Haiku

The latest haiku poetry by Mel Irvine. Traditional Japanese haiku is interpreted into an English form by presenting a little poem of three lines (line one: 5 syllables, line two: 7 syllables, line three: 5 syllables).

  • bottles in the window The Window Sill (11/9/2018)- on the window sill bottles sitting in echos memories — not dust
  • hibiscus stamen Brassy (6/5/2017)- upright all the day sun-burned pink and pale, orange hibiscus flower © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Brassy I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • a ripening corn field Over the Corn (8/30/2016)- freshened sun shimmers the not-quite harvest season gold and greens alight © 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • pink Rhododendrons Blackheath, NSW Spring Rhododendrons (9/30/2017)- bright pinks, red-purples pamper the twisting ivy spring rhododendrons © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows Daily Prompt: Pamper I’m part of Post A Day 2017 Location: Blachheath (Australia)
  • thick clouds of the islands of gigantes, Estancia Philippines. Storm (5/25/2017)- storm’s precipice monsoon strikes the mountain evanescent © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine This poem was published in 50 Haikus (Volume 1, Issue 11) a literary journal featuring only Haiku poetry in open form. Daily Post: Precipice Weekly Photo Challenge:Evanescent I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • Windy Headland (1/12/2017)- Swaying small tree cling in the place where sea meets sky: everything shown. © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Cling
  • under a new window Under a New Window (4/24/2018)- there’s a place I sit where only tree tips are seen and the new window © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Vague I’m part of Post A Day 2018 Location: La Paz, Iloilo City (Philipppines) My friend Jane Dudley sent me a little haiku journal for my birthday, so to celebrate our new house […]
  • reflections Appearance and Reality (5/14/2018)- seeing senses skewed © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Skewed I’m part of Post A Day 2018 Location: Guimaras Island, Iloilo (Philipppines) PS: I found Bertrand Russell’s ‘The Problems of Philosophy‘ for 85 pesos buried in a bookstore yesterday, and remembered this photo of mine from Guimaras Island. I think it explains Chapter 1: […]
  • Night Sounds, a poem by Melinda J. Irvine After Dark (5/16/2017)- night sounds dogs, Dogs, DOGS fiesta’s steady THUMP Thump thump © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine
  • The Last of the Day (12/29/2016)- her sun’s loud presence harried by the horizon. the last of the day © 2016 Melinda Irvine Daily Post: Pillage
  • Papaya (6/27/2017)- papaya sweet-scented flower the whole night © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Perfume I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • hot pink rose Reaching (6/10/2017)- mud garden footprint old bottles stem a bright rose gentleness reaching © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Tender I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • wet leaves and closed flower buds Wet (8/20/2017)- open to the wind her loud (faster) rushed and wild catch a single drop © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Solitary and Unfurl I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • haiku for the sun Haiku for the Sun (8/19/2018)- six sodden rain weeks greyed skies — gloomier parents then you remembered
  • Girringun Grasslands (2/27/2015)- rain greened grassland slopes shield once esteemed trees’ tiny purple companions © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • gum blossoms Gum Blossoms (10/28/2018)- tangled river walkway gum blossom cepheids
  • seaweed on the sand Beach Pedestrian (10/12/2017)- washed beyond her kin brown, no longer wet seaweed beach pedestrian © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian I’m part of Post A Day 2017 Location: Nambucca Heads (Australia)
  • Beside the Fancy Shopping Mall (5/13/2017)- twisting bamboo maze rickety walkway stumbles sodden, someone’s house © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Maze
  • bird foot prints in the sand Someone Before Me (10/17/2017)- on a lonely shore someone had stood before me webbed footprints in sand © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Exceptional I’m part of Post A Day 2017 Location: Nambucca Heads (Australia)
  • Where I Once Stood (6/23/2016)- where i once stood still a memory (bright shells) held in my little hand © 2016 Mel Irvine
  • Heard (2/9/2017)- through the sounds of dogs banana leaves sway roof tips men haul up fish nets © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Heard
  • Renewal (12/30/2016)- as a tree grows old nature finds her own sublime ornamentation © 2016 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Renewal
  • The Old Apprentice (5/3/2017)- an old apprentice gathered now experience waning the noon tide © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Apprentice
  • lichen stains2 Along the Kennedy Track (10/20/2018)- mangrove roots swathe rock to sea old coast walkway © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine
  • little white flower with a brown leaf Palm Roots and Blooms (7/1/2018)- old concrete mossed green tiny white flowers
  • In the Garden (1/28/2017)- Quiet leaf gently sways, softly in the morning there is a grace. Hear. © 2017 Melinda Irvine Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful
  • deceased she-oak Drooping She-oak (11/7/2018)- drooping limbs flailing she-died — not quickly
  • distorted image of a red moon shining over the sea The Red Sea (6/12/2017)- blood moon the tides divided island to island © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Control I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • wet rock Fallen Leaf (9/25/2017)- shunning the sun’s sting fallen leaf turns gently brown hidden mountain stream © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Sting and Leaf I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • sunset over a rice paddy Afternoon Elegance (12/14/2017)- Phoebus Stretched his hands Unto each tiny stem and floret © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Elegance Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend I’m part of Post A Day 2017 Location: Batad, Iloilo (Philipppines)
  • Exposed (5/8/2017)- children rock mid-summer playtime © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Exposed
  • Morning Begins (4/10/2017)- blue morning begins looking for tiny bird sounds windless palm fronds sway © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine
  • rainbow of tshirts Three Sodden Weeks (1/21/2018)- (passing) green stretched rice fields the tiny hut twinned rainbow of T-shirts © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Horizon I’m part of Post A Day 2018 Location: San Dionisio, Iloilo (Philipppines) Riding the bus through the first full day of sunlight in weeks inspired this little haiku poem. I wish I’d asked the driver to […]
  • small white flowers Aloft (7/5/2017)- little white sail inside a green sea aloft © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Sail I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • beach seaweed and stuff3 Scattered Seaweed (11/6/2018)- shreds of seaweed break — the beach © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine The last shreds of seaweed break up kilometres and kilometres of empty low tide beach. Broken from the bottom they were dumped on the sand, soon they will disappear and return home lifeless — on the evening high tide.
  • bamboo nursery Reforestation (2/22/2018)- from the top of the island where the trees were once bamboo nursery © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Encrusted I’m part of Post A Day 2018 Location: ‎⁨Calagnaan Island⁩, Carles (Philipppines) Note: A little poem about a new bamboo forest to cover a beautiful island again with trees. The bamboo creates a livelihood for the […]
  • Alone at the Edge (12/31/2016)- an old creek tidal separated from her kin, she hears their songs still © 2016 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Mope
  • Looking to the North (1/1/2017)- below the dune-lands is the last day of the year looking to the north © 2016 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Hopeful