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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: June 13, 2016      Views: 610
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MOUNTAINWRITER49 

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 33 of the book 2016
a doubutsu haiku
"haiku (doe and fawn forage)" by mountainwriter49
haiku (doe and fawn forage)


doe and fawn forage
for wild berries at wood's edge
dolce vita
.
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13 June 2016.............................................


Writing Prompt
The topic of the prompt is to write a single Haiku.

This is the brilliant definition of a Haiku by Ray (mountainwriter49):

Haiku is a Japanese short poetic form focusing on a direct observation. While the form has many rules, several of the key ones are as follows: must not personify nature; captures an observable moment in time and not something the poet imagines is happening; written in present tense and utilizes minimal capitalization and punctuation; follows a short-long-short line format utilizing 17 or fewer syllables; two lines are grammatically connected and the third line serves as an ah-ha moment, or satori.

And this an example of a Haiku that Ray (mountainwritet49) graciously consented to share with us:

haiku (wild flame azaleas):

wild flame azaleas
ablaze along water's edge
spring's fiery bouquet

- by mountainwriter49

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Author Notes
Words:
dolce vita - Italian for "living the good life"
doubutsu = a nature haiku about fauna

Inspiration:
One of the wonderful things about living in the mountains is being able to see the deer and other animals and birds in ways that cannot be seen and/or enjoyed when living in the city.

Thank you for reading my poetry.
-Ray
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