from year end’s window

I gaze past white frost flowers

small prints mark fresh snow

©2017  Ontheland


This year has been another unique chapter in my blogging journey.  As we approach 2018 I am finally admitting that my main focus here is writing poetry.  If anyone had told me ten years ago that this is what I would be doing and that having readers would be part of the mix I am sure I would have doubted it.  I fully appreciate those who drop by here to read my posts.  My reading of others has also been rewarding—this being a year of profound enjoyment, learning, and discovery.

For today’s haiku Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1336 was my starting point.  In this episode Chèvrefeuille provides examples of elegance in haiku and a quote by Paulo Coelho:

[…] “Elegance is the correct posture if the writing is to be perfect. It’s the same with life: when all superfluous things have been discarded, we discover simplicity and concentration…” […] (Source: The Witch of Portobello – Paulo Coelho)

white flowers in my hair
I walk through the gate into the deep north
my only gala dress

© Sora (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)

I am also linking to Frank J. Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #14: New Year.


21 thoughts on “gazing

  1. I feel the same way about the haiku and tanka form. Never would have thought they’d become my creative outlet mixed with photograph, in just two years. Enjoy the flow of your journey in 2018, Janice. Happy New Year! 🙂

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