Sunday, April 3, 2011

Trio of Haiku

darkness settles in
harvest moon fills autumn sky
night turns into day

wind yowls through bare trees
stealth moon skitters across sky
winter on its tail

silken web disguised
unwitting victim awaits
venom destiny
© Copyright Ginny Brannan 2010

*Haiku is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven and five syllables (5,7,5) or 17 syllables in all. Haiku is usually written in present tense and focuses on nature.

Sharing at d'Verse Poet's Pub Form for All, Haiku/Senryu with Gay Reiser Cannon 


  1. beautiful.

    love the autumn night imagery your words paint.

  2. Wow, these are terrific, Ginny! I love haiku, it's how I started writing poetry. Thanks for sharing such lovely gems!

  3. All three are exceptional- love the way you put them together- especially the last two-thanks

  4. Wow, they're all captivating but the final one gave me the chills! No venom destiny for me tonight please :).

  5. venom destiny... vivid and all inclusive. These are beautiful. I love the word yowls.


  6. Vivid and very classic in feel. Nice work--the stealth moon was perfect.

  7. One of the characteristics of an above-average poet is the ability to observe carefully and your haiku show that you do. Exquisite.

  8. nice...really like the second...made me think of a cat stealing across the night....

  9. ginny - esp. liked the second one...the wind yowling and winter on its tail is a great image

  10. I also liked the second one...especially vivid...and I was drawn to the short-i and the “t” sounds here: “skitters across sky / winter on its tail” -- and now you've got me shivering!

  11. A great set of haiku.
    I especially liked the last one.

  12. ooo. very Autumnal this Haiku.
    the harvest moon and the quick turn to day

    the yowling of the wind (my mind flashes to Ginsberg LOL) thru the '''bare''' trees ....winter on the tail of the moon.
    then........the silken web...therein lie something's destiny (and it tain't nice).

    Nice set of Haikus....I can see them, I can visualize them.
    thanks for posting.


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