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1

climbing the first vertical
it comes to—
a snail on my shoe


2

leaves falling everywhere
I look, how easy it is
to let them go


3

I marvel at every
rose bush petal
holding fast in the wind


4

seed packets in a drawer—
dormant dreams of an herbal garden
come spring


5

sharp-edged clouds
cutting the moon in half
but not the piercing wind


6

still in bed—
winter scrubbing the remains
of autumn from the trees


7 (seen on local news today)

king tides—
waves scattering cliff side
spectators with sea foam and awe


8

how cold the night—
no sound of cricket or bird
yet his breath in slumber


9

late morning
pulling taut the bed sheet,
outline of my tortoiseshell comb


10

lace curtain patterns
from a kitchen breeze
fill the empty fruit bowl


11

chopping winter vegetables
for stew—
my thoughts of summer plums


12

reflection of my rouged lips
on the window sill
through a water glass


13

jelly-making day—
pomegranate halves, red
on half-read newspaper


14

freeze-dried strawberries
in a bowl of cornflakes
still, my delight for the seeds


15

Milky Way in deep winter—
his son's voice
no longer a child's
During my keeping a year's journal for the Glory-Be-Project, the daily notes & bits of poetry I gather in its pages each day reveal the everyday of life activities, thoughts, & feelings. Many of my notes read like Japanese short form which I have written and posted in my dA gallery since 2007. It's because of this tendency that the majority of my journal might read as such, and the notes are easily transcribed as haiku & tanka mainly. Also, writing haiku isn't only about nature in its purest observations, but of how everything (including nature of course) impacts the poet. Haiku is the style of short form that can portray everything in the simplest of everyday ways. It's with this ideal that I have compiled more of my notes in this particular set -- all of them written over the time of a week, showing the passing of the days of the week, from morning to night, and night to day - with a variety of simple, everyday vignettes which include sleeping in, watching TV, out in the garden, preparing dinner, making jelly, and witnessing RetroZombie John's son Anthony's voice change practically overnight.

:new: I've added a lovely preview piece featuring a photograph taken by Kelsi Nullibicity
Japan Pictures 14 by Nullibicity who was so kind and gave me permission to use the image, which was then treated to look like a delicate watercolor, and finished with a font of an Asian feel, with a rich shade of color, and defined with thin, interior bordering to finish the effect by collaborating with the talented John RetroZombie who has always been able to translate my ideas & visions to perfection, and who's efforts made the finished image possible. 

John, and Kelsi, my admiration and thanks to you both for your generosity!

I hope you will enjoy some of these everyday moments with me. <3

:bulletpurple: haiku #7: king tides www.scpr.org/programs/take-two…

Other sets posted this month:
:bulletblue: "He Found Me Before I Knew" jade-pandora.deviantart.com/ar…
:bulletorange: "Sensual Moon: Love Haiku" jade-pandora.deviantart.com/ar…
:bulletblack: 'Gifts from the Palm of my Hand" jade-pandora.deviantart.com/ar…

:new::bulletpink: 12/16/14 Featured here:
Special Feature--Haiku MastersA Feature as a Contest Prize for jade-pandora and zippip
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  Oral sex haiku by somnomollior June 2011 Haikuthon by somnomollior
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#MyDayInHaiku 2014-11-25 by somethingzenzen #MyDayInHaiku 2014-10-09 by somethingzenzen #MyDayInHaiku 2014-10-12 by somethingzenzen #MyDayInHaiku 2014-11-01 by somethingzenzen
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Pens run dry. by OritPetra 2011 June Haikuthon by OritPetra  Winter's last. by OritPetra
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Moon Morning by RedDragonfly Silence - FotoFriday Tanka by RedDragonfly 2014 Dragon2th Renga- October by RedDragonfly 2014 Dragon2th Renga-May by RedDragonfly
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firefly by almcdermid pebbles by almcdermid 


:bulletred: 10/13/14 Featured here:
103 DalmationsI just hit a hundred watchers a few days ago, and I decided that I was going to feature every one of you lovely people. Then I got a few more and decided that the cut off for this feature would be 103. It was a pleasure to go through every single one of your galleries. If you're not here, you'll be in the next watcher feature, I promise. :heart:
  
 
  Lifelines by LadyLincoln The Universe by gonegal
summer the cruel maiden by autisticat FF7 - Glass Desert by Aerode . by MotionlesssInBlack forget-me-not. by anothereal
 A Pair of Masks by SeamlessMaiden goodbye is a human emotion by herbodyismycoffin If I Could Send Post-It Notes Back in Time by TheEmptyChest
The Devil Has Landed / A Difficult Stock Market by jamboe89 Lovesong by AyeAye12
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
10 and 13 are my favorites. :)
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Aw thank you, Lili. :hug:
What happened to bring you over to visit this particular collection? :heart:
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm catching up on my deviation watch list. :-) I start at the oldest and work my way up. This one was on the list!
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Aahhh, makes sense to me! :hug:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014   Writer
Hahah...I went to fave this and see I've already been here. :B
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
:giggle: Awww, that's so cute!
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014   Writer
They're all wonderful in their own ways.
I especially like #1, 2, 4, 6, and 11, but they all speak to each of us of great things within the small. :+fav:
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
:whisper: #11 is one of my favorites of all the haiku I've ever written -- so basic, and so real, the way it came to me.

I'm so glad you have taken my renga to heart and even fav'd it.  This set and more were all done during the same month; I really enjoyed a run of much inspiration to which I chose haiku and tanka as the forms for presenting just about everything I wrote that month.  It was like I had completed several month-long challenges in the sets I posted, but without having to post only one piece a day.  Everything flowed so well, and I didn't mind being generous for my readers' sake without an agenda, other than the sheer joy of the task. :heart:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   Writer
Your "sheer joy of the task" shows. It makes readers happy too.
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
I adore when I know my readers feel uplifted by what I write. :youaremysunshine: 
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014   Writer
:nod: ... :iconsunflowerplz:
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
:love:
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somethingzenzen Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014   General Artist
These are such wonderful everyday moments. You've captured them so well. Beautifully done, Jade. :)
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
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Oh my, thank you for sharing this with me, Toki -- I'm so glad you like my renga of little glimpses.
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somethingzenzen Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   General Artist
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
enjoying these :) I like the first one especially
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Ah, thank you so much -- I love to hear which are readers' favorite ones when I post sets like this. :hug:
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)
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Poelee Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Ahhh, so beautiful, all of them. I especially liked numbers 4 and 6.
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Gosh Rachel, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me about my set. :heart:
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riparii Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 13 and beautiful 15, all rise to the top for me.
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Gosh Katie, how wonderful to share this with me. And yes, #15 - a milestone I was privileged to memorialize in a tiny 'ku.

Thank you for this, and the fave. <3
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Rorrimami Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   Writer
These are all lovely! I enjoyed 5, 6, 7 especially.
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
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Thank you so much!
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ssensory Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Writer
This is truly amazing, but if they're all supposed to be haikus and tankas you have the form wrong. To my knowledge haiku is three lines (you have that) with 5 syllables to the first line, 7 to the second, and 5 to the third. A tanka is the same as a haiku but has two more lines that are both 7 syllables.
I'm sorry, that bothered me a bit, but please correct me if there's a second definition or something that you're following here.

7 is definitely my favorite. It's very beautiful. :)
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Hi Shane, a pleasure to meet you. I appreciate your comment, thank you.

The 5-7-5 sound symbol count (not syllable) pertains to short form of haiku & senryu in the Japanese language. Such forms in English do not hold to the same structure, nor is it manditory to the three lines. Haiku can be 1, 2, or 3 lines. As for tanka, there is no tanka in this set, but there is in my "Gifts from the Palm of my Hand" which is the set I posted ten days before this current set. The same goes for tanka in English when it comes to sound symbols (again, it's not syllables). And tanka can be in 4 or 5 lines.

What I've just explained is the simplest most basic thing to start with, but it addresses the issues you sited, so there you are. I hope it helps.

By the way, I'm glad you have a favorite from the collection. ^.^
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ssensory Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Writer
Then again, it's my school...they teach us wrong stuff all the time. =P
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ssensory Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Writer
You're welcome.

Interesting. May I ask your sorce? I believe you, but I just don't understand why I'm being taught wrong in school then.

I found these haikus to be wonderful, honestly. :)
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Opps, wait... I think I assumed you were a recent member. IF you're not, why don't you join up there now and THEN have fun going through the informative and formidable lists. :D
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ssensory Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Writer
Will do. :D
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
You're a recent member of #the-haiku-club, and that's a group with many wonderful resources to reference (even I'm in there) about Japanese short form. My suggestion is to start there - it's a font of knowledge on the subject.

Your school isn't the only place teaching old and erronious principles about haiku (you don't need to add the "s", it's always just "haiku" (and tanka, senryu, etc)

I'm glad you were able to appreciate my humble 'ku. :)
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ssensory Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Writer
I'm not and I will do so - read up on those lists. I'm sure I could learn more from what's on there. :nod:

True. I think it's in most schools, that I know of anyways. (okay, thanks! Didn't know)

:la:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Writer
:+fav:
I should move my arse and get out there and see "king tides" for myself. The flu has laid me low.
But your haikus make me feel a lot better. Your talent seems to have no boundaries. Thank you.
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Oh gosh I'm sorry to hear that -- I hope you will better soon, just be sure to stay warm, drink water, rest rest rest, and... stay away from those king tides! :shakefish:

Btw, thank you so much for the fave of my little set of 'ku, and for giving me a smile in return for your enjoyment. :heart:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Writer
I'm warm, I'm drinking (I won't say what) and I'm rested. No king tides time for me.

Plus, you're welcome. :heart:
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RetroZombie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
as I've already whispered into the delicate curve of your ear: I adore this set, and I'm so thrilled to have been witness to its birth. *contented sighs*
:iconsnuzzleplz: :heart:
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
:iconsnugglesplz: The honor is entirely mine, dearest John.
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exquisiteoath Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
chopping winter vegetables
for stew...
my thoughts of summer plums


I had said to Anne-Marie (my wife) yesterday that a better poet than I would be finding a way to make plums into poems.
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Dear Crispen, a more lovely sentiment to anything I have created could not exist. How moving to know you've shared your thoughts not only with your Anne-Marie, but also with me... thank you.
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exquisiteoath Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
You are most welcome.
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The kind of thoughts that breathe of home and comforts of life. :sun:
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
hearth & home in spite, or sometimes because of - the raw conditions of winter.
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
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vespera Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
7 (seen on local news today)

king tides -
waves scattering cliff side
spectators with sea foam and awe



I'm assuming this is a true ocurrance? I love that you added that little detail in there (even if it's a lie)
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
What little detail? And, it's no lie.

Here is c/p & link of one of the news stations that reported the actual occurance - I was watching on TV and saw how some of the California coastlilne was being hammered by huge wave surges up against cliffs (other areas were flat beaches where properties were in danger of being devastated):

Take Two for January 11, 2013

As king tides roll into California's coast, surfers and photographers are ready

Molly Peterson | Take Two | January 11th, 2013, 8:57am

Along California's coast today, the highest tides of the winter season will batter the shore for the third day in a row.

They're called king tides. In this state, as along other coastal areas, environmental groups are asking amateur photographers to go out and document them. It's part of an international effort to help the public visualize how a warming climate will affect the ocean.

[link]
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vespera Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The detail that you added that it was going on ;)
I haven't heard anything from my peeps back in Sonoma. Shame on them for not keeping me informed ;)

Also: [link] I think it'd be worth looking into submitting the one little wave poem here :D
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Another lovely collection of thoughts, Jade. :heart:
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I appreciate that, Rachel -- and they're more than just thoughts, they're all actual r/t gestures & actions. :heart:
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Of course :heart:
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