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).

  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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…
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Renewal (12/30/2016) - as a tree grows old nature finds her own sublime ornamentation © 2016 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Renewal
  • 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
  • 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…
  • Mangroves (9/11/2019) - seated the sunshine flecked, with salt
  • Morning and Mist (10/21/2015) - early driving sun behind wet mist and dew filled cobwebs. rough bush stop. © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • February Winds (2/13/2017) - mountains cannot hear singing children scattered south February winds © 2017 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
  • Where I Once Stood (6/23/2016) - where i once stood still a memory (bright shells) held in my little hand © 2016 Mel Irvine
  • 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
  • lichen stains2 Along the Kennedy Track (10/20/2018) - mangrove roots swathe rock to sea old coast walkway © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine
  • rock pool with wind ripples Cloudy (11/14/2018) - rock pool shook by the north shrilled wind cloudy
  • 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
  • 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…
  • The Old Apprentice (5/3/2017) - an old apprentice gathered now experience waning the noon tide © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Apprentice
  • 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
  • Home For Winter (6/30/2016) - the sun is warming my tropical island feet back home for winter © 2016 Melinda 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
  • 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
  • Banana Blossom (5/24/2017) - ripened bract unfolds her music, line and textures dance inflorescence © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Prompt: Impression
  • easter moon over dubai Easter Moon (3/21/2019) - flying late my Easter moon alighting Dubai
  • pandanus leaves Old World Tropics (5/7/2018) - bare feet uncover a new island old world pandanus © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Observe I’m part of Post A Day 2018 Location:Guimaras Island, Iloilo (Philipppines)
  • 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…
  • shadows on the fence Shadows On the Fence (10/10/2018) - spring fell between the cracks shadows on the fence © 2018 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
  • black lizard's tail Sunbathing (10/31/2018) - basking her bottom head hiding – rear to the sun shining. black lizard © 2018 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…
  • deceased she-oak Drooping She-oak (11/7/2018) - drooping limbs flailing she-died — not quickly
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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,…
  • white water bird White Water Bird (11/4/2018) - river currents creasing her — white winged reflections © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine
  • Girringun Grasslands (2/27/2015) - rain greened grassland slopes shield once esteemed trees’ tiny purple companions © 2015 Melinda Irvine