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A Fragrant Bed
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

asleep in a bloom
on the lake of pearl moonbeams
water lily dreams

green frog in black night
drifting in rock-a-bye dark
where stars make their mark

moonlight tiptoes soft
on cool petals of the pink

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It's a Hummer
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

peach sun has come back
long hours of rain and thunder
hummingbird plunder

hued blooms gather with
the stunning jeweled wonder
stained rite of summer

noon pause for orange
and backwards flight aflutter

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Bougainvillea Bedazzle
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

cascades of color
creates fragrance enigma
bougainvillea

purple sun pastime
and lushness now has a name
sangria dawn fame

peach noon honey glazed
lends sparkle to cherry blooms

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The Old Pond
by Matsuo Basho

Following are several translations
of the 'Old Pond' poem, which may be
the most famous of all haiku:

Furuike ya
kawazu tobikomu
mizu no oto

- Basho


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Over The Wintry
by Natsume Sōseki

Over the wintry
forest, winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow.

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Recent Haiku Poems
Bougainvillea Bedazzle
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

cascades of color
creates fragrance enigma
bougainvillea

purple sun pastime
and lushness now has a name
sangria dawn fame

peach noon honey glazed
lends sparkle to cherry blooms

......

Continue reading
It's a Hummer
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

peach sun has come back
long hours of rain and thunder
hummingbird plunder

hued blooms gather with
the stunning jeweled wonder
stained rite of summer

noon pause for orange
and backwards flight aflutter

......

Continue reading
A Fragrant Bed
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

asleep in a bloom
on the lake of pearl moonbeams
water lily dreams

green frog in black night
drifting in rock-a-bye dark
where stars make their mark

moonlight tiptoes soft
on cool petals of the pink

......

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Original Haiku by Michael R. Burch
by Michael R. Burch

These are original haiku by Michael R. Burch, along with a few wake/tanka and haiku-like poems.

Untitled Haiku

Dark-bosomed clouds
pregnant with heavy thunder ...
the water breaks
―Michael R. Burch

one pillow ...

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Epigrams by Michael R. Burch (I)
by Michael R. Burch

This page contains epigrams, epitaphs, quotes, quips, jokes, puns, parodies, haiku, limericks and wordplay penned by Michael R. Burch along with a number of epitaphs, elegies, translations, interpretations and paraphrases ...

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS: PROSE EPIGRAMS

• Elevate your words, not their volume. Rain grows flowers, not thunder.—Rumi, translation by Michael R. Burch

• No wind is favorable to the man who lacks direction.—Seneca the Younger, translation by Michael R. Burch

• Little sparks may ignite great Infernos.—Dante, translation by Michael R. Burch


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