Standard Posted by Brenda Davis Harsham Posted on September 25, 2013 Posted under Poetry Comments 23 Comments Geometry in Two Haiku Lichen attaches, Softening the brick walkway. Other plants follow. Grasses, weeds and moss, Shaped by humans and nature, Geometric love. Copyright 2013 Brenda Davis Harsham Ways to Share this:EmailPrintTwitterPinterestFacebookMoreTumblrPocketLinkedInRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related bricksfairy taleFairy Talesfriendly fairy talegeometryhaikulichennaturephotographpoemPoetry Post navigation ← Bloom of Life Haibun Late Bloom Haiku → 23 thoughts on “Geometry in Two Haiku” i love to mix a little math with my poetry ) LikeLike Reply Math is all around us, just like beauty. And music. And together, they are magic. 🙂 LikeLike Reply Beautiful! XxxMwaaaahhxxx LikeLike Reply Thanks! Brenda LikeLike Reply …reading between the lines. LikeLike Reply Exactly, you are quick! LikeLike Reply Beautiful, amazing depth you brought out…superb writing! 🙂 LikeLike Reply Thanks for your encouraging words. 🙂 I need them today. Warmly, Brenda LikeLike Reply I like that last line “Geometric love”. I´ve been reading other people poems since I can´t write them don´t have the knowledge I like reading them. What´s up with the Haiku? It seems you are all writing this style of poetry. Can somebody explain to me if there is a structure, a theme, cause I figured you just don´t write 6 little sentences as they come out of your head. Or do you? LikeLike Reply The haiku is 5 syllables, 7 syllables and 5 syllables again in three lines. Ideally, it is nature related, two separate things in lines 1 and 2, brought together in line 3 in a new way or with a new angle. And a lot needs to be unsaid so the reader can bring new thoughts of their own. I’m too wordy, and the discipline of keeping thoughts so short forces a lot of editing, careful word choice and a lot of thinking about what am I really trying to say. All of which is a great process for a writer to go through regularly. It’s Japanese, and it’s meant to be a meditation on life, and a sharing of wisdom through the lens of beauty. So for me, they are both a way to celebrate nature, and a way to flex my writing muscles, like lifting hand weights. And they are a pure joy. You could stick a toe in the waters, and feel free to make your own rules as you go. LikeLike Reply And the unread would´ve thought you had written that in one minute. LikeLike Reply Ouch. LikeLike Reply It´s a compliment, you make the hard look easy LikeLike Reply Oh, okay. Thanks then. 🙂 LikeLike Haiku! Hi Ho, Elephant LikeLike Reply Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to poetry we go. 🙂 LikeLike Reply I like these words:) LikeLike Reply I’m so happy you do, thanks! Brenda LikeLike Reply I never could grasp poetry. It is now that I am older that I get it. LikeLike Reply What a neat way to see that! Approved! 😉 LikeLike Reply Thanks! LikeLike Reply Geometric love……love that, Brenda!! LikeLike Reply Thanks! LikeLike Reply Comments welcome! Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.