Just because: haiku

I love reading the old masters' haiku (Basho, Issa, Buson and more) and seem to love writing them, too, as lines pop into my head, particularly when I'm walking.

Here are a few of my favorites that I'm particularly proud of (please remember the writing and photos are my own and may not be used without permission):


And for fun--haiku written for two supernatural creatures contests. These make me smile:

 I don't pretend to be an expert. I know many of these are not traditional. I'm just a lover of the form. So here is a link to a bunch of posts on Talespinning that include my haiku, often with photos. Someday when I have time, I may pull the haiku off the posts and put them here without the other text, but that is a project for another day!


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