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A Summer Haiku Suite


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Level 54 : Grandmaster Dinosaur


walking on bare feet

a white clover flower breaks

in between my toes

discovery waits

a green shimmering unveils

an old shard of glass

under warm sunlight

a golden dragonfly rests

on an algae bed

a sudden loud noise

through a clear blue sky

a small airplane floats

drifting on the wind

I have painted my toes black

on this hot sandy path


A Haiku is a traditional Japanese form of poetry. The Western interpretation of which exists of 5 - 7 - 5 syllables for each line respectively.

Aside from the syllables rule, there's more to Haiku's. They normally have a seasonal word, but what I find most enchanting about them is that they describe an environment, feeling or situation very effectively while leaving out any kind of judgement or lesson. It's like the Haiku can capture the essence of a moment. Much like an impressionist painting could.

Recently I learned about Haiku Suites when looking for writing contests on the internet. A Haiku Suite is a set of 3 to 6 Haiku's that are connected in some way or another. I ended up writing a Haiku Suite for this contest, in Dutch. With the Summer Vacation event having started just recently, I figured; why not translate it to English and share it on Planet Minecraft too! \o/

To write these Haiku's, I took a short walk. It was a very warm day but there was also a soft refreshing breeze. I hope my poetry captures my experience well.

I often walk across this same path, sometimes alone but most of the time together with _Phrozenbit_. There's a sandy path beside the waterway behind our home which is perfect for stretching one's legs and pondering the meaning of life. 😂 The featured photo is of this place. It's also the place I find the glass and ceramic shards for my mosaics.

+ Notice how each second line has a color in it? 😁

14 replies

07/11/2019 7:40 am
Level 40 : Master Sweetheart
Hibiki Ekko
Beautiful ♥
07/10/2019 1:30 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Warrior
Avatar2003 Official
Love your poetry!
07/07/2019 6:45 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Mage
Ossium AKA Skelly
That is really well done, I like it..
07/08/2019 4:29 am
Level 54 : Grandmaster Dinosaur
Thank you 😊
07/05/2019 10:45 amhistory
Level 56 : Grandmaster Dragon
Mm I would like to take a walk there mood
07/05/2019 10:57 am
Level 54 : Grandmaster Dinosaur
You may just be able to sometime :D
07/05/2019 8:08 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Archer
Very nice! I write a "Daily Haiku" every evening to sum up the day. I guess it's my way of writing a journal! (Great for those too lazy to write down everything)
07/05/2019 9:28 am
Level 54 : Grandmaster Dinosaur
Ay that sounds interesting, and must also be quite a collection by now!
Have any to share? 😊
07/06/2019 8:22 amhistory
Level 18 : Journeyman Archer
Hm. Most of them aren't very good as Haikus (as in, don't follow the nature theme), and I don't really want to share those more about my personal life... And that leaves about 1 percent that I would share. So here are three of them:

Bitter cold meadows
I ride past them every day
Sunlight is precious

Golden autumn leaves
Slowly drift towards the ground
Where they will turn brown

(This last one isn't one of my "Daily Haikus" but it's one of my favourites)

Waves break on the beach
The sunlight is upon them
White foam everywhere
07/06/2019 11:54 am
Level 54 : Grandmaster Dinosaur
Oooh I like that :D didn't you enter that second one in an event once?
Will we see a poetry blog from you for this event too? 😁
07/06/2019 7:30 pmhistory
Level 18 : Journeyman Archer
1. Possibly (I don't remember, but yeah it's one of my favourites)
2. Possibly (Depending on whether I can find the calm and inspiration to make some)
07/05/2019 7:59 am
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
What a pretty view with the Dutch landscape and canals
07/05/2019 8:05 am
Level 54 : Grandmaster Dinosaur
I'd say with confidence that I live in the best place on earth 😁 the view still impresses me every day.
07/06/2019 8:08 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Archer
How would you know? I assume you haven't seen every place on Earth! But it's great to love in an environment one likes.

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