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).

  • Morning Begins (4/10/2017) - blue morning begins looking for tiny bird sounds windless palm fronds sway © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine
  • 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  
  • 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
  • The Old Apprentice (5/3/2017) - an old apprentice gathered now experience waning the noon tide © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Apprentice
  • 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…
  • Alone at the Edge (12/31/2016) - an old creek tidal separated from her kin, she hears their songs still © 2016 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Mope
  • lichen stains2 Along the Kennedy Track (10/20/2018) - mangrove roots swathe rock to sea old coast walkway © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine
  • Exposed (5/8/2017) - children rock mid-summer playtime © 2017 Melinda J. Irvine Daily Post: Exposed
  • dead leaf Leaves by the Riverbank (2/26/2019) - barbed blade and broken midrib, cobweb netted vein cover river sand in your story
  • 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)
  • Overwhelmed (2/5/2017) - tiny bamboo barque thick winds squall her man and net islands vanish aft © 2017 Melinda Irvine Daily Prompt: Overwhelming
  • 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
  • easter moon over dubai Easter Moon (3/21/2019) - flying late my Easter moon alighting Dubai
  • shadows on the fence Shadows On the Fence (10/10/2018) - spring fell between the cracks shadows on the fence © 2018 Melinda J. Irvine
  • 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
  • haiku for the sun Haiku for the Sun (8/19/2018) - six sodden rain weeks greyed skies — gloomier parents then you remembered
  • 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
  • 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…
  • yellow leaves on tree Broken Leaves (10/27/2018) - sunset falls to earth broken leaves reply © 2018 Melinda J. 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)
  • Girringun Grasslands (2/27/2015) - rain greened grassland slopes shield once esteemed trees’ tiny purple companions © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • Morning and Mist (10/21/2015) - early driving sun behind wet mist and dew filled cobwebs. rough bush stop. © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • Ancient Volcano (2/28/2015) - Aboriginal Undara (a long way). Rain forest beneath us. © 2015 Melinda Irvine
  • deceased she-oak Drooping She-oak (11/7/2018) - drooping limbs flailing she-died — not quickly
  • 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…
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • waratah in blackheath Springtime in the Blue Mountains (10/11/2018) - Spring’s contenders rhododendrons waratahs
  • February Winds (2/13/2017) - mountains cannot hear singing children scattered south February winds © 2017 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…
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Where I Once Stood (6/23/2016) - where i once stood still a memory (bright shells) held in my little hand © 2016 Mel 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,…
  • 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)