“A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.”
My haikus are a poetic journal of every day life’s little things. This started as a project to write 645 haikus for the year I live in my apartment. Reaching the number isn’t the important part. It’s about appreciating and finding beauty from unexpected places. Haikus are short and provide opportunities to be able to write consistently.
Writing 645 haikus
A new song to replace
the blues taking
place at Jersey Avenue
Morning time, the sun
heats the curtain less window
Kissing my room hello
Above in a tree
A bluebird chirps
Named freedom for me
In the sky, stars dance
But radiant alone
More to write
Stay tuned to
From Saturday afternoons
This poem birthed the idea. Most importantly though, I write for you. Simple as that.
That was the original intention for this blog. I did not reach 645 haikus and moved from that apartment. My kudos and deep respect to my fellow bloggers who are able to write every day. Starting this project made me focus on my poetry. This blog has helped me understand what my role as a poet is. A vessel capturing and transcribing the beauty in the world that surrounds us. When I said write for you, I mean the world.
Poetry is meant to connect. Connect ideas to images and sounds. Connect the feelings of our collective human experience to words. Connect me to you.
13 thoughts on “Why write?”
Don’t write for me, write for you – from the heart. You can’t know me, but trust that when I see your heart, I will want to know you 🙂
That’s how I see it anyway.
Thank you for following, I shall be doing likewise. I hope you can forgive the somewhat random nature of my posts!
Thank you for following back! I’m sure I’ll enjoy the random posts. Life is random. 🙂
That’s a very sweet compliment! I do write for myself but I’m like the pit stop before the final destination which is the reader. I see myself as a vessel. I take in experiences and observations and transcribe them to poetic form so it can be shared.
Poetry is a wonderful way to connect people and ultimately that’s what I would like to do. Sorry if I rambled lol
Thank you for the follow. I hope I will write something that will interest you. Comments & thoughts always welcomed. Take Care.
No problem. I’ve read through some thought provoking posts. Happy writing!
Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully we’ll see you back soon 🙂
No problem, you will 🙂
The Drugstore Notebook
I love the look and feel of your blog – casual but nostalgic at once. Do you write in Spanish?
By the way, thank you for visiting and following my blog.
Yes I do write in Spanish. You just gave me the idea to make a seperate category for my poetry in Spanish.
No problem, I enjoyed reading your blog 🙂
Sibylle Ingeborg Preuschat
I just recently started writing a haiku almost every day… some days it’s just not possible… I love how observant it makes me tp do this practice. I feel more connected to myself and to nature… all the other living beings.
I completely agree. You start to notice more subtle details to things. I like that it makes you use words more effectively. Writing haikus left an imprint on how I write my verse.
First, and foremost; thank you. You seemed to get the core of “Through The Cracked Window”, you may also like “Beyond The Cracked Window”
I live somewhere between the two areas. I now live beyond the window but the past always pulls choices from the “Through Window” phase into life.
We were who we were: Past
We are who we CAN BE: Present
We Become whatever we allude to be:
We are poets:
I loved how you closed your comment! I am looking forward to reading more of your work. 🙂
I want more..and more..because your haikus making me to want more 🙂