Monday, March 26, 2007

one-line haiku



open flowers the wind picking up soon

photo: phill deason
words: mandy smith

The theme this week at One Deep Breath is one-line haiku.

One of the major exponents of the one-line haiku is Marlene Mountain whose work has been featured here previously.

Marlene Mountain has been writing one-line haiku since the late 1960s and exclusively since the early 1980s. There is lots to be seen on her extensive website at http://www.marlenemountain.org/.

16 comments:

Pearl said...

Lovely haiku. Always good to give the nod to someone who's doing poetry well too.

(btw You mean proponents?)

Crafty Green Poet said...

This is wonderful, I love the 'soon' at the end,

Brian said...

I like the sense of the future that your haiku brings.

Regina Clare Jane said...

The haiku was wonderful but I also liked the way you matched the colors of the text and the picture!
That made the whole thing POP!

Mandy said...

pearl exponent and proponent are fairly synonymous; if there is a difference it is probably that an exponent actively practices something while the proponet promotes and encourages others to do likewise.

I think Marlene is more an exponent than a proponent.

Jodi said...

For some reason, I found this exercise to be very challenging. I think you did a wonderful job pairing up your haiku with that lovely photo. I see and read hope and anticipation.

Roswila said...

Yes, Marlene Mountain's one-liners are inspiring.

The open-endedness of your one-liner is "breathful." Thanks!

Remiman said...

Mandy,
I like your cloud reading;-)
This one line haiku form will require futher investigation by me. I'm off to check MM's link. Thanks
ps. I agree with you that Marlene is an exponent. But because exponent can also mean a symbol of raising a number to a higher power ie: 8 to the tenth power, it can cause a moments confusion. ;-)

Robin (Capitulation) said...

Very nice! I can feel the wind!

Marcia said...

Expectant, I like that feeling in your poem.

Nazzareno said...

Thanks of all.I've add your blog to my links :))

jem said...

Theres something mysterious about this. As if there is a link between the flowers and the wind. I keep thinking of the poppy field scene in 'The Wizard of Oz'.

Becca said...

This is beautiful, and I agree with Jem, it does have a mysterious, portentious feel.

Thanks for the link to Marlene Mountain. The one line haiku is a new concept for me, so I'm interested to read more :)

dijah said...

that is a nice shot!kudos to the person who took this picture!

-of course you can use the picture in my posting.I don't mind!

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đpoetic1© said...

Beautifully written...well done.

kris said...

wow, love this!
this is inspiring :)