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Monday, July 15, 2013

I Quote, You 'Ku - Day 15

"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."

~Mark Twain

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.


  1. when you think you see
    turn instead to your mind's eye
    and know you were blind

  2. singing bird--
    the blind man
    glimpses it

  3. July 15: imagination

    I imagine I see you
    how god imagined
    you should be seen

    Gary Blankenship

    who is going to be modumless for a few days but will catch up

    1. Will miss you! You've been here every day with your wonderful 'ku. See you when you get back. :-)

  4. Thanks. Lots to pen.