Haiku + Senryu

Haiku is a seasonal, reverent celebration of a subject (nature or people) trying to make a feeling.
Senryu tends to have a victim and may be humorous or irreverant trying to make a point.
- paraphrased from Michael Dylan Welch's Graceguts

Kat Creighton d.15.1.14 - Haiku

from Kat's blog - my ninth life

time after time
the sea still at the shore
when the fog lifts

battered soul ...
each new storm
remaps the coast

infinite boredom ...
his lecture on pi
irrational to me

just before the alarm the deep silence of dawn

teaching me
the beauty of stillness ...
glass lake

cold night -
still one key on the ring
to an unknown lock

last spring’s rain ...
pulling its scent
from the back of the closet

for Susan
 free of winter’s grasp
I wonder is she at peace
wandering the stars

Holy Tuesday
psalms whispered
in the rain

corner pub
the pattern of each tweed cap
as novel as the bald spot

cast on the floor
and a yellow silk robe

first morning
not a hint of the future
in this cloudless sky


More of her haiga in:
the Simply Haiku Journal  HERE
A Hundred Gourds 1 December 2011 HERE

On Saturday 18th January 2014
Kirsten Cliff wrote a moving post in tribute to Kath on her blog Swimming in Lines of Haiku

It included a tanka sequence that she and Kath wrote together in 2012.
The last verse was Kat's.

finally free of winter's grasp
the footlamps along the path
guide me
to a space wide enough
for wings

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