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#Haiku Happenings #4: Kim Russell’s latest haiku sequence for #dVersePoets #MTB!

writing in north norfolk

no dawn chorus
rising later every day

ripe wheat
unmoving in the field
a splash of poppies

brittle with heat
leaves already yellow
awaiting release

scarecrow silhouette
leaning west towards the sun

silent blackbirds
in their annual moult
counting feathers

Kim M. Russell, 30th July 2020

My response to dVerse Poets Pub Meeting the Bar: Haiku Sequence

Frank T. is our host for today’s Meeting the Bar, where we take a deep dive into poetic craft. He says that many of us have written haibun for Haibun Monday prompts, which also means that we have written haiku. He would like us to try writing multiple haiku that express a similar theme or montage of images in haiku sequences. He has shared an explanation of the form and a four-haiku sequence by Michael Dylan Welch, together with a longer sequence by Adelaide B. Shaw, as examples.

Each sequence…

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