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Monday, July 1, 2013

I Quote, You 'Ku - Day 1

“Looking at a rainbow is a very personal experience, as even someone standing close to you is actually seeing a rainbow created by a different set of raindrops.” 

~Unknown

Your challenge is to write a haiku or tanka (or choose one of your previously published works) that has a connection with the themes/feelings/images of the above quote, without just restating what has appeared in the text, to create a haibun. Play around with it and see what you come up with. Enjoy!

Click here for the first post on how I Quote, You 'Ku works. Every poet who posts a poem this month will be entered into the draw to win a copy of A New Resonance 8.

72 comments:

  1. Monday, July 1, 2013: rainbow

    the fox wed
    every raindrop
    a ranbow

    (fox's wedding for rain in sunshine - European)

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  2. summer breeze -
    the trees whisper
    of double rainbows

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    1. Beautfiul, Sandi! Thanks for taking part. :-)
      I've put your name in the book draw.

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    1. Nice one, June! (We'll ignore the double 'and'. I don't think posts can be edited, sorry. You're welcome to repost, but I don't think it matters.)
      Thanks for being a part of my July challenge! I've put your name in the draw. :-)

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    2. Man! OK, I'll delete and repost. Thanks!

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  4. that argument
    a life changing watershed
    experience . . .
    how is it possible
    you saw it so differently?

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    1. So good, Carole! And our first tanka; thank you!
      I've put your name in the draw for ANR8. :-)

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  5. feeling a rainbow she helps me into my sari

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    1. Ooh, thanks, Susan. And our first one-liner! :-)
      Great to have you here, and I've put your name in the book draw.
      (I watched the film 'Bend It Like Beckham' a few days ago, so can totally see the sari!)

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  6. If a rainbow is water and light
    Then l am a rainbow.

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    1. Thanks for taking part, Julia. :-)
      And you're also in the draw!

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  7. through my tears
    a rainbow appears
    lost words found

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    1. Thanks, Jone! :-)
      Have got your name in the draw.

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  8. bedtime story ...
    his daughter says Rainbow Fish
    is a free spirit

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    1. Thanks for stopping by with your words, Kat.
      I've put your name in the draw for ANR8! :-)

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  9. Happy birthday month, Kirsten!

    evening rainbow
    the jet passes through
    each color

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    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes, and your lovely 'ku!
      You're in the draw. :-)

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  10. only raindrops
    apart and our worlds
    are not the same

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    1. Revised:

      only raindrops
      apart yet our worlds
      are not the same

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  11. seeing a rainbow
    in a thimble of water
    my heart wants for words

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    1. Nice one, Mark. Thank you for taking part!
      Your name is in the book draw. :-)

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    2. Here's a revised edition, Kirsten:

      seeing a rainbow
      in a thimble of water
      my tongue turns to stone

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  12. hurricane cleanup . . .
    a rainbow splinters
    from old picture frames

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    1. This is Kathy Nguyen (alotus_poetry, ambiguitylotus, etc.)!

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    2. I knew it was you, fair one! Thanks for playing along.
      I've also put your name in the draw. :-)

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  13. A haiku from Kris Kondo:

    washed away. . .
    the bridge we lived on
    so long ago

    Thanks for taking part, Kris! Have put your name in the draw.
    Hopefully blogger will let you post in future. If not, then let me know.

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  14. my deep thought
    lost in the spectrum colours
    from a raindrop

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    1. Thanks for your 'ku, Belinda. :-)
      I've put your name in the draw!

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    2. Belinda Broughton by the way, Kirsten. great idea, i'm looking forward to playing. happy birthday for whenever it is.

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  16. looking

    “Looking at a rainbow is a very personal experience, as even someone standing close to you is actually seeing a rainbow created by a different set of raindrops.”

    row after row
    of apple trees
    looking at him
    looking at me

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    1. Great to have you aboard, Lynne! :-)
      You're in the draw for ANR8. I hope to see you back again tomorrow!
      (I grew up on an orchard, so can see the 'row after row of apple trees'. About 3,000 to be exact!)

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  17. The long hard fire season is over at last.
    It has taken a terrible toll on communties all over Tasmania. We give thanks that there has been no loss of human life.

    double rainbow . . .
    such is the brief moment
    of our lives

    Ron C. Moss
    Tasmania

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    1. Kia kaha, Ron! And thank you for your offering.
      I will put your name in the draw for the book. :-)

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  18. Against the glass
    a small wet frog
    crouching
    I hold it
    in my cupped hands

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    1. Nice one, Maureen. Good to have you taking part! :-)
      I've also put your name in the draw.

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  19. all the way home-
    a rainbow hugging
    the windshield

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    1. I like it! Thanks, Sanjuktaa. :-)
      Have put your name down for the book draw.

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  20. first kiss
    a rainbow of colors
    shower upon me
    of all the flavors
    red-violet is flawless

    Pamela A. Babusci

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    1. A lovely tanka, Pamela. Thanks for joining in. :-)
      Have put your name in the draw!

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  21. double rainbow –
    crossing the road
    unnoticed

    Jayashree Maniyil

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    1. Thanks for taking part, Jayashree. Good to see you here. :-)
      And have put your name in the draw!

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  22. saline drip…
    will we ever understand
    the reasons

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    1. This one touches me. Thank you, Stella.
      And your name is in the draw! :-)

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  23. oops, ok, now I've found the right spot!!


    it begins to pour. . .
    rainbows run together
    at the PRIDE parade

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  24. different raindrops
    different colors
    I see
    You see
    from a different heart

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    1. Thanks for your poem, Renee. :-)
      Your name is also in the book draw!

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  25. the storm behind him,
    only blue skies and rainbows
    for old scarecrow

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    1. Hi Patricia. Thanks for joining in! :-)
      You are in the draw for ANR8.

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  26. oil slick
    a rainbow dances
    in the gutter

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    1. Thanks for adding your 'ku, Ida! :-)
      I've put you in the book draw.

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  27. An arch of colors
    Span across the misty sky
    My soul is at peace

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    1. I wonder why it is that rainbows bring a feeling of peace . . .
      Thanks for joining in, Vicki. :-)
      I have put your name down for the book draw!

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  28. a rainbow
    above the hospital gates -
    tears in our eyes

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    1. Thanks for joining in with your touching 'ku, Juliet.
      I've put your name down in the draw. :-)

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  29. night concert
    rainbow of flower scents
    shift with summer wind

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    1. Great to have your 'ku in the mix, Dawn!
      Have put your name in the draw. :-)

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  30. such a good girl
    at the garden gate—
    the end
    of the rainbow
    draws higher into the sky

    Ribbons 8:2, Fall 2012

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    1. Good to see you and your tanka here, Jenny. :-)
      I've also put your name in the book draw!

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  32. “Looking at a rainbow is a very personal experience, as even someone standing close to you is actually seeing a rainbow created by a different set of raindrops.”

    he asks for a sign . . .
    a family of deer wanders
    into the clearing

    Happy Birthday Month, Kirsten! What a great idea! I'm slow to join the party, but will try to play catch-up.
    x, m.

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    1. This is great, Margaret! And so good to see you here. :-)
      Have put your name in for the book draw.

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  33. How magic are rainbows. Turn your head and their gone.

    seven colours
    merge
    and then disappear

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    1. Thanks for joining us, Gaye!
      Have added your name to the draw. :-)

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    2. Great to have you join us, Gaye! :-)
      I've put your name in for the draw.

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  34. twilight
    kisses the sky’s edge…
    a bouquet
    of birds , painting rainbows
    on their homeward return

    Simply Haiku, Summer 2012, Vol.10 No.1 (Eds. Robert D. Wilson and Sasa Vazic)

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    1. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us. :-)
      I've added your name to the book draw.

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