Michael Edwards

A SUNDAY SMILE

 

 

HAIKUS: 5 & 6.

 

A stream that runs straight

it shines on its short journey

and froths in the pan.

 

 

Scatter his ashes

always welcome blowing wind

in death as in life.

 

 

Comments11

  • Michael Edwards

    Okay so haikus are supposed to be funny but why not. There are only 'rules' in poetry - no laws. If rules were meant to be broken why write them in the first place? Plus a watercolour of my town. Went into town yesterday - the sun was out and the centre is a riot of colour with large tubs of flowers everywhere - regularly voted in the top 10 best towns to live in the UK - I feel honoured to live here. (Well actually I live in a village just outside the town so I get the best of both worlds.)

  • Goldfinch60

    Good write.

  • Goldfinch60

    Like the painting as well.

  • Fay Slimm.

    Your talent with brush and water always amazes and this piece today just took my breath with its lines of reality - a wonderful treat to see your portfolio my friend - - and yes the haikus raised a smile with their terse wit. Perfectly done again Michael.

    • Michael Edwards

      Thanks once again Fay - your comments are always so encouraging.

    • orchidee

      Good write and great pic. If we were fussy, we could insist Haikus MUST be 5.7.5. But it don't matter if they are not always exact - unless we're counting! lol.

      • Michael Edwards

        Well yes but I would argue that these are 5.7.5 if pronounced correctly (RP English of course) - anyway glad you like them.

        • orchidee

          Yes, I agree, these are 5.7.5. I joke that I get fussy! heehee. No one will lose any sleep over it, if they weren't exact.

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Thanks MICHAEL ~ Two more HAIKU with gentle humour accompanied by a an equally gentle painting ! Thanks for caring and sharing. For JAPANESE HAIKU and SENRYU there are rules as strict as the EU ~ but we English have more laissez faire and subject is as important as style. So we aim for 5-7-5 but don't always achieve it ~ we are renowned globally for our humour and we like our ditties to rhyme so my HAIKU (and SENRYU) often break three GOLDEN RULES and I am careful never to visit JAPAN ! In your comment I think you committed the word NOT after the forth word. Like the infamous "Sinners Bible" which states the Seventh Commandment as THOU SHALT COMMIT ADULTERY ~ It sold out in a day ! Yours BRIAN Please check my Poem ~ Thanks B

        • Michael Edwards

          Committed? I think I omitted is the word - apologies we all get it wrong from time to time - aw heck off to do some gardening. Cheers Brian.

        • WriteBeLight

          Blown away Michael 🙂

        • willyweed

          I just call this " I like it" and the painting too!

        • P.H.Rose

          So very good Michael
          Well done....
          Me and my lovely
          Wife have just been
          To the pier in my
          Town for a walk
          Around the marina
          Your painting looks like
          Exactly where we parked

        • Michael Edwards

          Cheers PH - this is the top of the High Road in Market Harborough. Just had a big row because BT removed a telephone box situated where the dark shadows are in this painting. After a great furore they have agreed to replace it. Oh the trials and tribulations of local politics.



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