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).

  • small pink flowers Celadon (6/13/2017) - grey, green celadon forest of tiny leaf fronds taper pink entrails © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Taper I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • little red flowers Afternoon Walk (6/29/2017) - sprinkled along the trail red flowers © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Blanket I’m part of Post A Day 2017 SaveSave SaveSave
  • waratah in blackheath Springtime in the Blue Mountains (10/11/2018) - Spring’s contenders rhododendrons waratahs
  • Banana Blossom (5/24/2017) - ripened bract unfolds her music, line and textures dance inflorescence © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Impression
  • 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
  • Where I Once Stood (6/23/2016) - where i once stood still a memory (bright shells) held in my little hand © 2016 Mel Irvine
  • old guyra cemetery Who lies beneath you? (3/14/2015) - bush cemetery who lies beneath your lichen trees and unmarked cross? © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • little mountain stream in black and white The Colour of Water (9/28/2017) - children’s voices loop just over the wet bracken rushing mountain stream © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine This is my response to the Blogging University course Writing: Intro to Poetry (Day 1 Water) I’m part of Post A Day 2017 Location: Leura Cascades (Blue Mountains National Park)
  • 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 […]
  • 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
  • February Winds (2/13/2017) - mountains cannot hear singing children scattered south February winds © 2017 Melinda Irvine
  • Home For Winter (6/30/2016) - the sun is warming my tropical island feet back home for winter © 2016 Melinda Irvine  
  • However bird songs are heard (4/14/2017) - like bold ink scratchings haiku ancestors, unknown bird songs are yet heard Audax scratchings quasi atramento Haiku et maiorum suorum ignotum carmina sunt avem tamen audisti Scratchings as bold ink Haiku Poetry and those of their own ancestors are pardoned However, bird songs are heard © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine
  • 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)
  • Ocean Mosaic (1/16/2017) - Ocean’s bright lighting each swell and surge captured, art. Blue and exquisite. © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Exquisite
  • Morning Shadows (4/11/2017) - morning found herself beyond iron grating, fenced among the shadows © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine
  • 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
  • lights shining in a puddle It’s Raining (10/28/2017) - red and purple pieces of city lights and lumes inside a street puddle © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Surreal I’m part of Post A Day 2017 Location: Iloilo City (Philippines)
  • 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: […]
  • fallen from the forest Of the Forest (5/13/2018) - one piece of the forest fallen, at my feet © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Forest I’m part of Post A Day 2018 Location: Guimaras, Iloilo (Philipppines)
  • red flower Flowers of the Tropics (11/29/2017) - red petals thick and scrunch no rain past their doorway #poetry #haiku #poem
  • Shade and Shadows (11/19/2016) - Angophoras shed splintered bark in neighbourless shade and leafed shadows © 2016 Melinda Irvine A haiku poem written by Melinda Irvine.
  • Ancient Volcano (2/28/2015) - Aboriginal Undara (a long way). Rain forest beneath us. © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • The Last of the Wattle (7/6/2017) - below eucalypts butcherbird plucks out a hymn bush cemetery the wattle lingered late that August year you left winter’s long goodnight © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Pluck I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • April Tides (4/30/2017) - February blew long low tide on the concrete constructed April © 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 […]
  • 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
  • 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
  • shadows on the fence Shadows On the Fence (10/10/2018) - spring fell between the cracks shadows on the fence © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine
  • 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
  • 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
  • Things That Relax (12/7/2016) - Bare feet wanderings. Wet earth. Leafy ground garden. Last rain’s gentle drops. © Melinda Irvine Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax
  • Overwhelmed (2/5/2017) - tiny bamboo barque thick winds squall her man and net islands vanish aft © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Overwhelming