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).

  • old guyra cemetery Who lies beneath you? (3/14/2015) - bush cemetery who lies beneath your lichen trees and unmarked cross? © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • undulate by Melinda J. Irvine She rises, she falls (1/11/2018) - long lines of palm frond wind filled, each crease each pore delineates the gust © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Undulate I’m part of Post A Day 2018 Location: Guimaras Island, Iloilo (Philipppines)
  • A Recognised Craft (2/6/2017) - long since a palm tree weaved tight, neatly stitched by hands above now below © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Craft and Recognize
  • 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
  • Girringun Grasslands (2/27/2015) - rain greened grassland slopes shield once esteemed trees’ tiny purple companions © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • 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 or Amazon.
  • Windy Headland (1/12/2017) - Swaying small tree cling in the place where sea meets sky: everything shown. © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Cling
  • Ancient Volcano (2/28/2015) - Aboriginal Undara (a long way). Rain forest beneath us. © 2015 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Renewal (12/30/2016) - as a tree grows old nature finds her own sublime ornamentation © 2016 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Renewal
  • 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
  • April Tides (4/30/2017) - February blew long low tide on the concrete constructed April © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine
  • 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
  • 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
  • Overwhelmed (2/5/2017) - tiny bamboo barque thick winds squall her man and net islands vanish aft © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Overwhelming
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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 Look LOOK silent blacked-out prayers trapped behind steel grill flames spew heat and smoking crowds […]
  • spider waits Spider (11/26/2017) - beneath a noisy party carefree games  and un-shoed feet a spider waits #poetry #haiku #poem
  • 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: […]
  • 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)
  • Collaboration (5/23/2017) - layers of rain, greened spent leaves over damp soil (earth’s) collaboration © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Collaboration I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • February Winds (2/13/2017) - mountains cannot hear singing children scattered south February winds © 2017 Melinda Irvine
  • twin rainbows over the sea Under the Moon (6/5/2017) - rainbow reaching (a tiny distant moon) both sides rainbow reaches World Environment Day both sides © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Distant I’m part of Post A Day 2017 World Environment Day #WithNature
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Morning Shadows (4/11/2017) - morning found herself beyond iron grating, fenced among the shadows © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine
  • 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
  • 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 […]
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Over the Corn (8/30/2016) - freshened sun shimmers the not-quite harvest season gold and greens alight © 2016 Melinda Irvine
  • Home For Winter (6/30/2016) - the sun is warming my tropical island feet back home for winter © 2016 Melinda Irvine