the haiku diaries


September 20, 2008 by Rachel Dickinson
September 20, 2008, 7:58 pm
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9,000 views so
far — not too shabby for a
little haiku blog.



July 26, 2008 by Rachel Dickinson
July 26, 2008, 11:10 pm
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There’s some bad haiku
out there — trite, insipid poems —
thank god they’re so short.



June 9, 2008 by Rachel Dickinson
June 9, 2008, 8:02 pm
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What do you want from
a haiku? It’s so few words —
impressionistic.



April 7, 2008 by Rachel Dickinson
April 8, 2008, 1:24 am
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Our haiku wars are
self-judged — imagery and
wit count. As does speed.



April 7, 2008 by Rachel Dickinson
April 7, 2008, 8:38 pm
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A chickadee lands
on a branch in front of me —
look quick! — oh, he’s gone.



April 7, 2008 by Rachel Dickinson
April 7, 2008, 8:25 pm
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Creativity
is stifled in me today —
trying not to fret.



April 7, 2008 by Rachel Dickinson
April 7, 2008, 6:58 pm
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Jack and I sat down
to engage in haiku war
last evening. He won.

His poems are nuanced,
insightful, and so clever.
His mother’s just fast.



April 4, 2008 by Rachel Dickinson
April 4, 2008, 7:09 pm
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My network is as
delicate as a spider’s
web, though not as strong.



April 4, 2008 by Rachel Dickinson
April 4, 2008, 3:34 pm
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Outside the window
a cold, cold rain softly falls —
the sky is leaden.



April 2, 2008 by Rachel Dickinson
April 2, 2008, 8:15 pm
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Hang in there sister —
sometimes you can’t help but smile
when the days get warm.