from year end’s window
I gaze past white frost flowers
small prints mark fresh snow
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.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!