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May 7, 2005

a few haiku for mother’s day

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu — David Giacalone @ 2:51 pm

– for more see: the f/k/a Mother’s Day haiku collection –

Mother’s Day
a bit of shell
in the chowder
paul m from tug of the current Modern Haiku 35:3

   small talk
   snap beans

for her mother  #1Mom
root and all

Mother’s Day
that first breath of air
outside the door
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,  by John Stevenson from Quiet Enough
after her death
composing roses
instead of words
from the sequence where the lily was  (2003)
Mom’s sunburnt back . . .
first the youngest touches it,
the the eldest

that spanking she gave
to the wrong twin —
all the other days
   dagosan [May 7, 2005] 

  – special thanks, always, with love to Mama G. MomTwins50 2

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  1. very nice proses. are all the verses supposed to be connected? The last section seem to be odd?

    Comment by Mothers Day Cards — April 27, 2008 @ 10:51 am

  2. Haiku’s are supposed to go 5 7 5

    None of these are Haiku’s by definition, just nice poems.

    Here is a Haiku about Mom:

    Always there for me
    Loving, caring, listening
    Knows everything

    Al-ways there for me (5)
    Lo-ving, car-ing, lis-ten-ing (7)
    Knows ev-er-y-thing (5)

    Editor’s Note: Thanks for sharing your opinion and poem, Shannon. Serious haiku writers have concluded that the 5 – 7- 5 rule once taught for writing in English misinterprets the Japanese language and often results in awkward poems that have too many words by Japanese standards. Please see my discussion here and here for more on this topic.

    Comment by Shannon — June 5, 2008 @ 12:46 pm

  3. It’s very interesting….
    I made a perfect score in our assignment in english…..
    More Power!!!!

    love you!!!
    can we meet????

    Comment by Rossnel Corot — September 28, 2008 @ 11:12 pm

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