Inspired by my friend, Jan Marler Morrill, who has a new blog featuring haiku at http://haikubyhaiku.wordpress.com, here's my haiku to celebrate the New Year:
By Beth Carter
Fresh start. New, clean slate.
Promise of new beginnings.
Must be the New Year.
Notice the repetition of the word "new." That was intentional. Don't you love fresh starts? A chance to improve yourself or change your unproductive ways? I do. Care to add your own haiku celebrating, embracing, or even dreading 2012?
I like it, Beth, especially the way you used "new" several times - like a mantra. Here's the one I wrote for the New Year, because I'm trying to maintain my focus. :)ReplyDelete
A frog leaps forward
His mind focused only on
Landing where he’s aimed
Nice and different. I like the laser-focus of the frog. If only I were more like that with my writing and other projects.ReplyDelete
My you and I both maintain our focus in 2012. With that, I must sign off!
I would try, but you know I only do rhyming poems. I'll leave it to the pros.ReplyDelete
Ha! Thanks for stopping by anyway, good friend.ReplyDelete
I love fresh startsReplyDelete
every morning is a new
Good one, Russell. I like fresh starts, too. Thanks for stopping by!ReplyDelete
Past is forgotten.ReplyDelete
Future begins on fresh slate--
Embracing New Year.
New Year's fashion garb:
Fresh ambitions cover us,
Old habits are shed.
Now, back to JANO :-)
Thanks for taking time away from JANO to post, Ginny. I especially like your first haiku.ReplyDelete
A great haiku Beth.ReplyDelete
I can never get my head around new year resolutions, maybe because I'm so bad at keeping them!
transferred into this new year -
soon to fade away