario of apocalyptic proportions."

Piles of the strange plant, dubbed "hairy panic" have swallowed front and back gardens and garages, buried cars and risen as high as the rooftops.
People living in the street in Wangaratta in Victoria, Australia, have to spend hours a day trying to remove the weed or else risk it taking over their houses entirely.
Cars have been buried by the plants invasion.
Also known by its Latin name., Panicum effusum, the weed, which has long hairs on the edges of its leaves, is a grass found in every Australian state




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If you would like to participate in our Haiku Book Publishing Project, please post your haiku to our book. To add your haiku click here
When you post it, please change the chapter to match the challenge number (for example=challenge 1, chapter 1, etc.)
All the haiku posted in our Haiku Club Challenge Book (HCCB) will be considered for a FanStory Haiku Anthology we will publish on CreateSpace Amazon this year. You may post to the HCCB one or more haiku for each challenge.
If you post to our HCCB you keep a copy in your portfolio and all your reviews go to you, as usual.
Joining the club is simple, all you gotta do is ask. Your name will be added to the club's roster and all the information you need to get started will be sent to you. Haiku Club meetings are held every Tuesday at 4:00 pm PST, 6:00 CST, 7:00 EST.

If you have any questions about the challenge, the HCCB, or FanStory Haiku Anthology, please contact Gypsy Blue Rose for more details...

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*Haiku Club Members<

01-Douglas Paul *
02-Dean Kuch *
03-Michael D Mann *
04-Robyn Corum *
05-Michael Cahill *
06- Gypsy Blue Rose *
07-Lu Foster *
08-Gloria
09- Alex Krysyna (krys123)
10-Ulla
11-Eric Brady
12-Brenda
13-Andre (Sis Cat)
14-Winnona
15-Cumulus365
16-Rasmine
17-Zania
18-Jim (Pantygynt)
19-Gaye Hemsley
20-Christine (Chrissy710)
21-Teresa (tab that is me)
22-Jim Lorson Sr.
23-Rebekka (rjuselius)
24-Boo Ghost
25-Darren (Badger 29)
26-Karyn (IndianaIrish)
27-Debbie (dejohnsrld)
28-Carol (ciliverde)
29-Ray (mountainwriter49
30-Ed (WhileatWork)
31-SusanJohn
32-mbagby23
33-frierajac
34-Marykelly
35-w.j.debi
36-GIDDY NIELSEN-SWEEP
37-Barb Hensongispsaca
38-Kerry Robinson
39-mustangpatty1029
40-Mark Valentine
41-Donya Quijote
42-Caroline (zinnia)
43-writerjen
44-Luna (in memoriam)





Chapter 18
haiku (kudzu)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



kudzu devours acres of hardwood --
living lava


 

Author Notes Author's Notes -
Thanks to Google Images for the artwork!


Chapter 18
2 - Haiku (Hemlock Weed)

By Gypsy Blue Rose


hemlocks
pretty dainty flowers-
breathless death

_____

hemlock
toxic beauty-
leaves you breathless



 

Author Notes Kerry Robinson - Member of Haiku Society of America. These are NOT 5-7-5
In ancient Greece, hemlock was used to poison condemned prisoners. The most famous victim of hemlock poisoning is the philosopher Socrates. After being condemned to death for impiety in 399 BC, Socrates was given a potent infusion of the hemlock plant. Hemlock will leave you breathless and paralyzed. This weed grows wild all over woods, roadsides, even your yards. It has been confused with Queene Anne Lace, they look very similar. The flower tops are more umbrella shaped, were as Queene Anne Lace is flat.


Chapter 10039
Haiku (Ginko biloba)

By Gypsy Blue Rose



gingko biloba

fans hug living fossil

nuclear survivor


 

Author Notes The word "fans" is used here both in the sense of the tree's fan-shaped leaves and in the sense of those who love the plant for its beauty and medicinal properties.

The following notes are taken from Wikipedia.

The ginkgo (Ginkgoales) is a living fossil, with fossils recognisably related to modern ginkgo from the Permian, dating back 270 million years.

Ginkgos are large trees, normally reaching a height of 20-35 m (66-115 ft), with some specimens in China being over 50 m (160 ft). The tree has an angular crown and long, somewhat erratic branches, and is usually deep rooted and resistant to wind and snow damage. Young trees are often tall and slender, and sparsely branched; the crown becomes broader as the tree ages. During autumn, the leaves turn a bright yellow, then fall, sometimes within a short space of time (one to 15 days). A combination of resistance to disease, insect-resistant wood and the ability to form aerial roots and sprouts makes ginkgos long-lived, with some specimens claimed to be more than 2,500 years old.

The first use as a medicine is recorded in the late 15th century in China; among western countries, its first registered medicinal use was in Germany in 1965. Despite use, controlled studies do not support the extract's efficacy for most of the indicated conditions.

Extreme examples of the ginkgo's tenacity may be seen in Hiroshima, Japan, where six trees growing between 1-2 km from the 1945 atom bomb explosion were among the few living things in the area to survive the blast. Although almost all other plants (and animals) in the area were killed, the ginkgos, though charred, survived and were soon healthy again, among other hibakujumoku (trees that survived the blast).

The six trees are still alive: they are marked with signs at Housenbou temple (planted in 1850), Shukkei-en (planted about 1740), Josei-ji (planted 1900), at the former site of Senda Elementary School near Miyukibashi, at the Myojoin temple, and an Edo period-cutting at Anraku-ji temple.


Chapter 10039
lilac legacy

By Gypsy Blue Rose

Sweet, haunting fragrance
clusters in tiny bouquets...
lilac legacy.

Author Notes I always looked forward to lilacs in the spring. I knew that
school was out for summer soon after they bloomed. nancy


Chapter 10039
love one another

By Gypsy Blue Rose

Deadwood or fruitful
vines make their home in Jesus.
Love one another.

Author Notes The Message - John 15:5-8 I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you're joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can't produce a thing. Anyone who separates from me is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire. But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon. This is how my Father shows who he is, when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples.

"Apart from me you can do nothing," words from Jesus.


Chapter 10044
my poem about spanish moss goes here

By Gypsy Blue Rose

my poem about spanish moss goes here

Author Notes Spanish moss is a flowering plant that often grows upon larger trees in tropical and subtropical climates, native to much of Mexico, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Central America, South America, the southern United States. In the United States where it is most known from, it is commonly found on the southern live oak in the lowlands, swamps, and savannas of the southeastern United States from Texas and Florida north through southern Arkansas and Virginia.

Spanish-moss has been used for various purposes, including building insulation, mulch, packing material, mattress stuffing, and fiber.

In the desert regions of the southwestern United States, dried Spanish-moss plants are used in the manufacture of coolers, colloquially known as swamp coolers.

Everyone is welcomed to add haiku to my book. The Haiku Club is publishing a FanStory haiku anthology. Check out the Challenge room at the forum or send me a private message if you want to find out more.

Uses of Spanish MOss
1. Spanish moss is not a moss at all. It is a bromeliad, which means it is in the same taxonomic family as pineapples and succulent house plants.
Spanish moss isn't from Spain, either. It's native to Mexico, Central America, South America, the U.S., and the Caribbean.
2. Spanish moss was given its name by French explorers who were reminded of the Spanish conquistadors‚?? long beards
3. Spanish moss doesn‚??t make good livestock feed, But it has a great number of other uses. Native American women used it for dresses in the past. It can be used as an arbor roof or to hang over a chain-link fence for privacy, American colonists mixed Spanish moss with mud to make mortar for their houses. Dried moss makes good tinder for fires, and you can make it into blankets, rope, and mattress filling. Mattresses filled with Spanish moss are noted for staying cool on a warm summer night. Because it soaks up and rains water, it is also used for garden mulch.
4. Many kinds of wildlife take advantage of Spanish moss. Birds use it to build nests. Frogs and spiders live in it.


Chapter 10045
Beach life

By Gypsy Blue Rose

White sandy beaches
Hot days, moon and starlit nights
Caribbean life


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