Golden Water Fall #haiku #Yosemite #anniversary #napowrimo


golden waterfall

Cascade of sunshine

singing in a waterfall

caught in love’s first draught

The photograph of the Fire Falls  by  Rense is a phenomenon of nature that occurs in the “Firefalls” in Yosemite during a certain time of year. It is dependent on the sun and the amount of water. I have seen this once when I was a little girl on a visit to Yosemite. The prompt today was golden tree ( I liquified it). The picture and the haiku are in celebration of  Kristjaan’s  (over at Chevre Feuilles ) birthday. anniversary and 25 years of  writing.

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Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are working with a team developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Sharon, my sympathies on your muslce spasms. Hope that you are getting around a little better now.I so enjoy your haibun. The mix of prose and poetry works so well. You set the scene in prose, then offer poetic punctuation, or a new color in verse. On your first haiku, you might be able to cut steep and autumn. When I read rocky cliffs, I see steep cliffs. And when I read gold and red leaves, I know the season.Traditionalists in the haiku form say that the best haiku contain only one seasonal reference. I don’t make that a strict rule in my own poetry, but I do find that one seasonal reference is usually all it takes, and then I have more space to work with in the poem.On your second haiku, I’ll make a comment that has to do with my own taste, and you can take it or leave it. I like the first line very much, but have problems with the personification in the rest of the poem. I wonder if the second half of the poem could consist entirely of water dripping from the trees, without directly linking it to either tears or man’s carelessness? In a haiku, I’d rather evoke the feeling than state it directly.

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