Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, April 10th 2019, new beginnings

Chèvrefeuille is the host of Mindlovemiserys Menageries’s Heeding Haiku with, who says:
Welcome at a new episode of Heeding Haiku With … MLMM’s feature about haiku and haibun, two wonderful kinds of Japanese poetry. A while ago I decided to give you only a theme for this feature and maybe some rules to use. This week I love to challenge you to create a classical haiku or a classical haibun themed “New Beginnings”.When you have written your haiku, please TAG Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille and Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Then add your link to the Mister Linky widget (at the site.)

infant strawberry plant

Spring’s green polka dots
from a distance, close up show
tiny strawberry leaves.

lichen on branch

Spring lichen carpets
a limb, yellow and white rest
on their way to dust.

38 Comments Add yours

  1. jeremyjames says:

    I love these. Haiku is such a suitable format for everyone don’t you think?….even the most attention deficit peeps among us can get through haiku without checking facebook! Perhaps THE gateway drug to poetry

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lmao. Do you write haiku? I’d like to see it if you do. If you don’t, come on and try it. Your first haiku is free 🙂

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      1. jeremyjames says:

        Nah…never really been into the idea. But why not! I’ll let you know if I start for sure

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        1. msjadeli says:

          🙂 chicken!

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          1. jeremyjames says:

            I’ll get to it! I’ve got so many little projects already lol

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  2. simplywendi says:

    haiku are my favorite types of poems and i really enjoyed reading yours……….

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  3. Jules says:

    Like that wild strawberry… Had to get the mower out this week. I read though that ‘Bomb cyclone’ storm hammers central US. Up to 2 1/2 feet expected in South Dakota with winds in excess of 50 mph.

    Your photos are lovely. The haiku just an added bonus. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      oh no on the storm 😦 Glad you liked the pictures.

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      1. Jules says:

        I’m glad I mowed this morning – afternoon showers…

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  4. Jules says:

    That’s 2 1/2 feet of snow…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I pray it doesn’t blow east.

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      1. Jules says:

        I could do with a little less record setting stats! Weather wise. 🙂

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  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice contrast between the yellow and white lichen.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I never saw two identical species of lichen with two such different shades before. They are lovely!

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  6. I do love the lichen… life in such a resilient way

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I see lichen as the last stop before dust. There is a place way north of here, in the Upper Peninsula, called Copper Harbor, on Lake Superior, where a section of beach has large rocks that are covered with a lovely variety of lichen. I’ve only been there once, but I never forgot it.

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  7. Glenn Buttkus says:

    A double treat–photos and haiku. I was reticent to accept haiku a few years ago, but nowadays I end most of my poems with one. On the trail tonight I ran into a poem of six haiku with free verse responses; intriguing form.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Glenn. I like to write them, but they do seem like more of a supplement or addendum in my book. I don’t like to write one by itself, they get self-conscious that way. Intriguing is right about the 6 haiku with free verse responses. I saw it and thought it meshed seamlessly.

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  8. Great description – I enjoy Haiku, and strawberry plants. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It is a winning combination isn’t it? 😉 With two-toned lichen chaser.

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  9. sanaarizvi says:

    These are such gems.. I am literally swooning right now! 😍😍

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Sanaa. Glad you liked them 🙂

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  10. Beverly Crawford says:

    ” ..on their way to dust ” I never thought of lichen in that way, but it’s “spot on”, as the Brits say.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you Beverly. As are we all 😉

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  11. Loved that haiku. Yep.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you

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  12. memadtwo says:

    I love that yellow! (K)

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  13. rothpoetry says:

    Your photos and haiku work so well together!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Dwight! It was one of the few days bright enough to take pictures. It’s been gloomy ever since 😦

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  14. Sabio Lantz says:

    I enjoyed the simplicity with the fun pics. A fine Spring feel

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sabio. It was a simple fine Spring day when I took the pics and wrote the haiku based on them 🙂

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  15. short but sweet snapshots of our earth undressing for spring!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Nice way of putting it. Thank you 🙂

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  16. Mish says:

    I like the idea of strawberry plants polka-dotting! Jam season cannot come too soon.

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  17. robtkistner says:

    So much packed into this Haiku Jade. An entire cycle of life to death. Loved it! The photos you post, as always, are captivating.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rob, very happy you enjoyed the photos and the haiku. Thank you for your kind comments.

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  18. merrildsmith says:

    Little bits of spring. Lovely photos and words.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Merril 🙂

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