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).

  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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:…
  • white water bird White Water Bird (11/4/2018) - river currents creasing her — white winged reflections © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine
  • shadows on the fence Shadows On the Fence (10/10/2018) - spring fell between the cracks shadows on the fence © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine
  • Last Night’s Rain (7/4/2019) - tiny bubblets lodge in a spider’s trap last night’s rain © 2019 Melinda J. Irvine An evening downpour in the Philippine tropics is followed by intense morning sun, giving life to every rivulet and bubble before they transform back to cloud.
  • Banana Blossom (5/24/2017) - ripened bract unfolds her music, line and textures dance inflorescence © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Impression
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • waratah in blackheath Springtime in the Blue Mountains (10/11/2018) - Spring’s contenders rhododendrons waratahs
  • palm frond floating in the shallows On the low tide (5/30/2019) - young palm frond turned, green to burned gold on the low tide © 2019 Melinda J. Irvine
  • 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
  • above the ocean textures Above the Ocean (10/24/2018) - cape. fronded textures
  • The Old Apprentice (5/3/2017) - an old apprentice gathered now experience waning the noon tide © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Apprentice
  • Fire! Fire! (5/3/2017) - silver cooling dawn distant shapes men, haul anchor at once, all away tropical island though winter does not pass here poverty is cold closing light showers covered in February rains disappear fire siren wailing bells thick fear rise rise look…
  • Ocean Mosaic (1/16/2017) - Ocean’s bright lighting each swell and surge captured, art. Blue and exquisite. © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Exquisite
  • 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…
  • 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
  • bottles in the window The Window Sill (11/9/2018) - on the window sill bottles sitting in echoes memories — not dust
  • 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)
  • In the Garden (1/28/2017) - Gently leaf sway soft to the morning in your Grace © 2017 Melinda Irvine Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful
  • black lizard's tail Sunbathing (10/31/2018) - basking her bottom head hiding – rear to the sun shining. black lizard © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine
  • 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
  • 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…
  • 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
  • Paperbark Wetlands (7/19/2016) - barefoot forest steps find sun-stained river grasses windless and silent © 2016 Melinda Irvine Paperbark Wetlands is featured in my book of multimedia poetry Paperbark Wetlands: 10 Little Multimedia Poems Lyricing the Australian Landscape. Get it free now on iBooks…
  • 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
  • old guyra cemetery Who lies beneath you? (3/14/2015) - bush cemetery who lies beneath your lichen trees and unmarked cross? © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • beach art of mangrove fish made from leaves Rearranging the shadows (6/5/2019) - inside shadows a young fish passes beyond the mangroves
  • 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)
  • Windy Headland (1/12/2017) - Swaying small tree cling in the place where sea meets sky: everything shown. © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Cling
  • Home For Winter (6/30/2016) - the sun is warming my tropical island feet back home for winter © 2016 Melinda Irvine  
  • 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)
  • dead leaf Leaves by the Riverbank (2/26/2019) - barbed blade and broken midrib, cobweb netted vein cover river sand in your story
  • Exposed (5/8/2017) - children rock mid-summer playtime © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Exposed