April Haiku’s collected

Collecting some stray haiku’s I posted on the ‘Haiku Visions Facebook group in april.


austere symmetry, tainted
with traces of life


caught in the mirror
Medusa’s hight-pitched screams fill
the elegant park


a calm day in spring
scintilllating greys and greens
better than a poem


on an ancient lamp
dust is settling quietly
barely audible


Boboli gardens,
greenest green water mirrors
charming phantasy


distressed surfaces
fading colored subtleties
beauty of decay


its two rusty eyes
watching over the valley;
a safer place now


5 thoughts on “April Haiku’s collected

  1. dear eelco,

    this compilation of april haikus are real inspiration to a poet’s heart. i especially love haiku nos. 3, 4 & 6. haiku no. 3 speaks a lot about the nourishing powers of greys and greens in a spring day. haiku no. 4 draws nostalgia and the deafening silence of this sublime beauty of antique lamp. haiku no. 5 is an unpretentious take on the corrosive beauty of disquietude and evocative past.

    thanks for sharing them here.

    all the best,

  2. Hi Marvin,

    Well … that insightful comment on these poems renders me speechless. Its incredibly rewarding to discover that a handful of words carry more meaning than you could possibly imagine. Thanks for these careful words Marvin!

  3. Hi Eelco,

    Nice haiku, it seems that I’ve missed all of them. Good that you gathered all here 🙂 I specially liked number 5, 6 and 7.

    ….greenest green water mirrors….

    Loved that part with the photo. Wonderful!

    1. 🙂 Thanks Maryam. The phrase you quote is a result of, and perhaps one of the real charms of haiku. I always strictly adhere to the 5 – 7 -5 scheme, so the form forced me to find 7 syllables 😀

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