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  Posted: March 15, 2016      Views: 501
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I am recently retired and reside in the most beautiful area of Virginia--the Shenandoah Valley. I find beauty and inspiration in the mountains every day--it is one of my most faithful muses.

I love to write poetry and have been writing for - more...

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Chapter 16 of the book 2016
early morning musings about nature
"haiku (rain droplets)" by mountainwriter49
haiku (rain droplets)

rain droplets
cling to bare limbs
translucent pearls


15 March 2016


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Author Notes
Haiku is a Japanese short poetic form. There is much controversy about what haiku is and is not. The guidelines as I understand them include: 1) may not exceed 17 syllables, but may be less than 17 syllables; 2) presented in a short / long / short format; 3) must be about an observed moment in time, not thoughts and assumptions projected into the moment by the poet, i.e., things not observed; 4) nature may not be personified; 5) two grammatically connected lines forming a concrete thought in the mind of the reader; 6) a satori/ah-ha line, usually the 3rd line; 7) minimal capitalization and punctuation; 8) must include a seasonal reference; and 9) haiku admire word efficiency and word effectiveness.

This morning, as I was going out to pull the trash can to the street, I stopped to look at the Japanese maple in my courtyard. The tree was full with heavy rain drops still clinging to the limbs.

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