Monday, May 21, 2012

Warmth - haiku from Ashland, Ohio

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Sun shines down on all;
Rays embrace each small creature –
Love sizzles and burns.



The Blogathon challenge for today was to write a haiku.  My small offering came from the hot colors in the stained class on the chapel of the Brethren Church, with which Ashland University is affiliated.

In a day or two I’ll give you a good list of books I bet you haven’t read, but let’s talk reading today, too.  Do you write or do you read poetry?  Who’s your favorite poet?  If you’re not a poetry person, what’s your favorite kind of writing to read when you want to connect with the world around you or escape it? Please share in the comments box.

6 comments:

Kim Griffin said...

Great Haiku! I wrote one when I did the blogathon a while back :)

I used to write poetry as a teen ~ pretty dismal stuff, lol. Haven't written any since (except for the recent haiku.)

It's good exercise for the brain!

Sara Walpert Foster said...

I haven't written poetry in awhile. My kids do though and I am always amazed by the intensity of what comes through when you only have a few words to express something. Love your haiku and the stained glass at the church. Lately, loving Billy Collins.

Mike Schulenberg said...

It is widely known
That I love a good haiku
Awesome job, Julie

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I love reading poetry. Mary Oliver is my absolute favorite poet and second-favorite writer. Reading her poems is a spiritual exercise for me.

I used to write a lot of poetry, but I stopped about 15 years ago. I am fascinated with haiku and I think it is a wonderful way to work with language.

The stained glass window is stunning. I am fascinated by stained glass windows that are really mandalas.

Liv said...

We should all probably work more on haiku, simply to practice writing as concisely as possible. You did a good job, Julie.
;)

Julie Farrar said...

I did find it to be a good brain exercise. No way can I produce them as quickly as Mike did. When I get home from the road tomorrow I hope to read every one from the Blogathon.

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