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).

  • Where I Once Stood (6/23/2016) - where i once stood still a memory (bright shells) held in my little hand © 2016 Mel 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)
  • Windy Headland (1/12/2017) - Swaying small tree cling in the place where sea meets sky: everything shown. © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Cling
  • April Tides (4/30/2017) - February blew long low tide on the concrete constructed April © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine
  • 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,…
  • Ocean Mosaic (1/16/2017) - Ocean’s bright lighting each swell and surge captured, art. Blue and exquisite. © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Exquisite
  • 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…
  • old guyra cemetery Who lies beneath you? (3/14/2015) - bush cemetery who lies beneath your lichen trees and unmarked cross? © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • 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
  • red flower Flowers of the Tropics (11/29/2017) - red petals thick and scrunch no rain past their doorway #poetry #haiku #poem
  • 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…
  • beach art of mangrove fish made from leaves Rearranging the shadows (6/5/2019) - inside shadows a young fish passes beyond the mangroves
  • rock pool with wind ripples Cloudy (11/14/2018) - rock pool shook by the north shrilled wind cloudy
  • Exposed (5/8/2017) - children rock mid-summer playtime © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Exposed
  • In the Garden (1/28/2017) - Gently leaf sway soft to the morning in your Grace © 2017 Melinda Irvine Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful
  • one white daisy Along the Rural Road (11/13/2018) - neat rows of pointed pines along the rural road one wild daisy
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Banana Blossom (5/24/2017) - ripened bract unfolds her music, line and textures dance inflorescence © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Impression
  • Girringun Grasslands (2/27/2015) - rain greened grassland slopes shield once esteemed trees’ tiny purple companions © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • dead leaf Leaves by the Riverbank (2/26/2019) - barbed blade and broken midrib, cobweb netted vein cover river sand in your story
  • 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)
  • Morning Shadows (4/11/2017) - morning found herself beyond iron grating, fenced among the shadows © 2017 Melinda J. 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…
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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…
  • 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)
  • water colour from uncle richard Putting out fires (3/7/2019) - wet skies falling over burnt bits of land My Uncle Richard emailed me his latest watercolour a few days ago — inspired by the “water, wet skies and bits of land” (he told me) of the NSW New England. Yet all…
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • haiku for the sun Haiku for the Sun (8/19/2018) - six sodden rain weeks greyed skies — gloomier parents then you remembered
  • 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