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Traditional Haiku...back to basics


Yellow ladies

Dressing modestly

You shield yourself all winter

And bless us in. Spring

The regal flower

Graces us with her presence

Only for a time

Yellow dress you wear

Oh how you've been been displaying

On the reddish soil


Sky and Earth

Sky commands the Earth

Don't get up on my account

Stay right wherev you lay

The Earth does feel safe

Being blanketed by the Sky

"I won't shake today"!

Sky and Earth hold hands

Stratosphere gets so jealous

She sends something. down


Mighty Waters

Please bow to Water

Do not incite it's Anger

Or incur its. wrath

Water...kind or cruel?

You were once. the hands of GOD;

Please don't destroy us


Will you dance for me today?

Or will you be fickle


Silent Tree

Please tell me ol' tree;

tell me all that you have seen

Standing all this time

Why don't you "branch" out?

Better move from where you stand,

else they chop you down

I can't see your feet

Always buried in the. ground-

Suckle Mother Earth

© 2020 Laurinzoscott


Laurinzoscott (author) from Kanab, Utah on April 07, 2020:

Thank you so much Mark for reading and commenting

Laurinzoscott (author) from Kanab, Utah on April 03, 2020:

I agree 100% Mark

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on April 02, 2020:

Beautifully done. This is a good time to think about nature and distract ourselves from human nature.

Laurinzoscott (author) from Kanab, Utah on March 29, 2020:

Thank you so much ...coming from you that means a lot...

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 29, 2020:

I like haikus but have never tried to write one. You do it well, my friend.

Laurinzoscott (author) from Kanab, Utah on March 29, 2020:

Thank you Senoritaa for your comment...and again I took liberties with the haiku; I never stay onbthe beaten path ;)

Rinita Sen on March 29, 2020:

I like your unique style. Even though haiku has a set pattern, your wise use of the breaks in punctuation are unique to this collection. The sky and earth ones were my favorite.

Laurinzoscott (author) from Kanab, Utah on March 28, 2020:

Thank you FlourishAnyway I am glad you enjoyed...I pray you a blessed evening

FlourishAnyway from USA on March 28, 2020:

These are simply delightful.

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