Some Haikus

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The haiku is a form that is characterized by image, sound, rhythm, and most importantly brevity. Though haikus are known for their 5-7-5 syllable count, within the English language, it is more the 5-7-5 rhythm than the syllable count itself in which the spirit is contained. An entire sensory experience of a moment should be pithily captured within three lines.

postcards arrive
             scattered across a vineyard
                           the evening snow

ripening blues
              in the stillness of your noon
                          cast to the air

drone strikes and love bombs
             tears falling beneath
                         cotton candy clouds

a spider admires
            her loosening tress 
                         weaving its goodbye