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A Slew of Haiku
by T. D. Helfrick

Sunday, February 08, 2009
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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The poems included here are Haiku and
Senryu, and the description is at the
bottom. I write in all types of





 A Slew of Haiku/Senryu

by T. D. Helfrick


Near the dusk with

Beneath dark, burnt ochre clouds

Sun’s last gasp of light.


Clouds on horizon

Darkening sky, sea and sand

Mind’s melancholy.


Reflections of life~

Be gentle with memories

Our personae.


Delicate petals

Glow in the sunlight, then die

Rather like our dreams.

©T. Helfrick,’08

Haiku is poetry usually with three lines. Each of these Haiku/Senryu have 5-7-5 syllables per line.

Haiku was first written by Zen Buddhist monks, who asked

that it also include nature and/or seasons.

Senryu differs only that is expresses feelings. What I have written is a combination in each poem,


of both Haiku/Senryu..

A Slew of Haiku

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Reviewed by Jack Kuperman 2/9/2009
I am sorry, but i don't know to appreciate haiku.
But I also don't know to appreciate my brother's art, though he won a lot of prizes and his pictures are in some big museums.
It's just me with my little understanding, not afraid to agree that it is really little. Not that i feel any inclination to enlarge it.
those are my interests.

So, thogh I don't understand it, it doesn't mean that others don't like it.
Most probable they do.
I just don't like Haiku (maibe in Japanese I'd like it, but in English, till now, I didn't hear anything that made my ear want to listen)

But, on the other, positive hand, I do appreciate a poetry of you words.
Combinations of words and their combind picture are so special and so unique.

All this said, you can through my review under the sink, or put it in out of sight shelves (in and not on, as in shelves with doors to hide the content of shelves) or you can take it as one in 277 other reviews you'll have here or, revolutionary, you can rewrite your sweet words and combinations into poems we (simple people) can recognise as poems.

It was way too complicated even for me. So just in one sentence: I liked it with mixed feeling.

So, as afterthought, Thank you for me stopping for so ling and looking into myself THIS deep.


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