Tuesday, 23 August 2011


Overcoming Fears

It was not until I came to twitter that I met up with a poetry known as Haiku. At the time I thought what a strange and childish method of writing, and how easy it all looked. It really didn't make sense at all. For a long time I didn't acknowledge the authors; dismissing their efforts and never re-tweeting them.
Then I met Sarshi ~ @VerseEveryDay ~ he commented on my blog and left a lengthy comment on one of my posts which was just delightful. I then commenced taking a closer look at his Haiku, and I could see something there, but still not sure. He posted a whole Article on his blog for my perusal, explaining its heritage, the formatting, and other noted matters of importance. It did give me some insight; it was then I commenced picking things to pieces. It was the picking of pieces that gave me the insight on how simple it was, but not so...to be really good I found was very difficult, and there lies the secret. The secret consumed me...words that tell a whole story. How fascinating!
But I was ever so afraid to try writing the format, and shy for the feed back I may receive. It was not my usual writing as with quotations. Well I gave it a go...I wrote just two..mmmm not all that good, but it was a start. I soon went back to my comfort zone and merrily went along doing what I knew...still consumed!!??
Entered  into several websites relating to Haiku, and basically all were more or less the same ~ I did find a few sites with some simple poetry which I would later use for the stream. None of it was my work, however some of the writers on my stream would re-tweet them; it was a slow start ~ I had begun to lose my fear.
In the last few days I managed to write quite a bit of Haiku, all written by yours truly...am somewhat proud.
I received a DM saying "You're really good"..."Wow really?"

A sheer veil wrapped / around her naked body / dancing flutters under the moon
An ant nibbling at my toe / displeasure soaked me / the picnic was nice  
deep in the forest / perusing fallen leaves / waterfall in the distance  
Sitting on my arm / a tiny ladybird / searching for my love
array of fine colours / follow a discourse path / the cat pouncing thru' pink  
A coloured butterfly / sitting on my dog's back / both afraid to move
flying white curtains / wind whirling them / spiderweb fell apart #haiku
Morning dew on window sill / red parrot perched on the edge / catching the worm
Remembering your love / powerful with passion / an exit before it flowered  
A haunting smile / seen thru' the brushes / bewilderment seized time haiku  
Met you yesteryear / a fleeting thought / reduced me to depression  
Just outside the window / coloured bird sits on vine / beak picking the grapes  
Perfect bird nest / neatly nestled between eaves / waiting for new arrivals
There in the shadow / a hovering bird / it's feeding time
She nibbling at his lips / response was equal / a white dove circled  
Please say that again / my hands are trembling / I love you  
Little tiny flowers / embrace the ground beneath me / forgot my picnic basket
Grovelling footsteps / heard outside dark window / looking for food  #haiku #free haiku
A stranger at my door / selling religion / as I sat in lotus position
sun and moon / follow each other / both sooth my bedroom window  
Dancing in the dark / your hands are warm / my dog barking at you
In a neon lit lane / the homeless are sleeping / I left some noodles  
A large sweet sunflower / shone towards me / The yellow blinded me
Walking in the rain / my soul reflects a sigh / for it's cleansed somehow  
A brick paved road / basket on head / family at home / wait for her return  
Cranes in formation / heading to superior ground / a feed is to be found afar  
Met you yesteryear / a fleeting thought / reduced me to depression  
Perfect bird nest / neatly nestled between eaves / waiting for new arrivals  
Corner of depression / a figure very lean / walkers by looking on   


 I hope to write more and become better!



Nora Boekelman said...

nora boekelman

@nora_queenbee nora boekelman

A clown at school fair / children were laughing / clown shedding tears #haiku #freehaiku

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Gary Keena

@gwkeena Gary Keena

@nora_queenbee Brilliant writing..You nailed it again..FOLLOWING YOU IS A TREAT !

Nora Boekelman said...

Thank you for an overwhelming comment...Blessings, Nora

Nora Boekelman said...

U are a highly spiritual angel, Nora! Peace xo

Nora Boekelman said...

@northvalleys99 Thank you!!

Shashi said...

I enjoyed the post very much my friend... and I am grateful that I have been a little bit instrumental in inspiring you to read and write Haiku. I loved your Haiku... specially the one about the Ant.. Picnic ... its beautiful.
The one about tiny bird searching for love I could really relate too..
Your thoughts are very imaginative and powerful.. keep writing...

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
At Twitter @VerseEveryDay

PS: Here is the link of my write up about HAIKU

Nora Boekelman said...

Thanks Shashi for a very encouraging comment...appreciated as you know!

Nora Boekelman said...

Most people I follow dissapoint but not you I enjoy reading what you write some of it puts a smile on my face. Stay safe and hugs
Direct message sent by David John Lewis

Nora Boekelman said...

My sincere thanks David <3

Gladys Hobson said...

Wow! I know nothing about Haiku but I found this (every line) compulsive reading. Must find out more. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

i want the cat and the silver rose.

your haiku are amazing - gentle
and subtle like summer rain.

Nora Boekelman said...

A big thank you and hug to both Gladys and Paige ~ I find my new found style very challenging xo

Nora Boekelman said...

Thanks, Nora. Beautiful pics on your blog. Happy Sunday.:)
Direct message sent by Tasha Edwards

Nora Boekelman said...

Photos in your blog are tear shedding beautiful. Thanks for the msg.
Direct message sent by Henry Leland

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

Gorgeous words and photos! What a powerful post. :)

Nora Boekelman said...

May only beauty touch your heart and love fill your being...
Direct message sent by Steven L Hairfield (@AnAmericanMonk)

Anonymous said...

I got in to Haiku in tweeter too. You, Sarshi and others made me look all over too. They fascinate me, specially their simplicity, how a couple of words can say so much. Your haiku(s)touch me dearly and Love them! Blessings! @artedoris